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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Lee Valley Tools Ltd., et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al.
Successfully represented Lee Valley Tools Ltd. in obtaining a U.S. patent and patent re-issuance for a power tool accessory, and successfully more
In re Galey & Lord
Represented creditors' committee and then Chapter 7 trustee for Galey & Lord Inc. in connection with the sale of companies more
Installation of dedicated solar power facility Oldcastle Architectural Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Architectural Group concrete-manufacturing facility in negotiations with independent power producer regarding proposed more
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more