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Wage and hour issues under federal and state law for a North Georgia optical retailer
Conducted due-diligence review of labor and employment issues for a North Georgia optical retailer in connection with the acquisition of a company more Featured
Summary judgment for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more Featured
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (RJRT) successfully in Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action. On February 18, 2016, the

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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
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
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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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
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
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
Injunction on behalf of national automobile painting franchisor against former franchisee
Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a national automobile painting franchisor against a former franchisee enforcing the franchise 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
Technology and brand protection advice for Oldcastle Inc.
Represents Oldcastle Inc. in the protection of its technology throughout North America by providing patent advice, clearance, protection, and more Featured
Intellectual property advice for Furniture Brands International, Inc.
Represents Furniture Brands International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of home furnishings, including such brands as Broyhill, more Featured
Franchise litigation related to technology licenses for entertainment technology company
Represented an entertainment technology company regarding claims that it had unlawfully sold franchises in California in violation of state franchise  more Featured
Severance arrangements for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Provided advice, separation agreements, and related documents to a provider of technology solutions to the financial world in connection more Featured
Construction dispute representation for a U.S.- based construction company
Represented a Florida construction company in claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding The Seven Oaks Dam in Southern California. more Featured
Patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company. Although historically, the company’s main focus has been on more Featured
Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. & Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC v. Stevens et al.
Represented Major League Baseball Properties and the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, LLC in a widely publicized lawsuit in federal court in Illinois

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Negotiated credit card program for bank holding company
Represented American bank holding company negotiate outsourced credit card program with Visa. more
Patent, trade secret, and other IP counseling for biotech client
Handled patent and general intellectual property strategy and advised biotech client at the forefront of immunotherapy for cancer and infectious more
SEC investigations and administrative proceedings
Defended individuals and companies in administrative proceedings for violations of federal securities laws. more
Successfully obtained enforcement of contract for investment broker
Successfully obtained enforcement of contract for investment broker retained in sale of privately-held company after breach by sellers. more
Corporate internal investigations
Performed internal investigations into corporate wrongdoing on behalf of audit committees for public companies. more
Breach of contract defense for large telecommunications company
Served as lead counsel in defending our client against a disgruntled dealer that sued for an alleged breach of the dealership agreement. The case more
Breach of contract defense for large media company
Served as lead counsel in defending our client against a disgruntled business partner that filed a demand for arbitration over an alleged breach of a  more
Patent litigation defense for Friendly Environment
Serves as local counsel for Friendly Envrionment in a lawsuit alleging that Friendly Environment and Atlantic Construction Fabrics, Inc., have more
Outsourcing of American bank holding company's data centers and IT department to IBM
Represented American bank holding company in the outsourcing of its data centers and IT department to IBM. more
Outsourcing supply chain and logistics functions for consumer product manufacturer and distributor
Represented consumer product manufacturer and distributor in the outsourcing of its North American supply chain and logistics functions to a leader more
Patent litigation for leading manufacturer of medical devices
Served as lead counsel in various patent infringement matters, successfully asserting and defending patents relating to bone screws and other more
Racing Optics v. Aevoe
Representing plaintiff-patentee Racing Optics in patent infringement action against competitor Aevoe and its Moshi-brand touch screen protectors in more
Defended several shareholder derivative lawsuits against directors of publicly traded companies concerning mergers
Successfully obtained dismissals for directors of publicly traded companies in shareholder litigation asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims more
System Solutions v. LabCorp et al.
Represent LabCorp in federal court litigation involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement. Case pending. more
Sale of assets of health care services provider from 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
Licensing and support of a data management platform for international rolled aluminum producer
Represented an international rolled aluminum producer in connection with the licensing and support of a data management platform from SAP. more
Patent litigation defense for Sage Software North America
Served as lead counsel in a lawsuit alleging that Sage Software had infringed Uniloc’s patent relating to the use of software to administer licenses more
Patent litigation defense for Sage Software North America
Served as lead counsel in a lawsuit alleging that Sage Software had infringed Softvault Systems’ patents relating to digital rights management and more
Trade secret misuse against automobile dealer
Served as local counsel in lawsuit against one of Porsche Cars North America’s largest dealers alleging that the dealer misused Porsche Cars North more
Patent litigation defense for Sage Software North America
Served as lead counsel in a lawsuit alleging that Sage Software had infringed Mozly Tech’s patent relating to a system and method of maintaining more
Counseled clients on international export issues
Advised corporate clients, including manufacturers, oil and energy companies, information management corporations and retail companies, on potential more
Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Mylan et al.
Representing Mylan in ANDA litigations over the generic version of Dyloject®. The case involves two patents and is tentatively set for trial in April  more
In re Digital Video Receivers
Defending ARRIS in patent infringement and importation investigation brought by Rovi, related to on-screen programing guide technology. Trial set more
Aevoe v. Racing Optics
Counsel for patentee Racing Optics in four inter partes review petitions filed by competitor Aevoe challenging validity of Racing Optics’ more
In re Certain Athletic Footwear
Representing Complainant Reebok against Respondents RBX Active in patent infringement and importation investigation related to athletic shoe sole more
In re Certain Semiconductor Devices
Defending Broadcom and its six downstream customers Technicolor, HTC, Comcast, Arista, NETGEAR, and ARRIS in patent infringement and importation more
Voluntary dismissal of trade secrets and non-disclosure agreement case
Defended world’s leading mattress manufacturer in litigation involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a non-disclosure more
Mark A. Barry, M.D. v. Medtronic, Inc.
As lead trial counsel to the inventor and patent owner, obtained a verdict of willful infringement and an award of $20.3 for past damages after a more
Patent litigation defense for Cox Communications
Served as lead counsel in defending Cox Communications against claims of patent infringement relating to several telecommunications patents. After more
Obtained an IPR victory for Zodiac Aerospace
B/E Aerospace and Zodiac Aerospace are fierce competitors in the market for aircraft interiors, including lavatories. B/E and Zodiac have been more
Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Mylan et al.
Representing Mylan in ANDA litigations over the generic version of Toviaz®. Both litigations, brought within days of each other in differing more
Lead counsel in civil lawsuit for a victim of human trafficking
Served as lead counsel for our client who was a victim of labor trafficking. The firm’s client, Thembi Dlamini, was enticed to Atlanta from her more
Patent Litigation for developer of porous plastic and porous fiber products
Lead counsel for the plaintiff, a leader in the development and manufacturing of porous plastic and porous fiber products, in patent infringement more
K2 Asia Ventures v. Krispy Kreme et al.
Representing Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in litigation against plaintiffs who claim that Krispy Kreme breached an agreement to permit them to more
Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the more
Cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of corporate bonds
Represented Reynolds American in a cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of its outstanding corporate bonds. more
Trademark counsel 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
Trademark enforcement counsel to Marriott International
The firm serves as primary outside trademark counsel for Marriott, managing the portfolio programs of all 16 of its internationally known hotel and more
Global trademark portfolio counsel to Celanese Corporation
Celanese Corporation is a global technology and specialty materials company that engineers and manufactures a wide variety of products essential to more
Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
Successfully defended patent infringement case in the Northern District of California for client Oracle against Thought, Inc. involving seven patents  more
Sale of membership interests for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Served as seller's M&A counsel for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC, a U.S.-based producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging solutions for more
Patent counseling for Qiagen
Provides patent counseling for Qiagen, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and more
Strategic acquisition for global manufacturer of aircraft systems
Served as buyer's counsel for one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business more
Federal criminal investigation for a university
Represented a university and its employees in a federal criminal investigation of a third party relating to federal government submissions. The more
Patent prosecution and counseling for National Institutes of Health
Represents the National Institutes of Health under government contract and conducts patentability analysis and prosecutes patent applications for more
Technology license agreement for global telecommunications company *
Drafted and negotiated technology license agreement for smart grid devices with worldwide energy company. more
Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
Information technology outsourcing transaction for financial services company
Represented financial services company in connection with multi-vendor, multi-tower IT outsourcing of its application development, production support  more
Outsourcing of customer contact center for financial services company
Represented financial services company in connection with negotiation of a contract for the support of its customer contact center. more
Data security and privacy regulations and compliance for national restaurant company *
Advised national restaurant company regarding data security and privacy regulations and compliance; drafted and implemented comprehensive Privacy more
Negotiating cloud-based technology transactions *
Represented both customer and vendors in negotiating cloud-based technology transactions. more
Launch of technology operations for a spin-off business in the travel industry *
Assisted in the launch of technology operations for a spin-off business in the travel industry by negotiating numerous transactions, including an more
Negotiating Software-as-a Service (SaaS) agreements for global provider of cloud messaging *
Represented leading global provider of cloud messaging and business integration services in negotiating Software-as-a Service (SaaS) agreements with more
Terms of Use and Privacy Notice for luxury automobile manufacturer *
Structured Terms of Use and Privacy Notice for luxury automobile manufacturer’s communication management system. more
Multi-agreement transaction for international telecommunications company *
Represented international telecommunications company in structuring a multi-agreement transaction for the joint development, license, and more
Technology license and professional services agreements for mobile app developer *
Represented mobile app developer in structuring technology license and professional services agreements. more
Aaron's, Inc. Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc.
Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the more
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
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
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
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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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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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
SoftView LLC v. Kyocera Corp. and Motorola Mobility LLC
In only the second appeal of a final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review, the more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Successful pro bono representation
Successfully represented two pro bono clients seeking various forms of immigration relief. 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
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.
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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  more
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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. 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
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
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
Trademark litigation for well-known American film studio and distributor
We represented well-known movie studios and television networks against a trademark lawsuit filed by an oil corporation which alleged more
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
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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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
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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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
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
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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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
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DuPont v. Kolon Industries
Represented DuPont before the Fourth Circuit in an appeal of a $919 million trial verdict. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Provided counsel on California Private Attorneys General Act
Represent and advise California employers on matters arising under California Private Attorneys General Act. 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
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
Litigation for international automotive manufacturer
Represented international automotive manufacturer in several trial court matters and appeals concerning the termination of dealerships, petitions for  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
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
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
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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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
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
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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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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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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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
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
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
Cybersecurity Strategy & Contracts
Assisted high-profile advocacy organizations, business services organizations and law firms to make their infrastructure more secure, including 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
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
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
Knowledge Asset Protection Programs
For many financial services information companies, consumer products manufacturers, retailers, health care companies, and business services 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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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
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
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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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
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
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
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
Telecommunications bankruptcy cases
Representation of regional telecommunications company in numerous telecommunications bankruptcy cases pending throughout the United States. Issues 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Restaurant franchisor antitrust action
Represented a restaurant franchisor in defending against antitrust action alleging, among other things, vertical price fixing and Robinson-Patman Act  more
Loan modification for loan company
Represented lender in assumptions of securitized loans. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Philadelphia-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Secured credit arrangement for national mortgage originator *
Represented a national mortgage originator and servicer as borrower under a workout secured credit arrangement in severe financial straits. more
Acquisition of Oklahoma bank by Kansas-based financial institution
Represented a Kansas-based financial institution in its acquisition of an Oklahoma-based national bank. more
Purchase of stock assets by U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its purchase of stock assets. more
Dotcast, Inc. v. Movie Gallery, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Dotcast in a suit in the Northern District of Georgia to recover patent rights in the hands of a more
Assistance with subpoenas for construction companies in a Department of Justice investigation
Represented general construction companies in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas. more
Copyright dispute for technical and scientific research services company
Represented a technical and scientific research services company in a copyright dispute against a computer software development and consumer products  more
Judicial estoppel issue involving one of the world's largest privately held software companies
Advised one of the world's largest privately held software companies, which had been sued by a reorganized debtor, about assertion of judicial more
Formation and implementation of franchise program for O'Charley's
Represents O’Charley’s, Inc. in connection with the formation and implementation of its franchise program handling ongoing federal and state more
Private auction and sale of Cypress Communications, Inc.
Represented Cypress Communications, Inc., a publicly held telecommunications company, and its board in connection with the private auction and more
Patent litigation for large, international bank
Represented one of the world’s largest banks that was accused of infringing patents involving payment by telephone software systems, which more
Development of community shopping centers in Atlanta
Represented a retail developer in the development of community shopping centers in suburban Atlanta. more
Conducted internal investigation for international public company
Performed an internal investigation for an international public company into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Brazil, Portugal and Africa. more
Toshiba Corporation v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Counsel for declaratory judgment defendant Hynix in patent lawsuit involving various memory chip technologies. more
Strategic alliance between telecommunication company and mobile device manufacturer
Represented global telecommunications company in strategic marketing alliance with a leading mobile device manufacturer for the development and more
Real estate fund formation for a large financial institution
Represented a large financial institution in the structuring and offering of its proprietary fund of funds. more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for one of the largest cable equipment providers
Represented all of the executive teams of one of the largest cable equipment providers in connection with the acquisition of the company by an more
Patent litigation for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carpet tile
The firm served as lead counsel for a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles in four cases, consolidated for pretrial purposes, concerning the client's  more
Rubicon Communications LP v. AT&T Intellectual Prop. II, L.P., et al.
Represented various AT&T entities in negotiating a favorable settlement before trial in litigation involving purported breaches of a previous more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Georgia Health Sciences
Represent Georgia Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including applications relating more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Death penalty representation: projects 
Lawyers work with organizations that represent death row inmates in various jurisdictions by researching and analyzing discrete areas of the law as more
Tax advice related to a political organization
Represented a businessman by providing tax advice related to the formation and representation of political organization. more
Pharmacia and Upjohn AB v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Counsel for Baxter in complex commercial international arbitration involving purified blood proteins. more
Complex business litigation for lender in multiple proceedings
Represented lender in multiple proceedings in state and federal courts regarding a mixed-use development securing $60 million in senior and junior more
Patent protection advice to a British medical device manufacturer of drug delivery and blood sampling devices
Represented a British medical device manufacturer of drug delivery and blood sampling devices in patent procurement and counseling services. more

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Experience Highlights

Garnet Digital LLC v. Apple Inc., et al.
Defending AT&T in the Eastern District of Texas. Garnet Digital filed a case against mobile device manufacturers and carriers alleging 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.

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Information technology outsourcing for global hotel company
Represented a global hotel company in connection with the outsourcing of its mainframe operations and related services to IBM. The transaction was more
Project Counsel to the School District of Greenville County, South Carolina in Connection With U.S. $1 Billion Fast-Track Renovation and New School Development Program
Project counsel to the Greenville County, South Carolina School District in connection with its innovative U.S. $1 billion plan to design and more