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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Environmental class action litigation for farmers and an agricultural association
Represented commercial seed farmers and their agricultural trade association who were sued in Idaho state court in a nuisance and trespass class more
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Represented Oldcastle Architectural Group concrete-manufacturing facility in negotiations with independent power producer regarding proposed more
Competitor acquisition of Global Knowledge Training LLC
The firm advised Global Knowledge Training LLC, the world's largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for more
Merger of Emageon Inc. with AMICAS Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with its merger with AMICAS Inc., a radiology information more