Obtained in 2023 dismissal on Rule 12(b)(6) motion of all claims against celebrity in action alleging violation of federal statute, employment law claims, and various common law torts.
Obtained in 2022 dismissal of all claims against defendants, including fraud, breach of contract, and declaratory relief, in successfully defending the clients in a real estate dispute filed in Orange County Superior Court (case on appeal).
Represented Federal Insurance Company (Chubb) against a lawsuit filed by Paramount Pictures. Paramount sued alleging that its policy with Federal covered losses resulting from delays and interruptions of the production of the filming of Mission Impossible 7. Paramount sought $100 million in damages. In 2022, a favorable confidential settlement was reached for our client.
Obtained dismissal in 2022 of all claims in Central District of California against musician accused of defamation, false light, and other torts after filing two motions to dismiss.
Obtained in 2021 dismissal of action on demurrer for client sued for misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty claims in alleged mortgage fraud case in Santa Barbara Superior Court.
Obtained favorable settlement for plaintiff client suing Fortune 100 insurance company for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Achieved in 2020 a complete defense victory on summary judgment for a major insurance company in a bad faith case brought by a fitness equipment supplier in L.A. Superior Court.
Obtained in 2020 for a former board director dismissal with prejudice of an investor’s federal securities fraud action filed in the Central District of California.
Obtained in 2019 summary judgment on all claims in successfully defending a major insurance carrier and a night club in a bad faith subrogation suit brought by another insurance carrier in state court in Nevada (affirmed in 2023 by Nevada Supreme Court).
Successfully defended a former Olympic head coach in defense of negligence claim by Olympic athlete.
In 2018, won a trial verdict for a private equity fund and two senior executives after trial asserting fraud claims against them in the $115 million sale of a payments company.
In 2018, obtained political asylum for a television journalist who received terrorist death threats after praising America’s successful military operation against Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Represented the world’s second largest mining company in an SEC suit and associated class actions alleging a Section 10(b) violation about the timing of an impairment taken in a $4 billion project in Africa.
Represented a Fortune 500 insurer in an SEC investigation, class actions, and derivative suits following the insurer’s restatement of earnings.
Successfully represented a global mining company in an international arbitration relating to a multi-billion dollar pricing dispute under a supply agreement.
Represented a Fortune 100 insurer in a fraud trial against defendants for purchasing life insurance policies, laundering them through a shell company, and then selling them at inflated prices. The case favorably settled after trial.
Represented eight underwriter defendants in securities class action lawsuits involving more than $50 billion in mortgage-backed securities.
Represented several defendants in merger and acquisition battles and related shareholder class and derivative actions.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a minority shareholders’ “bump-up” action seeking to challenge a merger transaction, with dismissal based on the exclusivity of the appraisal remedy under California law.
Represented plaintiff satellite dish manufacturer in its fraud action against a supplier. Favorably settled the case for 70% of the client’s market capitalization.
Represented management members in partnership dispute involving high-frequency trading company. Case favorably settled after third day of arbitration.
Represented plaintiff insurance company in breach of contract and tortious interference claims. After defeating defendants’ motions for summary judgment, the case favorably settled before trial with client’s parent company taking over the primary defendant.
Represented numerous public companies in federal and state securities litigations.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of securities litigations against a technology company facing allegations of stock option backdating.
Obtained summary judgment for defendant manufacturer of water desalination technology in antitrust and malicious prosecution actions.
Obtained $122 million verdict for film distributor against a production company in a fraud case.
Represented plaintiff in a pro bono wrongful death action that settled favorably during trial.
Won a trial verdict and award of attorneys’ fees for a charitable foundation in a land use dispute against a Long Beach homeowners’ association.