The firm served as lead counsel in representing a major multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland in two related international arbitration proceedings against a consortium of Swiss and German insurance companies for coverage in connection with several nationwide consumer class-actions and lawsuits brought by the client’s competitors alleging false designation of origin, false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Our client sought coverage under the “advertising injury” provisions of worldwide excess/umbrella policies issued by the consortium. Both arbitrations were ad hoc proceedings before well-known international arbitrators. The first proceeding settled favorably before the hearings. In the second proceeding, hearings were conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, after which the Panel issued a substantial monetary award to our client.

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Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University et al. v. Smack Apparel Co.
Represented four major universities and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in a trade dress infringement case. In an attempt to avoid the more
Acquisition for a premiere global private equity firm
Represented a premiere global private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a Swedish company. more
Public procurement for Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd.
Represented Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., a Swedish rail company and an international contractor, in a dispute regarding the procurement of a rail more
Product liability defense for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer
Served as national counsel for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer in multi-district litigation and individual product liability lawsuits more