Representative Matters

  • Obtained a defense verdict after a seven-week jury trial in a sexual harassment case brought by six women.
  • Successfully defended a brokerage firm in a whistleblower action by a former chief compliance officer during a week-long FINRA arbitration.
  • Successfully represented a retired professional athlete in litigation initiated by a former employer to enforce non-competition agreements.
  • Successfully represented insurance brokers and their new employer in a trade secret and restrictive covenant dispute brought by a former employer by persuading the court to apply California law, rather than New York law, despite a choice-of-law provision requiring the application of New York law.
  • Conducted a successful three-week damages trial in a $600 million contract and takings dispute, arising from a presidential decision to prohibit launches of commercial satellites on the space shuttle, and successfully defended the decision on appeal.
  • Conducted a successful week-long arbitration regarding a dispute between a prime contractor and a subcontractor to a government contract, and brought a successful enforcement action in federal court.
  • Obtained a finding of civil contempt against an adversary who had destroyed electronic evidence.
  • Obtained dismissal of five related class actions alleging fraud in connection with the sale of an offshore investment fund through motions practice.
  • Obtained dismissal of a qui tam action brought against a contractor who provided preservation services on properties on which there were federally insured mortgages by demonstrating that the relator failed to allege a false statement to the United States.
  • Successfully defended corporations and individuals in actions alleging securities fraud, common law fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Successfully defended clients in connection with the promotion of failed tax shelters and in tax controversy matters before the IRS.
  • Successfully litigated in multiple bid protest disputes.
  • Successfully represented corporations and individuals during federal grand jury investigations concerning government contract fraud, tax fraud, customs fraud, and labor racketeering.
  • Successfully represented clients during FINRA investigations involving allegations of improper mark-ups, untimely executions, and inadequate supervision.
  • Successfully represented broker-dealers and registered representatives in customer disputes alleging securities fraud, the sale of unsuitable products, promotion of improper tax shelters, churning, unsuitable options trading, and selling away.
  • Successfully prosecuted civil fraud cases alleging customs fraud, securities fraud, and government contract fraud, and enjoined the promotion of abusive tax shelters.