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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Favorable jury verdict in insurance coverage action
Represented ABT Building Products Corp. and ABT Co. Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in North America, and working more
Multiple acquisitions for Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including its $330 million acquisition of Southern Financial more
Discrimination and Wage-Hour litigation for major bottled water company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by seven route salespeople seeking to represent a class more
NPDES permit challenge counsel to Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC
Represented Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC in negotiation of a settlement agreement with numerous citizen-activists regarding the challenge of a more