The firm successfully defended LaFace Records and So So Def Productions in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other claims relating to pre-1972 musical sound recordings. Representation resulted in dismissal of suit and award of defendants' attorneys' fees.

Fantasy, Inc. v. LaFace Records
, 43 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1700 (N.D. Cal. 1997); Fantasy, Inc. v. LaFace Records, 43 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1959 (N.D. Cal. 1997); Fantasy v. LaFace Records, 49 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1148 (E.D. Cal. 1998).

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Development of cutting edge issues in corporate governance and compliance for the world's largest in-house bar association
Advised the world's largest in-house bar association on cutting edge corporate governance and compliance issues. more
Betz v. Weekley Homes
Successfully settled copyright litigation involving architectural works on behalf of David Weekley Homes. 

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Acquisition for Acuity Brands Inc.
Served as buyer's counsel for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and more
Medical malpractice
Represented a widower after his wife died due to healthcare negligence.  The case resulted in one of the largest medical malpractice settlements ever more