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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Copyright litigation defense for global music publishing company
Represented global music publishing company against a claim involving alleged violations of authors’ moral rights.
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Social media policies for an international financial services company
Developed social media and privacy policies for international financial holding company and its banking and non-banking subsidiaries. more
Internal investigation regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
Internal investigation on behalf of a board of directors of a Fortune 500 company regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more
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