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Our litigation and alternative dispute resolution attorneys represent clients in virtually all kinds of disputes in district, state, federal, international, and special court proceedings and have helped their clients secure important victories before state supreme courts and before the United States Supreme Court. They also represent clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration. Our firm’s practice is focused on commercial and product liability litigation, and we represent parties in all stages of a dispute, from pre-litigation counselling through trial.

Our attorneys have represented clients across all industries and in domestic and cross-border disputes, including as they relate to inbound and outbound investments. For more information on our industry and specialty litigation areas, see our Arbitration and MediationReal Estate, Employment, Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Media and Sports, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, Competition and Consumer Law, Life Sciences and White Collar and Government Investigations pages.

Selected Experience

  • Representation of a world-famous rock-band in an ongoing high-profile federal copyright and partnership action.
  • Lead litigation counsel for a UK Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in reversing a federal court order denying dismissal and transfer to the English High Court in a multimillion-dollar drug production dispute.
  • Representation of Google as the intervenor in the 337 investigation initiated by Nokia against HTC involving smartphones and tablets for the Android Operating System. Four of the five patents were disposed before hearing, and the ALJ found non-infringement of the last remaining patent after the hearing.
  • Representation of the University of California Los Angeles in connection with a contract dispute.
  • Representation, as North American litigation counsel, of BGI Genomics Co., Ltd. in connection with high-profile patent infringement litigation brought by Illumina.
  • Lead counsel defending a software and hardware service provider in a high-profile federal court copyright and false advertising action brought by a major U.S. original equipment manufacturer, including pursuit of antitrust counterclaims.
  • Successfully appealed the remaining portion of a subrogation action against a major liability insurer for failure to defend the insured in an action involving defective microprocessor chips to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning a unanimous reversal of the district court’s decision, and an additional $7.5 million award.
  • Lead counsel for an executive plaintiff in a shareholder derivative, fraud and partition action, including a 9-day trial resulting in a complete victory and award of significant damages, punitive damages, and partition grant to the client.
  • Defended a major supermarket chain in a complex federal court consumer rights class action.
  • Representation of a Chinese manufacturer of storage products for one of the largest retailers in the United States. Successfully obtained a $4.3 million jury verdict against the plaintiff in an international commercial dispute involving claims for breach of contract.
  • Defending an architect against a $15 million construction defect claim involving an adaptive reuse of an industrial building.
  • Representation of an international offshore drilling contractor based in Singapore in litigation worth over $60 million concerning the drilling of an exploratory well offshore Guinea involving highly complex technical issues concerning drilling operations.
  • Representation of a high net worth individual in connection with a dispute with an EB5 fund in which he had invested.
  • Obtaining four complete defense verdicts on behalf of a nationwide mortgage lender (more than US$1 billion in closed loan volume) in civil jury trials alleging mortgage fraud, violations of RESPA, and conspiracy with a mortgage broker and others to inflate appraisals to defraud homeowners in mortgage transactions.
  • Defense of Taiwanese helicopter manufacturer, Align Corporation Limited, in relation to product liability lawsuits and claims by consumers who were injured after purchasing the product from a secondhand distributor.
  • Representing major international manufacturers of tobacco, vape, and related products in connection with the successful defense of litigation in the UK, Ireland, continental Europe, India, and the Middle East, working in each case with leading barristers, advocates, solicitors, and other lawyers, as well as in-house counsel.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation

Our practice advises and represents clients in arbitration, mediation, and other types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including both international arbitration and US arbitration.  Our attorneys advise and represent clients in all aspects of dispute resolution including the negotiation and drafting of arbitration agreements, advising on risk management and the pros and cons of various arbitral bodies, representing claimants and respondents in arbitrations, and enforcing both domestic and international arbitration awards.   We have represented clients involved in arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad array of industries including telecom,  financial services, pharmaceuticals, aerospace/military aircraft, construction, technology, education, real estate, and government affairs.  Our attorneys have represented clients before most major arbitration bodies, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), JAMS, ADR, the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP), and the American Arbitration Association.

Our attorneys have experience serving as arbitrators and mediators, including as arbitrators of the International Institute of Conflict Resolution and the American Arbitration Association.

Selected Experience

  • Advised a large Turkish bank in conjunction with an ICSID dispute for the protection of a $90 million guarantee it had provided for the construction of a highway in Pakistan.
  • Advanced the claims of a Middle Eastern company against a Taiwanese entity in a SIAC arbitration.
  • Defended a government against claims being asserted by a Middle Eastern investor in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules.
  • Prosecuted the claims of a French contractor against a South American government arising out of the construction of a power plant in an ICC arbitration.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award in favor of aerospace manufacturer in connection with the sale of a business.
  • Successfully defended leading e-commerce company in arbitration of “whistleblower” claims of former employees.
  • Represented leading securities brokerage firms and investors in numerous arbitrations of multi-million dollar customer complaints.
  • Successfully defended pipe and sewer restoration company in arbitration of patent false marking claims.
  • Defended a U.S. exporter of high-technology equipment to China from claims by a Chinese purchaser who did not operate the equipment as specified in a CIETAC arbitration.
  • Prosecuted claim for major military aerospace company against major general aircraft manufacturer regarding multi-million dollar fuselage modifications in support of international military aircraft requirements.
  • Represented a Middle-East commercial agent against a French group within the scope of CMAP arbitration dealing with termination and compliance issues.
  • Advised a Swiss Tour operator having been expropriated in Africa within the scope of an ICC arbitration.
  • Represented a Greek client against a French contracting partner within the scope of an ICC arbitration focused on warranties and product liability issues.
  • Won multi-million arbitration for large wire rope manufacturer from San Francisco-based computer company for breach of contract and professional negligence in the installation of a specialized software system.
  • Represented a major Eastern European energy company in relation to a dispute with a Central European state concerning discrimination and expropriation of a $2.65 billion inward investment in the energy sector, including advice as to proposed bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration proceedings.
  • Acting for a major European telecom company in an ICC arbitration in relation to services in the Middle East.
  • Represented a U.S. air cargo company in an ICC arbitration relating to the termination of its Southeast Asian agent due to corruption allegations.
  • Represented a real estate-focused investment fund in connection with an arbitration claim by certain investors against the firm, its general partner, and others, alleging that the fund had been mismanaged.
  • Successfully defended a leading e-commerce company in arbitration concerning whistleblower claims of former employees.
  • Lead counsel defending a leading electronic payment processing company in employment litigation and arbitration.
  • Represented major securities firm in fraudulent conveyance trial and securities arbitration arising from margin trading by a foreign investor.
  • Acting in a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration against a Central American state on behalf of a U.S. private investment firm in relation to a technically complex oil exploration license dispute.
  • Represented of an Israeli chemical company in a $100 million London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) concerning a gas sale and purchase agreement with a U.S. energy company.
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar arbitration award in favor of an aerospace manufacturer in connection with the sale of a business.
  • Successfully defended a university in a multi-million-dollar contractual arbitration relating to the rental of a campus venue.
  • Represented a mobile start-up company in a mediation concerning the defense of claims by its former CEO that he was owed six figures in stock and deferred compensation.
  • Representation of a Saudi Arabian security company in a mediation against a major telecommunications company in France.
  • Advising and representing clients in the context of CMAP mediations.
  • Represented researcher in connection with claims arising from a laboratory’s investigation into scientific misconduct which were resolved by mediation.
  • Representation of a family in mediation related to a $6 million loan that was never reimbursed.


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