Experience by Service Type

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(Click on each service to view our relevant experience.)


Complex Dispute Resolution
Our experience relevant to Early Case Evaluation and Mediation & Arbitration includes the successful resolution of:

  • Employment-discrimination case in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which had been in litigation for over 15 years, involving multiple mediations with the government-employee plaintiff and multiple government agencies;
  • A complicated dispute among a large law firm, its former client, a lawyer-inventor, and an intellectual property company involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and various business torts in the valuation and licensing of a patent portfolio with a claimed value exceeding 100 million dollars;
  • A complex indemnification claim by a major Medicaid fiscal agent against its corporate predecessor (a large Information Technology firm), arising from the predecessor’s development and implementation of a state government’s Medicaid Management Information System;
  • Hundreds of disputes between banks, credit card companies, and other financial lenders and their customers and borrowers, involving breach of contract, violation of various federal banking statutes and regulations, unfair trade practices, fraud, and other business torts;
  • Multiple employee mass exodus cases, each involving millions of dollars in damages claimed for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, and other business torts, after employees and officers of one company depart en mass to work for a competitor or to set up their own competing company;
  • Tort and contract disputes among a doctor, his former partners in a professional practice group, and a hospital related to the transfer of his practice;
  • A multi-million dispute among a two information-technology corporations and a non-profit scientific and educational organization involving claims of breach of contract, trade-secret misappropriation, copyright violations, fraud, and other business torts, arising out contracts to digitize, assemble, migrate, add functionality and host internet-searchable database of video assets;
  • A highly contentious environmental dispute involving over 100 plaintiffs’ claims for bodily injury, wrongful death and property damage totaling over 100 million dollars, allegedly resulting from contamination of groundwater;
  • A complex claim in excess of $500 million for environmental property damage, brought by a commercial current landowner against a manufacturing company prior owner, involving multiple mediations between the current landowner and the manufacturer, and separate mediations between the manufacturer and two of its major comprehensive general liability insurers;
  • Business tort and contract claims exceeding 30 million Euros between a major European airline against a U.S.-based IT company arising out the airline’s termination of a major design-build contract to develop and implement the airline’s customer-loyalty program;
  • Litigated claims exceeding 100 million dollars by a major corporation against many of its comprehensive general liability insurers for coverage of legacy environmental liabilities at over 80 environmental sites in the U.S. and abroad;
  • The claims of one of two plaintiffs in a contribution action to recover; environmental cleanup costs, in which the defendant (“potentially responsible party”) was the United States government in its alleged capacity as a former owner/operator of a manufacturing facility, and which involved significant issues of statutory interpretation of CERCLA (the federal “Superfund” law);
  • A complex commercial dispute between a software development company and its former officer, arising out of the officer’s employment with a full-service, end-to-end provider of radiology software and service that had purchased all rights to medical-billing software developed by the plaintiff company and alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other business torts;
  • Several “whistleblower” cases between former government employees and large government contractors and between former employees and major global drug manufacturing companies, including through hybrid mediation-arbitration; and
  • Multiple separate disputes between and among students, faculty Universities, involving claims of student misconduct, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract and various other torts.

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Business Transitions
Our experience relevant to preventing disputes when businesses and professional practices are in transition includes the successful resolution of:

  • Complex issues and claims arising within a joint venture among a global IT company and four U.K.-based global banks, valued at hundreds of millions dollars, by restructuring, rather than terminating, the JV;
  • Tort and contract disputes among a doctor, his former partners in a professional practice group, and a hospital related to the transfer of his practice;
  • Multiple employee mass exodus cases, each involving millions of dollars in damages claimed for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, and other business torts, after employees and officers of one company depart en mass to work for a competitor or to set up their own competing company;
  • The facilitation of the continuing relationship among the former CEO of company that sold its patent portfolio and a successor intellectual-property firm and its principals who purchased the portfolio, where the parties, formerly adversaries in bitter litigation, formed the relationship as part of the litigation settlement;
  • A complicated $100 million dispute among a corporation that sold its assets to closely-held successor company, its CEO, the successor company, a large law firm, and other individual officers and lawyers, involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and various other business torts regarding the value of the corporate assets;
  • A complex indemnification claim by a major Medicaid fiscal agent against its corporate predecessor (a large Information Technology firm), arising from the predecessor’s development and implementation of a state government’s Medicaid Management Information System;
  • The facilitation of a succession-planning conflict among hundreds of sharply divided stakeholders in a large religious organization upon the retirement of the organization’s long-time spiritual leader; and
  • A complex dispute between two closely held radio broadcasting companies arising out of the sale of a radio station, involving claims for breach of contract, various business torts, and statutory, regulatory, constitutional, and preemption challenges to contract enforcement.

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Ombuds
Our experience relevant to providing ombuds services includes the successful resolution of:

  • The facilitation of the continuing relationship among the former CEO of company that sold its patent portfolio and an intellectual-property firm and its principals who purchased the portfolio, where the parties, adversaries in bitter litigation, formed the relationship as part of the litigation settlement;
  • The facilitation of a succession-planning conflict among hundreds of sharply divided stakeholders in a large religious organization upon the retirement of the organization’s long-time spiritual leader;
  • Multiple separate disputes between and among students, faculty, and Universities, involving claims of student misconduct, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract and various other torts;
  • A complex indemnification claim by a major Medicaid fiscal agent against its corporate predecessor (a major Information Technology firm), arising from the predecessor’s development and implementation of a state government’s Medicaid Management Information System;
  • An employment-discrimination dispute that had been in litigation for over 15 years, involving multiple mediations with the government-employee plaintiff and multiple government agencies;
  • Hundreds of disputes between banks, credit card companies, and other financial lenders and their customers and borrowers, involving breach of contract, violation of various federal banking statutes and regulations, unfair trade practices, fraud, and other business torts;
  • Tort and contract disputes among a doctor, his former partners in a professional practice group, and a hospital related to the transfer of his practice;
  • A highly contentious environmental dispute involving over 100 plaintiffs’ claims for bodily injury, wrongful death and property damage totaling over 100 million dollars, allegedly resulting from contamination of groundwater; and
  • Several “whistleblower” cases between former government employees and large government contractors and between former employees and major global drug manufacturing companies, including through hybrid mediation-arbitration.

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Safeguarding Projects
Our experience relevant to safeguarding major projects by preventing disputes includes the successful resolution of: 

  • Complex issues and claims arising within a joint venture among a global IT company and four U.K.-based global banks, valued at hundreds of millions dollars by restructuring, rather than terminating, the JV;
  • Conflicts between a major University and a large, U.S.-based construction company regarding performance of a contract to build the University’s new artificial-turf athletic field;
  • A multi-million dispute among a two information-technology corporations and a non-profit scientific and educational organization involving claims of breach of contract, trade-secret misappropriation, copyright violations, fraud, and other business torts, arising out contracts to digitize, assemble, migrate, add functionality and host internet-searchable database of video assets;
  • Business tort and contract claims exceeding 30 million Euros between a major European airline against a U.S.-based IT company arising out the airline’s termination of a major design-build contract to develop and implement the airline’s customer-loyalty program;
  • The facilitation of the continuing relationship among the former CEO of company that sold its patent portfolio and a successor intellectual-property firm and its principals who purchased the portfolio, where the parties, adversaries in bitter litigation, formed the relationship as part of the litigation settlement; 
  • A complex business dispute arising out of a construction equipment distributorship agreement and involving interpretation of state dealership statute and its constitutionality under the Takings and Due Process Clauses of the U.S. and state constitutions;
  • Multiple claims exceeding 20 million British pounds between a global, U.S.-based IT company and its U.K.-based, insurance-company customer related to the performance of a complex systems-integration project;
  • A dispute between a state university, its professors, and a major multinational mass media and information firm involving claims of breach of contract, copyright violations, misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual-property torts arising out of a long-term software-licensing agreement; and
  • A complex commercial dispute between a software development company that sold its medical-billing software to a full-service, end-to-end provider of radiology software and service and its former officer who resigned to work for the radiology provider, involving differences in interpretation of the Software Purchase Agreement and claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other business torts.

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