Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co., a producer of chlorine and other chemicals, in the largest OSHA fine in North Carolina history. Our team successfully negotiated a fine reduction from $1 million to $110,000 paid over 12 months. Subsequently, we defended our client in a suit brought by 71 individual plaintiffs/former employees seeking class action relief alleging various injuries from mercury poisoning. The plaintiffs’ counsel had brought a similar case in Georgia in which our firm was not involved that settled for over $20 million. In our North Carolina case, the Company chose to fight rather than settle. After several years of litigation, we won summary judgment which was upheld on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more
Marriott International Inc. v. Sunburst Hospitality Corporation
Lead counsel for Marriott International Corporation in trademark infringement litigation to enforce rights in Residence Inn and Courtyard brands. more
Executive benefits structure for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Prepared provisions for qualified and non-qualified plans to implement a benefits structure for executives transferring between international and more
Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The more