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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$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more
In re Vesta Insurance Group
Represented the creditors' committee and now plan trustee for Vesta Insurance Group Inc. in connection with its liquidation. The firm assisted with more
Trademark litigation for subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services corporation
Obtained, in less than one week's time, a temporary restraining order on behalf of a lender subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global more
Chapter 11 cases representing examiner for a subprime mortgage lender
Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc., more