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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tax advice for major North American banking corporation's federal and state PACs
Providing tax advice to all of major North American banking corporation's federal and state political action committees. more Featured
Outsourcing for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in outsourcing of finance and accounting services. more Featured
Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to more FeaturedCase Study
Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Reebok Int'l Ltd.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Reebok in a patent infringement case relating to multiple patents on lacrosse gloves.  Worked with

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Legal counsel to City of Atlanta for environmental matters including resolution of citizen’s suit
The firm served as lead counsel to City of Atlanta regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting and enforcement more Featured
Asbestos settlement trust for The Celotex Corporation  *
Represented the Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust established pursuant to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for The Celotex Corporation to more Featured
Texas Tech Univ. v. Spiegelberg
Represented Collegiate Licensing Company in litigation to protect the school colors and verbal trademarks of a Texas-based university. The firm’s more Featured
Restrictive covenant litigation for EyeWonder in New York federal court and in arbitration
The firm served as lead counsel for EyeWonder, Inc. in the Southern District of New York to enforce restrictive covenants when its former head of

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In re Galey & Lord
Represented creditors' committee and then Chapter 7 trustee for Galey & Lord Inc. in connection with the sale of companies more Featured
Assist loan servicer with documenting and closing loan assumption transaction
Assist loan servicer with documenting and closing a loan assumption transaction on a multimillion dollar loan secured by a regional shopping mall more Featured
Formation of PetroLiance LLC via merger of two oil companies
Represented PetroLiance LLC, an oil company, which was formed upon the closing of a multi-a multimillion dollar financing and the merger of Southern more Featured
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more Featured
Copyright litigation defense for global music publishing company
Represented global music publishing company against a claim involving alleged violations of authors’ moral rights.
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White et al. v. Experian Information Solutions Inc., et al.
Represents Equifax in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The more Featured
Loan portfolio sales for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in multiple sales of loan and lease portfolios and related more Featured
Betz v. Weekley Homes
Successfully settled copyright litigation involving architectural works on behalf of David Weekley Homes. 

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Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more Featured
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more Featured
Construction of new hospital wing for Department of Veterans Affairs
Represented the general contractor on a new $70 million hospital wing for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following a more Featured
Advice on laws impacting health and welfare plans for a leading cancer health organization
Counsel a leading cancer health organization on federal laws impacting group health and welfare plans. more Featured
Acquisition program for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in acquisitions of more than 35 companies. more Featured
Various engineering projects for a global infrastructure, finance and media company
Advised the infrastructure division of a global infrastructure, finance and media company's project management teams on various projects involving more Featured
Sale of subsidiary of international manufacturer and buy-out of joint venture partner
Represented an international manufacturer in the sale of its gas fittings business, including operations in the United States, France and Mexico. In more Featured
Division sale for Goodrich Corporation
Represented Goodrich Corporation, which supplies systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in sale of ATS Division to  more Featured
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more Featured
H-D Michigan Inc. v. Top Quality Service Inc.
Represented Harley-Davidson Motor Company in winning a reversal in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. The Court held that more Featured
Litigation for a Georgia healthcare company
Represented a Georgia healthcare company in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the hospital dismissing antitrust claims of a perinatologist who more Featured
"At-the-market" public offering of common stock for Delta Air Lines
Represented Delta Air Lines in connection with its $196 million registered "at-the-market" offering of common stock. more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Manages all aspects of the extensive trademark portfolio of one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and more Featured
Contested acquisition of CNB Financial Corporation
Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB more Featured
Wrongful termination of multi-year workers' compensation insurance program
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation alleging breach of a contract to provide three years of “guaranteed cost” workers compensation more Featured
Defense of City of Augusta, Georgia against state Clean Water Act enforcement action
Represented the City of Augusta, Georgia in defense of a Georgia EPD Clean Water Act enforcement action. more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe Bruyette & Woods in a $122 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, in the $122 million initial public offering by Territorial Bancorp Inc. more Featured
Design, construction, and commissioning of an off-shore oil production facility in Malaysia for worldwide oil and gas organization
Represent a worldwide oil and gas organization with respect to disputes against various EPC contractors retained to perform the design, more Featured
Financing advice for a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores
Represented a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores in the investigation of refinancing alternatives, including loans from control shareholders. more Featured
Phillips v. AWH Corp., et al.
Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel in a significant patent law appellate case addressing claim construction more Featured
Sale of intellectual property for Hatch Medical LLC
Represented Hatch Medical LLC, seller, in $21 million sale of intellectual property related to medical device manufacturing. more Featured
Sale of subsidiary's assets for Blount International Inc.
Represented Blount International Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment, in the sale of substantially all of the more Featured
SunTrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin
Represented Houghton Mifflin in a copyright infringement suit prohibiting the publication of the book "The Wind Done Gone" because of alleged more Featured
Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation in Georgia federal court
Lead counsel on behalf of York International, a large independent supplier of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products,  more Featured
Joint venture between credit card processing company and Brazilian banking partners
Represented credit card processing company in joint venture with two Brazilian banking partners. more Featured
Multiple financings by Provident Bankshares Corporation
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in its $64.8 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and common stock and a $50 million  more Featured
Counsel to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Regarding U.S. $4 Billion Boston Harbor/Deer Island Wastewater and Water Purification Project in Boston, Massachusetts
Represented the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) on the U.S. $4 billion Boston Harbor Project, which involved over 100 separate design more Featured
Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuit of insurance coverage for directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds
Defended former directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for OncImmune, a diagnostics start-up company
Represents OncImmune, a diagnostics start-up affiliated with the University of Nottingham, in obtaining patents for cancer diagnostic methods.  These  more Featured
Acquisition and joint venture representation of national information services company
Represented Equifax Inc. in acquisitions and joint ventures in several Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in more Featured
Agreement to provide managed network services, network security services, equipment refresh, transport services, ethernet virtual private network (EVPN), Anira, and voice services
Represented global provider of telecommunications services in connection with an agreement to provide managed network services, network security more Featured
Health and welfare counseling for a natural gas distributor
Counsel a natural gas distributor on compliance issues relating to health and welfare plans, employee communications and reporting requirements. more Featured
Criminal liability and government disclosures related to internal computer audits
Advised a Fortune 500 company on criminal liability and government disclosures related to internal computer audits. more Featured
Representation of investment adviser and mutual fund family
Ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar investment manager with specialized focus on 401(k) products; and ongoing representation of related more Featured
Merger of a major Georgia vision care retailer
Conducted due diligence review of labor and employment issues, with an emphasis on wage and hour issues under federal and state law, for a major more Featured
Suffolk Construction Company v. Interface Flooring Systems, et al.
Successfully represented Interface, Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles, in a series of product liability cases filed in Massachusetts, more Featured
Advising a Fortune 100 subsidiary in pension fund's multibillion dollar investments
Represents the wholly-owned subsidiary of a major Fortune 100 company that acts as the in-house asset manager in connection with the pension  more Featured
Settlement of a major title insurance claim for a 54 acre development project
Served as lead counsel representing the developer of a high profile, 54 acre project in a major title insurance claim arising out of an easement more Featured
Asset sale for the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc.
Represented Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc. in the sale of Dr. King's papers to a buyer sponsored by the City of Atlanta. more Featured
Benefits counseling services for a non-profit health organization
Assisted a nationwide community-based health organization with the review and updating of their broad-based qualified plans and executive benefit more Featured
Pennington Seed, Inc. & Pennington Seed of Nebraska, Inc. v. United Industries Corp., d/b/a Spectrum Brands
Represented United Industries Corporation (d/b/a Spectrum Brands) in trademark litigation against a competitor and successfully settled the matter more Featured
Wetlands enforcement action for architectural and construction building products company
Successfully represented U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction building products company with regard to a wetlands enforcement action more Featured
Tax issues relating to biodiesel blending and exporting for largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom
Represented one of the largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom with complex federal and state tax issues related to its biodiesel blending and more Featured
Kimberly-Clark Corp. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Defended DuPont and obtained favorable settlement of false advertising litigation pertaining to flammability characteristics of surgical fabrics. 

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Copyright infringement defense for LaFace Records
The firm successfully defended LaFace Records and So So Def Productions in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other claims more Featured
Milliken & Company v. Interface, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, in patent litigation filed by one of its largest more Featured
Jan K. Voda v. Medtronic Inc., et al.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Jan Voda, M.D., a cardiologist, in a patent infringement suit related to angioplasty catheters against Medtronic,  more Featured
Real estate investment and development for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition and development of hotel and resort properties in the Americas and the Caribbean, more Featured
Huber Corp. v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Represented Georgia-Pacific LLC in a trademark infringement suit brought against it by one of its major competitors in the building more Featured
Compensation plans for the world's #2 chain of office supply stores
Advise the world's #2 chain of office supply stores regarding equity compensation plan and deferred compensation plans. more Featured
Acquisition for Acuity Brands Inc.
Served as buyer's counsel for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and more Featured
adidas America v. Nike Inc.
The firm represented adidas AG in a successful petition for inter partes review ("IPR") of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 assigned to Nike, Inc. more Featured
Compliance and design issue counsel for a life sciences and materials sciences company
Counsel a life sciences and materials sciences company in compliance and design issues relating to medical and other welfare benefits for active more Featured
Patent litigation for a national research university
The firm served as lead counsel for a national research university, asserting a constructive trust theory to protect the university's rights in an more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for a Fortune 500 multinational consumer electronics and computer software manufacturer
Represents a California-based Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software  more Featured
Priority of other insurance coverage for death and bodily injury following a refinery explosion
After the trial court ruled on summary judgment that Citgo, as an "additional insured" under our client’s GLC policy, could obtain $5 million in more Featured
Litigation over operating agreements and maintenance contracts for rail travel company
Represented a major rail travel company in suits over rail lines owned by the freight railroads in front of the National Arbitration Panel, a special  more Featured
Counsel for infrastructure company
Represented infrastructure company in connection with several toll road projects. more Featured
Negotiation of long term lease and development agreement for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in the negotiation of long term lease of condominium unit in multi-use high rise building on historic more Featured
Private placement of real estate opportunity fund for Wells Real Estate
Represent Wells Real Estate in private placement of real estate opportunity fund. more Featured
Counsel to City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta in a design-build project to replace the parking revenue control system of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International more Featured
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 Featured
Construction litigation for architectural and engineering firm
Represented an architectural and engineering firm against the owner on claims arising from the construction of a $100 million plus kosher food more Featured
Synergistic Int’l, LLC v. Korman
Represented the owner of the GLASS DOCTOR mark in a trademark infringement suit against a company that had used the mark WINDSHIELD DOCTOR for 17 more Featured
Syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities for food concession operator
Representation of lead agent and lender in connection with over $200 million syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan credit facilities more Featured
Counsel to the State of South Carolina Regarding Interstate Port Development Treaty
Represented the State of South Carolina in connection with the execution of a historic bi-state agreement with the State of Georgia providing for the  more FeaturedCase Study
Acquisition by a national yarn manufacturer
Represented a large, privately owned yarn manufacturer in its acquisition of one of the largest suppliers in the United States and Canada of more Featured
Hodges v. MedAssets Net Revenue Systems LLC
Served as lead counsel to MedAssets, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, which were sued for alleged breach of an earn-out agreement. Plaintiff alleged  more Featured
Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more Featured
Debt restructuring for television broadcast companies
Representation of agents and lead lenders in connection a debt restructuring of affiliated television broadcast companies and provision of over $145 more Featured
Construction arbitration for Florida construction company
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, in disputes arising from the more Featured
Construction litigation for international EPC contractor and original equipment manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel to an international EPC contractor/OEM in multiparty disputes arising out of the construction of an $800 million more Featured
Construction litigation for transportation company
Represent the public owner on the largest construction project undertaken in the United States. We have been working with the owner’s team, including  more FeaturedCase Study
Ware v. Office Depot Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Office Depot in defense of patent infringement allegations related to networked point of sale more Featured
Construction litigation for a general contractor
Represented the general contractor in disputes surrounding the construction of a 70,000 square foot casino. During construction, our more Featured
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in sale of The Weather Channel
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in the September 2008 sale of its weather-related businesses, including The Weather Channel and weather.com,  more Featured
Rosa Parks v. LaFace Records
Successfully represented LaFace Records in a lawsuit brought by civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for naming their Grammy nominated song “Rosa Parks.”  more Featured
BellSouth Corp. v. Forsee (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation before Georgia trial and appellate courts and in arbitration)
The firm served as lead counsel for BellSouth in a highly-publicized dispute involving Sprint’s hiring of the second highest-ranking corporate more Featured
Development of cutting edge issues in corporate governance and compliance for the world's largest in-house bar association
Advised the world's largest in-house bar association on cutting edge corporate governance and compliance issues. more Featured
Privacy policy litigation
Served as lead counsel advising companies on potential privacy litigation claims due to alleged breaches of privacy policies, including advice on more Featured
Biopolymer Engineering Inc. v. Immunocorp
The firm served as lead counsel for Biotec Pharmacon, ASA, a Norwegian pharmaceutical company, in patent infringement litigation initiated by more Featured
Tax-free spin-off for Equifax Inc. of payment services business
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in all aspects of benefit plans and executive compensation more Featured
Restructuring of CMBS trusts and related portfolios
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a private equity firm in connection with restructurings of CMBS trusts and related portfolios. more Featured
Skinner Corporation
Represented Skinner Corporation, a group of furniture retailers, in their Chapter 11 cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the more Featured
Fraudulent marketing claims of one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors
Successfully represented one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors and its franchisees in an investigation of claims associated with a more Featured
Environmental complex business litigation for paper manufacturing company
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of a paper manufacturing company in environmental complex business litigation regarding  more Featured
Intellectual property protection for a non-profit health care organization
Serves as intellectual property counsel to a non-profit health care organization, including assisting in trademark enforcement, trademark protection more Featured
Appeal of NPDES permit for Georgia-Pacific LLC
Represented Georgia-Pacific LLC with regard to a citizen-driven appeal of the re-issuance of an NPDES permit; matter was resolved successfully in more Featured
Schoenhaus v. Genesco Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Genesco Inc. in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to an orthotic device. Plaintiffs asserted a more Featured
Merger of Pro Brand International Inc.
Represented Pro Brand International, Inc., in its merger with special purpose acquisition company Granahan McCourt Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: GHN). Pro  more Featured
Formation and funding for start-up solar power company
Represented start-up solar power company with initial formation and funding. more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for large pharmaceutical outsourcing company
Represented the largest outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a claim against its carrier arising out of a more Featured
Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. The Procter & Gamble Co.
Successfully represented Georgia-Pacific in the expedited arbitration of a case involving false advertising claims in its competitor’s nationwide more Featured
In re Sun Coast Hospital, Inc., et al.
Represented the creditors' committee and now plan trustee for Sun Coast Hospital in connection with the sale of the hospital facility with more than more FeaturedCase Study
Acquisition by Zodiac Aerospace
Represented Zodiac Aerospace in its acquisition of C&D Aerospace, an aircraft interiors manufacturer with operations in the United States, more Featured
Oklahoma Med. Research Found. v. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in a patent infringement suit brought in the Northern District of more Featured
Trademark and unfair competition matters for Pfizer Inc.
Represents Pfizer Inc., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, in trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation before  more Featured
Acquisition by an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in the acquisition of stock in a company engaged in the design, manufacture and assembly or more Featured
Intellectual property and litigation for an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer
Defended an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer in a complex intellectual property licensing dispute involving allegations of breach of more Featured
Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more Featured
In re Friedman’s, Inc.
Representation of Friedman's Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores, as lead debtors' counsel in more Featured
Centennial Healthcare going-private transaction
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Centennial Healthcare, an operator of more than 100 nursing home facilities, in its consideration more Featured
$375M syndicated multi-currency revolving credit facility for publicly held contract staffing firm
Representation of lead agent and lender in connection with $375 million syndicated multi-currency revolving credit facility provided to a publicly more Featured
Borrower representation for loan to Goldsboro Milling Company
Represented Goldsboro Milling Company in securing a $170 million loan from multiple lenders secured by personal and real property in multiple states. more Featured
Real estate investment and development for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in Houston, Texas in acquisition of adjacent parcel of land for expansion of existing hotel, significant more Featured
Product default claim stemming from off-road vehicle accident
Served as counsel for an individual in a product liability action against a manufacturer of components for 4x4 vehicles. Our client became paralyzed more Featured
Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately

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Governance litigation for a health care services company
Represented a health care services company in wide-ranging disputes and litigation with a minority member who asserted a variety of breach of more Featured
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
Licensing and support of a data management platform for international rolled aluminium producer
Represented an international rolled aluminium producer in connection with the licensing and support of a data management platform from SAP. 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
Technology license agreement for global telecommunications company *
Drafted and negotiated technology license agreement for smart grid devices with worldwide energy company. 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
Technology license and professional services agreements for mobile app developer *
Represented mobile app developer in structuring technology license and professional services agreements. 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
Multi-agreement transaction for international telecommunications company *
Represented international telecommunications company in structuring a multi-agreement transaction for the joint development, license, and 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
Website privacy policy for manufacturing company
Updated website privacy policy for paper goods manufacturer. 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
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
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
Successful pro bono representation
Successfully represented two pro bono clients seeking various forms of immigration relief. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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 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
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
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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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
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
Medtronic v. Edwards Lifesciences
Defended Edwards Lifesciences in a four patent case Medtronics brought involving Edwards’ flagship prosthetic surgical heart valves. Furthermore, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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
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
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
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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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 Reexaminations for leading provider of wearable sensor technologies
Representing a patent owner in multiple inter partes patent reexamination 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
ESOP loan workout
Represent financial institution in loan workout related to ESOP transaction. 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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Advising a Fortune 100 company on contract management and negotiations
Advising a Fortune 100 company on contract management, dispute resolution and contract negotiations for a mass transit system initiative in more
Environmental and Regulatory Permits for Major Airline
Negotiated the issuance of a permit to a RCRA-regulated aircraft maintenance facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. more
Regulatory enforcement advice for a federal savings bank
Advised a federal savings bank on regulatory enforcement matters. more
Patent counseling for Clean Control Corporation
Performed patent work for Clean Control Corporation, an environmentally friendly cleaning solutions company. more
Sale of block and brick plants for architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in the sale of two block and brick plants. more
False Claims Act investigations for several corporations
Represented corporations in civil and criminal False Claims Act investigations and litigation, including government contracting, tax and healthcare more
Securities compliance for power and cutting tools distributor
Represented a distributor of power, hand and cutting tools in various aspects of securities compliance and SEC reporting matters. more
Consumer fraud class action litigation for advertising company in federal district court in New Jersey, New York and California
Achieved a major victory by defeating class certification in a significant class action filed against YellowPages.com. This result was preceded by more
Asset purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its asset purchase. more
Compensation advice for leading branded foods company
Advised a leading branded foods company in connection with executive and equity compensation matters.
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Patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive parts
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of patent owner in patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive more
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represented Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit in the District of Delaware involving modem technology. The more
Employment-related document-retention program for a manufacturer
Oversaw the development of a detailed employment-related document-retention program for an industry leader in the development of fastening and more
Implementation and compliance issues for health plans
Counsel to large employers with respect to all aspects of implementation and compliance issues for health plans, including HSAs and HRAs. more
Joint venture formation for an Internet service provider *
Represented an Internet service provider in the formation of a joint venture for the operation of a mobile virtual network and the negotiation of more
Thomas Molnar v. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., et al.
Represented 1-800-Flowers in defense of a false advertising class action, resulting in a nationwide settlement favorable to 1-800-Flowers, with no more
Power plant for large community-owned utility
Prosecuted a claim against the construction manager on a $1 billion coal-fired power plant built for one of the a largest community-owned utilities more
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Counsel
Counsel to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority regarding the Metro West Water Supply Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts. more
Acquisition by private equity company
Leveraged acquisition of a German holding company by a private equity partnership that manages the funds of institutional and private investors with more
Compel company sale of New York based entertainment company
Successfully represented major investors in New York based entertainment company to break board deadlock and ultimately obtain control to compel the more
Counsel to Substantial Trust in Trial Court and Appellate Litigation With Trustee/Beneficiary
Represented a substantial Trust and its Trustees in litigation commenced by a disgruntled Co-Trustee/Beneficiary. Successfully obtained Summary more
$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. more
Robbie Hillis et al. v. Equifax Consumer Services Inc., et al.
Represented Equifax in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff more
Construction disputes for a construction management and general contracting company
Represented the construction manager at risk of a construction management and general contracting company on disputes with the owner arising out of more
Federal and state grand jury proceedings
Represented companies in federal and state grand jury proceedings. more
Counsel to Top 3 Worldwide Sugar Refiner/Merchandiser and its Executives
Counsel to top 3 worldwide sugar refiner/merchandiser and its executives regarding massive explosion at refinery. more
Acquisition of Textronics Inc. for adidas International Marketing B.V.
Represented adidas International Marketing B.V. in its acquisition of Textronics Inc. a designer and developer of bio-monitoring, wearable more
Takeda Pharmaceuticals et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals et al. *
Represented one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in the trial of a Hatch-Waxman case relating to the drug lansoprazole, which has an more
Numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in numerous joint ventures and strategic alliances in the U.S. and in Europe, Latin America and Asia. more
Counsel to the Collegiate Licensing Company, one of the top sports licensing firms in the U.S.
Represents the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), one of the most successful licensing companies in the United States. CLC is the exclusive more
Two billion dollar financial arrangement for national bank *
Represented national bank as buyer in connection with an exceedingly time sensitive two billion dollar financing arrangement with a large subsidiary more
Issuer’s counsel in a $15.9 million initial public offering
Represented the issue in a $15.9 million public offering undertaken in connection with the mutual-to-stock conversion and holding company formation more
Assistance with strengthening corporate FCPA compliance programs
Assisted with research and analysis of FCPA issues in order to strengthen client compliance programs. more
Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding for Yelp and Twitter before the United States Patent and Trademark Office more
Construction litigation claims for large supplier of hydroelectric equipment
Represent one of the world's largest suppliers of hydroelectric equipment and are presently defending and asserting claims involving a hydroelectric more
Choose Co LLC v. Nestlé Waters North America Inc., et al.
Defended Nestlé Waters North America against trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and dilution arising under the

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Sale of cross border business for Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its sale of the "Sevylor" inflatables and towables business in the United States, Canada, Australia and more
Patent protection services for global entertainment technology company
Obtain meaningful and global patent protection and provide advice on patent-related transactional issues for a global entertainment technology more
Sewer use agreements for a municipal and county government *
Represented a municipal and county government in preparation of sewer use agreements with developers. more
Insurance coverage dispute in the UK regarding property damage caused by negligent construction of a multi-million distribution center in Manchester, England
We assumed the representation of Office Depot after the London High Court allowed Office Depot's insurance carriers to pursue litigation seeking a more
Outsourcing of IT service desk for international hospitality company
Represented publicly traded international hospitality company in connection with the outsourcing of its global information technology help desk and more
Nationwide action lawsuit for a specialty consumer reporting agency
Represented a specialty consumer reporting agency that collects tenant history information in a nationwide action lawsuit and negotiated a class-wide  more
Retirement plan counsel for market leader in semiconductor manufacturing
Assisted a semiconductor manufacturer by preparing IRS filings for the client’s qualified retirement plans; advising the client regarding various more
Burn injury and wrongful death *
Represented a man in litigation when a hot water heater explosion killed his wife and burned one of his sons. more
Counsel for International Airport Expansion
We represent the City of Atlanta on its $6 billion, 10-year expansion program for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As program

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Environmental counsel regarding removal of a legacy brownfields property
Assisted the client with removal of a legacy brownfields property from the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory through new protections provided under more
Litigation and agreement services for a building products manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel for a building products manufacturer and obtained an order invalidating restrictive covenant and arbitration more
Alliance Packaging LLC v. 1-800-Flowers.com
Represented 1-800-Flowers.com in a patent infringement suit in which we negotiated early, favorable resolution of patent infringement claim against more
Video-on-demand patent litigation for national cable entertainment provider
Represented national cable entertainment provider in pending multi-district patent litigation relating to video-on-demand services. Settled.
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Advice and Strategy Concerning Use of Pre-1978 Copyrights
The firm advises companies on issues concerning enforcement of rights in copyrighted works created prior to the January 1, 1978 effective date of the  more
Acquisition and licensing of branded pharmaceutical products for a public pharmaceutical company *
Represented public pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to branded more
Outsourcing of claims processing function for a mutual insurance provider
Represented private health insurance company in connection with the outsourcing of claims processing function including hosting and support for more
Representation of community bank and bank president in FDIC investigation
Successfully represented bank and bank president in connection with an FDIC investigation arising out of the high profile failure of a community bank. more
Negotiation and enforcement of more than 250 sports contracts (performance and endorsement) for National Football League, National Basketball League, Canadian Football League, Olympic, LPGA and Overseas Basketball Athletes.
Negotiation and Enforcement of More Than 250 Sports Contracts for Professional and Olympic Athletes more
Benefits litigation for a national baking company
The firm served as lead counsel for a national baking company in benefits litigation, resulting in defeat of a request for injunction to award more
Acquisition of Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. by Oak Hill Financial Inc.
Represented Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc. in its $16.0 million acquisition by Oak Hill Financial Inc. more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Provident Bankshares Corp.
Represented Provident Bankshares Corporation in one of the earliest completed TARP transactions, the  issuance of $151.0 million of  preferred stock more
Trademark counsel for the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, brand strategy, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, and counseling. more
Insurance litigation for world's leading cruise operator *
Lead counsel for world's leading cruise operator regarding catastrophic hurricane losses. more
In re Glenoit Corporation *
Led representation of Glenoit Corporation, a textile manufacturer and importer, in its Chapter 11 case. Successfully sold off non-core divisions and more
Consultation and analysis for possible construction claims
Provided consultation and analysis for possible claims arising from design and construction defects, as well as negligent maintenance of a high rise more
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP 2010 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network honored Kilpatrick Stockton LLP as their 2010 pro bono law firm of the year for designing exciting and more
Trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters for Huddle House Inc.
Represents Huddle House Inc. in trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters, including, litigation before federal district courts more
Acquisition of Florida Savings Bank
Represented Florida Savings Bank in its acquisition by Commercebank, NA, a Coral Gables, Florida bank holding company through a purchase and more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in providing credit card processing and back-office services to Australian and British  more
Select Retrieval LLC v. Aqua Superstore Inc. et al.
The firm represents Market America, Inc., an Internet marketer and broker of products and services, as defendant in a patent infringement action more
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of more
Healthy building network/unity homes for Hurricane Katrina victims
Working with the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law to advise a nonprofit organization that has designed and will produce green modular more
License dispute and non-compete advice for software company 
Serves as outside counsel for a supply chain management and logistics software company in connection with implementation disputes, license disputes more
Ponzi scheme defense for regional Georgia bank
Represented regional Georgia bank in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of a Ponzi scheme. In addition to obtaining relief from the automatic stay more
Karl Storz Endoscopy-Am., Inc. v. Stryker Inc.
Represented Smith & Nephew Endoscopy-Andover in a patent infringement litigation brought by KarlStorz Endoscopy-America Inc. that included more
International prosecution and clearance
Manage a significant volume of international prosecution and clearance work, which enables us to partner with international associates and build a more
Return of a security deposit
Obtained and collected an award of treble damages plus costs for a tenant whose lease was interrupted by foreclosure and whose security deposit was more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a dispute over the validity and enforceability of a contract to reinsure workers' more
Purchase of generating stations for a merchant power company *
Represented a merchant power company in asset purchase of generating stations in Florida and North Carolina. more
Civil rights litigation for an aerospace manufacturing company
Successfully represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a civil rights case filed by members of a political party in the U.S. The more
Litigation against borrower and guarantor of $5.5 million loan
Represented lender in connection with state and federal lawsuits in disputes against a borrower and guarantor over a $5.5 million loan.  more
Acquisition for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in an acquisition. more
State tax protest of "cost of performance" apportionment
Represented a provider of check authorization and verification services for merchants and of support that enabled community banks, credit unions, more
Public offering of convertible debt securities for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented Florida Savings Bancorp, a thrift holding company, in its public offering of convertible subordinated debentures. more
Advised national loan servicer regarding federal tax compliance of loan servicing program
Advised a national loan servicer based on East Coast in connection with maintaining compliance with federal tax law while responding to requests from  more
Construction contract for major national general contractor
Negotiated a Construction Manager at Risk contract with university officials on behalf of a national general contractor to renovate the university's more
Nationally reported sex harassment case settled favorably for computer services firm
Represented the CEO and Chairman of a large computer services firm in a nationally reported sexual harassment case that was settled on terms highly more
Workplace violence awareness
Hosted, along with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, the screening of Telling Amy's Story more
Genetics Institute Inc. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex commercial case and declaratory judgment patent lawsuit involving protein purification more
Represented hospital in licensing services
Represented hospital system in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Perceptive Software to license, implement and support an more
Rank v. Harper Collins Publishers Inc., et al.
Defended HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world’s largest book publishers, against allegations of copyright infringement brought by a more
Mutual holding company reorganization and public offering for Equitable Bank
Represented Equitable Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.2 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Breach of contract for Office Depot Inc.
Represented Office Depot Inc. in breach of contract claim regarding the award of stock options and grants. more
Environmental litigation for manufacturer of specialized machinery
Successfully defended manufacturer of specialized machinery against a Federal Aviation Administration/Department of Transportation investigation into  more
Government antitrust for nine states *
Represented nine states and the District of Columbia in a remedy phase of government antitrust action against an international software company. more
Counsel to West Virginia not-for-profit in contractual dispute
Represented a West Virginia not-for-profit owner in the defense of claims from a general contractor and the prosecution of claims on behalf of the more
Contract Dispute for Telecommunications Company
Successfully represented a major telecommunications company in a multimillion contract dispute with a joint-venture partner. The matter settled more
Collinbrook Mortgage Co. v. Equifax Information Services LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in claims brought by Collinbrook Mortgage more
Mutual holding company reorganization of United Community Bank and IPO for United Community Bancorp
Represented United Community Bank, a southern Indiana savings bank, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $36.5 million more
SEC investigation involving insider trading allegations for a large international law firm *
Represented large international law firm in SEC investigation related to insider trading allegations. more
Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Genetics Institute Inc.
Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex technical contract case involving recombinant blood proteins. Settled after trial.

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Zodiac Pool Care Inc. v. Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Zodiac Pool Care Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products, in a patent more
Litigation against Georgia DOT involving alleged defective highway work
Represented one of the largest road builders in the southeastern United States in litigation against the Georgia Department of Transportation

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Acquisition of global metal polymers company for NYSE-listed company
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of global metal polymers company with operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe, France and the United more
Two Men and A Truck International, Inc. v. David Underwood, et. al.
Lead counsel for Two Men and A Truck. Successfully enforced right of first refusal to purchase trademark. Eliminated geographic concurrent more
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in outsourcing of Brazilian information technology functions and call centers to a more
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
Counsel for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Provide counsel to the Attorney General of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians regarding litigation matters and provide risk management and risk more
Litigation for lender against breach of promissory note and guaranty agreement
Represented lender, in pursuing borrower and guarantor in a lawsuit for breach of a promissory note and breach of a guaranty agreement. Defeated more
Age discrimination and whistleblower claims
Successfully represented an investment company and its CEO in an age discrimination and whistleblower claim in Massachusetts. more
Copyright action brought against scientific, engineering and technology applications company
Defended scientific, engineering, and technology applications company against copyright claims brought by a quasi-governmental entity of Russia.

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Terminal Design Team vs. City of Atlanta
Serves as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation with its former designer over claims concerning the new international terminal to be more
Complex commercial dispute for major oil company
Represented major oil company in complex commercial dispute and breach of contract actions. more
Antitrust class action for AT&T
Defended AT&T in an antitrust class action against allegations that it and other wireless carriers colluded, in violation of the antitrust laws, more
Coty Inc. et al. v. C Lenu Inc. et al.
Obtained a $500,000 consent judgment and permanent injunction against C Lenu, Inc. and its principals. C Lenu operated a decoding facility that used more
Litigation for Accuro Healthcare Solutions
Represented and obtained summary judgment on a nine count Complaint filed against Accuro Healthcare Solutions, a medical software company, in dispute  more
Cogeneration plant construction dispute representation for engineering and construction firm
Represented full-service engineering and construction firm when the owner of a cogeneration plant in India commenced an arbitration proceeding before

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Rambus Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. et al.
Successfully represented respondents LSI Corp. and Seagate Technologies in defense of a patent infringement action involving external memory more Case Study
Asset sale of Greenleaf Environmental Group's environmental remediation business
Represent Greenleaf Environmental Group in the asset sale of its environmental remediation business including the sale of its solid waste processing more
Counsel to City of Garland, Texas Regarding Wastewater System Expansion
Represented a major Texas municipality in a multi-party dispute regarding the design, fabrication and installation of a Granular Carbon Wastewater more
Permitting and Start-Up of renewable energy facility
Represent Liberation Capital, a global private equity fund specializing in project finance for renewable energy projects, in the construction and more
Acquisition of BancIntelligence.com by Fiserv Inc.
Represented BancIntelligence.com, which develops application software for the banking industry, in the sale of all the company's stock to Fiserv Inc. more
Project Counsel for hospital in the Southwest
Currently serving as project counsel in the pre-construction and construction phases of a $500 million children’s hospital in the Southwest under our  more
Patent litigation for a national research university
Represented a national research university in connection with a patent on a drug, that ultimately became part of one of the principal treatments that  more
Insurance litigation
Represented the policyholder in two related declaratory judgment actions filed by the carrier concerning its duty to indemnify for the costs of more
Intellectual property licensing services for global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions
Provide intellectual property licensing services to a global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions to control the growth of more
Perform patent procurement for joint venture between manufacturer of farm equipment and a company that designs and builds robots
Seeking patent protection for autonomous vehicles developed through a joint venture between the world's leading manufacturer of farm equipment and a more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $27.7 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $27.7 public offering by Malvern Federal Bancorp, Inc. more
kate spade LLC v. Georgia Pen & Pencil d/b/a Davran’s, et. al.
Obtained a permanent injunction and damages in trademark counterfeiting action against a retailer and individuals that sold counterfeit KATE SPADE more
Creditors' committee for a packing company
Represented creditors committee for a packaging company with over $70 million in annual revenue. The firm successfully spearheaded appointment of more
Acquisition of Austin-Tetra by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Austin Consolidated Holdings Inc. more
Patent litigation for Purafil
Represents Purafil in preparing and prosecuting to issuance numerous patent applications relating to chemical filtration systems for the removal of more
Various product safety and recall matters
Represent and advise manufacturers, retailers, distributors and importers with regard to product safety and warning issues related to a variety of more
Investigation by U.S. Attorney's office & HHS into billing practices
Represented a medical group, in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services concerning medical more
Claim by receiver of insolvent insurer for additional workers compensation premiums
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation brought by the receiver of a insolvent company to recover workers’ compensation premiums allegedly owed  more
Construction litigation for a real estate and construction-related services company
Represented a real estate and construction-related services company in a case involving a high-rise hospital in Los Angeles impacted by the more
Internal investigation into shareholder demand issues
Counsel to Special Committee of Board of Directors for investigation of shareholder demand issues, including full internal review and report of more
Labor and Employment Litigation for major North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor
Represented major North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation and obtained summary more
Acquisition of International Resource Partners for James River Coal Company
The firm assisted James River Coal Company (James River) in its acquisition of International Resource Partners (IRP) for $515 million in cash. We more Case Study
Patent Reissue Proceeding
Obtained additional patent claims related to multicast messaging through a reissue proceeding. more
Litigation for Columbian cement supplier
Represented a Columbian cement supplier in Uniform Commercial Code dispute with buyer in the United States regarding the price the supplier paid for more
Severance plans and leave of absence policy advice
Advise many employers with respect to severance plans and leave of absence policies.
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Insurance advice for creditor's committee of Vesta Insurance Group Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the creditor's committee, and then the plan trustee, of Vesta Insurance Group more
Jury trial of civil RICO claims in Georgia state court
Successfully represented two individuals and obtained a significant jury verdict on civil RICO, fraud and libel claims. The jury trial lasted four more
Settlement fraud litigation for global chemical manufacturer in federal district and appellate courts in the Eleventh and Ninth Circuits and before Hawaii, Florida and Delaware Supreme Courts
Represented a global chemical manufacturer in "settlement fraud" cases alleging federal RICO, fraud and related claims arising out more
Counsel to Select Members of Board of Trustees of Southeastern Conference University
Counsel to members of Board of Trustees of Southeastern Conference university regarding variety of NCAA and intercollegiate athletics issues. more
PDL BioPharma Inc. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Counsel for patent owner PDL in ANDA patent lawsuit involving intravenous calcium channel blocker for treatment of hypertension. more
Lawsuit against insurance broker and major insurance carriers for bid-rigging and other market misconduct
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, more
Construction litigation claims against pipeline contractor
Kilpatrick Townsend successfully completed its representation of a pipeline contractor in Alabama federal court against two affiliated more
Multi-family development loan for Waterton Associates
Represented Waterton Associates in purchase of mortgage loan secured by 274 unit multi-family resident project in Raleigh, North Carolina and

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Acquisition of 141 acres of undeveloped land for Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P.
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P. in the acquisition of approximately 141 acres of undeveloped land in Clermont, more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $148.8 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $148.8 million initial public offering by Partners Trust Financial Group, Inc. more
2010 Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year
The Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) of Atlanta recognized Jim Coil as one of five Volunteers of the Year for providing over 200 hours of Labor and more
Insurance coverage litigation for Utility Service Company, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Utility Service Company, Inc., the nation's largest water tower service company, in a lawsuit arising  more
Trademark enforcement services for multinational Fortune 100 mail, package, and freight delivery corporation
Represents a Fortune 100 multinational corporation in the mail, package, and freight delivery industry in trademark enforcement and more
Solus Micro Technologies Inc. v. Calient Networks
Counsel for Calient Networks, an optical switching and transmission equipment manufacturer, in complex commercial arbitration involving optical more
Construction litigation for a general contractor on resort development
Represented the general contractor in numerous construction issues related to development of a hotel and resort in Destin, more
Tax litigation for a husband and wife
Represents a husband and his wife in tax court matter involving dealer status, blanket disallowance of various deductions and basis issues.  Case more
Franchise system conversion into license arrangement for franchisees
Represented group of franchisees who acquired franchise system from their franchisor in settlement of litigation and converted the system into a more
Leon Stambler v. Atmos Energy Corp., et al.
Represented Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted patents more
Construction litigation for an international designer/builder of wastewater treatment systems
Represented an international designer/builder of a unique wastewater treatment system, who contracted to design, build, operate and maintain a more
Asset purchases and environmental compliance for Oldcastle Materials Group
Represent Oldcastle Materials Group in a series of asset purchases of mining, aggregate, building products and cement companies located throughout more
eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC
Represented eBay, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, in clearing its design around and providing a non-infringement opinion after their Buy It Now  more
Trademark dispute for a leading hospitality and entertainment company
Successfully represented a leading hospitality and entertainment company in a trademark dispute in which the court denied the defendant’s motion for more
License and support arrangement for a public retail company *
Represented public retail company in connection with a license and support arrangement for an open source application platform from Red Hat from RFP more
Tax controversy representation for an individual
Represented an individual before IRS appeals and the United States Tax Court in relation to a securities lending transaction. Case pending. more
Underwriters’ counsel in a $27.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $27.1 million public offering undertaken in connection with a second step mutual holding company reorganization. more
Represented design-builder on the construction of a school
Represented a design-builder on the construction of a Native American school facility in Fort Wingate, New Mexico. We assisted the joint venture more
Litigation services for a biotechnology company
Represented biotechnology company, performing all litigation activities in support of client leading to dismissal of cause of action against client. more
The University of Georgia Athletic Association Inc. et al. v. Signature Diversified Inc. et al.
Represented fourteen universities in trademark counterfeiting and infringement litigation against a company that sold counterfeit cheerleading more
Breach of warranty and breach of contract for a California utility services company
Represented a California-based utility company against an equipment manufacturer in litigation over claims for breach of warranty and more
Litigation for employees in an off-label marketing investigation
Represented executives and employees of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in an off-label marketing investigation initiated by a False Claims Act lawsuit. more
Pension plan advice for an agricultural company
Assisted an agricultural company in the preparation of its pension plan amendments and advice on compliance and administration of the qualified and more
Contract litigation for investment arm of insurance company
Achieved favorable settlement on behalf of client on its claims for breach of mortgage loan purchase agreement. more
Negotiated a nationwide license agreement for RadioShack
Represented Tandy Corporation, in connection with a license agreement between RadioShack and Cartoon Network, a Time Warner subsidiary, to allow more
Acquisition of IXI Corporation by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its $124 million acquisition of IXI Corporation. more
Represented Five Point Partners in its acquisition of Turnpoint Solutions
Represented Five Point Partners, a provider of technology enabled consulting services, in its acquisition of Turnpoint Solutions. more
Patent reexamination for air purification manufacturer
Representing air purification manufacturer in handling three inter partes reexamination requests that we prepared and filed. We also more
Continuing legal education programs
Provide continuing legal education programs to lawyers and nonprofit organizations in the areas of tax, employment, corporate, intellectual property more
Helping others
Served on the board of and provided counsel for twenty years to a non-denominational Christian NGO that provides education, housing, medical services  more
Project Counsel to the States of South Carolina and Georgia Regarding Joint Ports Authority Initiative
Project counsel to the joint venture entity created by the State of Georgia and the State of South Carolina to develop a new U.S. $5 billion ocean more
Executive compensation and employee benefit counseling for Nebraska financial institution
Represented a Nebraska-based savings bank regarding executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

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Representation of sportswear franchisor
Represented a nationwide sportswear franchisor in litigation with a New York franchisee over breach of multiple franchise agreements. Achieved a more
Con Pac S., Inc. v. Weyerhaeuser Co.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Weyerhaeuser Company, a major U.S. forest products manufacturer, in a patent infringement suit more
Employee benefit programs for an asset management company
Represented an asset management company with restructuring of all employee benefit programs. more
Internal investigation with potential criminal and regulatory exposure
Internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 100 company of potential criminal and regulatory exposure arising from an environmental more
Trademark recordal projects for several large corporate entities
Represented various entities in complex, multi-stage recordal projects in order to update ownership records for thousands of marks in a large number more
Sale of an interactive advertising company
Represented the founders of an internet advertising and marketing company in its sale to a multinational paper an media conglomerate. more
Option exchange offer for a company focused on commercial cooking equipment
Represented a a company focused on commercial cooking equipment regarding its option exchange offer. more
Employee and employee benefits advice for nonprofit organizations
Represent more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the communities in which we practice. A substantial portion of this work includes employment and more
International parental abduction (Hague): Germany
Represented a German mother who sought the return of her two children to Germany pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of more
Pro bono litigation for a church elder
Represented an elder in the church judicial system accused of refusing to sign an "oath" to be an officer in the church.  We obtained a bench trial more
REMIC counsel to noteholders
REMIC counsel to noteholders on $2 billion plus multi-property loans. more
Violation of free speech and due process rights of inmate
Represented client in an appeal pending before the Eleventh Circuit concerning his treatment as an inmate at the Reidsville Prison in Georgia. Client  more
Representation in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases for domestic textile manufacturer *
Represented a domestic textile manufacturer, and its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. After less than one year in bankruptcy, the more
ASP arrangements for public retail company *
Represented public retail company in an application service provider (ASP) arrangement for a point of sale system for processing transactions at fuel  more
Corporate reorganization of Marshfield Savings Bank
Represented Marshfield Savings Bank in its reorganization from the mutual form of organization to the mutual holding company form of organization. more
Litigation for landlord tenants
Represent tenants in suits against landlords for deplorable conditions in rental housing when the landlords have refused to repair the premises. more
RICO prosecutions of two Asian organized crime enterprises in Manhattan *
Served as co-lead counsel in RICO prosecutions of over eighty defendants, including bosses of two Asian organized crime enterprises in Manhattan. more
Wrongful death
Represented the parents of a 28-year-old woman in wrongful death action filed in Kentucky against a corporate defendant. The decedent was a single, more
Counsel to EPC Consortium of Major European Companies in International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Arbitration Relating to Substantial Hydro-Electric Facility and Associated Tunnel in Panama
Defense of $400 million claim relating principally to the collapse of a 4,750 meter shotcrete and rock bolt pressure tunnel that supplied water to a more
Employment practices and directors and officers liability coverage issues
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Miller Industries and its subsidiary, Road One, in litigation seeking recovery of attorneys fees more
Lead counsel for a non-profit healthcare organization
The firm served as lead counsel for a non-profit healthcare organization in the trial of a dispute concerning exemption from ad valorem taxes.  The more
In re North American Royalties Inc., et al. *
Led representation of North American Royalties, Inc., et al., a leading auto parts manufacturer, in its Chapter 11 case. more
In re Paragon Trade Brands Inc. *
Represented Paragon Trade Brands, Inc., a private label diaper manufacturer, in Chapter 11 case. Successfully reorganized over $500 million of debt more
Assistance with state and federal criminal inquiries
Counseled clients on state and federal criminal inquiries and assisted in compliance with regulatory requests. more
Litigation for a national food service research and development company
The firm served as lead counsel representing a research and development company serving the food industry in its declaratory judgment action to more
Outsourcing customer relationship management for e-commerce business for a public retail company *
Represented publicly traded retail company in connection with outsourcing of customer relationship management for e-commerce business to Arise more
Malpractice for minor
Represented a child injured when medical care following an automobile accident failed to address burn related injuries.  The case settled through more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
1-800-Flowers.com Inc. v. NCR Corp.
Represented 1-800-Flowers.com in matter where NCR asserted a patent infringement claim relating to e-commerce systems and web more
Acquisition of assets of a bankrupt real estate company
Represented an investor in the acquisition of the assets of a financially distressed real estate company in a bankruptcy proceeding in the U.S. more
Labor counsel for major household products company
Successful union decertification for major household products company. more
Establishment of PoolWerx Corporations Pty Ltd franchise in United States
Represented PoolWerx Corporations Pty Ltd in establishing a franchise system in the United States, including franchise registration and disclosure more
Outsourcing finance and accounting functions for a public retail company  *
Represented public retail company in the outsourcing of its finance and accounting functions to IBM Daksh including accounts payable processing more
Bankruptcy representation for an investment management firm
Represented an investment management firm in a bankruptcy proceeding.  Pending case. more
Charles Hope v. AMN Acquisition Corp. and Ameron International Corporation
The firm served as lead counsel for Ameron International Corp., a leading manufacturer of large diameter piping for the petrochemical industry. The more
Aerospace America, Inc. v. Abatement Technologies, Inc.
Represented Abatement Technologies Inc., manufacturer of negative air machines used for asbestos removal, in an action brought by a competitor based more
Financings for Delta Air Lines
Advised Delta Air Lines as issuer’s counsel in a series of debt security financings totaling $3.5 billion since September 2009, including: $750 more
Litigation for home improvement & hardware retail company
Represented an international specialty tool manufacturer of false advertising and related claims against former blade supplier and new purchaser of more
Environmental litigation for the City of Atlanta
Defended City of Atlanta with regard to an action brought by an environmental organization challenging issue of the City of Atlanta's NPDES permits more
Mutual to stock conversion of First Federal Savings Bank and IPO for First Bancorp of Indiana Inc.
Represented First Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $22.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Beckman Coulter v. Sequenom
Counsel for plaintiff Beckman in patent infringement action related to the detection of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping applications. more
Underwriter's counsel for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Inc.
Represented underwriter Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Inc. in the $58.2 million initial public offering by Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation. more
Copyright and trademark infringement litigation for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a leading Fortune 500 brewery and obtained injunctive and other relief against fifteen companies and individuals in trademark more
Successful representation of Georgia county in a $120 million dollar construction project
Represented Georgia county public water authority in all phases of a $120 million dollar project to construct a 9 mile tunnel under one of Georgia’s more
Development of world class luxury hotels for national real estate investment trust
Represented national real estate investment trust in the development of world class luxury hotels in Atlanta, Norfolk and Miami. more
Real estate fund formation for real estate investment firm
Represented principals of a limited liability company in connection with the formation of a joint venture that will sponsor and manage value more
Acquisition of a specialty lender for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial financial company, in its acquisition of RFC Capital Corporation, a specialty more
Mediation for major national general contractor
Represented a national general contractor in mediation against a regional hospital regarding expansion, improvements and staff more
Falcon Mezzanine Advisors secured creditors representation *
Led representation of Falcon Mezzanine Advisors, secured creditors, in Chapter 11 case of Adventure Parks Group, LLC, an amusement park owner and more
In re Guantánamo Bay Detainee Litigation
The firm represented three foreign nationals who were detained by the United States government at the Guantánamo Bay detention more
Trademark litigation for owner of PASCHAL's restaurant brand
Successfully represented the owner of PASCHAL’S restaurant brand to retrieve nine website domain names that incorporated the famous PASCHALS more
Acquisition of MarketingCentral LLC by Unica Corporation
Represented MarketingCentral LLC, a privately held provider of on-demand marketing resource management solutions, in connection with its acquisition more
Construction litigation for general contractor on hospital
Represented contractor on claims for unpaid general conditions and general requirements damages against hospital owner in California. more
Indemnity and insurance coverage dispute regarding damages caused by failure of power boilers installed at a 185 megawatt cogeneration plant in the Dominican Republic
We represented construction company in negotiating and resolving indemnity claims by the owner of a 185 MW cogeneration plant constructed on barges more
Directors and officers litigation for state-chartered banks
Successfully represented former directors and officers of state-chartered banks in litigation brought by the FDIC as receiver. The matters settled more
Breach of contract trial for Integrated Solutions International LLC
Successfully represented Integrated Solutions International LLC, a system integrator and software developer, in a trial for breach of contract. Case more
Advisor to multinational trading company
Advising the client in regard to all aspects of contracts and law in the UAE. Activities have included corporate set-up in Abu Dhabi, construction more
Global managed network services transaction for a telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider in the negotiation of a global managed network services transaction involving the provision of more
CERCLA liability matters for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers with regard to numerous CERCLA liability on cost-recovery matters. more
Patent reexamination for global provider of wireless telecommunication technologies
Represented a wireless telecommunication technology company in requesting ex parte reexamination of its patent in order to cite prior art more
Patent litigation for ceramic manufacturer
Represented a ceramic manufacturer in a patent litigation case. more
Intellectual asset acquisition and transactions for worldwide food corporation
Advise worldwide food corporation on overall patent strategy, including preparation and prosecution utility and design patent applications; assist 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
J. Christopher Burch v. Tory Burch LLC et al.
Served as IP counsel in a case in the Delaware Chancery Court. Represented fashion design house, Tory Burch, LLC which brought claims against a more
Construction litigation for residential construction company
The firm serves as lead counsel for a large residential construction company in several so-called “construction defect” coverage cases  more
State-by-state contractor licensing and contract requirements for a home improvement company
Represented a home improvement company on state-by-state contractor licensing and contract requirements. The home improvement company uses service more
Intellectual asset acquisition and transactions assistance to an office supplies manufacturer
Assisted client, a manufacturer of office supplies, in monitoring published patent applications and issued patents.  The firm was thus able to more
Patent portfolio for technology company that optimizes Internet routing
Represents a company that develops technology for optimizing routing and content delivery across the Internet to implement a strategy for managing more
Securities Exchange Act and shareholder-related derivative suits for several publicly traded companies *
Represented several publicly traded companies in defense of shareholder class actions alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act and more
Labor and employment litigation for a major pulp and paper company
Represented a major pulp and paper company in a summary judgment win on a claim of racial discrimination in hiring. more
Outsourcing of IT services for a major public airline *
Represented a major public airline in a comprehensive outsourcing to IBM of its data center, network, desktop support, and related information more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a wireless technology and services provider
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. Works with the company's more
Microlog Corp. v. Continental Airlines Inc., et al.
Represented United Airlines, NCR Corporation, Walgreens and several other defendants in a patent infringement suit in the United States District more
Antor Media Corp. v. AEBN Inc., et al.
The firm represents DuPont in a multi-defendant patent infringement case brought by Antor Media Corporation. There are 14 named defendants in the more
Compensation and benefit advice for leading southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company
Assisted a leading Southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company with compensation and benefit matters in connection with the spin-off more
Run-off insurance advice for a major media network
Served as counsel in representing a leading U.S. media conglomerate with respect to insurance coverage issues arising out of the sale of more
Investment partnership
Served as counsel to family office investment management company providing private wealth management services. more
Endangered species habitat conservation plan for residential condominium
Represent residential condominium in negotiation of an Endangered Species Habitat Conservation Plan with the Fish and Wildlife Service. more
Health care litigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in investigating potential Stark and anti-kickback law violations and subsequently in the preparation and submission of a  more
Anti-counterfeiting merchandise matter for a well-known rock group
Successfully obtained a multi-district order targeting counterfeiting on behalf of a well-known rock group.  As a result, the client was able to more
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the more
Employment litigation for a provider of technology solutions to the financial world
Represented a provider of technology solutions to the financial world and successfully defended the corporation in race, age, gender, and disability more
Litigation for automotive parts manufacturer
Represent manufacturer of after-market automotive parts in the trial of a multimillion dollar claim for wrongful termination of a distributorship more
Data breach for State of South Carolina *
Jon was asked by the State of South Carolina to mitigate the damage caused by its breach of the tax records of 6.4 million individuals and more
Outsourcing sales support function for public retail company *
Represented public retail company in connection with outsourcing of sales support function to PFS Web. more
Sky Technologies LLC v. Microsoft Corporation et al.
Represented Manhattan Associates in a patent infringement litigation in the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff asserted a patent related to more
Patent counseling for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Represents one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services by reviewing and assessing the strength of more
Post-construction warranty claims for Rocksavage Power Co. Ltd. *
Represented Rocksavage Power Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of InterGen, against Bechtel for the construction of a 700 MW combined cycle power plant. We more
$29.8 million IPO for FedFirst Financial Corporation
Represented FedFirst Financial Corporation in $29.8 million initial public offering. more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
False advertising case for a regional telecommunications company against a national Internet service provider *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding false advertising case against a national Internet service provider. more
Defense of major global investment firm for failure to comply with state law requirements *
Represented major global investment banking firm for a key element of a multi-billion-dollar claim against it for failure to comply with state law more
Uniform license agreements for a federation of independent health insurance companies
The firm serves as a consultant to a federation of independent health insurance companies in revising their diverse license agreements into an more
False advertising litigation for vitamin manufacturer
Represented a nutritional supplement and pre-natal vitamin manufacturer against a manufacturer of generic supplements of false advertising and more
Acquisition of undeveloped land and vacant lots for Avanti Strategic Land Investors LP
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors in acquisition of approximately 200 acres of undeveloped land and 191 vacant lots in Houston, Texas from more
Real estate advice for French Quarter Holdings Inc.
Represented French Quarter Holdings Inc. in multiple joint venture, acquisition and disposition matters involving hotel assets and investment more
Litigation regarding independent contractor doctrine for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding litigation based on independent contractor doctrine. Summary judgment more
Creditors’ committee representation for Fortune 1000 communications company
Represented creditors’ committee for a Fortune 1000 communications company. more
Acquisition for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of a resort hotel in the Caribbean including obtaining tax holiday from the Jamaican more
Patent litigation for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies in a patent litigation case involving the more
Genetic Technologies Limited v. Beckman Coulter, Inc. et al.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in a patent infringement action filed by Genetic Technologies Limited (“GTG”). The plaintiff sued more
Contract negotiations and patent infringement claims for a joint venture of architectural and engineering firms
Represented a joint venture of architectural and engineering firms responsible for design of a dome, in negotiations with applicable entities that more
Patent infringement for an aluminum products fabricator company
Represented plaintiff in patent infringement action relating to forging of automobile parts by extrusion of molten aluminum. The technology at issue more
Litigation between a Taiwanese and U.S. joint venture partner
Represented Taiwanese joint venture partner in litigation against U.S. joint venture partner concerning ownership and management of operating more
Nunnally v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a putative class action challenging more
OSHA litigation
Successfully represented numerous companies in OSHA litigation including cases involving catastrophic loss and fatalities. more
Federal Mogul Chapter 11
Represented a private equity firm in connection with the Federal Mogul Chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the more
Unpaid wages recovered
Recovered significant award of unpaid wages on behalf of four laborers whose former employer filed for bankruptcy. more
Public debt and equity offering for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc., the world's largest carpet tile manufacturer, in a $150 million public debt offering and a $61 million public equity more
Sale of interest in real estate investment fund manager
Represented real estate investment company in connection with the sale of its interest in an investment fund manager to its joint venture partner. more
Mohawk Industries Inc. and Shaw Industries Inc. v. Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in a suit filed by two competitors alleging that Interface had "falsely marked" certain carpet tiles and thus was subject more
Appellate litigation for inmate
Represented an incarcerated woman whose sentence had been reduced by the Georgia Sentence Review Panel from 15 to 8 years.  The District Attorney who  more
Counsel to Professional and Intercollegiate Athletics Coaches, Owners and General Managers
Counsel to professional and intercollegiate coaches, owners and general managers in connection with employment and endorsement contracts, media more
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of U.S. Patent  more
Class action litigation regarding improper access charges for a global telecommunications company *
Represented a global telecommunications company in class action based on FCC ruling finding acquired telecommunications more
In re Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., et al. *
Represented Neal Batson, the examiner in the Chapter 11 cases of Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., et al., who examined and reported on hundreds of more
Sale of Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a Web hosting company, in the sale of the company. more
Loan assumption transaction assistance for loan servicer
Assist loan servicer with documenting, negotiating and closing loan assumption transactions involving subordinate debt and rating agency review on a more
Internal investigation in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Conducted an internal investigation for an international public company in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector more
IT contract disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as lead counsel for a regional telecommunications company resolving performance disputes involving IT contracts with multiple vendors. Settled  more
In the Matter of Certain Alendronate Salts and Products Containing Same *
Represented the respondent manufacturer of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of a drug product for treatment of osteoporosis in a Section 337 more
Carillon Importers v. Frank Pesce Int'l. Group *
Obtained preliminary injunction in trade dress infringement case brought by U.S. importer of STOLICHNAYA CRISTALL vodka.

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$30M senior secured revolving credit facility for software management solutions company
Representation of domestic and international software management solutions company, as borrower, in connection with $30 million senior secured more
Litigation for manufacturing company
Represented a Fortune 100 company and the largest copper producer in North America on over $20 million in claims against its general more
Trade secrets and intellectual property litigation for global adhesive manufacturer
Represented large global adhesive manufacturer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a case involving a former more
Litigation regarding the siting of a multi-modal transportation facility for county government
Represented county government in litigation against one of the nation's premier transportation companies regarding the siting of a multi-modal more
Contract dispute involving indemnity rights on alleged defective product
Defended French conglomerate on breach of warranty and indemnification claims arising alleged defects in a gas valves that resulted in a voluntary more
Sale of troubled bank
Represented a troubled Western bank in its sale by its highly leveraged holding company to a private equity investor group who recapitalized the bank. more
$33.5 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Co. and second step mutual to stock conversion for Ocean City Home Bank
Represented Ocean City Home Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and more
Trademark protection for Sterling National Bank
Successfully protected the STERLING NATIONAL BANK trademark by drafting a trademark infringement complaint against a competing mortgage banking more
Software patent litigation for multiple companies
Counsel for various companies in a patent infringement litigation regarding caching functionality in the Linux operating system in the more
Public offering of common stock by a stockholder of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
Represented a stockholder of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in its public offering of $334.5 million of common stock underwritten by UBS. more
Patent litigation for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Served as lead counsel representing one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures in a patent infringement suit against a manufacturer of  more
Child adoption
Our client rejoiced when a Fulton County Superior Court judge granted her request to adopt her nephew. The child was left in the her care when he was  more
Representation in federal grand jury investigation for community bank
Successfully represented community bank in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into alleged criminal activity by a former bank employee more
Community Supported Agriculture
Helped in name selection, business organization, fundraising and chicken coop design for a new community supported agriculture vegetable farm on more
Bear Creek Technologies Inc. v. Cox Communications Inc. et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. in a patent infringement suit filed by Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia. more
Complex business litigation for Canadian corporation
Defended Canadian corporation in federal court on claims for breach of contract and business torts. Negotiated a successful settlement while more
Security deposits for tenants
Routinely participates in pro bono services with a focus on representing actions of tenants seeking the return of their security deposits from more
Redemption of National Vision Inc.'s senior secured notes and its acquisition by a private equity firm
Represented National Vision Inc., one of America's largest retail optical chains, in connection with the redemption of its 12% Senior Secured Notes, more
Acquisition by office developer
Represent an office developer in acquisition and subsequent sale of property in prime mixed-use development in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. more
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in a stock purchase. more
Information technology outsourcing for private retail company
Represented private retail company in connection with the negotiation of a master services agreement with IBM for the provision of OMS and more
Randall J. Houck v. Ring Corporation and Ring Industrial Group
Successfully defended Ring Industrial Group in a patent dispute that arose from the purchase of a business by Ring in 2000.  The plaintiff claimed more
Securities fraud class action for regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding securities fraud class action involving multi-billion dollar claim. Case  more
Meridian Enterprises Corp. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, BBDO Detroit, Inc., and BBDO Worldwide, Inc. in this case in which Meridian  more
Return of a security deposit
Obtained an award and collected double damages for a low-income tenant whose landlord refused to return her security deposit. more
Performing arts center project
Represents the construction manager in the resolution of multimillion dollars in claims related to alleged defective design on this $300 million, more
Construction litigation for general contractor arising out of hotel projects
Represented general contractor in connection with the prosecution of over $30 million in claims arising out of hotel projects for a national hotel more
Privatization and international initial public offering of Banco Hipotecario
Represented Argentine state-owned national bank, Banco Hipotecario, in connection with its privatization and international initial public offering, more
Global patent strategy for Novelis Inc.
We manage the global IP portfolio for Novelis Inc., an $11.1 billion dollar company and the world’s largest rolled aluminum producer in terms of more
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction building products company in a stock purchase. more
Aeritas LLC v. Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways
Defending Delta Air Lines in the District of Delaware. Aeritas LLC filed multiple actions in District of Delaware alleging infringement of the use of  more
Stock-for-stock acquisition of software company
Represented provider of software and technology solutions for member-based organizations in its stock-for-stock acquisition of a software company. more
IPCO LLC et al., v. Cellnet Technology Inc. et al.
Served as litigation counsel for B&L Tech Company Inc. (B&L), formerly known as StatSignal Systems Inc. (SSI), a mesh wireless networking more
General corporate advice for a real estate fund management company
Represented a real estate fund management company in general corporate matters, including a buyout. more
Negligent misrepresentation construction delay
Represented a major telecommunications company against a negligent misrepresentation claim in a construction delay dispute. The court granted our more
Financing of housing developments for life insurance company *
Represented a major life insurance company in restructuring financings for 32 multi-family housing developments. more
Litigation for a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services
The firm served as lead counsel for a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services in a variety of litigation matters, more
Lender representation for ING Real Estate Investment Management
Represented ING Real Estate Investment Management in the refinancing of a 42-story mixed-use project in Midtown Atlanta. more
Investigation on Certain Portable Communication
Representing Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. in a Section 337 ITC investigation filed by Digitude Innovations LLC against several entities involving  more
$500 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented natural gas and energy services company AGL Resources in its public offering of $500 million in 30-year corporate bonds. The net proceeds  more Case Study
Secondary public stock offerings for Aaron's Inc.
Served as counsel to Aaron's Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in four secondary public offerings of securities in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 more
Lead counsel for A.P. Diagnostic Imaging Inc.
Served as lead counsel for A.P. Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., a major provider of diagnostic health care x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI imaging, against more
Sale of manufacturing company for official committee of unsecured creditors
Represented creditors' committee in connection with sale of manufacturing company with secured and unsecured debt. more
Acquisition by private equity company
Leveraged acquisition of a German holding company by a private equity partnership that manages the funds of institutional and private investors with more
Development and hosting of a data warehouse for a public retail company *
Represented public retail company in the development and hosting of a data warehouse for merchandising information. more
Innova Patent Licensing LLC v. 3Com Corp., et al.
Defended Wells Fargo Bank against Innova Patent Licensing in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. The bank's systems, more
Sale of publicly held JWGenesis Financial Corp.
Represented JWGenesis Financial Corp., a publicly held investment banking and brokerage company, in its $100 million acquisition by First Union more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO for Indian Village Bancorp Inc.
Represented Indian Village Community Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $4.5 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Counsel to Multiple Consortia Regarding Public Infrastructure Assets
Counsel to multiple consortia in connection with public private initiatives relating to toll roads and other public infrastructure assets. more
Fraud relating to Internet usage for a Fortune 500 company
Advised a Fortune 500 company on fraud relating to internet usage as well as email communications. more
Intellectual property protection for a major outsourcing company
Advise a major outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry on identifying potentially valuable intellectual property and provide acquisition 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
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company to a window and wall coverings company. more

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Experience Highlights

Complex business litigation for telecommunications company
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its joint venture partner relating to the provision of mobile wireless 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
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 more

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University v. Hokie Real Estate Inc.
Successfully defended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in trademark infringement litigation against Hokie Real more