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Contract dispute arising out of a government contract for a marine repair and conversion company
Represent a marine repair and conversion contractor in disputes arising from a contract for the conversion of a fleet of U.S. Coast Guard cutters. more Featured
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, compliance and training *
Conducted internal investigations for several Fortune 500 companies regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Middle East, Latin more Featured
Acquisition of Innotrac Corporation by Sterling Partners
Represented Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC) in its January 2014 acquisition by Sterling Partners, a private equity fund, for approximately $110 more Featured
Special Committee considering strategic alternatives
Represented Independent board members of a North Carolina-based NYSE-listed services business in connection with their consideration of strategic more Featured
Special Committee of the Board of a textile company
Represented Special Committee of the Board of a textile company in connection with the acquisition of an affiliate of a company in exchange for $84 more Featured
Sale of interest in a joint venture
Represented Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) in its March 2014 sale of all of its interest in a manufacturing joint venture to its joint venture more Featured
Stock-for-stock merger of a public textile business
Represented a Special Committee of the Board of a public textile company in its consideration and consummation of a stock-for-stock merger with an more Featured
Building Products Supplier in a $385 Million Recapitalization
Represented the Special Committee of a building products supplier in negotiating the refinancing of its $385 million senior secured notes and the more Featured
Motorola Mobility v. Intellectual Ventures
We successfully instituted five IPRs against Intellectual Ventures on behalf of Motorola Mobility. Three of these patents related to sending URLs in more Featured
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel and Georgia counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more Featured
Patent counseling and prosecution for Interface, Inc.
We develop and manage the patent portfolio for Interface, a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, through the use of both design and utility patent more FeaturedCase Study
Insurance litigation for largest U.S. privately-owned apparel company
Represented the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage case arising out of former dry-cleaning more Featured
Multi-state product liability claims
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Interface Flooring Systems, Inc. and affiliated entities (Interface), the world’s leading producer of  more Featured
In-fill real estate projects representation of developer
Represented developer in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and structuring more Featured
Employee classification audit for university
Audited a university’s classification of all of its employees, working closely with the client to develop a strategy for rolling out the results of more Featured
Convinced DOJ not to take action in a theft of trade secret investigation
In less than three months, we convinced the Department of Justice not to take any action against a client employee for allegedly stealing trade more Featured
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company successfully in ERISA class action. On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of

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In re Vesta Insurance Group, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now plan trustee for Vesta Insurance Group Inc. in connection with its liquidation. The firm assisted with more Featured
In re International Management Associates, LLC
Represented the receiver and later Chapter 11 trustee and plan trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of International Management Associates LLC

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Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form an NYSE-listed public company
Represented principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and simultaneous initial public offering and more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
Represented UnumProvident Corporation, a leading benefits provider worldwide, in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that he was discriminated more Featured
Disability, Age, and Sex Discrimination Litigation Brought by Human Resources Professional
Represented a major defense contractor in a case that involved allegations brought by a current human resources professional of discrimination and more Featured
California Disability Discrimination and Failure to Accommodate Claim
Represented Nestlé Waters North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought in California by one of its production workers alleging that she was discriminated more Featured
Over $100M trade receivables securitization facility for publicly held information solutions company
Representation of publicly held information solutions company in connection with over $100 million trade receivables securitization facility provided  more Featured
Investigation by DOJ of whistleblower claims
In less than four months, convinced the Civil Division of the Department of Justice that a whistleblower’s claims against a company did not merit the  more Featured
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more Featured
Acquisition of grocery stores in 363 bankruptcy sale
Representation of Bi-Lo LLC and Southern Family Markets in acquiring grocery stores from Winn-Dixie in a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in more Featured
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Served as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the

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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 court held that a plan administrator of a  more Featured
Venture capital transaction for two venture capital firms
Represented two venture capital firms in a venture capital and investment fund transaction. more Featured
Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more Featured
Trademark enforcement services for Fortune 500 consumer electronics and computer software multinational corporation
Represents a California-based Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software  more Featured
Equity Committee for SageCrest II LLC
Representation of the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of SageCrest II LLC in Chapter 11 cases pending in the Bankruptcy Court for more Featured
Registered public offering of three series of corporate bonds for large U.S. tobacco company
Represented large U.S. tobacco company in its largest single securities transaction, involving a registered public offering of three series of more Featured
Charleston International Ports, LLC v. SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that more Featured
Inter Partes Reexaminations for Interface Inc.
Representing Interface, Inc. the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tiles, in multiple IPRs and Inter Partes Reexaminations for more Featured
Counsel to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Regarding US $1 Billion Massachusetts Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Represented the public owner in connection with the development, construction, delivery and claims resolution of its US $1 Billion Convention & more Featured
Tax litigation for electric membership corporation concerning valuation
The firm served as lead counsel for an electric membership corporation in a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Revenue concerning the more Featured
Taurus IP LLC v. Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC in connection with a string of successes in the more Featured
Conducted an internal investigation in Mexico
Conducted an internal investigation into alleged FCPA, conflict of interest and code of conduct violations in Mexico for a public company. more
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals action on foreign currency contract
Represented taxpayer involving interpretation of “foreign currency contract” under section 1256. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of more
U.S. Tax Court action on reasonableness of compensation
Represented corporate taxpayer in section 162 reasonable compensation issue paid to executive. more
IRS examinations of 401(k) and other retirement plans
Represented employers with respect to IRS examinations of 401(k) and other types of retirement plans. more
Georgia Department of Revenue actions
Represented multiple taxpayers in residency and other income tax disputes with the Georgia Department of Revenue. more
IRS challenge of ESOP
Represented employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in examination by IRS over qualification of ESOP under section 401 and applicable regulations. more
U.S. Tax Court action on contribution to employee benefits plan
Represented taxpayer against IRS challenge of whether contributions to employee benefits plan were allowable. more
U.S. Tax Court action on built-in-gains tax
Represented corporate taxpayer on IRS challenge of built-in-gains tax liability from conversion of C-corporation to S-corporation. more
IRS Examination of transfer pricing issues
Represented corporate taxpayer in examination by IRS of transfer pricing issues associated with sale of business assets to Irish company. more
Washington State tax credit action
Represented corporate taxpayer in challenge by state of Washington over state tax credits. more
California Franchise Tax Board actions
Represented multiple taxpayers in disputes with the Franchise Tax Board, including examinations and collection matters. more
North Carolina sales tax action
Represented corporate taxpayer in sales tax dispute before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. more
Conducted a privacy assessment in Mexico
Conducted a privacy assessment concerning the maintenance of customer data in Mexico after a Fortune 50 company acquired two Mexican more
U.S. Tax Court cases involving collection actions
Represented numerous corporate and individual taxpayers in collection actions under sections 6320 and 6330 involving liens and levies. more
U.S. Tax Court action involving real estate development company
Represented taxpayer on IRS challenge of losses taken on real estate development activities under section 469 and related authorities. more
U.S. District Court action on economic substance of multiple foreign & domestic investments
Represented fund-of-funds in two-week trial involving economic substance of multiple transactions and IRS imposition of accuracy-related penalties. more
U.S. Tax Court action on partnership versus nonpartnership items & jurisdictional issues
Represented multiple taxpayers in connection with challenges by IRS on proposed adjustments to partnership and nonpartnership items. Cases generally more
More than ten Tax Court cases involving valuation of closely-held business
Represented more than ten estates and donors in connection with IRS challenges of the value of a closely-held business interest for estate or gift more
U.S. Tax Court action on estate and generation-skipping taxation of private annuity
Represented estate in connection with IRS challenge of private annuity between deceased-grandfather and grandchildren. Case involved IRS assertion of  more
U.S. Tax Court action regarding value of tangible & intangible property of historical figure
Represented taxpayer in IRS challenge of the value of a historical figure’s writings and related intellectual property rights. more
U.S. Tax Court actions on claims against estates
Represented multiple estates involving IRS challenge of deductibility of claims against the estate under section 2053 and applicable regulations. more
U.S. Tax Court action on taxation of real estate professional and related businesses
Represented real estate developer and related real estate businesses against IRS challenge of grouping of real estate activities, material more
U.S. Tax Court action on AMT & qualified plans contribution
Represented taxpayers in IRS challenge of contributions to retirement plan by company and assertion of alternative minimum tax liability. IRS fully more
U.S. Tax Court action on captive insurance issue
Represented corporation in connection with IRS challenge of deductibility of premium payments made to captive insurance company under section 831. more
U.S. District Court action against IRS’ motion to compel tax attorney's files
Defended taxpayer in U.S. District Court against IRS’ motion to compel transactional tax attorney's notes and related files. IRS motion to compel more
IRS Appeals Office action on back-up withholding liability
Represented large corporate taxpayer on IRS assertion that back-up withholding applied with regards to failure to properly file information returns. more
U.S. Tax Court action involving CRUT
Represented estate in challenge by IRS of proper taxation associated with formation of charitable remainder unitrust. more
U.S. Tax Court action on challenge of purchase price for business interest
Represented large parent LLC and sub-LLCs involving challenge by IRS of purchase price paid for interest in parent LLC and related issues under more
Conducted an internal investigation for an Audit Committee
Conducted an internal investigation with regard to alleged FCPA, fraud and export issues for a public company's Audit Committee with regard to more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of bank involving OREO costs
Represented national-chartered bank in a case of first impression against IRS challenge of the reporting of deductions by the bank of OREO costs more
U.S. Tax Court action on capitalization versus deductibility of costs for large homebuilding business
Represented large home building business in IRS challenge of the current deductibility versus capitalization of certain expenses associated with more
U.S. Tax Court action determining civil income tax liability after criminal conviction on tax charges
Represented executive in civil tax case to determine the income tax liability associated with the executive’s conviction of filing of a false return more
Motion to Compel in U.S. District Court on behalf of hedge fund
Filed Motion to Compel to obtain files of IRS personnel, withheld by the IRS on attorney-client and deliberative process privilege grounds. Court more
U.S. Tax Court action regarding worthlessness of warrants
Represented hedge fund in connection with IRS challenge of losses taken for write-offs/losses for worthlessness of certain securities and other more
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals action on “reasonableness” standard
Represented trucking company in seeking a reversal and remand from a U.S. District Court decision granting IRS motion for summary judgment on issue more
U.S. District Court action on behalf of transportation company
Represented transportation company in a U.S. District Court jury trial involving the IRS’ challenge of the per diem plan for reimbursing drivers for more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of consolidated group of C corporations with multiple business lines
Represented corporation and its subsidiaries in IRS challenge of accumulated earnings, personal holding company status, medical reimbursement plan, more
Defense of telecommunications company in patent infrigement litigation
Defended telecommunications company against patent infringement claims from 2-Way Computing, Inc. involving "push-to-talk" walkie-talkie cell phones more
In re BankUnited Financial Corporation, et al.
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors and now the plan administrator in the BankUnited Financial Corporation, et al. bankruptcy

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Billion dollar nuclear power plant litigation
Acted as a lead counsel representing an EPC contractor on four grassroots nuclear power plant units. These four units represent the first nuclear more
“Big Dig” Representation
Represented the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, later MassDOT, on the $14.6 billion “Big Dig,” the largest construction project in North America. more
River City Renaissance, LC & River City Renaissance III, LLC
Representing trustee of trust with respect to two loans held by the trust, totaling approximately $37 million and secured by 29 residential apartment

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U.S. Tax Court litigation for large closely-held consolidated group of C corporations
Represented consolidated group of corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation involving the personal holding company tax, accumulated earnings, medical  more
Counsel for International Corporation on the tax implications of expanding operations into the United States
Advised international corporate client regarding expansion into the United States market by providing analysis of the tax consequences of the various  more
International tax compliance and disclosure representation for high net wealth individual
Represented high net wealth individual with undisclosed foreign assets on U.S. tax compliance issues, including Foreign Bank Account Reporting and more
Employment Tax dispute for large publicly-held C corporation
Represented large publicly-held corporation against the IRS in an employment tax dispute involving Form 1099 filing and reporting obligations, more
Data protection counsel in connection with acquisition in Mexico
Advised global telecommunications company with respect to Mexican privacy / data protection laws in connection with acquisition of Mexican companies. more
Compliance counsel concerning European data protection laws
Ongoing advice and representation of global email marketing company on compliance with European data protection laws more
Privacy counsel related to family leave program of global company
Provided global privacy, data security and data residency guidance and processing and transfer mechanisms for the family leave program of the world’s  more
Safe Harbor certification for U.S. company
Assisted cloud-based security services provider in becoming Safe Harbor certified under the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and U.S. – Switzerland more
Security and privacy provisions for distribution agreement
Revision of security and privacy provisions in a form of distribution agreement to be used globally by the leading global logistics provider. more
Privacy and security protections for global insurance company
Negotiated privacy and security protections on behalf of a global insurance conglomerate in connection with a cloud-based HR solution for a global more
Security and privacy provisions for global logistics company
Revision of security and privacy provisions in a form of distribution agreement to be used globally by a global logistics provider. more
Counsel on Latin American and European privacy issues
Counseling of global insurance provider on various Latin American and European privacy and data protection issues. more
Global outside privacy counsel
General service as global outside privacy counsel to leading manufacturers, financial services organizations, retailers and benefits administrators. more
Privacy and security protection related to outsourcing transaction
Represented a metals manufacturer in connection with the negotiation of a multi-tower global information technology outsourcing transaction. In more
Privacy compliance for natural gas provider
Represented natural gas provider in negotiation of agreement with third party marketer with a focus on ensuring compliance with applicable more
Compliance with international privacy and data protection laws
Counseled cloud-based security and interactive home services provider on compliance with privacy and data protection laws in Europe, Australia, more
Global advisory counsel on big data, the Internet of Things and international privacy laws
Regular service as global advisory counsel on data storage, processing and transfer issues involving complex connected car and big data initiatives more
Privacy and security protection related to human resources software
Negotiated privacy and security protections on behalf of a global insurance conglomerate, a global logistics company and a global manufacturer in more
Website privacy policy for manufacturing company
Updated website privacy policy for paper goods manufacturer. more
Ongoing privacy representation for global insurance conglomerate
Ongoing advice and representation of a global insurance conglomerate in connection with counseling on European data protection laws and preparation more
Protection of employee and company information in outsourcing transaction
Represented natural gas provider in connection with benefits outsourcing transaction involving the protection of sensitive employee and company more
Privacy and security exhibit for service and license agreements
Revision of privacy and security exhibit for various service and license agreements on behalf of paper goods manufacturer. more
Construction dispute for general contractor on chemical plant project
Represented one of the largest general contractors in the United States in a four week arbitration arising out of the construction of a hydrogen more
Construction dispute for general contractor on Heat Recovery Steam Generator project
Represented one of the largest general contractors in the United States in a four week arbitration arising out of the construction of a Heat Recovery  more
Representation of EPC Contractor on $4 billion in claims on nuclear power plants
Represented an EPC Contractor involving disputes surrounding the design and construction of four new U.S. nuclear units at two sites. Claims on the more
Grassroots hydrogen plant
Represented a contractor on a $14 million claim for delay, insufficiency, and acceleration costs on construction of a hydrogen plant. After a four more
Design and construction of new nuclear power plants located in Georgia
Represented an EPC contractor in litigation in Federal Court who was responsible for the design and construction of two new nuclear power plant units  more
Heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) project
Represented a heavy mechanical contractor in a five week arbitration relating to design and construction of HRSG. Obtained $26.4 million dollar award  more
Construction of Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Cogeneration Facility in Louisiana
Represented a heavy mechanical contractor in a dispute that involved the construction and installation of a HRSG cogeneration plant. We obtained an more
Arbitration with EPC contractor on grassroots coal-fired power plant
Recovered $9.8 million on claims of $10.3 million, plus attorneys’ fees, interest, costs and expenses after 36-hearing day arbitration. Also defeated  more
Anti-bribery compliance training for U.S. retailer operating facilities in China
Conducted anti-bribery compliance training for U.S. retailer operating facilities in China in January, June, and November 2015. more
Insurance counsel for potential mergers and acquisitions
Currently serves as insurance counsel assisting the Mergers & Acquisitions Team with due diligence reviews for a number of different clients. In more
Successful pro bono representation
Successfully represented two pro bono clients seeking various forms of immigration relief. more
Counsel responsible for e-discovery on insurance coverage matter representing major government contractor
Served as counsel assisting with all aspects of e-discovery in an insurance coverage case representing a major government contractor. Assisted with more
Counsel responsible for discovery on insurance coverage matters
Currently serves as counsel overseeing all aspects of discovery on insurance coverage matters for various clients. Oversees gathering, review, and more
Successful insurance coverage appeal
Successfully represented a global sports, entertainment, and media company in an appeal regarding insurance coverage before the Sixth Circuit Court more
Inter partes review for Nissan
Representing Nissan in IPR of U.S. Patent No. 6,549,130. The ‘130 patent relates to remotely controlling a vehicle.
Nissan North America Inc.  more
Invalidated competitor patents to atomization devices in IPR *
Counselled petitioner ScentAir in 2013 inter partes review challenging validity as to two patents of competitor Prolitec related to liquid more
Won competitor-on-competitor patent litigation over atomization devices *
Defended ScentAir against competitor Prolitec in E.D. Wisconsin patent infringement case filed in 2012 related to commercial scent diffusion products

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Acquisition of Five Point Partners, LLC by Ernst & Young LLP
Represented Five Point Partners, LLC, a consulting firm serving the power and utility industry, in its acquisition by Ernst & Young LLP in May more
Consolidation of three family businesses with over 425 locations
Assisted client to structure and implement the consolidation of businesses ran by three families descended from the business founder that sold more
Independent counsel to the Board of a joint venture
Served as independent counsel to the Board of a joint venture engaged in the manufacture of PET medical imaging equipment, and consisting of a more
Sale of assets associated with product lines
Assisted client in its sale of assets used in the production of several product lines to the exclusive purchaser of those products. more
Sale of assets of health care services provider for over 400 locations
Sale of the assets of ten affiliated charitable entities that provided health care services from 140 intermediate care facilities, 214 home and more
Executive suite transition arrangements
Represented the Governance and Compensation Committee of the Board of a NYSE-listed financial services company in their negotiation of transition more
Astral Brands, Inc. recapitalization and repurchase of securities
Represented Astral Brands, Inc. in its recapitalization and repurchase of securities from holders of approximately 60% of the value of the company in  more
Syndicated Mortgage Lending
Representation of one of the largest U.S. financial institutions, as agent, collateral agent and lender, in connection with a $95 million revolving

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Other Mortgage Lending
Representation of one of the largest international diversified financial companies in connection with the origination of a $50 million construction more
Acquisition, Development, and Sales
Representation of a Fortune 15 corporation in connection with the acquisition, construction, and development of a transit-oriented office more
Transit Oriented Development and Financing
Representation of a corporate user and national developer in all aspects of a 50 acre transit-oriented development in Atlanta, Georgia with an urban more
Mortgage Loan Workouts and Restructurings
Representation of banks, CMBS lenders, and other financial institutions in connection with multiple work-outs and restructurings, foreclosures, more
Stambler v. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. et al
Represented AT&T, Crate & Barrel, Walgreens and Williams-Sonoma in a patent infringement litigation in the U.S. District Court for the

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Driden v. AT&T, Inc. et al.
Represented AT&T in a patent litigation in the District of Delaware. The plaintiff asserted a patent relating to DSL against AT&T and several

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AirWatch LLC v. Mobile Iron, Inc.
Represented AirWatch LLC in a patent and trade secret litigation relating to mobile device management and security software. Case settled. AirWatch more
FN Herstal, S.A. v. Clyde Armory, Inc. et al
Represented FN Herstal, S.A., a Belgian firearms and weapons manufacturer in a trademark infringement case against Clyde Armory involving our more
Formation and implementation of franchise program for multiple clients
Represents multiple clients with the formation and implementation of their franchise programs, including franchise registration issues, disclosure more
U.S. District Court action challenging IRS summons
Defended national insulation corporation in U.S. District Court against IRS summons enforcement for documents and information in possession of third more
Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit action on behalf of home-health care agency
Represented three home-health care agencies and their owners in action by the IRS who sought over $250 million in excise taxes referred to as more
U.S. Tax Court conservation easement action for national home-building business and owner
Represented large homebuilder against IRS challenge of multiple conservation easements and other charitable contributions under section 170. more
U.S. Tax Court action on equity swap/private annuity issue
Represented taxpayer in connection with IRS challenge under section 72 of an exchange of equity swap instrument for a private annuity involving U.S. more
King v. General Information Services, Inc.
Lead counsel in a nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We vigorously defended the more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund specializing in foreign exchange related investments
In a TEFRA proceeding, represented hedge fund in challenge by IRS on the economic substance of investments and allocation of partnership income and more
U.S. Tax Court action on reasonable compensation issue
Represented consolidated company in connection with an IRS challenge regarding the deductibility of compensation paid under section 162. The U.S. Tax  more
Patent procurement services for Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer
The firm was asked to assist a Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer in getting 35 rush patents filed prior to the more
Putative class litigation for national telecommunications company
Serves as counsel to national telecommunications company in this putative class action asserting claims under Florida’s Deceptive and more
U.S. Bank National Association v. Kho & Lee, LLC
Lead counsel for commercial loan servicer in a federal lawsuit to collect withheld rents and other sums owed by defaulted property owner and more
Williams v. e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc.
Lead counsel in a putative nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We aggressively more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of corporate executive who received erroneous multiple Form 1099s
Represented corporate executive against IRS’ 'naked' assessment on duplicative Form 1099s under section 61. IRS conceded case before trial. Section more
U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of credit financing company
Represented credit financing company in a TEFRA proceeding in connection with IRS challenge of the company's section 754 “step-up” in basis election more
Robinson v. General Information Services, Inc.
Lead counsel in a nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We vigorously defended the more
PatentMarks v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Represents Motorola in patent litigation matter in which several smartphones are accused infringing a patent directed to multi-protocol more
U.S. Tax Court action on merger issue for insurance company
Represented company against IRS challenge of tax implications of alleged failed tax-deferred “A” merger under section 368, resulting a full more
SoftView v. AT&T Mobility LLC et al.
Served as lead counsel for Motorola Mobility in a patent infringement suit filed by Softview in the District of Delaware against several smartphone

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U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of Estate regarding marital deduction
Represented large estate in connection with an IRS attempt to collect from the estate of a prominent landowner in Georgia and New York by challenging  more
Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
The firm represents Oracle Corporation, the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company, against

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Trademark litigation for adidas
The firm has represented adidas for almost 20 years in the United States in a wide range of significant trademark litigation, including the largest more
Trademark clearance for multi-billion dollar merger forming one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies
We represented two leading paper and packaging companies in connection with the worldwide trademark clearance of proposed names and logos during more
Inter partes review for Oracle Corporation
We obtained successful results for Oracle Corporation in three inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board more
Patent opinion counsel for Qiagen
We provide opinions to Qiagen, the leading provider of sample technologies used to isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins from any biological sample and more
Edible Arrangements International, LLC v. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc.
We are defending 1-800-Flowers in a suit filed by Edible Arrangements, Inc. (D. Conn.), seeking damages in excess of $101,000,000 for alleged

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Sanford L.P. v. Esselte AB
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of DYMO, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid, in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement

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Patent portfolio management and counseling services for Oncolytics Biotech Inc
We provide patent portfolio management and counseling services for Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a leader in the development of oncolytic viruses as more
Patent portfolio management and counseling for Terapio
We develop and manage the patent portfolio for Terapio, a biopharmaceutical company developing countermeasures for radiation and chemical threats to more
Moab Industries LLC v. Chrysler Group LLC
We are representing Chrysler in a case against Moab Industries LLC in which Moab Industries claims that Chrysler infringed its purported

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Patent counseling and prosecution for National Institutes of Health
We provide opinions and patent procurement and counseling services to the National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and more
Patent counseling and prosecution services for UAB Research Foundation (UABRF)
We provide patent prosecution and counseling services to the UAB Research Foundation (UABRF), the technology transfer branch of the University of more
Complex business litigation for AT&T
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims brought by a hardware manufacturer against AT&T Corporation. Boykin Anchor Co., Inc. more
Smith v. e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc.
Lead counsel representing e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc. (“BGC”) in a federal lawsuit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case alleged that BGC more
Litigation for Atlanta-based company against former employees and officers
Represented Atlanta-based company that provides consulting in connection with SEC disclosures in lawsuit against former employees and officers; case more
Contractual dispute brought by rural telecommunications companies against AT&T Mobility
Lead counsel in federal lawsuit brought by a number of rural telecommunications companies located in the Carolinas against AT&T arising out of

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Patent litigation and counseling for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies *
Handled ANDA litigation and advised on opinion work for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Defense of battery technology company in patent infringement litigation
Represented battery technology company in litigation brought by competitor involving claims of direct and indirect infringement of multiple patents. more
Breach of software development agreement
Represented emerging smart grid technology company in a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court involving a breach of a development and supply agreement’s  more
Open Text v. Alfresco
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Alfresco Software in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to content more
Fujifilm Corporation v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defended Motorola against Fujifilm's assertion of five patents relating to digital cameras and the transmission of files through a cell phone. After more
Blackside Inc. v. Washington University in St. nbc.
Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved more
Construction defects coverage for EIFS claims
The firm served as lead counsel for a building products manufacturer in an insurance coverage lawsuit against Federal Insurance Company, Home more
Insurance coverage for an abatement company
Served as lead counsel representing a national abatement company in its effort to secure insurance coverage for an explosion and fire more
Medtronic v. Edwards Lifesciences
Defended Edwards Lifesciences in a four patent case Medtronics brought involving Edwards’ flagship prosthetic surgical heart valves. Furthermore, more
Smedley v. Smedley
Represented a German mother pro-bono before the Fourth Circuit in a case involving a complex question under the Hague convention. After Mr. Webb more
Reliable Contracting Group v. Department of Veteran Affairs
Represented Reliable Contracting Group before the Federal Circuit in a successful appeal that resulted in overturning a decision by the Civilian more
Cochran v. Volvo
Represented Volvo in a class action in the Middle District of North Carolina. The case settled after Volvo successfully defeated plaintiffs’ motion more
DuPont v. Kolon Industries
Represented DuPont before the Fourth Circuit in an appeal of a $919 million trial verdict. more
Big Vision Private Limited v. DuPont
In a pending case, represents DuPont before the Second Circuit in an appeal of a summary judgment ruling in favor of DuPont. more
California wage-hour, meal-rest break class action for national bedding manufacturer
Co-counsel for nationally recognized bedding manufacturer in successfully defending and resolving through mediation a class action filed in more
OFCCP Compliance Audits for Fortune 50 and 100 companies
Has represented many Fortune 50 and 100, as well as smaller companies, in hundreds of Compliance Audits conducted by the Office of Federal more
Age and sex discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation brought by an 18-year employee who claimed that she was terminated more
California Labor Code class actions for major mortgage industry client
Represented an industry leading provider of mortgage processing solutions in a California state court class action alleging labor code violations for  more
California wage and hour class action for financial services company
Represented major financial services company in class action suit in California alleging various wage-and-hour violations of California Labor Code. more
Age discrimination litigation against California energy-efficient consulting and software firm
Represented a California-based company in litigation filed in the Middle District of Tennessee by a former employee who claimed that he was more
Employment litigation for a telecommunications company
Successfully represented a national telecommunications company and an individual manager in a very sensitive case brought in North Carolina by six more
Labor and employment representation for several companies
Successfully moved to dismiss baseless labor and employment claims in cases in federal and state courts in Missouri, Minnesota, and Maryland. more
Labor arbitration counsel for major beverage manufacturer
Represent major U.S. beverage manufacturer as counsel in labor arbitrations. more
Counsel to international automotive manufacturer
Advised international automotive manufacturer on several matters regarding the validity, priority, and enforcement of liens and security interests on  more
Series of arbitration proceedings on behalf of home health care franchisor
Served as lead counsel in a series of arbitrations conducted in Atlanta before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the AAA commercial more
Provided counsel on California Private Attorneys General Act
Represent and advise California employers on matters arising under California Private Attorneys General Act. more
Age discrimination litigation for national consumer products manufacturer
Represented a consumer products manufacturer in a lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by a more
Effingo Wireless Inc. v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Counsel for Motorola Mobility in defending patent infringement claims related to wireless earpiece technology in the Western District of Texas. The more
Class action defense of a major North American beverage company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by several convenience store owners asserting violations of 42  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Telesta Therapeutics Inc.
Represents Telesta Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, on intellectual property issues including design and implementation of  more
Litigation for international automotive manufacturer
Represented international automotive manufacturer in several trial court matters and appeals concerning the termination of dealerships, petitions for  more
Resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in successful resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation. more
Successful jury trial defense of insurance company
Successfully represented an insurance company in jury trial brought by former employee alleging breach of contract and various torts under Georgia more
Repurchases of common stock for NYSE financial services firm
Represented Audit Committee of the Board of a NYSE listed financial services firm in its consideration of the optimal usage of excess capital and the

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Successful resolution of Fair Labor Standards Act cases
Represented a number of employees in various industries against single plaintiff case actions asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. more
Anti-bribery and antitrust compliance training for a U.S. manufacturer in China
Conducted anti-bribery and antitrust compliance training for a U.S. manufacturer’s operating facilities in China. “Gifts and Bribes: Avoiding more
OSHA litigation for a national chemical manufacturing company
Represented a national chemical manufacturing company against Process Safety Management and various other citations resulting from a chemical spill. more
Training on “FCPA, Anti-bribery and Corruption Laws in China" in China *
Conducted training covering “FCPA, Anti-bribery and Corruption Laws in China,” Changshu, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China, April 2008. more
Dismissal of North Carolina OSHA citations for drilling company
Represented a drilling company that used an alternative means of breaking rocks. The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration more
Kilopass Technology Inc. v. Sidense Corp.
Defended Sidense Corp. in litigation asserting patent infringement, trade libel and defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic more Case Study
Dismissal of age discrimination case
Represented a major airline against an age discrimination and Railway Labor Act case brought by 21 former pilots in the Eastern District of New York.  more
Favorable settlement of OSHA citation for drilling company
Represented a drilling company against an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) citation for an injury that occurred during more
Dismissal of employment discrimination case
Defended large corporation in baseless employment discrimination matter brought by former employee. Convinced plaintiff of the futility of more
Multi-state wage and hour audit for software company
Conducted a wage and hour audit of 47 different positions in several states for a document management software company. Worked with the client to more
Fair Credit Reporting Act class action defense for background check company
Successfully represented a large background check company in putative class action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Implemented creative more
Ultra Clean Logs v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represent manufacturing concern in licensing dispute with sub-licensor. (Ben Hill County Superior Court, Georgia) more
Patent infringement litigation for an international telecommunications company in the International Trade Commission *
Represented defendant, a leading telecommunications company, in a patent infringement matter in the International Trade Commission. The patents at more
Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation
Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation addressing accumulated earnings, personal holding more
United Capital Financial Partners
Lead tax advisor for UCFP to structure, implement and maintain an UP-C partnership structure to facilitate tax deferred acquisition of unincorporated  more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represented a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Clean Heat LLC v. more
Swap of wireless assets between Verizon Wireless and AT&T
Represented AT&T in connection with an exchange transaction with Verizon Wireless in which Verizon transferred cellular licenses, network more
Airwatch LLC Sale to VM Ware
Lead tax advisor for Airwatch LLC in $1.2B disposition to VMWare, including transaction structure, negotiation of tax issues, and intellectual more
Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Assisted lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, more
Patent infringement litigation for an international telecommunications company in the International Trade Commission and the District of Delaware *
Represented defendant, a leading telecommunications company, in patent infringement matters brought in the International Trade Commission and in the more
In re HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc., et al.
Represented the creditors’ committee in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri. The debtors in

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AT&T Up-C Transaction
Lead tax advisor for AT&T in structuring a disposition of intellectual property and other business assets to a joint venture structured as an more
Patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas *
Represented a defendant in a multi-patent infringement matter concerning shipment tracking and notification systems brought in the Eastern District more
In re OneStar Long Distance, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now Chapter 7 trustee for OneStar Long Distance Inc. in connection with liquidation of assets of a large

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Aaron's Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings
Lead tax advisor Aaron’s in $700M acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, including transaction structure advice and business integration more
Lockton v. AT&T Broadband et al.
Obtained summary judgment for leading telecommunications provider in business tort action brought by former officer and minority shareholder of more
Complex litigation against a furniture manufacturer
Represented a supplier of motion furniture mechanisms in a lawsuit brought by large furniture manufacturer alleging patent infringement, trade secret  more
Intellectual Property Partnership
Advised Fortune 50 manufacturer on U.S. partnership issues in the transfer of certain intellectual property to an offshore partnership. more
Patent infringement litigation for multiple defendants in the Eastern District of Texas *
Represented defendants, a group of retailers, in a patent litigation matter concerning electronic commerce and database systems. The case ended in more
Corporate governance and securities law compliance advice to NYSE-listed manufacturing company
Represented a NYSE-listed specialty metals manufacturing company for varied corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.
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Acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company
Represented publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its acquisition of a substantial closely-held limited liability company, more
Patent litigation for developer and manufacturer of plastic and fiber products
Assisted lead counsel for the plaintiff, a leader in the development and manufacturing of porous plastic and porous fiber products, in patent more
Counsel to secured creditors of commercial real estate
Represents financial institutions and special servicers in connection with distressed real estate loans and the disposition of commercial properties more
Zodiac Aerospace Acquisitions
Lead tax advisor for Zodiac Aerospace in a series of strategic acquisitions, including advice on issues such as long-term contract accounting, LIFO more
Strategic disposition and sale of a major division to a management led group
Represented a publicly-held investment banking and brokerage company in its disposition and sale of a major operating division to a private group led  more
Ethical and other governance compliance advice to The Atlanta Housing Authority
Represented The Atlanta Housing Authority in the development of a compliance and training program, and provided ongoing advice, with respect to more
In re Hospital Damas, Inc.
Represented the creditors’ committee in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Hospital Damas, Inc.

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Inter partes review challenge for C&D Zodiac
Kilpatrick Townsend successfully instituted an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,590,838, titled “Aircraft Interior more
British Telecommunications v. Cox Communications
The firm served as lead counsel for CoxCom, Inc. and Cox Communications, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. BT filed a

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Preservation Technologies v. Cox Communications
Representing Cox Communications in a patent litigation matter involving multiple patents directed toward the UPnP standard, MOCA

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Lead discovery counsel in Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national credit reporting agency in a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit. As lead more
Trade secrets litigation for a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court
Represented a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court in a trade secrets lawsuit against a former employee. The case more
Cybersecurity Strategy & Contracts
Assisted high-profile advocacy organizations, business services organizations and law firms to make their infrastructure more secure, including more
Represented Telecommunications Company in Trade Secret Dispute
Represented a large telecommunications company in a lawsuit in which it was accused of disclosing trade secrets related to cellphone technology, and more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Motorola Mobility, in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to mobile phone

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Privacy & Security for Biotechnology, Health Apps & Health Portals
Helped numerous medical device manufacturers, mobile health care apps and many types of shared health information portals address health care privacy  more
Knowledge Asset Protection Programs
For many financial services information companies, consumer products manufacturers, retailers, health care companies, and business services more
Shire LLC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. *
Represented Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in patent litigation relating to generic forms of guanfacine hydrochloride used to treat ADHD. Shire more
DN Lookup Technologies LLC v. Cox Communications Inc. *
Represented Cox Communications Inc. in the District of Delaware in a patent infringement action relating to domain name resolution systems. DN more
Represented Telecommunications Company in Putative Class Action
Represented a large telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action filed in federal district court and successfully litigated the more
MicroLog Corp. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al.
Counsel for Cisco in a patent litigation brought in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted a patent related to call and message flow more
Importers Service Corporation v. Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
Lead counsel representing GP Chemicals Equity LLC (GP) in an action alleging breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, violations of the Lanham more
FCPA declination by DOJ and SEC
Obtained a complete declination by Department of Justice and SEC of an FCPA matter for a public company client. Conducted a multi-national FCPA more
Inter partes review for YP Interactive LLC
In Oracle Corp. et al. v. Click-To-Call Technologies LP, Click-to-Call Technologies LP (“CTC”) asserted patent infringement claims against more
DataTreasury Corp. v. Wachovia Corp., et al. and DataTreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Lead counsel for Wachovia Bank, Branch Banking & Trust Company, M&T Bank and Comerica Bank against DataTreasury in patent infringement more
Monec Holding AG v. Motorola Mobility, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Motorola Mobility in a patent infringement suit filed by Monec in the District of Delaware. The parties settled

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Alan Weiss v. National Football League Properties, Inc. and Logo Athletic, Inc. and The Five Smiths, Inc. d/b/a The Atlanta Falcons
Represented the National Football League and Atlanta Falcons in a trademark dispute involving rights in and to the “Dirty Bird” mark. Alan Weiss more
Misuse of Confidential Information and Improper Solicitation Litigation
Represented a California employer in action brought by our client against a former employee and competitor alleging the improper use of confidential more
Synergistic International Inc. v. Windshield Doctor, Inc.
Represented Dwyer Group concept Glass Doctor. Obtained a preliminary injunction against infringer. Synergistic International Inc. v. Windshield more
Industrial products manufacturer license agreement
Represented an international industrial products manufacturer in negotiating an updated worldwide license agreement with another international more
Represented Hydroelectric Joint Venture Against Warranty Claims
Was part of team of attorneys that successfully represented international joint venture against warranty claims for hydroelectric plant in more
Two Men and a Truck/International, Inc. v. Robert Lee Thomas, et al.
Represented Two Men and a Truck. Obtained a preliminary and permanent injunction against an infringer and an award of attorney’s fees.

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Synergistic International, Inc. v. Monaghan
Represented Dwyer Group concept Glass Doctor. Successfully defended claim made by a former franchisee that the parties’ dispute must be arbitrated. Synergistic International, Inc. v. Monaghan more
Who Dat?, Inc. v. NFL Properties LLC, et al.
Represented the National Football League and the New Orleans Saints in a trademark dispute involving rights in and to the designation “Who Dat”.
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Employment Class Action against Publicly Traded Manufacturing Company
Represented company in a large California employment class action in California Superior Court, defending claims of unpaid meal breaks, improper more
Counselor for Regional General Contractor in Lawsuit regarding Recovery against Subcontractor’s Surety Bond
Represents regional general contractor in lawsuit against subcontractor’s surety seeking recovery for costs of repairing defective work. more
Restructuring of employment agreements
Represented the Compensation Committee of a publicly-traded company in updating and renegotiating the employment agreements of the CEO and other more
False Claims Act Retaliation Litigation
Represented Emory University, Inc. in an action brought by a former employee who claimed she was discharged for engaging in protected activity under more
Walker Digital v. Cryptic Studios Inc. et al.
Defended client in patent infringement litigation related to payment processing using credit cards, gift cards and third-party payment services.


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Employee Breach of Contract Litigation
Represented Office Depot, Inc. in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that our client breached an employment contract and was unjustly enriched more
Executive compensation and benefit programs for hospital
Worked with senior HR executives and the Board of a hospital that is a government entity to update the hospital's executive employment arrangements more
Resolution of ESOP issues
Represented a large West Coast manufacturing company in resolving significant issues related to the operation of its ESOP, including strategy to more
Bell Atlantic Corporation, et al. v. Twombly, et al. *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding significant antitrust case alleging conspiracy among Regional Bell

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Fraud and civil conspiracy
Successfully represented an advertising and publishing company against claims ranging from fraudulent inducement to civil conspiracy. The Court more
Breach of contract and fraud case for a large telecommunication company
Serving as lead counsel for a large telecommunication company, the firm won a motion to dismiss claims alleging breach of rights of way agreement. more
Breach of contract and fraud case for BellSouth Telecommunications Inc.
Serving as lead counsel for a large telecommunication company, the firm won a motion to dismiss breach of contract and fraud claims based primarily

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FCPA due diligence in China, Vietnam and India *
Conducted FCPA due diligence in China, Vietnam, and India, as well as transactions in the Middle East and Europe. The due diligence focused on more
Representation of multinational Fortune 500 Company regarding its strategy to expand in China and other parts of Asia *
Advised a multinational Fortune 500 Company about its strategy to expand in China and other parts of Asia as part of a year-long strategic overhaul more
Training on “Business Ethics in China" in China *
Conducted training on “Business Ethics in China,” Zhongshan, China, September 2008. more
Representation of Fortune 500 Company relating to labor unions in China and China’s employment laws *
Advised a Fortune 500 Company’s Chinese subsidiaries on issues relating to the formation of labor unions in China and China’s employment laws. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for adidas
Represents adidas in providing comprehensive and aggressive patent protection. The firm works intimately with in-house patent counsel and the more
Defamation litigation for radio group *
Defended radio group in high profile defamation claim arising from website of well-known radio personality. more
Representation of U.S. manufacturer in establishment of Chinese and off-shore entities *
Represented U.S. manufacturer of animal feed additives in establishment of Chinese and off-shore entities more
Representation of U.S. clients in relation to local labor arbitrations in China *
Assisted U.S. clients in relation to local labor arbitrations in China. more
Training to numerous clients about the implementation of China’s Employment Contract Law *
Provided advice and training to numerous clients about the implementation of China’s Employment Contract Law in 2008. more
FCPA training for automotive manufacturing subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 Company *
Conducted FCPA training for automotive manufacturing subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 Company, “Gifts and Bribes: Avoiding Liability and Corruption more
Representation of clients in relation to Rule B Admiralty proceedings *
Assisted western and Chinese clients in relation to Rule B Admiralty proceedings in the Southern District of New York. more
Investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for a U.S. company in the healthcare industry *
Conducted full investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for a U.S. company in the healthcare industry in 2011-2012. more
Representation of automotive manufacturer in set-up of new entity with Greenfield manufacturing facility *
Assisted automotive manufacturer in set-up of new entity with Greenfield manufacturing facility and negotiated construction, project management and more
Defamation litigation for television broadcasting company *
Defended television station in connection with defamation claims brought by participant in college hazing incident. more
Represented media and First Amendment groups in revision to Georgia Sunshine Laws *
Represented interests of media and public-interest groups in connection with revision of Georgia Sunshine Laws by Georgia Attorney General and more
In re Corus Bankshares, Inc.
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Corus Bankshares, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the holding company for

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Representation of large U.S. manufacturer in energy sector
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Represented large U.S. manufacturer in energy sector in the formation of new entities, joint ventures, and acquisitions in China. more
Defended book publisher against claims of fraud and misrepresentation *
Represented book publisher against claims arising from financial misconduct by author. more
Representation of multi-national agribusiness company relating to all aspects of agribusiness in China *
Provided multi-national agribusiness company and related entities with a comprehensive introduction and strategic program relating to all aspects of more
Representation of multiple clients related to FCPA investigations *
Assisted clients in FCPA investigations and conducted individualized seminars to clients in China. more
Represented consortium of media companies in seeking access to criminal trial *
Represented a consortium of media companies in seeking access to hearings and trial proceeding in high-profile murder triangle trial. more
Investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for U.S.-based Fortune 100 Company in China *
Conducted full investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for U.S.-based Fortune 100 Company in China in 2011. more
In re R&G Financial Corporation
Represented the largest creditor (the indenture trustee for more than $325 million in indebtedness; no official creditors’ committee was appointed)

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Represented internet company in claims challenging ownership rights *
Represented internet company against claims asserting fraud in distribution of ownership interests. more
Superfund insurance claim and EPA negotiations for an investment partnership
Successfully obtained an agreement from an insurer to defend an investment partnership with regard to a Superfund action brought by the Environmental  more
Antitrust compliance training for a Fortune 500 corporation’s operating facilities in China *
Conducted antitrust compliance training for a Fortune 500 corporation’s operating facilities in Changzhou, China. “Know Your Antitrust – Compliance more
Acquisition of a majority interest of a Taiwanese-owned Chinese manufacturing company *
Represented a client in the acquisition of a majority interest of a Taiwanese-owned Chinese manufacturing company with related assets/ownership in more
Investigation for U.S. company relating to kick-backs, trade secrets and non-competition *
Conducted an investigation into kick-backs, trade secrets and non-competition for a U.S. company culminating in the termination of multiple employees  more
Representation of clients in relation to dispute resolution in mediations and in front of the CIETAC *
Assisted clients in relation to dispute resolution in mediations and in front of the Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission more
Management of local counsel in Chinese Court proceedings *
Assisted companies by managing local counsel in Chinese Court proceedings. more
Inter Partes and Ex Parte Reexaminations related to insulation products
Representing third party requester in challenging a significant patent portfolio relating to binders for formaldehyde-free insulation products more
Representation of clients in labor arbitrations in China *
Assisted clients in labor arbitrations in China. more
Representation of large manufacturer of agricultural products in relation to importation and labeling of GMO and non-GMO products into China *
Advised a large manufacturer of agricultural products in relation to importation and labeling of GMO and non-GMO products into China and reversing a more
Acquisition of a software company in India for a major U.S. private equity/investment firm *
Represented a major U.S. private equity/investment firm relating to the acquisition of a software company in India. more
Patent and trademark prosecution and counseling for Zodiac Aerospace
Provide patent procurement and counseling services to Zodiac Aerospace, a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional more
Abramski v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court
Represented former police officer Bruce Abramski in a successful cert petition and in merits briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case more
FCPA and antitrust training for large U.S.-based insurance and benefit administrative company in China *
Conducted FCPA and antitrust training for large U.S.-based insurance and benefit administrative company. Xinxiang, China, March 2011. more
Training presentation for a US-based corporate headquarters in Shanghai, China *
Conducted a training presentation for a US-based corporate headquarters in Shanghai, China. “Anti-bribery and Compliance in China: The FCPA and more
FCPA training presentation for large U.S. manufacturer of industrial equipment for the solar industry *
Conducted FCPA training presentation for large U.S. manufacturer of industrial equipment for the solar industry. Shanghai, China, February 2011. more
Representing communications company in litigation over retransmission rights *
Represented cable system in claims alleging violation of rights established by retransmission consent agreement. more
FCPA and anti-bribery training for a U.S. manufacturer in China *
Conducted FCPA and anti-bribery training for a U.S. manufacturer in Wuhan, China in 2013. more
Representation of global automotive parts conglomerate in China *
Assisted global automotive parts conglomerate in establishment and operation of numerous wholly-owned subsidiaries and Joint Venture operations in more
Defended television studio against invasion of privacy lawsuit *
Represented television studio and talk show host against claims for invasion of privacy and misappropriation based on appearance of minor on talk more
Successfully represented government contractor in False Claims Act investigation
Persuaded U.S. Attorney’s Office not to indict a government contractor after a two year False Claims Act investigation. more
Telecommunications bankruptcy cases
Representation of regional telecommunications company in numerous telecommunications bankruptcy cases pending throughout the United States. Issues more
Loan workouts for financial institution
Representation of financial institution in numerous loan workouts throughout the United States. more
SEC investigation for a large financial institution
Represented a financial institution in a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and convinced the Commission staff to close more
Inter Partes Reviews for leading technology company and Covered Business Method Patent Reviews for global internet services provider
Representing some of the largest global companies in their efforts to challenge third party patents through post-grant trials proceedings at the more
Patent prosecution counsel for leading global software company
Patent prosecution and portfolio management. more
Successfully persuaded the DOJ not to take any action against a construction client
Convinced the Department of Justice to decline prosecution of a construction company, after the DOJ had previously identified the company as a target  more
Represented provider of data services to data fusion company in bankruptcy
Representation of Equifax as provider of data services and member of creditors committee in the TLO LLC bankruptcy case pending in the Southern more
Conducted an international anti-corruption internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company
Conducted an internal investigation in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and Dubai into anticorruption issues for a Fortune more
Represented employees in an export investigation
Represented a group of employees in an investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Immigration & Customs more
Ongoing open source software counseling for global transaction processing company
Advising client on an ongoing basis with respect to open source software compliance, auditing and remediation efforts. more
Internal investigation for medical diagnostic company
Represented an Audit Committee of a medical diagnostic company in conducting an internal investigation involving compliance and assisting with more
Warehouse lien rights in bankruptcy case
Representation of Innotrac Corporation as warehouse and sales fulfillment provider to Tactica International in bankruptcy case pending in the more
Trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization
We provide extensive trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization. We also manage the organization's domestic and more
Acquisition of Family Christian Bookstores
Represented a group, including Richard L. Jackson, the CEO and founder of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest healthcare staffing company in the more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of detention facility
Representation of CGL Management Group in acquiring the Irwin County Detention Center in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case pending in the Northern more
Inter Partes Reexaminations for leading provider of wearable sensor technologies
Representing a patent owner in multiple inter partes patent reexamination proceedings. more
Warehouse lien rights in bankruptcy case
Representation of Innotrac as warehouse and internet sales fulfillment provider to Dots clothing stores in bankruptcy case pending in the District of  more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of precast concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Duratek Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy case more
Successfully responded to a civil investigative demand and persuaded the DOJ not to take any action against client
Conducted an internal investigation and represented a healthcare practice in responding to a civil investigative demand and investigation into more
363 bankruptcy bidder for roofing company
Representation of Oldcastle Materials as bidder in 363 sale in bankruptcy case of JEH Roofing pending in Northern District of Texas.

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Represented medical practice in False Claims Act litigation
Reached a favorable settlement with a relator, the federal government and State of Georgia for a medical practice in a Federal False Claims Act more
Patent licensing and litigation for global agricultural equipment company
Over the past several years, has drafted and/or negotiated the majority of IP agreements entered into by the client, working closely with in-house IP  more
Sale of assets for approximately $309 million
Represented a private real estate investment fund in its sale of all its assets which consisted of 9 apartment communities for approximately $309 more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of precast concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle Materials in acquiring assets of Modern Precast, a producer of precast concrete products, in a 363 sale in a bankruptcy more
Consulting services on alter ego and fraudulent transfer theories
Provided consulting services regarding alter ago and fraudulent transfer theories. more
Franchisor in hotel bankruptcy cases
Representation of Intercontinental Hotel Group throughout the United States in numerous bankruptcy cases involving hotel franchisees. more
Inter Partes Reexaminations for owner of mobile telecommunications patents
Representing the owner of a significant patent portfolio relating to mobile telecommunication technologies in defense of several inter partes more
Bankruptcy litigation for franchisor
Represent retail store franchisor in fraudulent transfer litigation regarding franchisee’s acquisition of assets of another company that subsequently  more
Bankruptcy services for investment company regarding portfolio company
Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an entertainment-oriented portfolio company. more
Lender holding $28 million note secured by four shopping centers in bankruptcy case
Representation of lender holding $28 million note secured by four shopping centers in bankruptcy case. more
Lender holding $17 million note secured by apartment complex in bankruptcy case
Representation of lender holding $17 million note secured by apartment complex in bankruptcy case. more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Schwab Industries, an importer and producer of cement and concrete products, in a 363 sale in a more
Orion IP LLC v. Nike Inc. et al.
The firm represented adidas against plaintiff Orion IP LLC, now Clear With Computers, in a suit where multiple defendants, including PACCAR and more
Merger agreement with Scientific Conservation, Inc.
Represented Servidyne, Inc., a building efficiency services provider with shares listed on NASDAQ, in its consideration of strategic alternatives, more
Counseling and patent procurement services for international leader in the development of optical multi-touch technology
Provides intellectual property counseling and patent procurement services to an international leader in the development of optical multi-touch more
Litigation for lender on a $17 million loan
Represented lender in federal and state courts in several related proceedings concerning a $17 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s more
$60 million disposition of business assets
Represented YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
Article 9 UCC foreclosure acquisition of aggregate and concrete products
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of precast concrete company in an Article 9 Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure sale in Maine. more
Chapter 11 creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films
Representation of the creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films in a Chapter 11 more
Due diligence for 363 bankruptcy sale of telecommunications business
Representation of telecommunications company conducting due diligence in 363 sale of telecommunications business. more
$7.2 million bankruptcy preference litigation
The firm served as lead counsel in defending Initiative Media in a $7.2 million preference lawsuit asserted by the trustee overseeing the more
Bidder for music company in bankruptcy 363 sale
Representation of a bidder for assets in a 363 asset sale in the bankruptcy case of a music company pending in the United more
adidas inter partes review
Representing adidas in inter partes review proceedings against patent owned by Nike concerning footwear manufacturing technology. more
Lender holding $60 million debt secured by mixed use complex in bankruptcy
Representation of Waterton Associates, holder of $60 million of mortgage and mezzanine debt, in bankruptcy case of residential apartment and more
Cross patent license for emerging growth company
Represent an emerging growth company in enhanced oil recovery in a global cross patent license agreement with Chevron USA and numerous other supply, more
Purchaser of Wonder Bread in 363 sale in Hostess bankruptcy case
Representation of Flowers Foods in acquiring Wonder Bread and other assets from Hostess Brands a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in excess of  more
Creditors committee and liquidating trust for Amelia Island Plantation
Representation of the Amelia Island Plantation creditors committee and subsequently the liquidating trust. Total liabilities in bankruptcy case more
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. American Eagle Furniture Inc.
We represented youth fashion retailer American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) in a trademark infringement and unfair competition matter. We filed suit in

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Represented hedge fund in U.S. Tax Court litigation
Represented hedge fund in U.S. Tax Court litigation. The IRS challenged the economic substance of investments and allocation of partnership income more
ESOP loan workout
Represent financial institution in loan workout related to ESOP transaction. more
Litigation involving unfair and deceptive trade practices
Obtained dismissal of unfair and deceptive trade practices claim filed in North Carolina Business court against former officers and directors of a more
Customs and tax issues of memorabilia against U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Represented an international company against U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s claim that memorabilia taken from U.S. headquarters and used in more
Litigation for Tennessee-based consulting firm
Counsel to Tennessee-based consulting firm in federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Obtained dismissal of all seven counts  more
Litigation for warehouse line lender
Represent warehouse line lender in litigation brought by the Bankruptcy Trustee of one of its primary customers (a residential mortgage lender and more
Origination of a $140M real estate loan secured by several assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
Represented a major U.S. financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the origination of a $140 million real estate more
Breach of fudiciary duty
Defend mutual holding company community bank and its parent company and individual directors against individual and derivative claims by a more
Sale of several multifamily apartment projects located in Georgia and Florida valued at more than $700M
Represented an institutional equity fund in the sales of 10 multifamily apartment projects located in Georgia and Florida having an aggregate value more
$1.3 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility for a national cellular telephone tower owner
Represented a major U.S. financial institution, as co-agent and lender, in connection with the provision of a $1.3 billion syndicated senior secured more
Patent Reissue Proceeding
Obtained additional patent claims related to multicast messaging through a reissue proceeding. more
Appointment of a federal receiver on a $67M loan secured by franchised hotels
Represented a CMBS special servicer on the appointment of a federal receiver on a $67 million loan secured by six franchised hotels in five states more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Represented patent owner in an inter partes reexamination for a patent directed to multimedia messaging. Convinced examiner to withdraw 12 rejections  more
Ex parte reexamination defense
Successfully represented the patent owner in four, serial ex parte reexaminations brought by Medtronic, a large medical device company. more
Modification of a $96M loan secured by office tower
Represented a CMBS special servicer on the modification of a $96 million loan secured by an office tower in New Jersey. more
Securities class action for a financial institution
Represented acquiror bank in class action on behalf of shareholders of target bank seeking an injunction presenting or rescinding the acquisition and  more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Representing owner of a patent directed to configuring a wireless device in an inter partes reexamination which involves an appeal to the Federal more
Modification of an $80M loan secured by franchised hotel
Represented a CMBS special servicer on the modification of an $80 million loan secured by a franchised hotel in Georgia. more
Origination of a $40M real estate loan secured by several skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
Represented a major U.S. financial institution as lender in connection with the origination of a $40 million real estate loan secured by 13 skilled more
Appointment of a federal receiver on $187M loan secured by franchised hotels
Represented a CMBS special servicer on the appointment of a federal receiver on a $187 million loan secured by eight franchised hotels in six states. more
Sale of over 80 conventional and affordable multifamily residential properties nationwide
Represented an S&P 500 publicly traded REIT in connection with the sales of over 80 conventional and affordable multifamily residential more
Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Tampa Ports Authority Expansion
Counsel to major geo-material manufacturer and supplier to the Tampa Ports Authority in connection with its substantial facilities and infrastructure  more
Counsel to Global Top 10 Engineering Consultancy
Counsel to global Top 10 engineering consultancy regarding multiple projects in United States. more
Counsel to the Governor of South Carolina in Constitutional Challenge Regarding Utilization of Federal Stimulus Funds
Represented Governor Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court in connection with his efforts to shift more
Political and Economic Initiatives for British Consulate General
Counsel to British Consulate General regarding political and economic initiatives in the Southeastern United States. more
Venture Capital Fund Counsel
Counsel to venture capital fund focused upon early-stage South Carolina domiciled companies. more
Counsel to the Georgia Ports Authority Regarding Vital Harbor and Federal Navigation Channel Deepening Project
Counsel to major stakeholder in connection with the most significant waterway dredging project and associated port facilities expansion currently more
Southeastern Conference University Athletic Facilities Expansion
Counsel to Southeastern Conference university regarding expansion of athletic facilities. more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Representing patent owner in multiple inter partes reexamination proceedings related to patents for mobile telephone communication technologies. The more
Orion IP LLC v. Nike Inc. et al.
The firm represented adidas against plaintiff Orion IP LLC, now Clear With Computers, in a suit where multiple defendants, including PACCAR and more
Complex business litigation for AT&T Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims of corporate defamation and unfair and deceptive trade practices for AT&T Corporation. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Hythiam Inc.
Represents Hythiam Inc. and coordinates its global patent strategy. The firm has prepared and prosecuted patent applications involving treatments for  more
Counsel to ENR Top 10 Construction Firm Regarding Hotel Projects in Arizona, Connecticut and Georgia
Represented general contractor in connection with the prosecution of over $30 million in claims arising out of hotel projects for a national hotel more

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Experience Highlights

Acquisition of Innotrac Corporation by Sterling Partners
Represented Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC) in its January 2014 acquisition by Sterling Partners, a private equity fund, for approximately $110 more
Licensing for German pharmaceutical company
Represented a German pharmaceutical company in connection with a $400 million licensing and commercialization transaction to obtain rights more
Clean Air Act for subsidiaries of Rollins Inc. Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company
Represent major subsidiaries of Rollins Inc., Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company, in response to ongoing federal and state Clean more
Dismissal of age discrimination case
Represented a major airline against an age discrimination and Railway Labor Act case brought by 21 former pilots in the Eastern District of New York. more