Representing Arnold & Porter, one of the top large law firms in the U.S., in a $2.4 billion California probate action and appeal involving the estate of Helen and Sanford Diller, the founders of Prometheus Real Estate Group.
Defending Michal Jackson’s estate and production company, MJJ Productions Inc., against two plaintiffs. The plaintiffs allege that Michael sexually abused them when they were minors and are seeking over $100 million in damages.
Representing Joseph Emrani in a $250 million family partnership dispute. The Emrani brothers built a real estate empire over the past thirty years but now the next generation partners are creating issues resulting in this litigation.
Representing BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX and Norfolk Southern railways as part of a national trial team against conspiracy allegations involving a fuel surcharge.
Represented CashCall, Inc. (an Orange County-based consumer financial company) in a landmark legal malpractice case seeking nearly $1 billion in damages against a major international law firm. The case settled on the eve of trial.
Successfully obtained dismissal of claims asserted in California Superior Court against a national law firm involving the administration of a multi-billion dollar estate (currently on appeal).
Represented a prominent online retailer in federal district court and the court of appeals in successfully defeating a challenge by three large medical device companies to the constitutionality of a state’s pricing and distribution regulations under the dormant Commerce Clause.
Represented a pharmaceutical company in defending against antitrust, unfair competition, consumer protection, and unjust enrichment claims, including successfully opposing motions for class certification by two different proposed classes.
Represented an aviation company in obtaining dismissal of antitrust and tort claims challenging exclusivity provisions with an aircraft manufacturer.
Represented a private equity firm in obtaining a preliminary injunction in federal district court to enforce “change in control” provisions of a joint venture agreement.
Represented a large financial institution in successfully obtaining the dismissal of securities claims relating to the acquisition of a major provider of residential mortgages.
Represented an online retailer in administrative proceedings, including trial, brought by the Federal Trade Commission relating to trademark litigation settlement agreements that allegedly restrained keyword advertising on Internet search engines.
Represented a large pharmaceutical company in a nationwide MDL in the defense of antitrust, unfair competition, consumer protection, and unjust enrichment claims challenging an alleged “reverse-payment” settlement of prior patent litigation.