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Patent counseling and prosecution for Interface, Inc.
Developed a patent portfolio for Interface Inc., 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
Insurance litigation for largest U.S. privately-owned apparel company
Represented the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage case arising out of former dry-cleaning more Featured
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
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
In-fill real estate projects representation of developer
Represented developer in various in-fill real estate projects in Raleigh, North Carolina, including acquisition, redevelopment and structuring more Featured
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
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company successfully in ERISA class action. On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of

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

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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
Disability, Age, and Sex Discrimination Litigation Brought by Human Resources Professional
Represented a major defense contractor in a case that involved allegations brought by a current human resources professional of discrimination and more Featured
Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
Represented UnumProvident Corporation, a leading benefits provider worldwide, in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that he was discriminated more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Inter partes review challenges for Google and Motorola Mobility LLC
Representing Google and Motorola Mobility in multiple inter partes review challenges against Intellectual Ventures I LLC and Intellectual more Featured
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more Featured
Investigation by DOJ of whistleblower claims
In less than four months, convinced the Civil Division of the Department of Justice that a whistleblower’s claims against a company did not merit the  more Featured
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Serves as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the 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
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
Over $100M trade receivables securitization facility for publicly held information solutions company
Representation of publicly held information solutions company in connection with over $100 million trade receivables securitization facility provided  more Featured
Acquisition of grocery stores in 363 bankruptcy sale
Representation of Bi-Lo LLC and Southern Family Markets in acquiring grocery stores from Winn-Dixie in a 363 bankruptcy sale. Transaction valued in more Featured
Venture capital transaction for two venture capital firms
Represented two venture capital firms in a venture capital and investment fund transaction. 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
Registered public offering of three series of corporate bonds for large U.S. tobacco company
Represented large U.S. tobacco company in its largest single securities transaction, involving a registered public offering of three series of more Featured
Charleston International Ports, LLC v. SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that more Featured
Tax litigation for electric membership corporation concerning valuation
The firm served as lead counsel for an electric membership corporation in a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Revenue concerning the more Featured
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
Inter Partes Reexaminations for Interface Inc.
Representing Interface, Inc. the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tiles, in multiple IPRs and Inter Partes Reexaminations for more Featured
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
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
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
Taurus IP LLC v. Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC in connection with a string of successes in the more Featured
Counsel to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Regarding US $1 Billion Massachusetts Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Represented the public owner in connection with the development, construction, delivery and claims resolution of its US $1 Billion Convention & more Featured
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel asserting American Eagle Outfitters’ trademarks and obtained a preliminary injunction relative to advertising more Featured
Barry W. Thomas v. Motorola, Inc.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al.; Thomas v. Adelphia Communications Corp., et al.; Thomas v. Alltel, et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a number of defendants, including Motorola, AT&T, and Cox Communications in two parallel patent more Featured
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
Camafel Building Inspections v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing (class action in Florida and Georgia federal district and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed more Featured
DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha et al. vs. Toray Industries Inc.
Represented DuPont in a dispute with a joint venture partner in Japan relative to the right of DuPont to transfer its interests in an equity more Featured
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine 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
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
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
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
Secured over $100M in working capital, franchisee loan facilities and senior unsecured notes for publicly held company
Representation of publicly held company, as borrower, issuer and guarantor, engaged in selling and leasing home and office furniture, electronics and  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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Trade secrets litigation for a major physician staffing and placement firm in Georgia state court
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major physician staffing and placement firm in an action against a competitor and former more Featured
Trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Civil RICO litigation in Atlanta federal district court
Represented Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, a major temporary staffing company, in a lawsuit in federal district court in Atlanta more Featured
Major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license case for aerospace defense contractor
Lead counsel representing an aerospace defense contractor in a major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license dispute alleging that the more Featured
Securitization funding conduit in connection with $100M trade receivables securitization facility and letter of credit facility for commercial finance company
Representation of commercial finance company and its related securitization funding conduit (and issuer of agency rated commercial paper) in 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
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
Privacy data breaches
Served as lead counsel providing advice on numerous privacy data breach matters, including data breaches involving millions of credit card numbers more Featured
adidas America v. Nike Inc.
Served as co-lead counsel in an inter partes review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal more Featured
Outsourcing services provided to global hospitality company
Represented a global hospitality company in connection with the outsourcing to IBM of the operation, administration and support for the mainframe and  more Featured
Data security matter for Recall Total Information Management
Served on a team that represented Recall Total Information Management, Inc., a major document and data storage provider, in defending claims for  more Featured
Negotiation of an agreement for global manufacturer of sporting goods
Represented global manufacturer of sporting goods and apparel in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Infor to license, implement and  more Featured
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more Featured
First lien and second lien credit facilities of a paper manufacturing company
Representation of lead agent and lender in connection with $95M syndicated secured first lien and second lien credit facilities used to finance the 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
Revolving credit facility for global manufacturer
Representation of publicly held leading global manufacturer of flooring products, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior more Featured
$20M senior secured revolving credit facility for commercial finance company
Representation of commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with $20 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to 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
Over $100M in syndicated senior revolving and term loan b credit facilities for cancer treatment centers
Representation of lead agent and lender in connection with over $100 million in syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities  more Featured
Syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility for regional coal producer
Representation of publicly held leading regional coal producer, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior secured revolving more Featured
Multi-currency syndicated senior revolving credit facility for provider of information solutions
Representation of publicly held provider of information solutions, as borrower, in connection with $500 million multi-currency syndicated senior more Featured
$50M senior secured revolving credit facility for commercial finance company
Representation of commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to more Featured
$40M syndicated senior secured revolving credit for commercial finance company
Representation of commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with $40 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility more Featured
ERP licensing & systems integration transactions for private retail company
Represented private retail company in negotiation of agreement with Logic Information Systems to implement and configure Oracle merchandise more Featured
Over $200M in Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession credit facilities for national freight trucking company
Representation of commercial finance company as agent and lender in connection with over $200 million in Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession credit more Featured
Syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities provided to a publicly held medical equipment manufacturer and distributor
Representation of lead agents and lenders in connection with $250 million of syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities 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
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
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have 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
Catastrophic injury services for industrial accident
Represented a truck driver injured when an asphalt silo malfunctioned, spilling molten asphalt into the truck cab and trapping the driver. more Featured
Age discrimination collective actions for a major nationwide retailer
Represented a nationwide retailer in two related age discrimination collective actions brought by 14 former store managers more Featured
Indemnity and insurance claims for the costs of remediating environmental contamination
The firm served as lead counsel for Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, Inc. in litigation brought by the owner of an experimental solvent refined  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
National Football League Properties Inc., St. Louis Rams Partnership and Tennessee Football L.P. v. Does 1 through 100
Represented the National Football League in 1994 and 2000 in connection with obtaining multi-county preliminary injunction and seizure orders in more Featured
Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc.
Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh more Featured
Boardman Petroleum, Inc. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Boardman Petroleum in two significant actions resulting in reported decisions. The first action was brought in the  more Featured
Bad faith claims counsel for large grocery chain *
Successfully represented a large grocery chain in a bad faith suit to secure benefits under its commercial general liability policy for the cost of 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
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
International reduction in force by a multinational beverage company
Represented a multinational beverage company in developing strategy and coordinating the work of foreign counsel for a global reduction in force more Featured
Dispute mitigation counsel to a major oil and gas company
Represent a major oil and gas exploration and production services company in an early dispute mitigation regarding an more Featured
Counsel for a large design/build/operate/maintain contractor
Represents a Fortune 100 design/build/operate/maintain contractor for a heavy rail mass transit system in the Caribbean. We serve as more Featured
Special committee representation for an Atlanta based building performance consulting company
Represented special committee of the Board of an Atlanta-based building performance consulting company in its negotiation of the settlement of a long  more Featured
Domain name dispute actions for multiple representative clients
The firm represented numerous trademark owners in domain name dispute actions arising under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and under  more Featured
Recapitalization of telecommunications company
Represented Special Committee of the Board of a telecommunications company in a recapitalization, which included a new investment of approximately 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
Intellectual property advice for Furniture Brands International, Inc.
Represents Furniture Brands International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of home furnishings, including such brands as Broyhill, more Featured
Improper trading activity by an investment adviser
Represented financial institution and investment adviser in alleged improper trading activity by a portfolio manager. more Featured
Private equity investment for Peachtree Equity Partners
Represented Peachtree Equity Partners, a private equity fund, in diagnostic imaging center investment. more Featured
Formation of venture capital and investment fund for venture capital company
Represented a venture capital company in connection with the formation and securities offering of a real estate investment fund. more Featured
Not-for-profit law advice for Breeders’ Cup Limited
Advised the not-for-profit Breeders’ Cup Limited, a thoroughbred horse race operator, on New York not-for-profit law, leading to a reorganization of more Featured
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company with respect to credit card processing, call centers and back office support to two more Featured
Constar, Inc. v. Dintaman
The firm served as lead counsel for Constar Inc., an international plastics container manufacturer, in a trade secrets action against a former 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
Merger of mutual funds company
Represented $100 million mutual fund family and registered investment adviser with merger. 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
Formation and capitalization of a North Carolina commercial bank
Represented the organizers of a de novo North Carolina bank, which specializes in lending to venture capital-backed businesses, in obtaining a more Featured
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial 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
Acquisition for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, as buyer's counsel in an acquisition. more Featured
Purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in a purchase. more Featured
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more Featured
Counsel on construction of the 5th Runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta on the construction of a 5th 9,000 foot runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more Featured
Product liability defense for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer *
Served as national counsel for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer in multi-district litigation and individual product liability lawsuits 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 assets of  more Featured
Litigation for pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer as national co-counsel in more than 50 individual lawsuits and product liability class actions across 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
Going private investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwestern NYSE-listed REIT with a market capitalization of over $700 million in its consideration of a management-led going private 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
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
Formation of real estate investment funds for real estate investment, development and finance company
Represented a real estate investment, development and finance company in the formation and securities offering of six real estate investment funds. more Featured
Representing investment manager in structuring investment vehicles
Representing and advising a $1 billion investment manager in structuring privately-offered domestic and offshore investment vehicles. more Featured
Hovis et al. v. Carboline Company et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming personal injury allegedly caused by exposure to trace more Featured
Business combination of Certegy Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Represented Certegy Inc., a major publicly held credit card and check verification company, in its $4.5 billion merger with Fidelity National more Featured
Recapitalization and asset sales for a textile company
The firm represented a Special Committee of the Board of a Virginia textile company in a series of recapitalizations and asset sales where the

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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
Billing dispute between a major hospital owner and a managed care company
Successfully represented a major hospital owner in connection with a dispute with a managed care company. more Featured
Securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM
Served as securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM. more Featured
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  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
Betz v. Weekley Homes
Successfully settled copyright litigation involving architectural works on behalf of David Weekley Homes. 

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Fort James Corp. & Fort James Operating Co. v. J.H. McNairn, Ltd., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the Northern  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
Stock-for-stock merger of International Textile Group Inc.
Represented a Special Committee of the Board of  International Textile Group Inc. in its consideration and consummation of a stock-for-stock merger 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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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
Chapter 11 cases representing examiner for a subprime mortgage lender
Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc.,  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
Public offering for Superior Essex Inc.
Represented Superior Essex Inc. in an $86 million secondary public offering of common stock. 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
Sale of pulp operations for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Representing one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in the sale of two if its Southeast pulp operations for $610 million. 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
Sale of a privately-held ladies intimate apparel manufacturer
Represented a leading privately-held label manufacturer of ladies intimate apparel in the sale to an Israeli-based company. 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
Catastrophic injury litigation
Successfully represented the widow and teenaged daughter of a man killed three days after Christmas by a drunk driver on an interstate.  The victim 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
Hyde v. Schlotzsky's, Inc. and Schlotzsky's, Inc. v. Hyde
The firm served as lead counsel for Schlotzsky’s Inc., a franchisor of fast food restaurants, in three consolidated cases.  We obtained a ruling from  more Featured
In re NII Holdings
Represented creditors committee for NII Holdings Inc. (f.k.a. Nextel International) in connection with restructuring of more than $2 more Featured
Going private transaction for AHL Services Inc.
Represented the Special Committee of the Board of AHL Services Inc., a provider of outsourced marketing and merchandising support services, in a more Featured
Comparative advertising claims for PepsiCo and Gatorade®
Represented Stokely-Van Camp Inc., the owner and manufacturer of the famous Gatorade® brand and a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., in 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
Carbon sequestration programs and carbon credits for major wood products manufacturer
Represented major wood products manufacturing client with its ongoing efforts to identify and capitalize on state carbon sequestration programs more Featured
Installation of dedicated solar power facility Oldcastle Architectural Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Architectural Group concrete-manufacturing facility in negotiations with independent power producer regarding proposed more Featured
Formation and funding for start-up solar power company
Represented start-up solar power company with initial formation and funding. more Featured
Securities, M&A and Tax for James River Coal Co.
Represented James River Coal, an Appalachian coal mining company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, in its efforts to raise capital for improving more FeaturedCase Study
Multifaceted debt refinancing transaction for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt more Featured
Alternative dispute resolution for a Las Vegas-based developer
Represented a Las Vegas-based developer in a complex $85 million arbitration with its general contractor. The dispute arose out of the construction more Featured
Acquisition program of data management and destruction companies for Recall Corporation
Represented Recall Corporation and its subsidiaries in an acquisition program of data management and destruction companies in U.S. and Canadian more Featured
Merger of Emageon Inc. with AMICAS Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with its merger with AMICAS Inc., a radiology information  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
Contract dispute for mechanical subcontractor specializing in industrial piping fabrication and erection
Represent a mechanical subcontractor specializing in industrial piping fabrication and erection against a multinational General Works more Featured
Sale of interest in a physician owned cath lab for Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C.
Represented Atlanta Cardiology Group P.C. in the sale of majority interest in a physician owned cath lab to Cardiology Services of America Inc., a 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
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
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
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
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
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
Acquisition advice for a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products
Represented a large, worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products that sought to acquire an early-stage company whose initial products more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Represents Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications involving anthrax vaccines, magnetic  more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for patent legal services for public health agency *
Represented public health agency in patent prosecution and counseling matters. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of more Featured
Real estate investment and development for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in negotiation of long term ground lease for new-build hotel to be connected to major regional retail more Featured
Investigation for a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter
Conducted investigation for Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter. more Featured
Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty for a large financial institution
The firm represented a large financial institution in defense of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by another major bank  more Featured
MACTEC, Inc. v. Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC
Represented MACTEC, Inc., an environmental remediation design/build contractor, in a dispute against Bechtel Jacobs Company (BJC) concerning a more Featured
Patent counseling services for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer
Provided patent counseling services including patent license review, dispute resolution and pre-litigation counseling to leading pharmaceuticals 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
$8 billion merger for a publicly traded North American paper and forestry product company
Lead U.S. environmental counsel in $8 billion merger of two major, publicly traded North American paper and forestry product companies. more Featured
Counsel to the City of Atlanta related to the design construction of an elevated light rail system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on matters related to the design, building and operation of an approximately $200 million dollar elevated light 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
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
Zero-discharge TMDL challenge for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers with regard to the challenge of zero-discharge TMDL for a river basin. more Featured
Counsel regarding design and construction for an international construction company
Represent a Georgia-based, international design and construction engineering company in connection with the design and construction more Featured
Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to 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
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
Insurance claims for national defense company involving construction delays in gasoline storage tank construction project
Handled claims under a builders risk/property policy for flood damage that shut down construction and significantly delayed completion of a propane more Featured
Multi-family dispositions for Gables Residential
Representation of Gables Residential in the disposition of multi-family properties throughout the country. Representation in this project includes: more FeaturedCase Study
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
Transactions for brokerage firms
Represented one of the leading U.S.-based brokerage firms in commercial loan transactions for its brokerage customers; loans secured by real and more Featured
Environmental representation for a major wireless telecommunications provider *
Represented a major wireless telecommunications provider in all environmental aspects of its cell tower acquisitions and development. more Featured
Employee benefits work for DSM Services USA
Drafted qualified retirement plan documents for DSM Services USA, including summary plan descriptions, summary of material modification, and plan more Featured
Health and welfare plans and 401(k) plan compliance advice for a distributor of industrial control products and programmable logic controllers
Advise a direct seller of automation and industrial control products in connection with federal laws impacting health and welfare plans and with 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
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
Request for equitable adjustment (REA) for an international aerospace manufacturer
Represented an international aerospace products and defense parts manufacturer regarding disputes arising from the performance of a maintenance 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
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
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more Featured
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more Featured
Patent protection and licensing services for Equifax Inc.
Represents Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in their patent related matters by assisting in obtaining more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for Spectrum Brands
Manage the extensive trademark portfolio of Spectrum Brands, a global manufacturer of batteries, shavers, hair dryers and other personal care more Featured
Environmental compliance audits for a major turkey processing company
Represented a major turkey processing company in performance and evaluation of environmental compliance audits at major production operations in the more Featured
Trademark portfolio protection for Equifax Inc.
Represents Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, by helping Equifax protect and maintain its trademarks, 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
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues for several Fortune 500 companies *
Conducted internal investigations and advised several Fortune 500 companies regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Middle East, 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
Copyright litigation defense for global music publishing company
Represented global music publishing company against a claim involving alleged violations of authors’ moral rights.
 more Featured
Construction contracts for major national general contractor
Represented numerous general contractors on construction of several facilities at a university, including: (a) Field Renovation and Expansion: We more Featured
Environmental and redevelopment issues for Georgia-based utility
Assisted major utility in dealing with environmental and redevelopment issues related to legacy energy generation sites throughout Georgia and more Featured
Tax advice for a publicly held hotel operation management services company
Represented a publicly held hotel operation management services company by providing tax advice which included analyzing a number of strategic 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
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
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
Faulkner v. National Geographic
As lead amici counsel for more than two dozen academic associations (including the American Association for the Advancement of Science), more Featured
Expert witness in litigation for pharmaceutical company
Expert witness for global veterinary medicine corporation in litigation involving an animal vaccine. more Featured
Negotiation of long term ground lease for major hotel chain *
Represented a hotel company in negotiation of long term ground lease for prototype mid-scale hotel, negotiation of development agreement, negotiation  more Featured
In re Southwest Hospital
Represented creditors' committee and then plan trustee of Southwest Hospital and Medical Center Inc. in connection with the sale of an Atlanta more Featured
Patent licensing and research transactions for a medical research foundation
Represented a medical research foundation in patent licensing and sponsored research transactions since 1989.  The medical technology has spanned more Featured
Global trademark portfolio management for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Manages all aspects of the global trademark portfolio for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We assisted the company in expanding its operations into dozens of more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Inserm
Provided patent prosecution advice to Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherché médicale). Inserm is the only French public more Featured
Sale of engineered coatings facilities
Represented an international industrial products company in the disposition of six engineered coatings facilities to a subsidiary of a major more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
Counseled Lee Valley Tools Ltd. and Veritas Tools, a leading woodworking and gardening tool developer, manufacturer and retailer, for more than more Featured
Oklahoma Med. Research Found. v. Eli Lilly & Co.
Represented Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in a suit against Eli Lilly in the Western District of Oklahoma. OMRF alleged patent more Featured
CMBS trusts and collateralized debt obligation transactions with respect to restructuring and liquidating loans
Represented special servicer for CMBS trusts and collateralized debt obligation transactions with respect to restructuring and liquidating loans more Featured
Tax advice for a major U.S. pension plan
Advised a major U.S. pension plan on tax matters related to its alternative investments in hedge and private equity funds. more Featured
Construction litigation for a general contractor
Represent a general contractor in complex litigation involving the construction of an approximately $13 million long-term, acute care hospital in more Featured
Private 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
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
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
Investment management advice for United Capital Financial Partners, Inc.
Advised United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, on various acquisition and investment management matters. more Featured
Website related acquisitions and licensing for major media network
Represented major U.S. media network in numerous acquisitions and licensing of hardware, software and content to design, develop, host and operate more Featured
Asset management agreement and transactional structuring for an investment advisory service company
Assisted an investment advisory service company with its asset management agreement for a complex, multibillion dollar transaction involving a 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
Construction legal services for the American University in Cairo
Represented the American University in Cairo, Egypt with regard to its construction of a new $400 million, 2 million square foot campus near 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
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
Project counsel for a major governmental entity regarding WRCT tunnel
Served as project counsel for a major governmental entity on a 6.9 mile sewer/CSO tunnel in Northern Kentucky. We assisted with contract documents, more Featured
Counsel for infrastructure company
Represented infrastructure company in connection with several toll road projects. more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more Featured
Strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc.
Provides strategic patent counseling services to Red Hat Inc., the most recognized open-source software company in the world. Analyzes and more Featured
Wage/hour collective action for major beverage company
Represented a major beverage company in a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida brought by several route salespeople seeking to more Featured
Outsourcing for a major credit card and check verification company
Represented a major credit card and check verification company in outsourcing of information technology functions to a leading global technology more Featured
ERISA asset management for a national beverage manufacturer
Represented a national beverage manufacturer and worked seamlessly with in-house counsel to support their development of new model investment more Featured
Class action suit for major hospital
Represented a major hospital in a multimillion dollar, putative class action involving billing practices for managed care more Featured
Sales commission litigation for beverage container supplier
Represented a leading supplier of fridge packs and other beverage containers in litigation brought by a former sales representative claiming an more Featured
Subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations
Represented over a dozen different investors in the acquisition of subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations including more Featured
Trademark infringement case for health care related company
Represented a health care related company in litigation with a former marketing and sales consultant, who was also a minority shareholder. The more Featured
Insurance coverage for mold contamination at a hotel
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation seeking coverage under an all risk property policy for the cost of remediating and repairing mold more Featured
Trade secrets litigation for a software developer
The firm served as lead counsel for a Georgia-based software developer in a factually complex theft of trade secrets case involving the copying and more Featured
Patent litigation for provider of automatic order fulfillment systems
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a provider of automatic order fulfillment systems in a patent infringement suit brought by a pharmacy more Featured
Trademark infringement for a large American retail company *
Assisted large American retail company in investigating and pursuing trademark infringement in Asia, including potential criminal and civil remedies. more Featured
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Reservoir dispute for large municipality
Represented large municipality with regard to the challenge of a potential new reservoir, which would have the effect of removing the city’s existing  more Featured
Patent prosecution and licensing matters for Emageon Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded provider of healthcare-related, dynamic user interface technologies and software for managing medical more Featured
Large community-owned utility matter
Represented one of the largest community-owned utility in the United States, in a matter involving defectively constructed runways that ultimately more Featured
William A. Harris, Sr. v. Equifax Information Services LLC and Byerson v. Equifax Information Services LLC
Represented Equifax in these putative class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiff sought to certify a more Featured
Nike Inc. v. adidas America Inc.
Lead counsel defending adidas in a patent infringement suit brought by Nike in the Eastern District of Texas related to Nike Shox technology and the more Featured
IRS challenging a listed transaction for a global manufacturer
Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed more Featured
Products liability litigation for an international automotive manufacturer
Served as lead defense counsel for an international automotive manufacturer in products liability litigation. more Featured
In re NetBank Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now liquidating supervisor for NetBank Inc. in connection with liquidation of this bank more Featured
NAD proceeding for a leading manufacturer of erosion control products
Represented a leading manufacturer of erosion control products in proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council for more Featured
ERISA asset management for a large financial institution
Assisted a large financial institution with all aspects of a transaction to enhance the anticipated long-term return of its pension plan by a private  more Featured
Class action lawsuit for major beverage company
Represented a major beverage company in class action brought under New Jersey and New York law on behalf of all route sales personnel (approximately more Featured
Unfair competition actions on behalf of major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in unfair competition actions relative to advertising claims. more Featured
Mutual fund family representation
Providing counsel to the registered investment adviser of a multi-billion dollar real estate investment company and its index mutual fund family. more Featured
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NuPro Techs. Inc. v. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wage and hour issues under federal and state law for 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Acquisition of General Electric's Hydro Equipment Business
Represented Andritz AG in the acquisition of the hydro power equipment business of General Electric, including GE’s majority interest in GE Hydro more Featured
Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc.
Represented Special Committee of the Board of International Textile Group Inc. in connection with the acquisition of BST Safety Textiles from an  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
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
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
Innovative strategic alliance for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Represented Acuity Brands Lighting Inc, one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services, in connection 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
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
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
Construction site stormwater discharge challenge for several natural gas utility companies
Represented several natural gas utility companies with regard to an administrative challenge to Georgia's General NPDES Permit for Stormwater more Featured
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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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
Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $516.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $516.3 million initial public offering by Investors Bancorp, Inc. more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for University of Connecticut
Represents the University of Connecticut under government contract and prosecutes patent applications for biological and chemical technologies such more Featured
Products liability litigation for global automobile manufacturers *
Defended global automobile manufacturers in over 30 lawsuits for wrongful death or personal injury arising from automobile accidents, including more Featured
Breach of contract and breach of warranty claims against power generation equipment manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel in defending a global equipment manufacturer against breach of contract and breach of warranty claims brought by one more Featured
Global patent and trademark strategy for Porex Corporation
Advises Porex Corporation in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of more Featured
The Coca Cola Co. v. PepsiCo Inc., et al.
Represented Pepsi-Cola Co. and PepsiCo in a patent infringement suit brought by Coca-Cola in the Northern District of Georgia involving bag-in-box more FeaturedCase Study
Headquarters lease negotiations for Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.
Represented Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. in the negotiation of lease for 165,000 square foot headquarter office facility in Stamford, more Featured
International arbitration counsel for multinational consumer products corporation in major insurance recovery actions
The firm served as lead counsel in representing a major multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland in two related international more Featured
Procter & Gamble Co. v. Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
Served as lead counsel for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP in the defense of our client against a trademark infringement suit. The plaintiff more Featured
Special Committee considering strategic alternatives
Represented Independent board members of a North Carolina-based NYSE-listed services business in connection with their consideration of strategic more Featured
Trademark and copyright advice for Flowers Foods Inc.
Represents Flowers Foods Inc., a leading producer of baked goods, and its subsidiaries in various trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, more Featured
Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more Featured
Wage-Hour class action for major bottled water company
Represented a major North American bottled water company in a class action brought in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Plaintiffs filed a class more Featured
Internal investigation regarding bid-rigging and bribery
Conducted an internal investigation for a public company concerning potential bid-rigging and bribery. more Featured
$1.55 billion corporate bond offering for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc., holding company for tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and American Snuff Company, LLC, in its more Featured
Acquisition by global leader in information solutions of an ownership interest in Russian credit bureau
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the acquisition of an ownership interest in a Russian credit bureau. more Featured
Identifying and evaluating third-party patent rights for a retailer of building supplies
Represented one of the largest retailers of building supply and home improvements products in the country with intellectual property more Featured
Trademark counsel for the American Cancer Society
Represents the American Cancer Society in trademark matters and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal more Featured
Strategic alliance negotiations between Internet hosting company and a leading telecommunications company
Represented Internet hosting company in negotiation of strategic alliance with a leading telecommunications company. more Featured
Counselor for individual and his five franchises in a lawsuit regarding alleged violations of a non-competition covenant in the franchise agreement
Represented an individual and his five franchises, as plaintiffs, in a lawsuit against defendant regarding alleged violations of a non-competition more Featured
Litigation for airport authority
Represented the airport authority in its alternative dispute resolution process and then litigation with the general contractor for the more Featured
Arbitration for a global supplier of electro-mechanical equipment, systems, and services
The firm served as lead counsel to a global supplier of electro-mechanical equipment, systems, and services in an arbitration where the owner alleged  more Featured
Master developer representation in transit-oriented development for Carter & Associates LLC 
Represented Carter & Associates LLC as master developer of Lindbergh City Center, a 50+ acre transit-oriented development adjacent to MARTA rapid  more Featured
Internal investigation involving an employee kickback scheme
Conducted internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company involving an employee kickback scheme. more Featured
Financial services for a stock transfer business agency *
Represented a large New York-based national independent stock transfer agency in establishing successor borrower programs in connection with more Featured
In re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24 more Featured
Asbestos property damage litigation for a national building and construction products manufacturer
Served as defense counsel for a national building and construction products manufacturer in landmark asbestos property damage litigation. more Featured
Establishment of real estate fund and acquisition of seven billion kronor portfolio
Represented the largest private equity company in northern Europe in the establishment of an opportunistic fund with investors consisting of more FeaturedCase Study
Copyright infringement litigation defense for one of the world's leading music companies
Represented one of the world's leading music companies in copyright infringement litigation. Summary judgment was granted in favor of our more Featured
$119 million acquisition of City & Suburban Financial Corporation
Represented City & Suburban Financial Corporation in its $119.1 million acquisition by Ridgewood Savings Bank in a transaction that involved more Featured
Acquisition by Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its $327 million acquisition of Polaris Pool Holdings Corporation from private equity fund Quad-C Management. more Featured
Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax Information Services, et al.
Served as counsel to Equifax. The plaintiff, a mortgage broker, alleged that a subsidiary of Equifax Inc. misappropriated trade secrets belonging to more Featured
New Homefinders Inc. v. Network Communications Inc.
Defended Network Communications Inc., a national publishing company, in a trademark infringement action. Obtained summary judgment that the more Featured
Patent procurement and counseling services to YKK Corporation of America
Provide patent procurement and counseling services to YKK Corporation of America, an industry leader in the development of fastening and more Featured
Advice to an independent committee of board of directors of a private company
Represented an independent committee of the board of directors of a large private company, that was formed to investigate and to decide what to do in  more Featured
Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University et al. v. Smack Apparel Co.
Represented four major universities and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in a trade dress infringement case. In an attempt to avoid the more Featured
International arbitration for a Fortune 500 company relating to the commercial development of a pesticide
Represented a Fortune 500 company in an international arbitration administered by the ICC involving a longstanding contract with a partner more Featured
Patent and trademark portfolio management work for Renfro Corporation
Manage Renfro Corporation's intellectual property trademark portfolio. Negotiate licenses for the company, which is a leading hosiery more Featured
Intellectual property protection for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies
Serves as intellectual property counsel for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies overseeing protection of intellectual more Featured
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Expansion for the City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta by providing its Law Department with on-going legal counsel for its planned $6 billion, 10-12 year facility expansion  more Featured
Griffin v. Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank
Represented Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the more Featured
Discrimination and Wage-Hour litigation for major bottled water company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by seven route salespeople seeking to represent a class more Featured
Bankruptcy counsel for a leading producer of packaged bakery foods
Represented a leading producer of packaged bakery food for more than the last 10 years. The firm has served as national bankruptcy counsel to a more Featured
Formation of $1.25 billion real estate investment funds for Avanti Properties Group
Representation of Avanti Properties Group in formation of six investment funds totaling $1.25 billion of institutional capital for investment in real  more Featured
Represented group of franchisees who acquired franchise system from their franchisor in settlement of litigation
Represented group of franchisees who acquired franchise system from their franchisor in settlement of litigation and converted the system into a more Featured
Patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc.
Obtains patents and provides patent counseling for Strategic Diagnostics Inc. ("SDI").  SDI is a leading developer and manufacturer of antibodies, more Featured
Counsel to CLC International LLC on trademark clearance, brand management and other matters
Represents the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), one of the most successful licensing companies in the United States. CLC is the exclusive more Featured
Litigated consumer credit and credit rating dispute on behalf of a global leader in information solutions
Representing a global leader in information solutions in numerous individual and class actions arising out of consumer credit and credit rating more Featured
In re Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., et al.
Represented the Official Committee of one of the largest sellers of Chevrolet vehicles in the United States in their cases filed in the Northern more Featured
Environmental matters for one of the top U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represents one of the top U.S. forest products manufacturers with regard to a number of environmental matters, including a citizen-driven appeal of more Featured
Internal investigation of NYSE-listed energy company *
Internal investigation on behalf of audit committee of NYSE-listed energy company to assess allegations regarding a wide array of issues, including more Featured
Class action for an aerospace manufacturing company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a race discrimination class action lawsuit in which we defeated class certification and achieved more Featured
Sale of pathology laboratory
Represented seller in the sale of pathology laboratory through the sale of shares following spinoff of anatomic laboratory to shareholder. more Featured
adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG in trademark infringement litigation against Payless Shoesource involving the defendant’s more FeaturedCase Study
Multimillion dollar arbitration for a financial services corporation
Served as lead counsel and successfully defended a financial services corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration concerning a dispute over an more Featured
Bankruptcy case for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Assisted one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia as the secured party lender in recovery of multiple properties that served as more Featured
Internal investigation for board of directors of large community bank
Conducted internal corporate/regulatory investigation for the board of directors of a large New Jersey community bank involving whistle-blower more Featured
Matsuura, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Represented DuPont in "settlement fraud" case alleging federal RICO, fraud and other state law claims arising out of DuPont's alleged fraudulent more Featured
University of Kansas v. Larry Sinks, et al.
Successfully represented University of Kansas in a trial against JoeCollege.com, a retailer selling various apparel using colors and other indicia of  more Featured
Social media policies for an international financial services company
Developed social media and privacy policies for international financial holding company and its banking and non-banking subsidiaries. more Featured
Acquisition counsel for Carolina Turkeys
The firm served as acquisition counsel to Carolina Turkeys, now Butterball LLC, in its acquisition of the Butterball brand and business, creating the  more Featured
Arbitration for Osram Sylvania
Represented Osram Sylvania, which had entered into a long-term output contract with the Canadian, British and Vietnamese owners of the world’s more Featured
Real estate redevelopment venture for French Quarter Holdings Inc.
Represented French Quarter Holdings Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Barrow Street Capital and Barclays Capital for the $120 million more Featured
Strategic acquisition for Equifax, Inc.
Represented Equifax, Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of publicly held TALX more Featured
Patent litigation for major tire manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of automobile manufacturers in a suit in the Western District of Wisconsin. The suit alleged that the more Featured
Design/build agreements for correctional facilities
Drafted and negotiated design/build agreements on behalf of P.J. Dick Incorporated for the construction of three campus-style correctional facilities  more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for The Weather Channel
Provides brand management and portfolio maintenance, advice, licensing, litigation and other assistance in connection with trademarks, copyrights, more Featured
Corporate governance investigation for a Midwest-based REIT
Represented a Midwest-based REIT in a corporate governance investigation. The firm reported to an audit committee of the NYSE-listed issuer regarding  more Featured
Ewald v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Represented DaimlerChrysler Corporation when the owner of the RUBICON mark for cargo trailers sought to enjoin our client from using RUBICON for more Featured
Products completed operations hazard coverage for water intrusion damage caused by negligent installation of windows
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses incurred in repairing water intrusion damage to windows more Featured
Contract Dispute Arbitration for a publicly traded supplier of industrial parts
Represented a publicly traded supplier of industrial parts in the successful arbitration of a significant breach of contract dispute against one of more Featured
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more Featured
Establishment of an U.S. franchise system for Ecowash Mobile
Represented Ecowash Mobile, an Australian car wash franchisor, in the establishment of a franchise system of mobile car washes in the United States. more Featured
Trademark and unfair competition matters for WMS Gaming Inc.
Represents WMS Gaming Inc., a leader in the video gaming equipment industry, in trademark litigation before federal trial and appellate courts and more Featured
Internal investigation regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations *
Internal investigation on behalf of a board of directors of a Fortune 500 company regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more Featured
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. The Procter & Gamble Company
Represented Georgia-Pacific in false advertising litigation against major competitor. Successfully settled prior to preliminary injunction hearing.
 
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Patent and trademark portfolio management for Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc. in comprehensive patent and trademark portfolio management, including counsel and administration relative to more Featured
Co-counsel to Tort Claimants' Committee in one of the largest mass tort Chapter 11 cases
The firm served as co-counsel to the Tort Claimants' Committee in one of largest mass tort Chapter 11 cases ever filed. A reorganization more Featured
Arbitration for national haircutting franchisor against former franchisees' fraud and breach of contract claims
Successfully defended a national haircutting franchisor against former franchisees’ fraud and breach of contract claims in arbitration. more Featured
Environmental issues related to disposition and ownership of major Atlanta-area landowner's properties
Represent a major Atlanta-area landowner with all of the environmental matters related to ownership and disposition of properties.  We manage more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for Golder Associates
Represents Golder Associates, an international environmental consulting company, in protecting, maintaining, and enforcing key brands domestically more Featured
Mr. Electric Corp. v. Reiad Khalil, et. al.
Achieved a win on behalf of our client, The Dwyer Group, and specifically its Mr. Electric subsidiary, against Alber Electric, a business operated by  more Featured
National bankruptcy counsel for savings and loan institution
Represented one of the largest savings and loan institution as national bankruptcy counsel. As counsel to this S&L, the firm performed a wide more Featured
Sale/leaseback by BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust in multiple proposed sale/leaseback transactions involving approximately 1,000 bank properties. more Featured
Insurance litigation for a construction joint venture
Represented a construction joint venture that served as the construction manager for a convention center, in a series of claims arising out of an more Featured
Sale of Capstone Consulting Partners, Inc.
Represented Capstone Consulting Partners, Inc., a strategic consulting company in the utility industry, in its sale to a strategic acquirer. more Featured
Licensing for German pharmaceutical company
Represented a German pharmaceutical company in connection with a $400 million licensing and commercialization transaction to obtain rights more Featured
Joint venture of gaming and resort company
Representation of gaming and resort company in theme park development joint venture. more Featured
Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc. v. Hartford Life Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the Atlanta Braves in its effort to recover benefits under a disability insurance policy compensating  more Featured
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more Featured
Defeasances of billions of dollars of CMBS loans
Represented servicer and special servicer in defeasances of billions of dollars of securitized mortgage loans. more Featured
Arbitration for a general contractor
Represented a general contractor in arbitration with a hospital medical center, which terminated the contractor for default on a major hospital more Featured
Bankruptcy filing of a large national retail REIT; Restructuring of Mortgage debt
Assist special servicers with interpreting provisions in applicable pooling and servicing agreements, intercreditor agreements, participation more Featured
NPDES permit challenge counsel to Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC
Represented Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC in negotiation of a settlement agreement with numerous citizen-activists regarding the challenge of a more Featured
Registered INHAM adviser to major U.S. timber producer
Represented registered corporate "INHAM" adviser to a major U.S. forest products manufacturer. Ongoing representation of INHAM more Featured
Trademark and unfair competition litigation for Compex Int’l Co. Ltd.
Successfully represented Compex International Co. Ltd., a major manufacturer of outdoor patio furniture, in a bench trial against claims by more Featured
Patent opinion counsel for Qiagen
We provide opinions to Qiagen, the leading provider of sample technologies used to isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins from any biological sample and more
Patent counseling and prosecution for National Institutes of Health
We provide opinions and patent procurement and counseling services to the National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and more
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
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
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
Trademark litigation for adidas
The firm has represented adidas for almost 20 years in the United States in a wide range of significant trademark litigation, including the largest more
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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SoftView LLC v. Kyocera Corp. and Motorola Mobility LLC
In only the second appeal of a final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review, the more
Inter partes review for Oracle Corporation
We obtained successful results for Oracle Corporation in three inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board more
Trademark clearance for multi-billion dollar merger forming one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies
We represented two leading paper and packaging companies in connection with the worldwide trademark clearance of proposed names and logos during more
Progressive Distribution Services, Inc. v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
The firm represents UPS in a trademark infringement matter against Progressive Distribution. Progressive Distribution claims that UPS infringed its

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Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
The firm represents Oracle Corporation, the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company, against

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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
Edible Arrangements International, LLC v. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc.
We are defending 1-800-Flowers in a suit filed by Edible Arrangements, Inc. (D. Conn.), seeking damages in excess of $101,000,000 for alleged

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Exxon Mobil Corporation v. FX Network, LLC
We are defending movie studios and television networks FX Networks, LLC, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. and

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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 more
Complex business litigation for AT&T
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims brought by a hardware manufacturer against AT&T Corporation. Boykin Anchor Co., Inc. more
Smith v. e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc.
Lead counsel representing e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc. (“BGC”) in a federal lawsuit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case alleged that BGC more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Open Text v. Alfresco
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Alfresco Software in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to content more
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
Defense of battery technology company in patent infringement litigation
Represented battery technology company in litigation brought by competitor involving claims of direct and indirect infringement of multiple patents. more
Patent litigation and counseling for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies *
Handled ANDA litigation and advised on opinion work for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. more
Construction defects coverage for EIFS claims
The firm served as lead counsel for a building products manufacturer in an insurance coverage lawsuit against Federal Insurance Company, Home more
Insurance coverage for an abatement company
Served as lead counsel representing a national abatement company in its effort to secure insurance coverage for an explosion and fire more
Blackside Inc. v. Washington University in St. nbc.
Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved more
Fujifilm Corporation v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defended Motorola against Fujifilm's assertion of five patents relating to digital cameras and the transmission of files through a cell phone. After more
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
Cochran v. Volvo
Represented Volvo in a class action in the Middle District of North Carolina. The case settled after Volvo successfully defeated plaintiffs’ motion more
DuPont v. Kolon Industries
Represented DuPont before the Fourth Circuit in an appeal of a $919 million trial verdict. more
Reliable Contracting Group v. Department of Veteran Affairs
Represented Reliable Contracting Group before the Federal Circuit in a successful appeal that resulted in overturning a decision by the Civilian more
Smedley v. Smedley
Represented a German mother pro-bono before the Fourth Circuit in a case involving a complex question under the Hague convention. After Mr. Webb more
Series of arbitration proceedings on behalf of home health care franchisor
Served as lead counsel in a series of arbitrations conducted in Atlanta before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the AAA commercial more
Age discrimination litigation against California energy-efficient consulting and software firm
Represented a California-based company in litigation filed in the Middle District of Tennessee by a former employee who claimed that he was more
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
Age discrimination litigation for national consumer products manufacturer
Represented a consumer products manufacturer in a lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by a more
Class action defense of a major North American beverage company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by several convenience store owners asserting violations of 42  more
Employment litigation for a telecommunications company
Successfully represented a national telecommunications company and an individual manager in a very sensitive case brought in North Carolina by six more
Age and sex discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation brought by an 18-year employee who claimed that she was terminated more
Labor arbitration counsel for major beverage manufacturer
Represent major U.S. beverage manufacturer as counsel in labor arbitrations. more
Provided counsel on California Private Attorneys General Act
Represent and advise California employers on matters arising under California Private Attorneys General Act. more
Labor and employment representation for several companies
Successfully moved to dismiss baseless labor and employment claims in cases in federal and state courts in Missouri, Minnesota, and Maryland. more
California wage and hour class action for financial services company
Represented major financial services company in class action suit in California alleging various wage-and-hour violations of California Labor Code. more
Counsel to international automotive manufacturer
Advised international automotive manufacturer on several matters regarding the validity, priority, and enforcement of liens and security interests on  more
Litigation for international automotive manufacturer
Represented international automotive manufacturer in several trial court matters and appeals concerning the termination of dealerships, petitions for  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
California wage-hour, meal-rest break class action for national bedding manufacturer
Co-counsel for nationally recognized bedding manufacturer in successfully defending and resolving through mediation a class action filed in more
OFCCP Compliance Audits for Fortune 50 and 100 companies
Has represented many Fortune 50 and 100, as well as smaller companies, in hundreds of Compliance Audits conducted by the Office of Federal more
California Labor Code class actions for major mortgage industry client
Represented an industry leading provider of mortgage processing solutions in a California state court class action alleging labor code violations for  more
Repurchases of common stock for NYSE financial services firm
Represented Audit Committee of the Board of a NYSE listed financial services firm in its consideration of the optimal usage of excess capital and the

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Kilopass Technology Inc. v. Sidense Corp.
Defended Sidense Corp. in litigation asserting patent infringement, trade libel and defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic more Case Study
Resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in successful resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation. more
Dismissal of age discrimination case
Represented a major airline against an age discrimination and Railway Labor Act case brought by 21 former pilots in the Eastern District of New York.  more
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
Favorable settlement of OSHA citation for drilling company
Represented a drilling company against an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) citation for an injury that occurred during more
Dismissal of North Carolina OSHA citations for drilling company
Represented a drilling company that used an alternative means of breaking rocks. The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration more
Dismissal of employment discrimination case
Defended large corporation in baseless employment discrimination matter brought by former employee. Convinced plaintiff of the futility of more
OSHA litigation for a national chemical manufacturing company
Represented a national chemical manufacturing company against Process Safety Management and various other citations resulting from a chemical spill. more
Successful jury trial defense of insurance company
Successfully represented an insurance company in jury trial brought by former employee alleging breach of contract and various torts under Georgia more
Successful resolution of Fair Labor Standards Act cases
Represented a number of employees in various industries against single plaintiff case actions asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. more
Training on “FCPA, Anti-bribery and Corruption Laws in China" in China *
Conducted training covering “FCPA, Anti-bribery and Corruption Laws in China,” Changshu, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China, April 2008. more
Anti-bribery and antitrust compliance training for a U.S. manufacturer in China
Conducted anti-bribery and antitrust compliance training for a U.S. manufacturer’s operating facilities in China. “Gifts and Bribes: Avoiding more
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
Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Assisted lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, more
Patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas *
Represented a defendant in a multi-patent infringement matter concerning shipment tracking and notification systems brought in the Eastern District more
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
Patent infringement litigation for an international telecommunications company in the International Trade Commission and the District of Delaware *
Represented defendant, a leading telecommunications company, in patent infringement matters brought in the International Trade Commission and in the more
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
Patent infringement litigation for an international telecommunications company in the International Trade Commission *
Represented defendant, a leading telecommunications company, in a patent infringement matter in the International Trade Commission. The patents at more
AGI, Inc. v. AT&T, Inc., et al.
Defend innovative online advertising and directory publishing company in Unfair Practices Act case brought by regional directory publisher, alleging more
Inter partes review challenge for C&D Zodiac
Representing C&D Zodiac in an inter partes review challenge of U.S. Patent No. 8,590,838, entitled “Aircraft Interior more
Laboratory Skin Care et al. v. White et al.
Represented international law firm sued for malpractice related to foreign patent filing; concluded with a favorable settlement. (San more
Lockton v. AT&T Broadband et al.
Obtained summary judgment for leading telecommunications provider in business tort action brought by former officer and minority shareholder of more
Flexsys America L.P. v. Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. et al.
Successfully defended Korean petrochemical company against charges of infringement; obtained decision of non-infringement after bench trial, upheld 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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Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation
Represented large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations in U.S. Tax Court litigation addressing accumulated earnings, personal holding more
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
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
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
Cody et al. v. City of Albany et al.
Lead mass action asserting civil rights claims on behalf of group of homeless individuals pro bono against municipality to halt illegal  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
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
Intellectual Property Partnership
Advised Fortune 50 manufacturer on U.S. partnership issues in the transfer of certain intellectual property to an offshore partnership. more
AT&T Up-C Transaction
Lead tax advisor for AT&T in structuring a disposition of intellectual property and other business assets to a joint venture structured as an more
Aaron's Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings
Lead tax advisor Aaron’s in $700M acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, including transaction structure advice and business integration more
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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Swap of wireless assets between Verizon Wireless and AT&T
Represented AT&T in connection with an exchange transaction with Verizon Wireless in which Verizon transferred cellular licenses, network more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represent a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Case successfully settled  more
In re HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc., et al.
Represented the creditors’ committee in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri. The debtors in

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Airwatch LLC Sale to VM Ware
Lead tax advisor for Airwatch LLC in $1.2B disposition to VMWare, including transaction structure, negotiation of tax issues, and intellectual more
In re OneStar Long Distance, Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now Chapter 7 trustee for OneStar Long Distance Inc. in connection with liquidation of assets of a large

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Ultra Clean Logs v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represent manufacturing concern in licensing dispute with sub-licensor. (Ben Hill County Superior Court, Georgia) more
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay Cruise Corporation dba Red and White Fleet v. Blue and Gold Fleet, Inc. et al.
Prosecute antitrust and unfair competition claims on behalf of maritime operator against its primary competitor, concluding with a successful more
United Capital Financial Partners
Lead tax advisor for UCFP to structure, implement and maintain an UP-C partnership structure to facilitate tax deferred acquisition of unincorporated  more
Lead discovery counsel in labor and employment class action
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national franchisor in a complex wage and hour class action matter. As lead discovery counsel, successfully more
Lead discovery counsel in Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national credit reporting agency in a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit. As lead more
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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British Telecommunications v. Cox Communications
Representing Cox Communications in a patent litigation matter involving multiple patents directed toward methods for managing bandwidth allocation on

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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
Represented Telecommunications Company in Trade Secret Dispute
Represented a large telecommunications company in a lawsuit in which it was accused of disclosing trade secrets related to cellphone technology, and more
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
Trade secrets litigation for a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court
Represented a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court in a trade secrets lawsuit against a former employee. The case more
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
Privacy & Security for Biotechnology, Health Apps & Health Portals
Helped numerous medical device manufacturers, mobile health care apps and many types of shared health information portals address health care privacy  more
Knowledge Asset Protection Programs
For many financial services information companies, consumer products manufacturers, retailers, health care companies, and business services more
Cybersecurity Strategy & Contracts
Assisted high-profile advocacy organizations, business services organizations and law firms to make their infrastructure more secure, including more
Monec Holding AG v. Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Represented Motorola Mobility, Inc. in patent litigation relating to tablet and smartphone devices. Monec Holding AG v. Motorola Mobility, Inc..  more
MicroLog Corp. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al.
Counsel for Cisco in a patent litigation brought in the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asserted a patent related to call and message flow more
Importers Service Corporation v. Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
Lead counsel representing GP Chemicals Equity LLC (GP) in an action alleging breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, violations of the Lanham more
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
Independent counsel to the Board for a publicly traded company
Served as independent counsel to the Board of a joint venture engaged in the manufacture of PET medical imaging equipment, and consisting of a more
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
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
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
Synergistic International Inc. v. Windshield Doctor, Inc.
Represented Dwyer Group concept Glass Doctor. Obtained a preliminary injunction against infringer. Synergistic International Inc. v. Windshield more
Industrial products manufacturer license agreement
Represented an international industrial products manufacturer in negotiating an updated worldwide license agreement with another international more
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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Alan Weiss v. National Football League Properties, Inc. and Logo Athletic, Inc. and The Five Smiths, Inc. d/b/a The Atlanta Falcons
Represented the National Football League and Atlanta Falcons in a trademark dispute involving rights in and to the “Dirty Bird” mark. Alan Weiss more
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
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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Represented Hydroelectric Joint Venture Against Warranty Claims
Was part of team of attorneys that successfully represented international joint venture against warranty claims for hydroelectric plant in more
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
Misuse of Confidential Information and Improper Solicitation Litigation
Represented a California employer in action brought by our client against a former employee and competitor alleging the improper use of confidential more
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
Walker Digital v. Cryptic Studios Inc. et al.
Defended client in patent infringement litigation related to payment processing using credit cards, gift cards and third-party payment services.


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False Claims Act Retaliation Litigation
Represented Emory University, Inc. in an action brought by a former employee who claimed she was discharged for engaging in protected activity under more
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
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
Restructuring of employment agreements
Represented the Compensation Committee of a publicly-traded company in updating and renegotiating the employment agreements of the CEO and other more
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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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
Fraud and civil conspiracy
Successfully represented an advertising and publishing company against claims ranging from fraudulent inducement to civil conspiracy. The Court more
Bell Atlantic Corporation, et al. v. Twombly, et al. *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding significant antitrust case alleging conspiracy among Regional Bell

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Defended book publisher against claims of fraud and misrepresentation *
Represented book publisher against claims arising from financial misconduct by author. 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
Representation of multiple clients related to FCPA investigations *
Assisted clients in FCPA investigations and conducted individualized seminars to clients in China. 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
Representation of multi-national agribusiness company relating to all aspects of agribusiness in China *
Provided multi-national agribusiness company and related entities with a comprehensive introduction and strategic program relating to all aspects of more
Representation of large U.S. manufacturer in energy sector
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Represented large U.S. manufacturer in energy sector in the formation of new entities, joint ventures, and acquisitions in China. more
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
Management of local counsel in Chinese Court proceedings *
Assisted companies by managing local counsel in Chinese Court proceedings. 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
Representation of clients in labor arbitrations in China *
Assisted clients in labor arbitrations in China. 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
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
Acquisition of a majority interest of a Taiwanese-owned Chinese manufacturing company *
Represented a client in the acquisition of a majority interest of a Taiwanese-owned Chinese manufacturing company with related assets/ownership in more
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
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
Investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for U.S.-based Fortune 100 Company in China *
Conducted full investigation of FCPA and Compliance issues for U.S.-based Fortune 100 Company in China in 2011. more
Representing communications company in litigation over retransmission rights *
Represented cable system in claims alleging violation of rights established by retransmission consent agreement. 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
Antitrust compliance training for a Fortune 500 corporation’s operating facilities in China *
Conducted antitrust compliance training for a Fortune 500 corporation’s operating facilities in Changzhou, China. “Know Your Antitrust – Compliance more
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
Represented consortium of media companies in seeking access to criminal trial *
Represented a consortium of media companies in seeking access to hearings and trial proceeding in high-profile murder triangle trial. more
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
Represented internet company in claims challenging ownership rights *
Represented internet company against claims asserting fraud in ditribution of ownership interests. 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
In re R&G Financial Corporation
Represented the largest creditor (the indenture trustee for more than $325 million in indebtedness; no official creditors’ committee was appointed)

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

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Representation of automotive manufacturer in set-up of new entity with Greenfield manufacturing facility *
Assisted automotive manufacturer in set-up of new entity with Greenfield manufacturing facility and negotiated construction, project management and more
Representation of Fortune 500 Company relating to labor unions in China and China’s employment laws *
Advised a Fortune 500 Company’s Chinese subsidiaries on issues relating to the formation of labor unions in China and China’s employment laws. more
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
Represented employees in an export investigation
Represented a group of employees in an investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Immigration & Customs more
Internal investigation for medical diagnostic company
Represented an Audit Committee of a medical diagnostic company in conducting an internal investigation involving compliance and assisting with more
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
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
Conducted an international anti-corruption internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company
Conducted an internal investigation in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and Dubai into anticorruption issues for a Fortune more
SEC investigation for a large financial institution
Represented a financial institution in a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and convinced the Commission staff to close more
Successfully represented government contractor in False Claims Act investigation
Persuaded U.S. Attorney’s Office not to indict a government contractor after a two year False Claims Act investigation. more
Successfully persuaded the DOJ not to take any action against a construction client
Convinced the Department of Justice to decline prosecution of a construction company, after the DOJ had previously identified the company as a target  more
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
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
Trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization
We provide extensive trademark counseling to a large non-profit humanitarian organization. We also manage the organization's domestic and more
Ongoing open source software counseling for global transaction processing company
Advising client on an ongoing basis with respect to open source software compliance, auditing and remediation efforts. more
Inter Partes Reexaminations for leading provider of wearable sensor technologies
Representing a patent owner in multiple inter partes patent reexamination proceedings. 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
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
Patent prosecution counsel for leading global software company
Patent prosecution and portfolio management. more
Inter Partes Reviews for leading technology company and Covered Business Method Patent Reviews for global internet services provider
Representing some of the largest global companies in their efforts to challenge third party patents through post-grant trials proceedings at the more
Franchisor in hotel bankruptcy cases
Representation of Intercontinental Hotel Group throughout the United States in numerous bankruptcy cases involving hotel franchisees. more
363 bankruptcy bidder for roofing company
Representation of Oldcastle Materials as bidder in 363 sale in bankruptcy case of JEH Roofing pending in Northern District of Texas.

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Represented provider of data services to data fusion company in bankruptcy
Representation of Equifax as provider of data services and member of creditors committee in the TLO LLC bankruptcy case pending in the Southern more
Warehouse lien rights in bankruptcy case
Representation of Innotrac Corporation as warehouse and sales fulfillment provider to Tactica International in bankruptcy case pending in the more
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
Merger agreement with Scientific Conservation, Inc.
Represented Servidyne, Inc., a building efficiency services provider with shares listed on NASDAQ, in its consideration of strategic alternatives, more
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
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
Litigation for lender on a $17 million loan
Represented lender in federal and state courts in several related proceedings concerning a $17 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s more
Consulting services on alter ego and fraudulent transfer theories
Provided consulting services regarding alter ago and fraudulent transfer theories. 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
Article 9 UCC foreclosure acquisition of aggregate and concrete products
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of precast concrete company in an Article 9 Uniform Commercial Code foreclosure sale in Maine. more
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
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
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
Telecommunications bankruptcy cases
Representation of regional telecommunications company in numerous telecommunications bankruptcy cases pending throughout the United States. Issues more
Due diligence for 363 bankruptcy sale of telecommunications business
Representation of telecommunications company conducting due diligence in 363 sale of telecommunications business. more
ESOP loan workout
Represent financial institution in loan workout related to ESOP transaction. more
Lender holding $17 million note secured by apartment complex in bankruptcy case
Representation of lender holding $17 million note secured by apartment complex in bankruptcy case. more
Loan workouts for financial institution
Representation of financial institution in numerous loan workouts throughout the United States. more
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
$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
Chapter 11 creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films
Representation of the creditors committee for one of the country’s largest producers of plastic films in a Chapter 11 more
363 bankruptcy acquisition of concrete company
Representation of Oldcastle in acquiring assets of Schwab Industries, an importer and producer of cement and concrete products, in a 363 sale in a more
Lender holding $28 million note secured by four shopping centers in bankruptcy case
Representation of lender holding $28 million note secured by four shopping centers in bankruptcy case. more
Bankruptcy services for investment company regarding portfolio company
Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an entertainment-oriented portfolio company. more
Bankruptcy litigation for franchisor
Represent retail store franchisor in fraudulent transfer litigation regarding franchisee’s acquisition of assets of another company that subsequently  more
Orion IP LLC v. Nike Inc. et al.
The firm represented adidas against plaintiff Orion IP LLC, now Clear With Computers, in a suit where multiple defendants, including PACCAR and more
adidas inter partes review
Representing adidas in inter partes review proceedings against patent owned by Nike concerning footwear manufacturing technology. more
$60 million disposition of business assets
Represent YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
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
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
$60 million disposition of business assets
Representd YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
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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$60 million disposition of business assets
Represent YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
Litigation involving unfair and deceptive trade practices
Obtained dismissal of unfair and deceptive trade practices claim filed in North Carolina Business court against former officers and directors of a more
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
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
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
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
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 comprised of themed restaurants and other offerings against U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s claim that more
$1.3 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility for a national cellular telephone tower owner
Represented a major U.S. financial institution, as co-agent and lender, in connection with the provision of a $1.3 billion syndicated senior secured more
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
Sale of several multifamily apartment projects located in Georgia and Florida valued at more than $700M
Represented an institutional equity fund in the sales of 10 multifamily apartment projects located in Georgia and Florida having an aggregate value more
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
Origination of a $140M real estate loan secured by several assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
Represented a major U.S. financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the origination of a $140 million real estate more
Ex parte reexamination defense
Successfully represented the patent owner in four, serial ex parte reexaminations brought by Medtronic, a large medical device company. more
Patent Reissue Proceeding
Obtained additional patent claims related to multicast messaging through a reissue proceeding. more
Breach of fudiciary duty
Defend mutual holding company community bank and its parent company and individual directors against individual and derivative claims by a more
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
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
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
Litigation for warehouse line lender
Represent warehouse line lender in litigation brought by the Bankruptcy Trustee of one of its primary customers (a residential mortgage lender and more
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
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Representing patent owner in multiple inter partes reexamination proceedings related to patents for mobile telephone communication technologies. The 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
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
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
Counsel to ENR Top 5 Design Firm
Counsel to ENR top 5 design firm regarding various projects throughout United States. 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
Represented limited liability companies in TEFRA partnership proceedings
Represented limited liability companies in TEFRA partnership proceedings.  The IRS challenged the allocation of gains and losses between the 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
Southeastern Conference University Athletic Facilities Expansion
Counsel to Southeastern Conference university regarding expansion of athletic facilities. 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
Counsel to ENR Top 10 Construction Firm Regarding Hotel Projects in Arizona, Connecticut and Georgia
Represented general contractor in connection with the prosecution of over $30 million in claims arising out of hotel projects for a national hotel more
Venture Capital Fund Counsel
Counsel to venture capital fund focused upon early-stage South Carolina domiciled companies. 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
Global patent strategy for Novelis Inc.
Advises Novelis Inc. in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of aluminum 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
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
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
Counsel to Global Top 10 Engineering Consultancy
Counsel to global Top 10 engineering consultancy regarding multiple projects in United States. more
Counsel to the Georgia Ports Authority Regarding Vital Harbor and Federal Navigation Channel Deepening Project
Counsel to major stakeholder in connection with the most significant waterway dredging project and associated port facilities expansion currently more
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
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 U.S. $400 million claim relating principally to the collapse of a 4,750 meter shotcrete and rock bolt pressure tunnel that supplied water more
Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although 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
Project Counsel to EPC Consortium Regarding Cooper River Bridges Replacement Project in Charleston, South Carolina
Project Counsel to EPC Consortium that planned, designed, built and delivered the U.S. $650 million Cooper River Bridges Replacement Project in more
Tampa Ports Authority Expansion
Counsel to major geo-material manufacturer and supplier to the Tampa Ports Authority in connection with its substantial facilities and infrastructure  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Hythiam Inc.
Represents Hythiam Inc. and coordinates its global patent strategy. The firm has prepared and prosecuted patent applications involving treatments for  more
Political and Economic Initiatives for British Consulate General
Counsel to British Consulate General regarding political and economic initiatives in the Southeastern United States. more
Counsel to the Governor of South Carolina in Constitutional Challenge Regarding Utilization of Federal Stimulus Funds
Represented Governor Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court in connection with his efforts to shift more
Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Investigations and civil lawsuits for former directors and officers
Representing former directors and officers in numerous investigations and civil lawsuits brought by the FDIC as receiver for failed financial more
Filed U.S. Tax Court actions (4) on behalf of shareholders of C-corporation
Filed U.S. Tax Court actions (4) on behalf of shareholders of C-corporation.  IRS asserted qualified dividends from alleged benefits 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
Non-compete and trade secret litigation for businesses and individuals
Representing businesses and individuals in non-compete and trade secret litigation. Successfully argued for the application of Georgia law to more
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund investing in start-up companies and related investments
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund investing in start-up companies and related investments.  In a TEFRA proceeding, IRS more
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations with business lines including real estate, car dealers, and after-market automotive accessories. 
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of large privately-held consolidated group of C corporations with business lines including real estate, car 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
Complex litigation for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in complex litigation arising out of a multi-million dollar participation agreement. more
Filed consolidated U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of credit financing company
Filed consolidated U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of credit financing company. In a TEFRA proceeding, IRS challenged the Company's IRC Section 754 more
Defended lending discrimination charges for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in defense of fair lending discrimination charges. more
Global information technology outsourcing for metals manufacturer
Represented a metals manufacturer in connection with a multi-tower global information technology outsourcing of its data center, network, helpdesk, 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
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of corporate executive who received erroneous multiple Form 1099s
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of corporate executive who received erroneous multiple Form 1099s.  IRS made a 'naked' assessment and more
Information technology outsourcing for publicly traded international hospitality company
Represented publicly traded international hospitality company in connection with the outsourcing of its information technology help desk and related more
Information Technology outsourcing for private retail company
Represented private retail company in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Cognizant for the provision of managed services and more
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund specializing in foreign exchange related investments
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of hedge fund specializing in foreign exchange related investments.  In a TEFRA proceeding, IRS challenged  more
Complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized mortgages for U.S. financial services company
Successfully represented one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. in a complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized  more
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of insurance company
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of insurance company.  IRS challenged tax implications of tax-deferred merger.  IRC Sections 368. more
Defended taxpayer in U.S. District Court against IRS’ motion to compel attorney's files
Defended taxpayer in U.S. District Court against IRS’ motion to compel attorney's files. Taxpayer successfully challenged on the basis of 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
Complex business litigation for AT&T Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims of corporate defamation and unfair and deceptive trade practices for AT&T Corporation. more
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
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of national-chartered bank in a case of first impression
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of national-chartered bank in a case of first impression.  IRS challenged the reporting of deductions by more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
Comprehensive Environmental Compliance for national food products manufacturer
Provide full-service environmental counseling for a major national food products manufacturer in all areas of environmental compliance including more
Defended national insulation corporation in U.S. District Court
Defended national insulation corporation in U.S. District Court against IRS summons enforcement for documents and information in possession of third more
United Pet Group Inc. v. Salix Corporation and Salix LLC
Represented United Pet Group, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of pet products, in trade dress litigation against a competitor. Case settled more
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of national home-building business and owner
Filed U.S. Tax Court action on behalf of national home-building business and owner.  IRS challenged tax implications of multiple conservation more
Rambus Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. et al.
Representing respondents LSI Corp. and Seagate technologies in defense of a patent infringement action involving external memory controllers and more Case Study
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
Right of publicity defense for internationally known supermodel
Represent internationally known supermodel in dispute concerning third party misappropriation of her name for use on products and in advertising in more
B.I. Systems LLC v. Actuate Corporation et al.
The firm represents Actuate Corporation, a leading developer of business intelligence and enterprise performance software, as defendant in a patent more
Representation of ETF series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products. more
Environmental Counseling for Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)
Represent Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), a trade association with approximately 125 independent lumber manufacturer member more
Walter v. Chippendales USA LLC et al.
Successfully represented Chippendales USA LLC in employment and trademark litigation. A former dancer was discharged in February 2012 and signed a

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Clean Air Act for subsidiaries of Rollins Inc. Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company
Represent major subsidiaries of Rollins Inc., Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company, in response to ongoing federal and state Clean more
In re Radnor Holdings Corp.
Represented lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of leading producer of foam cups and containers. more
Trade Secrets Litigation Lawsuits
Represents clients in several multimillion dollar trade secret lawsuits pending in several federal courts and before the AAA. more
Clean Air Act Litigation for major electric utility company *
Successfully appealed an adverse summary judgment ruling against a major electric utility company in a Clean Air Act citizen suit case involving more
In re Wurzburg Inc.
Represent creditors' committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of commercial packaging and labeling manufacturer. In re Wurzburg, Inc., No. 10-21047 more
Automotive product liability litigation
Served as regional defense counsel for automobile manufacturers in dozens of federal and state court cases across the Southeast alleging personal 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
Wyler Summit Partnership v. Turner Broadcasting System
Represented Turner Broadcasting System against a variety of breach of contract and related claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of more
Licensing Dispute for Pharmaceutical Company
Successfully represented a pharmaceutical company/licensor in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration and related U.S. litigation with a more
Clean Water Act for national real estate development company
Successfully defended the water and wastewater utility division of a major national real estate development company in Clean Water Act enforcement more
Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the

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Mad Hops Inc. v. adidas-Salomon AG
Represented adidas-Salomon AG in a trademark litigation matter.  The court granted adidas's motion for summary judgment. 

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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
Class action lawsuit for major banking company
Represented a major banking industry employer in a class action on behalf of sales employees (approximately 2,000) claiming company violated more
Prevue Interactive et al., v. Starsight Telecast Inc., and related counterclaims
Counsel for patentee in DJ action involving interactive television technology. more
Kevin J. Williams and Talaria Therapeutics, Inc. v. University of British Columbia, Inex Pharmaceuticals Corp., Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., Michael J. Hope, and Wendi V. Rodrigueza
Counsel for defendants Inex, UBC and Dr. Hope in patent, contract and fraud lawsuit involving liposome compositions. 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
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
$300 million merger between First Financial Holdings, Inc. and SCBT Financial Corporation
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in a merger with SCBT Financial Corporation. The $300 million transaction combines two of South Carolina’s  more Case Study
Baxter International Inc. v. Pharmacia & Upjohn AB
U.S. counsel for plaintiff Baxter in foreign patent lawsuits involving a protein purification process. more
SGS Thomson v. Hyundai Electronics Inc.
Represented Hyundai (now Hynix Semiconductor) as defendant in patent infringement dispute related to semiconductor processing patents. The case more
Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D. v. Applied Vascular Devices, and related cross-actions
Counsel for cross-defendant Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex commercial case involving embolectomy and dilatation catheters. more
Pharmacia and Upjohn AB v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Counsel for Baxter in complex commercial international arbitration involving purified blood proteins. more
Micron Technologies Inc. v. Hyundai Electronics Inc.
Defended Hyundai (now Hynix Semiconductor) against patent infringement charges by competitor Micron, which accused Hyundai of infringing its patents more
Toshiba Corporation v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Counsel for declaratory judgment defendant Hynix in patent lawsuit involving various memory chip technologies. more
McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state

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Bavarian Nordic v. Acambis
Counsel for intervenor and opposer Baxter in patent infringement lawsuit involving small pox vaccines and in related European Patent Office more
MJCM LLC v. United Community Banks Inc. (commercial litigation in Texas federal court and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
The firm served as lead counsel for United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a million dollar 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
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
Represented client in the DOJ’s largest antitrust investigation
Represented a former broker during the DOJ’s largest antitrust investigation and convinced the DOJ to use the client as a cooperating witnesses as more
Patent prosecution for Eli Lilly
Represents Eli Lilly and prosecutes their US patents and foreign patents concerning antiviral vaccines. 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
Represented a construction company executive during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ
Represented an executive at a public construction company during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ and convinced the DOJ to use the 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
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
Breach of contract action for five hospitals
Following mediation, we secured a million dollar settlement for five hospitals in an arbitration asserting breach of contract claims against a care more
Exide Technologies vs. Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc.
Represents Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc., a leading battery manufacturer, in trade dress infringement litigation against Exide Technologies 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
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
Class action litigation for Ingenio in California federal court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
We represent Ingenio, Inc. in a class action in federal district court in San Francisco (Northern District of California). The plaintiff and putative  more
Chrysler Group LLC v. Moda Group LLC et al.
Represented Chrysler in successfully obtaining a settlement agreement before trial in litigation involving resolution of Defendant’s improper use of more
Parma Community General Hospital v. Premier Anesthesia of Parma (jury trial of contract and fraud claims in the Northern District of Ohio)
Secured a significant victory for our client, Premier Anesthesia LLC (“Premier”), an anesthesiology practice management company, after a seven-day more
Breach of contract litigation for several hospitals
Represented several hospitals in a breach of contract action against a healthcare management company. After discovery revealed evidence establishing more
Nation-wide breach of warranty case for Volvo Group North America LLC
Successfully defeated a contested class certification motion for Volvo Group North America, LLC, in a nation-wide breach of warranty case in the 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
Georgia RICO litigation in Georgia trial and appellate courts
Represented Amerisave Mortgage Corporation in a dispute with a former employee, who sued the company for violations of Georgia RICO, defamation, and more
Class action litigation for a financial and debt counseling company in Georgia state and federal district court
The firm served as lead counsel for an Arizona-based financial and debt counseling company in a putative class action seeking damages based on the more
Class action for Internet retailer in California state and federal court
Represented Internet flower retailer in a class action advancing “e-commerce” consumer fraud claims under California’s unfair trade practices acts. more
Complex business litigation for medical center
Represented a hospital in a breach of contract arbitration against a commercial payor that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement and an more
Complex business litigation for paperboard container manufacturer
Successfully defended paperboard container manufacturer in a wrongful termination action brought by a timber supplier who was seeking to recover the more
Copyright infringement litigation for global mobility company
Defended a global mobility company in copyright infringement litigation alleging that mobile network carriers were liable for unauthorized sharing of  more
Southern Mills Inc. d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics v. Insight Holding Group LLC (significant contract litigation in federal district court and in arbitration)
Obtained a major victory for the firm’s client Southern Mills d/b/a TenCate Protective Fabrics in a complex arbitration proceeding involving a more
Administrative litigation for Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center LLC
Represented Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center, LLC ("Ty Cobb") in an administrative appeal hearing before the Georgia Department of Community Health more
Complex business litigation for lender in multiple proceedings
Represented lender in multiple proceedings in state and federal courts regarding a mixed-use development securing $60 million in senior and junior more
Rubicon Communications LP v. AT&T Intellectual Prop. II, L.P., et al.
Represented various AT&T entities in negotiating a favorable settlement before trial in litigation involving purported breaches of a previous more
EPC contract negotiations for industrial and energy company
Represented one of the largest industrial and energy companies in the world in extensive contract negotiations of an EPC contract for a clean energy 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
The Medicines Company vs. Hospira *
Defended a pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving the drug bivalirudin. 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
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
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
Breach of contract litigation for Dash Crofts
Served as local counsel and lead trial counsel for Dash Crofts, of Seals & Crofts, a popular 1970s folk rock group, in a federal lawsuit raising more
Breach of contract litigation for Spanish corporation
Represented a Spanish corporation in a federal lawsuit concerning a breach-of-contract claim regarding the sale of a $36 million private jet. more
General Protecht v. ITC and Pass & Seymour v. ITC *
Represented an electrical-device manufacturer in appeals to the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. more
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 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 cinacalcet hydrochloride, 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
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
Action against borrower and guarantor for $70 million loan
Represent lender in several disputes concerning a $70 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s ability to pursue borrower and guarantor for  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
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
Softview LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC
Defending AT&T Mobility in the District of Delaware. Softview filed an action alleging that AT&T Mobility, along with numerous wireless more
Cyberfone Systems Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Intercontinental Hotels Corporation in defending a patent infringement case. We obtained summary more
Insurance claims counsel for manufacturer of packaged building materials and pavement maintenance products
Served as lead counsel for insurance claims arising from miscellaneous pending and threatened building material claims against a manufacturer of  more
Summit Entertainment LLC v. Daiana Santia
Represent Summit Entertainment in this copyright infringement and computer fraud and abuse act case brought against a hacker who had breached servers  more
Knowledge process services for telecommunications company
Represented Telecommunications Company with regards to knowledge process outsourcing transactions involving research, analysis, and reporting to more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Brand licensing and counsel to manufacturer of paper and paper products
Brand licensing and counsel to one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, building products and more
$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
Strategic alliance for global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider in a strategic alliance with a leading cloud services platform to provide content delivery and more
Senior secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities of an owner and operator of cancer treatment centers
Representation of lead agent and lender in connection with over $100 million in syndicated senior secured revolving and term loan b credit facilities  more
$100M privately placed senior unsecured notes and over $100M in combined working capital and franchisee loan facilities for publicly held company
Representation of publicly held company, as borrower, issuer and guarantor, engaged in selling and leasing home and office furniture, electronics and  more
$30M senior secured revolving credit facility for commercial finance company
Representation of commercial finance company, as agent and lender, in connection with $30 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided more
$35M merger transaction
Represented the seller in a $35 million stock and cash acquisition of a Southeastern bank by an affiliated publicly traded bank holding company. more
Merger of Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $100 million merger with Micron Computer Corporation. more
Assisted credit unions in the making of commercial real estate loans
Assisted North Carolina and Virginia-based credit unions in the origination and closing of commercial real estate loans across the country, in more
TecSec Inc. v. IBM Corp., et al.
Lead Counsel for Cisco in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff asserted 11 patents related to 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
Syndicated senior secured bankruptcy exit financing provided to a publicly held nationwide owner and operator of nursing homes and eldercare facilities
Representation of collateral monitoring agent and lead lender in connection with over $500 million in syndicated senior secured bankruptcy exit more
Counseling and patent procurement services for international leader in the development of optical multi-touch technology
Provides intellectual property counseling and patent procurement services to an international leader in the development of optical multi-touch more
Environmental litigation for manufacturer of specialized machinery
Successfully defended manufacturer of specialized machinery against a Federal Aviation Administration/Department of Transportation investigation into  more
Environmental litigation for owner of a former solid waste landfill
We represent an owner of a former solid waste landfill in negotiations with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to dismiss an action filed more
Superfund insurance claim and EPA negotiations for an investment partnership
Successfully obtained an agreement from an insurer to defend an investment partnership with regard to a Superfund action brought by the Environmental  more
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
Georgia Environmental Protection Division enforcement action for U.S.'s largest chicken processor
Represent the United States' largest chicken processor with regard to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division enforcement action on air quality more
Arbitration counsel for a worldwide creator of sporting goods
The firm served as arbitration counsel for a worldwide creator of sporting goods. more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. 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
Bankruptcy of Munford Inc., one of the country's largest chains of convenience stores
Represented Munford Inc., one of the country's largest chains of convenience stores, in a liquidating Chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy 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
$32 million acquisition of Fulton Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fulton Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $31.7 million acquisition by Central Bancompany, Inc., a Jefferson City,  more
Toxic tort litigation for a global manufacturer of automobile batteries *
The firm served as lead counsel for a global manufacturer of automobile batteries in multi-plaintiff toxic lead exposure litigation arising out of 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
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment of a sale of a cruise line *
The firm served as lead counsel in representation of seller of cruise line. Recovered substantial arbitration award in purchase price adjustment more
Mutual to stock conversion by Palmyra Federal Savings Bank and related IPO
Represented Palmyra Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $5.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Mr. Electric Corp. v. Mister Electrician, Inc. and Sonya Sardey
Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a national electrical services franchisor in litigation against a third party competitor operating 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
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
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
Bank acquisition by Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented Greater Atlantic Financial Corp. in its $1.1 million acquisition of Dominion Savings Bank, FSB, Front Royal, VA. more
Mutual to stock conversion for Security Financial Bank and IPO for Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $19.4 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
$77 million acquisition of Heritage Bancorp Inc. by SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented Heritage Bancorp Inc. in its $77.0 million acquisition by SouthBanc Shares Inc. 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
Mutual to stock conversion for Lawrence Federal Savings Bank and the related initial public offering for Lawrence Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented Lawrence Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $7.8 million initial public offering by its newly formed 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
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
Age discrimination and whistleblower claims
Successfully represented an investment company and its CEO in age discrimination and whistleblower claim in Massachusetts. more
Complex business litigation for seller of large aircraft fuel services company *
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of seller of large aircraft fuel services company and recovered substantial award in purchase price more
Washington v. CSC Credit Servs. Inc., Equifax Inc., Equifax Credit Info. Servs. Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a class action lawsuit.  Prior to more
$102 million acquisition of FirstSpartan Financial Corp.
Represented FirstSpartan Financial Corp. in its $102.1 million acquisition by BB&T Corporation. 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
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
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
Teets v. Chromally Gas Turbine Corp. *
Represented Chromally Gas Turbine Corp. in connection with an appeal of a district court ruling that the employee owned the invention. On appeal, the  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
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
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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Labor relations for a national beverage manufacturer
Obtained damages judgment for a national beverage manufacturer. more
DC Comics Inc. v. Unlimited Monkey Business Inc.
Represented DC Comics Inc., an AOL Time Warner subsidiary, in a copyright infringement suit in which summary judgment was granted on the grounds that  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
Representation of official committee of unsecured creditors
Represented creditors' committee of a debtor engaged in the development and distribution of English language learning systems in connection  more
Airport storage fee litigation for the City of Atlanta
Served as lead counsel for the City of Atlanta in an airport equipment storage fee dispute with a contractor that included significant contractual 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
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
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment dispute over the understated net worth of the companies being sold
Obtained award on behalf of seller in connection with purchase price adjustment dispute over closing balance sheet prepared by buyer which materially  more
Water labeling class action for Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
The firm served as lead trial counsel for Nestlé Waters North America Inc. in a class action related to spring water bottle labeling, concerning both  more
Acquisition of a commercial finance company for Textron Financial Corporation
Represented Textron Financial Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in its acquisition of STI Credit Corporation and its portfolio 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 program for Miller Industries
Represented Miller Industries, Inc., the largest manufacturer of tow trucks in the world, in its vertical integration strategy involving the 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
Bad faith suit for a semiconductor chip manufacturer *
Successfully represented a semiconductor chip manufacturer in a bad faith insurance coverage lawsuit arising out of a toxic tort putative class more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in an initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $4.8 million initial public offering by City Savings Financial Corp. 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
$127.6 million acquisition of SouthBanc Shares Inc.
Represented SouthBanc Shares Inc. in its $127.6 million acquisition by National Commerce Financial Corp. more
Sale of Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a Web hosting company, in the sale of the company. more
Counsel to Former Officers and Directors of Engineous Software Inc.
Represented five former officers and directors of a software company based in the Research Triangle in an action filed in the N.C. Business Court by 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
Assistance with strengthening corporate FCPA compliance programs
Assisted with research and analysis of FCPA issues in order to strengthen client compliance programs. 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
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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Autoscribe Corp. v. BB&T
Defending BB&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a 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
adidas America Inc. v. Akeva LLC
The firm is lead counsel for adidas in multi-defendant patent litigation relating to more than a dozen patents on athletic footwear.

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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
Corporate and intellectual property counseling for Global Green Power Inc.
Represents Global Green Power, Inc. in corporate and intellectual property matters relating to the production of electricity generators powered by more
Trade Secrets and Non-compete Cases
Serving as lead counsel for large public and private companies, the firm successfully enforced non-compete clauses and obtained court orders more
Labor counsel for major household products company
Successful union decertification for major household products company. 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
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
Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations, more
In re South Fulton Medical Center Inc. *
Led representation of South Fulton Medical Center, Inc., a non-profit hospital, in its Chapter 11 case. Successfully sold assets to for-profit more
Secured creditor representation of a property/casualty insurance carrier *
Led representation of a property/casualty insurance carrier as a secured creditor in the Chapter 11 case of a New York state golf 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
Negligent misrepresentation construction delay
Represented a major telecommunications company against a negligent misrepresentation claim in a construction delay dispute. The court granted our more
Counsel regarding construction and design for a regional medical center
Represented a hospital owner regarding mechanical, electrical and piping issues on the construction and design of its $184 million expansion of more
International parental abduction
Represented an Argentine father who sought the return of his minor child to Argentina. The father did not consent or acquiesce to his 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
Business process outsourcing services for Fortune 50 retailer *
Represented Fortune 50 retail company with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving customer relationship management more
Chrysler Group LLC v. USA Wholesale Scooters, Inc., et al.
Represented Chrysler Group in obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against Defendants’ use of the JEEPSTER mark and Jeep Grille more
Patent counseling for Clean Control Corporation
Performed patent work for Clean Control Corporation, an environmentally friendly cleaning solutions company. 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
Cyberfone Systems LLC (formerly LVL Patent Group, LLC) v. United Airlines, U.S. Airways, and Air Canada
Defending United Airlines, U.S. Airways and Air Canada in the District of Delaware. CyberFone Systems LLC filed multiple actions in District of 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
Labor counsel for major beverage company
Represent major beverage company in labor arbitrations all over the country. more
Appellate litigation for parents with terminated rights
Successfully advocated for the termination of the parental rights and the adoption of two children who were physically abused by their mother and her  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
Strategic alliance involving a global lighting fixture manufacturer and retailer
Represented a global lighting fixture manufacturer and retailer regarding a strategic alliance with partners from Australia and Dubai for the 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
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
Telebrands Corp. v. Del Labs. Inc.
Defeated motion for temporary restraining order and forced plaintiff to withdraw preliminary injunction motion and pay our clients’ associated more
Premier Anesthesia v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital
Served as lead trial counsel in multimillion dollar healthcare dispute, involving breach of contract, fraud and tortuous interference. Case settled more
Purchasing Power LLC v. Bluestem Brands Inc.
Serves as local counsel for Bluestem Brands in their defense against allegations that they breached the terms of a non-disclosure agreement and

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Fraudulent conveyance adversary litigation *
Led representation of defendants in $70 million fraudulent conveyance adversary proceeding brought by trustee in Chapter 7 case. Successfully settled  more
Intellectual property counsel for a prominent investment fund
The firm served as intellectual property counsel for a prominent investment fund represented by a major New York law firm in connection with the 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
Global sourcing & technology services for NYSE Manufacturing Company
Represented NYSE Manufacturing Company with regards to Knowledge Process & Business Transformation Outsourcing transactions involving IT more
Canon Inc. v. Color Imaging Inc. et al.
Serves as local counsel representing Canon Inc. in their pursuit of patent infringement claims relating to their toner supply container products. Canon, Inc. v. Color Imaging, Inc. et al. more
International parental abduction (Hague): Spain
Successfully represented a foreign, left behind parent from Spain, whose two young children were wrongfully taken to the U.S. by their mother. The 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 more
Equity holder and secured creditor representation *
Led representation of an equity holder and secured creditor in a Chapter 11 case of a landfill developer. Achieved dismissal of bankruptcy case 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
Construction litigation for pipeline contractor
Represents a pipeline contractor in Texas state court against one of the largest pipeline owners in the United States arising out of a 135-mile more
Trust preferred securities for a Midwestern institution
Represented a Midwestern institution in connection with the exchange of trust preferred securities for cash and common securities. more
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was 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
Pro bono trademark counsel for the Navy SEAL Foundation
Provides trademark management and brand protection services. more
Negotiation of master services agreement with IBM for fashion jewelry & accessories retailer
Represented fashion jewelry & accessories retailer in connection with negotiation of master services agreement with IBM for fashion jewelry &  more
Intellectual Property counseling for global provider of integrated energy management products
Represented leading global provider of integrated energy management products regarding smart meters and the support of smart grids. more
Negotiation of agreement with Oracle for fashion jewelry & accessories retailer
Represented fashion jewelry & accessories retailer in connection with negotiation of agreement with Oracle to license and support merchandise more
Brownfields property purchase for Glynn County Georgia
Represent Glynn County, Georgia with regard to the purchase of a major brownfields property, which currently is listed on the federal Superfund list.  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
Information technology outsourcing transactions for a Fortune 100 software provider
Represented a Fortune 100 software provider with regards to information technology outsourcing transactions involving software 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
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
Negotiation of an agreement with OSI for global manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories
Represented global manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories in connection with negotiations of an agreement with OSI to implement and more
Outsourcing transaction for Fortune 50 retail company
Represented Fortune 50 Retail Company with regards to knowledge process and business transformation outsourcing transactions involving patent more
Internal investigation into trust activities
Represent trustees in an investigation by authorities into activities of former trustee of personal trust. (D. Alaska) 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
In re MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals Inc. *
Led representation of MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case in which it generated sufficient funds to pay all creditors more
Waterway dredging project and port facilities expansion representation
Representing major stakeholder in connection with the most significant waterway dredging project and associated port facilities expansion currently more
Information technology outsourcing for a Fortune 500 global data management company
Represented a Fortune 500 global data management company (as vendor) with regards to information technology outsourcing transactions in  more
Certification and Collective Marks
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, brand strategy, and counseling regarding certification and collective marks more
Joint venture involving a healthcare information and technology company
Represented a leading healthcare information and technology company in connection with a joint venture in Japan with Softbank Corp. for the more
Licensing and support of an Oracle ERP system for global manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories
Represented global manufacturer of golf equipment and accessories in connection with licensing and support of an Oracle ERP system more
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
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
Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Applied Interact LLC & Quest Nettech Corp.
Brought action for a Declaratory Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Applied Interact LLC after Delta more
Represented former executive in SEC investigation
Represented a former bank General Counsel in responding to a SEC subpoena and request for examination. more
Trademark counsel for Premiere Global Services Inc. (PGi)
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, brand strategy, multi-jurisdictional dispute management, and social media more
Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations to more
Litigation for health care institutional system
Represented an institutional health care system in a qui tam action brought by a former staff anesthesiologist who alleged improper billing of more
Arbitration with EPC contractor on grass roots 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
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
Trademark counsel for the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in beverage can recycling
Provides international and domestic trademark portfolio management, brand strategy, and counseling. more
Insurance litigation for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry.
Lead counsel for major provider of back office services for residential housing industry regarding insurance coverage with respect to claims of more
K2 Asia Ventures v. Trota et al.
Representing Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in litigation against plaintiffs who claim that Krispy Kreme breached an agreement to permit them to 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
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
Jan K. Voda M.D. v. Cordis Corp.
Trial counsel for Jan Voda, M.D., a cardiologist, in a patent infringement suit related to angioplasty catheters against Cordis, a division  more
Claims with EPC contractor on California cement plant
Obtained a jury verdict for $7 million, plus attorneys’ fees, and defeated a $10 million counterclaim in its entirety after a seven week federal more
Involuntary Chapter 7 litigation for Wendy's International Inc. *
Lead representation of Wendy's International, Inc. in involuntary Chapter 7 case of LGI Energy Solutions, Inc. Also represent client as third more
Class action for a regional telecommunications company
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
In re Cornerstone Ministries Investments Inc. *
Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Cornerstone Ministries, Inc. in the Chapter 11 case of the debtor, a large, non-bank more
Consumer class action litigation for a national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective more
Labor and employment litigation for supply chain management company
Represented a supply chain management company in a case in federal court in Georgia in which plaintiff and a class of similarly more
Construction litigation claims for 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
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
Managed network services transaction for a telecommunications services company
Completed a global managed network services transaction on behalf of a telecommunications services company. The transaction involved the provision of  more
Acquisition for Saint Joseph's Medical Group
Represented Saint Joseph's Medical Group in acquisition of Vascular Institute of Georgia, P.C. and Georgia Vascular Clinic, P.A. more
Implementation of co-management arrangement
Worked with a faith-based hospital system in a major southwestern U.S. metropolitan area and one of the country's premier neurology groups, in more
Disposal of 110 grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC, a grocery store chain, as lead counsel, in the disposal of 110 grocery store chains to Southern Family Markets, an affiliate more
$29.8 million IPO for FedFirst Financial Corporation
Represented FedFirst Financial Corporation in $29.8 million initial public offering. more
Acquisition of PCB Holding Company
Represented PCB Holding Company in its $6.7 million acquisition by German American Bancorp, Inc. 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 litigation services for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a Fortune 500 brewery to secure a judgment as a matter of law that there was a likelihood of confusion between our client’s mark  more
Trademark litigation for a Fortune 500 brewery
Represented a Fortune 500 brewery and obtained a permanent injunction and other relief in a trademark infringement and counterfeiting action  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
Venture capital investment fund for a health care investment company
Represented a venture capital fund focused on the health care industry in connection with multiple investments. more
Refinancing of a NYSE-listed tow truck manufacturing company
Represented a NYSE-listed tow truck manufacturer in a series of refinancings involving its founding shareholder and a special committee. more
False Claims Act for Florida construction company
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, in defeating claims by qui more
ACI Int’l Inc. v. adidas-Salomon AG
Represented the declaratory judgment defendant, adidas-Salomon AG, in an action denying motion to dismiss trademark counterclaims.

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Sale of a multinational drilling equipment business
Represented a Finnish pulp and paper and mining equipment manufacturer in the sale of a drilling equipment business, including facilities in the 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
Acquisition of camera and sensor manufacturing company for aerospace supplier
Represented a company supplying systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in acquisition of a manufacturer of camera and sensor 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
Construction litigation for large building contractor
Represented large building contractor in a lawsuit alleging claims for inefficiencies, acceleration and delay due to defective design on a university  more
Davis Electrical Contractors v. Watkins Engineers & Constructors, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (FFIC)
Represented Davis Electrical Contractors, an electrical subcontractor, against the general contractor, Watkins Engineers & Constructors, on a more
RCRA/CERCLA cost recovery action for major energy provider
Represented a major energy provider with regard to an RCRA/CERCLA cost recovery/contribution action involving a former refinery facility in Wichita, 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
Acquisition for a grocery store chain
Represented a grocery store chain in an acquisition of grocery stores in bankruptcy. more
Murray v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company et al.
Aggressively defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a product liability action claiming that the plaintiff had sustained significant 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
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
Acquisition by National Vision Inc. of Eyeglass World
Represented National Vision Inc., one of America's largest retail optical chains, in its acquisition of another retail optical chain, Eyeglass World. more
Private equity transaction for First Mile Communications, Inc.
Represented First Mile Communications, Inc., a broadband wireless company, with venture capital/ investment fund matters. 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
Design patent litigation for leading flashlight manufacturer
Represented a leading manufacturer and distributor of flashlights and lanterns in the U.S. with enforcement services of design patents against an more
Banker's professional liability policy recovery for ABS Liquidating Trustee of Commercial Financial Services
Represented ABS Liquidating Trustee of Commercial Financial Services ("CFS"), at one time the fourth largest debt collection company in the more
Raytheon Co. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel to Raytheon Co. pursing a coverage claim for losses caused by the collapse of a construction crane during a more
Private placement of debt securities for a real estate company
Represented real estate company in a private placement of debt securities. more
General corporate counsel representation for a commercial cooking equipment company
Represented a company focused on commercial cooking equipment in a variety of legal areas including public offerings, employment contracts, 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
Acquisition for a beverage company
Represented a beverage company in the acquisition of a distribution in connection with the distribution rights of a brewery. more
Investors in Florida against a national brokerage company
Served as lead counsel in representing investors against a national brokerage company and received a $1 million dollar award against the broker 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
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
Complex commercial dispute for major oil company
Represented major oil company in complex commercial dispute and breach of contract actions. 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
Defense of settlement fraud case for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in a "settlement fraud" case, where federal RICO, fraud, and other state-law claims had been made in 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 involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act for a boat manufacturing company
The firm served as lead counsel for a boat manufacturing company in a case involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. We successfully won a breach of more
Sale of aviation loans for Cesna Finance Corporation
Represented Cesna Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Finance Corporation, a diversified commercial finance company, in the sale of a more
$395 million acquisition of Costal Financial Corporation
Represented Coastal Financial Corporation in its $395.1 million dollar acquisition by BB&T Corporation. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Northeast Community Bank and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $59.5 million initial public offering by its newly 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
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
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
$50 million acquisition of Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Dutchfork Bancshares Inc. in its $50.0 million acquisition by First Community Corp. of Lexington, South Carolina. more
Acquisition of Westview Savings Bank by Suburban Federal Savings Bank
Represented Suburban Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westview Savings Bank, in a merger of mutual savings banks. more
Special committee representation for board of healthcare company
Represented Audit Committee and a Special Committee of the Board of a NYSE-listed healthcare information technology company in their investigations more
Self-tender offer for First Federal Bancshares Inc.
Represented First Federal Bancshares Inc in connection with its $18.8 million self-tender offer, conducted in the form of a modified Dutch auction more
Real estate investment trust and private placement advice for a Maryland financial institution
Advised a Maryland financial institution on formation of real estate investment trusts and related preferred stock private placements. more
Acquisition of custom countertop business 
Represented a countertop business in the acquisition of a regional competitor. more
Mutual holding company reorganization of Clifton Savings Bank SLA and IPO by newly formed holding company
Represented Clifton Savings Bank SLA in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $137.4 million initial public offering by its newly  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
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $9.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $9.1 million initial public offering by Roebling Financial Corp. Inc. 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
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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Hustlers, Inc. v. Thomason
Defended Sanctuary Records in a copyright suit.  The court granted Sanctuary's motion to dismiss the on the grounds that Sanctuary held a license more
Secured creditor representation of a national sporting goods retailer *
Represented a national sporting goods retailer as a secured creditor in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a major sporting goods supplier.  Pursued more
$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. more
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
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
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
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
Issuance of warrants dispute representation for investment banker
Represented an investment banker in dispute regarding issuance of warrants. 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
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
Coverage for mis-delivery of a valuable painting by the insured warehouse
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation to recover insurance proceeds under a warehouse liability (inland marine) policy for mis-delivery of a 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
Rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities for Greater Atlantic Financial Corp.
Represented issuer, Greater Atlantic Financial Corp., in $9.6 million rights offering of convertible trust preferred securities. more
Arbitration between a general contractor and a subcontractor
Served as co-counsel for a general contractor in arbitration against concrete subcontractor for construction defects in an apartment complex. more
Accounting malpractice jury trial for national accounting firm *
Successfully represented a national accounting firm in a 10-week accounting malpractice jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged $300 million in more
Race discrimination litigation for a Georgia county school district
Successfully represented a Georgia county school district against charges of racial discrimination in teacher assignments. more
Acquisition for one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia
Represented one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia in its $42.0 million acquisition of a bank holding company located in 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
Construction of a combined cycle power plant for Coryton Energy Co. Ltd *
Represented Coryton Energy Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of InterGen, in resolving claims and negotiating a project closeout agreement with Bechtel and more
adidas-Salomon AG v. Target Corp.
Represented adidas-Salomon AG in a trademark litigation matter against Target Corp. involving athletic footwear.  The court denied the defendant’s 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
NPDES permitting of water reclamation facility representation for county
Represented a Georgia county with regard to NPDES permitting of a water reclamation facility and negotiated with local activists to avoid permit more
$46 million acquisition of Security Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented Security Financial Bancorp Inc. in its $46.0 million acquisition by Standard Bancshares Inc., Hickory Hills, Illinois. more
Bankruptcy of airline company
Represented a debtor in possession in an airline Chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. more
Contract and tort litigation for large energy and utility company *
Represented a large international energy company in bringing contract and tort claims against a gas turbine manufacturer arising from the more
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group, et al. v. John Does, et al.
Represented Harley-Davidson in obtaining a multi-county preliminary injunction and seizure order in connection with anticipated counterfeiting 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
Looney v. M-Squared, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for former officers and employees of ComRep, a national electronics distributor.  The firm was retained to file a more
$66 million IPO for Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. and second step mutual to stock conversion for Jefferson Federal Bank
Represented Jefferson Federal Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization 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
Debtor representation of Roadhouse Grill Inc. in Chapter 11 case
Represented Roadhouse Grill Inc. restaurant chain in its Chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of more
Mr. Appliance Corp. v. Woodrow Holloway et al.
Achieved a win on behalf of our client, The Dwyer Group and specifically its Mr. Appliance subsidiary, against Woodrow and Deborah Holloway, former more
Return of a security deposit for a tenant
Represented the action of a former tenant before the Clayton County Magistrate Court and the Clayton County State Court seeking the return of a more
Acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery by University Health Care System
Represented University Health Care System in acquisition of Augusta Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, P.C. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $40 million public offering of common stock
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $40 million in common stock by Orrstown Financial more
Sale of Aaron's Inc.'s corporate furnishings division
Represented Aaron's Inc. a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics, residential and office furniture, household appliances and 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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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
Multi-part debt security refinancing transaction for leading carpet manufacturer Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in its multi-faceted debt refinancing transaction that involved a Rule 144A private offering (and subsequent more
Outsourcing of logistics solution for consumer products manufacturer and distributor
Represented a global beauty company in connection with a multi-phased outsourcing of its North American supply chain and logistics solution including  more
Outsourcing of global facilities management function for investment management company
Represented publicly traded investment management company in connection with outsourcing of its global facilities management function to Mace Marco more
Appellate litigation win in Georgia Supreme Court
Won the overturn of a mandatory sentence of life without parole in a habeas action and defended the decision before the Georgia Supreme Court. 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
Guardian ad litem
Obtained a favorable outcome in a guardian ad litem case in the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In doing so, the court cleared the way for two more
Outsourcing customer relationship management function for a public retail company  *
Represented publicly traded retail company in connection with outsourcing of customer relationship management function for services business 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
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
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
OSHA litigation
Successfully represented numerous companies in OSHA litigation including cases involving catastrophic loss and fatalities. more
Real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy litigation for special servicer
Represented special servicer of approximately $125 million of secured mezzanine debt in a real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in the  more
ERP implementation for an acute-care tertiary hospital
Represented an acute-care tertiary hospital in connection with the licensing, implementation and support of an enterprise resource platform for more
Acquisition of Credit Bureau of Knoxville Inc. by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Credit Bureau of Knoxville Inc. more
Acquisition of Austin-Tetra by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Austin Consolidated Holdings Inc. more
Acquisition of IXI Corporation by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its $124 million acquisition of IXI Corporation. more
Acquisition of BeNow Inc. by Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc. in connection with its acquisition of BeNow Inc. more
Pro bono assistance to Slip Away Farm
The firm's intellectual property and business attorneys collaborated to provide pro bono assistance to a young woman farmer establishing a more
In re BankUnited Financial Corporation
Represented in the Southern District of Florida the official creditors’ committee for the largest (in terms of debt) bank holding company 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
Leveraged recapitalization of a privately-held company
Represented a privately-held company in connection with a leveraged recapitalization transaction involving private equity sponsor, mezzanine lender 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
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
Strategic divestiture for a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company
Represented a publicly traded, NYSE-listed company, in connection with the sale of one of its business divisions to a strategic purchaser and 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
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
Wastewater enforcement action
Represented textile manufacturer with regard to settlement of a wastewater enforcement action brought by Region IV of the United States Environmental  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
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
Regulatory advice for a private equity firm on an investment in a community bank *
Advised and represented an investor in a community bank on the regulatory issues associated with the purchase of shares, including control and 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
Autoscribe Corp. et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. et al.
Defended against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent more
Acquisition of ISP Sports by IMG Worldwide Holdings
Represented ISP Sports in its acquisition by IMG Worldwide Holdings to form IMG College, an approximately $500 million business unit, as the leading 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
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
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
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Pro Bono Law Firm Award
The Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina honored Kilpatrick Stockton with its Pro Bono Law Firm Award for the firm's success with their 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
Trademark services for Fortune 500 multinational corporation
Represents a California-based Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software  more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act advice for consumer goods manufacturer
Advised an international consumer goods manufacturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as assisted in drafting its FCPA policy, 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
Represented former White House official in DOJ probe
Represented a former White House official in Department of Justice criminal investigation. 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
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
Fraud investigation into officer malfeasance of a medical group
Led an internal investigation into a fraudulent scheme conducted by an officer of a medical group. more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in the Caribbean for a public company and later, provided extensive 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
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
Investigation on behalf of special committee of board of directors into misuse of bank resources
Internal investigation for special committee of board of directors of a bank related to misuse of bank resources by executive officers, including more
Thorn EMI North America Inc. v. Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd.
Represented Hyundai Electronics Industries, Co., Ltd., now known as SK hynix Inc., one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, in a patent

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Patent infringement litigation against discount & variety retail stores
Represented Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and Sam’s Club in a patent infringement action involving patents related to gift card technology. After holding a more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in $1.2 billion public offering
Represented the underwriters, led by Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.2 billion public offering by Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. more
Breach of contract dispute for apparel retail company
Representing an apparel and accessories retail company in connection with a pre-litigation dispute involving claims between our client and its former  more
License dispute for software company
Represented a software company providing electrical, engineering and automation solutions in the energy, industrial manufacturing and construction more
Technology software implementation dispute
Represented large e-commerce software company in case involving implementation of multiple software programs. Claims alleged included fraud, breach more
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company
Asset sale for textile manufacturing company to a window and wall coverings company. 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
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
Webinar for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Presented a webinar for the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, an organization that facilitates pro bono representation of community nonprofit more
Aventis Pharma S.A. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Represented Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a leading global medical products and services company, in a patent infringement action involving alleged more
Public offering of common stock by Pulaski Financial Corp
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in a $15.3 million follow-on public offering of common stock. more
Software implementation litigation for supply chain management company
Assisted a supply chain management and logistics software company with the defense of claims filed arising from a software implementation. We settled  more
Oxford Gene Technology Ltd. v. Telechem International Inc.
Represented Telechem International Inc., a provider of biochemistry-related products and services, in a patent infringement dispute involving more
Software license dispute for entertainment retailer
Represented an entertainment retailer in a dispute arising out of a software license agreement in the e-commerce area. After an arbitration more
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
Software licenses and agreements negotiation for Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc.
Represents Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc., a global consumer product testing company, in connection with software licenses and agreements, 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
Hospital construction dispute
Represented a general contractor on the construction of a multimillion dollar VABCA hospital. The disputes involved claims of delay, acceleration, more
Return of a security deposit
Negotiated early termination of a residential lease and return of a security deposit on behalf of a student, due to roach infestation. more
Licensing counsel for apparel wholesale and retail marketer
Represented a major U.S. footwear and apparel company in connection with a wide range of licensing matters in multiple market more
Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Represented R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in complex business litigation action. In 2009, Lorillard and RJR signed a settlement agreement to 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
Defective cold storage warehouse construction
Represented an owner of a cold storage warehouse regarding a defective installation of a potassium lactate, wet pipe fire suppression system more
Litigation for national athletic training facility franchisor
Served as lead counsel for an athletic training facility franchisor and approximately 14 of its current and former officers and directors in a suit more
Counsel regarding construction and design of a university
Represented international construction manager regarding alleged construction and design defects on the multimillion dollar expansion of a more
Unpaid wages recovered
Recovered significant award of unpaid wages on behalf of four laborers whose former employer filed for bankruptcy. more
Defended treated wood manufacturer against false advertising claims
Represented treated wood product manufacturer against false advertising claims by a competitor based on allegations of superiority, passing off, and more
Negotiated insurance settlement
Negotiated extremely favorable settlement with insurance carrier and private claims adjuster on behalf of a fixed-income retiree whose home had been more
Licensing counsel for Callaway Gardens Resort
Represented the Callaway Gardens Resort in connection with negotiating license agreements involving the organization’s nationally recognized CALLAWAY  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
License negotiations for The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta
Represented The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta Inc. in negotiating a license with Discovery Communications regarding use of the “SCITREK” 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
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
Return of a security deposit
Recovered significant award plus interest from a rehabilitation center that refused to return a sizable deposit to a low-income disabled couple. 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
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
Custody visitation issue
Successfully obtained a decision in federal district court returning an eleven year old girl and her seven year old brother to their German mother more
Putative nationwide class action litigation against national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective

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Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
Provides legal services to several nonprofits seeking to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. more
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
Construction litigation claims against pipeline contractor
Kilpatrick Townsend successfully completed its representation of a pipeline contractor in Alabama federal court against two affiliated more
Trademark portfolio management and enforcement for OLIVIA character
The firm counsels Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited Inc., owner of the well-known OLIVIA children's book and television property, on domestic and more
Esbin & Alter LLP v. Zappier et al.
Retained to defend independent software developer on a pro bono basis against former law firm employer that alleged copyright infringement, fraud, more
Masterfile Corporation v. Development Partners Inc.
Served as lead counsel for Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography licensing company, in copyright infringement litigation against a company that  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
Trademark and unfair competition matters for GlaxoSmithKline
Represents GlaxoSmithKline in trademark and unfair competition matters including litigation before federal district courts and the Trademark Trial 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
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
Internal investigation for a bank in response to an OCC subpoena
Conducted an internal investigation for a bank in response to a subpoena from the OCC. more
Transactional counsel for TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company
Represented TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company in licensee's work-out, Article 9 purchase of licensee's inventory, and licensee's assignment for benefit more
On-site OFCCP compliance audit for aircraft manufacturer
Successfully marshaled a large aircraft manufacturer through a year-long OFCCP compliance audit at a manufacturing plant employing thousands of more
Merger of EyeWonder Inc.
Represented EyeWonder, Inc. in its $110 million merger in 2010 with Limelight Networks, a publicly traded content delivery network provider. 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
2011 A. Stephens Clay Good Apple Awards
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice presented one of four 2011 A. Stephens Clay Good Apple Awards to Kilpatrick Townsend in recognition of more
Leaper Footwear LLC v. adidas America Inc.
Lead counsel for adidas in patent infringement suit regarding athletic performance measurement technology. After engaging in early fact discovery, we  more
New credit structure for national bank as buyer *
Represented a national bank as buyer in connection with an exceedingly time sensitive modification and assignment of existing repurchase credit more
Financing agreement between bank and clothing retailer *
Represented nationwide bank as lender pursuant to a financing arrangement with a clothing retailer based in New York. 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
$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
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
Putative nationwide class action for national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action alleging improper "cramming" of services. Class certification  more
Trademark litigation for Lexington Home Brands
The firm represented Lexington Home Brands, a global manufacturer and marketer of distinctive home furnishings, in connection with the enforcement of  more
D&O coverage for the costs of responding to a grand jury investigative subpoena
After our client entered into an “amnesty” agreement with the Justice Department that obligated our client and its directors and officers to more
Acquisition of luxury hotel and condos for hospitality company
Represented hospitality company in bid to acquire luxury hotel and condominium unit project in Atlanta, Georgia. more
United States of America v. Jillson and Nixon *
Obtained rare taxpayer victory in summons enforcement case involving two executives of large installation company.

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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
Mutual holding company reorganization of Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank and $11.9 million IPO for BV Financial Inc..
Represented Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $11.9 million initial public offering by 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
International Capital Holding Corp. and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner *
Represented International Capital Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries in connection with a IRS challenge regarding the deductibility of compensation more
Oxford Gene Tech., Ltd v. Affymetrix Inc.
United States counsel for Affymetrix, Inc., a biotechnology research equipment manufacturer, in patent lawsuits involving polynucleotide 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
Katz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue *
Represented taxpayer in connection with exchange of equity swap transaction for a private annuity involving U.S. and foreign parties. IRS sought to more
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
Estate of Lassiter v. Commissioner *
Represented the Estate of Henry Lassiter in connection with an IRS attempt to collect over $11 million from the estate of a prominent landowner in 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
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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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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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
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
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
Acquisition of mining operations for Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle, Inc. in acquisition of three limestone mining operations in Kansas. Representation included negotiation of long term ground more
Mixed use development loan for Waterton Associates
Represented Waterton Associates in $19,200,000 loan from Freddie Mac secured by mixed use project (364 unit apartment complex and street level more
Co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences Ltd.
Served as co-lead insurance coverage counsel for Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd., a producer and manufacturer of oils, oleoresins, aromatic more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more
Patent litigation for Kumho Korea Petrochemical Co.
Obtained early summary dismissal of ITC patent infringement investigation on collateral estoppel grounds, subsequently upheld by full Commission.

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Peregrine Systems Inc. v. Arthur Andersen Worldwide S.C.
Prosecute professional negligence claims against former Big 5 accounting firm and foreign affiliates. (San Diego Superior Court) more
Trademark dispute for mobile software application developer
Represented a startup mobile software application developer in a trademark dispute with a competitor. When our client tried to register its trademark  more
Leuthold et al. v. Destination America Inc.
Defended proposed class action lawsuit alleging wage and hour violations. (N.D. Cal.) more
Outsourcing helpdesk solution for global sporting goods, apparel and accessories manufacturer
Represented global sporting goods, apparel and accessories manufacturer and distributor in connection with outsourcing of its North American helpdesk  more
Class action litigation against benefits administrator
Represented a major third-party Benefits Administrator in a purported class action suit by a class of plaintiffs alleging improper recording of phone  more
VISA USA indirect purchaser litigation
Successfully defended proposed class action indirect purchaser cases filed across the country. Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases. (San Francisco  more
Reissue patent litigation for telecommunications company
Successfully prosecuted a reissue application to correct claim of priority for a telecommunications company. 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
In re May Smith Trust
Prosecute breach of fiduciary duty claims against former trustee. (San Francisco Superior Court) more
Leon Stambler v. Walgreens, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and AT&T
Represented Walgreens, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and AT&T in a patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas where more
Autoscribe Corp. v. AT&T
Defending AT&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent 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
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
Litigation for home automation technology distributor
Defended a major distributor of high-end home automation technology against manufacturer’s claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of more
Proxy contest to elect insurgent nominees to board of directors of publicly held banking company
Represented Schaller Equity Partners, a private investment partnership, and a coalition of insurgent shareholders formed by it, in a successful proxy  more
Corporate and securities matters for an Ohio-based financial institution
Represented an Ohio-based financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, beginning with the company's 1992 IPO and more
Franchise regulatory and compliance advice for publicly-held specialty retailer
Assist a publicly-held specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, office furniture, household appliances and accessories with ongoing more
Commercial contract negotiations and licensing issues
Represented a U.S. building products company in commercial contract negotiations and various licensing issues. more
REMIC counsel to noteholders
REMIC counsel to noteholders on $2 billion plus multi-property loans. more
Represented networking technology company in patent pool project
Represented networking technology company in patent pool project. more
Patent litigation for major North American bank
Represented a major North American bank in a suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to methods for authenticating information and parties  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
Hurricane Katrina relief
Provide a variety of services and representation to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the organizations that assist them. Over a dozen firm lawyers more
Construction dispute for a specialty contractor
Represented a pipeline contractor in a Texas state court in the defense of $40 million in claims asserted by a pipeline owner and the assertion of a more
Formation for Atlanta-based private equity firm
Represented principals of an Atlanta-based private equity firm in the formation of two investment funds, including the acquisition of a legacy 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
Trademark litigation and portfolio management for a non-profit housing organization
Represent a non-profit housing organization's domestic and international trademark portfolio, including domestic and international oppositions and more
Joint venture relating to agri-chemicals for multinational partner
Advised on formation of global agri-chemicals joint venture with a listed partner with operations in the United States, Europe and South America. more
Construction claims for a general contractor
Represented a general contractor in resolving claims by a mechanical subcontractor in the construction of a medical facility in Las Vegas. The more
Rule 144A initial offerings, and subsequent registered exchange offerings, of senior subordinated notes for Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a 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
Renewal of State Air Operating Permit for a car parts manufacturer
Represented a car parts manufacturer, with revisions to and renewal of their State Air Operating Permit and negotiation of key terms related to the more
Litigation to recover additional compensation for scope changes
Represented the joint venture of architectural and engineering firms responsible for design of an Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, principally in  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
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
Outsourcing back office operations for a public retail company *
Represented public retail company in outsourcing of back office operations for logistics function to TCS. more
Tax advice for an Argentine mortgage bank
Supported an Argentine mortgage bank issuing securities in the U.S., including planning to minimize the risk of the bank being classified as a PFIC 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
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
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
Declination of prosecution in criminal tax matter
Represented a company in criminal tax matter, resulting in Department of Justice declination of prosecution. more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing over more
National security matters, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, export violations and counter proliferation issues *
Investigated and prosecuted cases involving national security matters, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, export violations and counter proliferation 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
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
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
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
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
Trademark infringement case for a consumer products company *
Successfully coordinated the interstate seizure of infringing products for a consumer products company in a multimillion dollar trademark more
Pro bono legal services for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Inc.
Represented Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Inc., on a pro bono basis, with regards to its status as a secured creditor in various bankruptcy 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
Secondary offering for integrated steel manufacturer's Retiree Benefits Plan
Representing the Retiree Benefits Plan of a publicly held steel manufacturer in a secondary offering in connection with the implementation of an more
Acquisition by a global online marketplace
Represented a global online marketplace in acquisition of custom software. more
Disposition of property for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in negotiation and closing on disposition of distressed property in suburban Cincinnati. 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
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
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
Security deposits for tenants
Represents the action of tenants seeking the return of their security deposits from landlords who withheld them in violation of law. The work of more
Protective orders for domestic violence victims
Represents victims of domestic violence who are seeking protective orders for themselves and their children against batterers and stalkers. more
Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Breach of contract defense of mortgage company
The firm served as lead counsel representing the defendant in a breach of contract action. The plaintiff contracted to sell premium consumer mortgage  more
Peach State Labs Inc. v. Environmental Manufacturing Solutions
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Peach State Labs in a patent infringement suit related to the use of urea hydrochloride as a cleaning agent. more
Patent litigation for major automobile manufacturer
Represented major automobile manufacturer in a patent infringement suit brought by a sales technology company. more
Patent counseling for a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company
Represented a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company  in virus and pathogenic organism micro array more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a leading furniture rental and rent-to-own company
Represented a leading furniture rental and rent-to-own company with respect to executive compensation and employee benefit matters. more
Tax advice for a North Carolina property association
Assisted a North Carolina property association with the resolution of issues related to the organization's tax exempt status with the Internal more
University of Alabama Board of Trustees v. New Life Art Inc.
Represent the University of Alabama in a case pending in the Northern District of Alabama in a suit  involving the defendant's use of the more
Due diligence for an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in connection with manufacturing and warehouse lease due diligence for approximately 30 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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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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Covenant and non-disclosure case for a regional telecommunications company’s executive *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding covenant and non-disclosure case involving the company’s former more
Bankruptcy related assistance for principal loan servicer and asset manager
Represented a principal loan servicer and asset manager for a major investment bank in connection with the bank's Chapter 11 case in the United more
Attorney ad litem
Represents minors who come before the juvenile courts in a variety of deprivation proceedings. more
Airport security access system replacement project for City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta in all aspects of a project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to replace the security access control 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
Financial transaction provided by a global financial services company
Represented one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services as administrative agent and lender in connection with the provision of a U.S. 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
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
Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the 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
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
Represented nationwide food products distributor in outsourcing
Represented nationwide food products distributor in outsourcing its coffee roasting and distribution functions. more
Tax advice regarding stock sale and asset distribution
Represented a publicly held hotel operation management services company in the sale of its stock, including the tax-efficient distribution to more
Tax advice for a multi-state dental practice
Represents a multi-state dental practice in collection action by the IRS in relation to employment taxes. more
Employee benefits for a major manufacturer
Advised a major manufacturer concerning executive and equity compensation arrangements. more
Bankruptcy representation for an investment management firm
Represented an investment management firm in a bankruptcy proceeding.  Pending case. more
Mediation of construction claim for large ozone water treatment plant
Represented a large municipality in a substantial construction claim and assisted with contract closeout on its water treatment plant that included 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
Trademark clearance and registration for Interface Inc.
The firm advises leading international carpet manufacturer Interface, Inc. on matters involving trademark clearance, trademark portfolio management, more
Appeal of EPA's rulemaking on Underground Injection Control program for a municipal government *
Represented a municipal government in South Florida regarding appeal of EPA's rulemaking on Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. more
Acquisition of company out of bankruptcy
Represented a global leader in information solutions in the acquisition of an information services company out of its Chapter 11 case in the U.S. more
Trademark portfolio management and litigation assistance to AutomationDirect.com Inc.
Provides trademark portfolio management and litigation assistance to AutomationDirect.com Inc.  Founded as an alternative to established industrial more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a provider of integrated drug development services
Represented a provider of integrated drug development services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, performed due more
Health care organizations
Represents nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to advance the care of individuals with a particular disease. more
Employee benefit programs for an asset management company
Represented an asset management company with restructuring of all employee benefit programs. more
Charles Wittenstein Legal Research Project
Kilpatrick Stockton summer associates participate in the Charles Wittenstein Project of the Anti-Defamation League. There, they research and prepare more
Formation of bank holding company
Represented regional bank in its formation of a bank holding company and related transactions. 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
Counsel for a city on waste water treatment plants
Represented a city to defend against $34 million dollars in contractor claims on several waste water treatment plants. The case against the city  more
Financial transaction for one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services
Represented one of the largest worldwide leaders in financial services in loan origination secured by real estate and all related activities related more
Patent litigation for leading manufacturer of synthetic aggregate
Represented a leading manufacturer of synthetic aggregate used in septic drainfield and other drainage applications, in a patent infringement case 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
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
Litigation for a bond company
The firm served as co-counsel and represented a bond company in a lawsuit against the underwriter and an engineering firm involved in the financing more
Internal investigations involving criminal activities and kickback schemes *
Several internal investigations on behalf of management of Fortune 500 companies regarding potential criminal activities and kickback scheme  more
Negotiation of long-term product supply agreement for a food processing company
Represented a well-known food processor in negotiation of long-term product supply agreement. more
SAP implementation for public retail company *
Represented public retail company in connection with an arrangement with SAP for the licensing, implementation and support of ERP software. 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
Employment counseling for clients
Advise clients on day to day compliance with all laws governing the employer-employee relationship, including situations involving state fair more
Project counsel to a Georgia county water authority
Represented Georgia county water authority and served as project counsel for the construction of a large tunnel.  The representation included more
Criminal investigation for a public company
Represented a public company in an investigation of an employee's suspected possession of inappropriate and criminal material on 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
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
Trademark case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and 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
Viatical life insurance litigation
Successfully represented a client that provided contingent cost insurance to viatical companies in breach of contract, negligence and fraud claims more
Insurance coverage litigation for Chapter 11 trustee of a hedge fund
The firm serves as lead counsel for the Chapter 11 trustee of a hedge fund and also has advised the trustee in its pursuit of coverage under a more
Patent disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding multimillion patent dispute involving a technology licensing company more
Loan workouts for leading financial institutions as lenders and servicers
Represented leading financial institutions, as lenders and servicers, in loan workouts involving evaluating viability of loan modification, more
Acquisition of thirteen businesses for an architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. subsidiary of Irish architectural and construction products company in the acquisition of thirteen unrelated businesses (including  more
Patent litigation for premier sports, entertainment, and media company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment, and media company, and co-defendant for more
McKesson Info. Solutions v. Epic Sys. Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Epic Systems Corporation, a leading Wisconsin-based health care software company, 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
Patent and Trademark portfolio management for a leader in the synthetic turf industry
Manages the global patent and trademark portfolios of a leading company in the synthetic turf industry, which owns one of the most iconic brands in more
Compensation for loss of use of property for one of the world's largest chains of office supply stores
Represented one of the world's largest chains of office supply stores when Georgia Department of Transportation filed an eminent domain action to 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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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
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
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.
Represented the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), one of the most successful licensing companies in the United States. CLC is the exclusive more
Disposition for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in negotiation and closing on disposition of hotel in Manitoba. more
Negotiated supply agreement for southern utility
Represented large public utility in negotiation of long-term equipment supply agreement. more
Outsourcing transaction for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions in outsourcing of its tax department to big four accounting firm. more
Outsourcing of IT to India by technology service provider
Represented technology service provider in outsourcing of call centers, HR functions and application development and maintenance to service provider 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
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
Patent licensing dispute for IMAX Corporation
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of IMAX Corporation in its patent licensing dispute against Three-Dimensional Media Group, Ltd. Arbitration  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 Purafil
Represents Purafil in preparing and prosecuting to issuance numerous patent applications relating to chemical filtration systems for the removal of 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
Securities and wire fraud prosecution for a specialist firm *
Sole prosecutor in prosecution of trader on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, for securities and wire fraud charges in connection with a more
Assistance with subpoenas and investigations for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with subpoenas and investigations by the New York State Attorney General's Office. 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
Trademark case for large telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for large telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions for The Weather Channel
Represented The Weather Channel in intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions. The innovations allow it to provide targeted content to users, more
Trademark and patent portfolio management work for Flexitallic Investments Inc.
Represents Flexitallic Investments Inc., a global industrial sealing solutions company, in setting a standard in the industry.  Often requested by more
Investigation and prosecution for providing material support to terrorists and/or terrorist organizations *
Investigated and prosecuted numerous individuals for providing material support to terrorists and/or terrorist organizations. more
Possible exposure and remedies against alleged criminal activity
Counseled management of a public company on possible exposure and remedies against alleged criminal activity. more
Venture capital and investment fund matters for Wells Real Estate
Represent Wells Real Estate in venture capital and investment fund matters. more
Performance of environmental air quality audits for a large producer of construction materials
Represented international building materials company with performance of environmental air quality audits at concrete production facilities more
Security financing and exchange offer for National Vision Inc.
Assisted National Vision Inc., a national eyeglass retail chain, in issuance of $125 million principle amount of 12.75% senior notes with a Rule 144A  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for CardioMEMS Inc.
Represents CardioMEMS, a medical device company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology  more
Acquisition of APPRO Systems Inc. for Equifax Inc.
Represented Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in connection with its acquisition of APPRO Systems, Inc., a more
Registered investment advisers and mutual funds
Represents multi-billion and multi-million dollar registered investment advisers and investment companies in private and public offering matters. more
Breach of contract between companies
Represented construction company in an arbitration brought by plaintiff against defendant for the recovery of claims in excess of  more
Secured creditor representation of a major mortgage banking and financial services institution
Represented a major mortgage banking and financial and lending services institution as a secured creditor in financial transactions. more
Tax controversy representation
Represented a privately held company in tax litigation involving a “rent-strip” computer leasing transaction. more
Represented leading financial protection company in multi-million dollar rescission action and in disputes with placing agents
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a leading financial protection company in connection with multiple lawsuits seeking to more
Trademark litigation for one of world's largest pizza chains
Represented one of the world's largest pizza chains in the reversal of a Federal District Court decision enjoining the chain from using their primary  more
Represented the executor of estate in will dispute
Represented the executor of estate in will dispute and related dispute to recover assets of the estate. The jury upheld validity of the will and more
Tax advice for a Costa Rican investor related to an acquisition of several corporations
Represented a Costa Rican investor in the acquisition of several corporations and the merger of those entities into foreign corporations owned by the  more
Litigation claims filed by trade contractors
Defended more than $45 million asserted by six trade contractors against Hardin/Russell/Mitchell in a year-long arbitration arising out of the $100 more
Services for education programs for schools and organizations
Represented a wide variety of schools and organizations whose focus is the education of children, ranging from elementary to high school education.  more
Class action for large telecommunications company *
Serving as lead counsel for large telecommunications company, the firm won a significant motion to dismiss a national putative class action by more
Strategic disposition of yarn manufacturing facilities and negotiation of expanded yarn supply agreement by publicly held apparel manufacturer
Represented publicly held apparel manufacturer in its strategic supply chain management transactions, involving the disposition of certain yarn more
Carbon sequestration advice to one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Advice to one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in connection with carbon sequestration issues in the Southeast. more
Acquisition program of Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., an international architectural and construction products company, in its acquisition program. more
Purchase of interest in a limited liability company for an architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its purchase of a 50 percent interest in a limited liability more
Patent litigation advice for international investment firm
Advised an international investment firm regarding cellular telephony litigation developments and predictions. more
In re Sea Launch Company LLC *
Represented Sea Launch Company, LLC, a heavy lift satellite launch company, in their Chapter 11 case  in which we successfully reorganized more
Global sourcing & technology services for Fortune 50 retail company. *
Represented Fortune 50 retail company with regards to information technology outsourcing transactions that involved renegotiations with Getronics for  more
Tax controversy representation of an aerospace manufacturer
Represented a multinational aerospace manufacturer by successfully handling a "fast track" appeal of $500 million multiple issue case. more
Criminal investigation against one of the largest and most notorious narcotics traffickers in Europe *
Served as lead counsel in a successful prosecution of one of the largest and most notorious narcotics traffickers in Europe after a five-week jury more
Prosecution of large-scale securities, wire, and mail fraud conspiracies *
Served as lead counsel in prosecution of large-scale securities, wire, and mail fraud conspiracies. more
ICC arbitration for international infrastructure developer
Represented an international infrastructure developer in an ICC arbitration related to a power plant in sub-Saharan Africa. more
Insurance coverage litigation for Siemens Industry
Lead counsel for Siemens Industry, the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, lighting and building technologies, in an insurance more
Patent reexamination advice for footwear manufacturer
Provided strategy advice to an international footwear manufacturer regarding whether to seek reexamination of four to six patents owned by its more
The Lions Group Inc. v. The City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation of an $8 million claim arising from allegations of differing  more
Broadcast Music Inc. v. Club Southern Burlesque Inc.
Represented Broadcast Music Inc. ("BMI") in a copyright infringement case.  Judgment was granted in favor of BMI for “vicarious” copyright more
Computer intrusions and related computer crimes for a Fortune 500 company
Advised a Fortune 500 company with respect to computer intrusions and related computer crimes. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a major electronic equipment manufacturer
Represented a major international manufacturer of electronic equipment in providing prosecution and counseling services related to vehicle 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
Complex business litigation for leader in home improvement industry
Represented the leading company for a number of leading suppliers to large home improvement stores.  The company sued its former business partners more
Patent license arbitration for leading provider of contact center solutions
Represented leading provider of contact center solutions in an arbitration involving patent license agreements.
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Patent litigation for a medical tester and sampling product company
Represented a medical tester and sampling product company that produces injection-based drug delivery systems, blood sampling equipment, neuropathy more
Various construction counseling for a Massachusetts public authority
Represented a Massachusetts public authority on a large harbor project. We provided assistance on the tunnel project, a $728 more
Sale of Division for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc., a public manufacturer, in the sale of its fabrics division to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. more
Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Howmedica Inc.
Represented Smith & Nephew in several patent litigations in which our client asserted trauma orthopedic related patents against Stryker, which more
Antitrust class action for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Acquisition of hotel franchise system for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of hotel franchise system. more
Internal and government investigations *
Led corporate internal and government investigations of potential misconduct, including criminal antitrust and securities violations, and other more
Cummings v. adidas USA
Achieved early favorable resolution of patent infringement claim brought against adidas America for athletic footwear.

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Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business  more
Acquisition of security and ornamental fence company
Represented an architectural and building products company in its acquisition of  a leading manufacturer of security and ornamental fences and wire more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, et al. v. BASF Plant Science GmbH, et al.
Represented DuPont in patent dispute with BASF involving technology related to herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn. Litigation resulted in more
Merlin Indus. v. Ten Cate Nicolon USA, et al.
Represented Ten Cate Nicolon USA, a division of Royal Ten Cate (USA), Inc. and a global leader in industrial textile fabrics, in a patent more
Blue Springs LLC v. Nestlé Waters North America
We defended Nestlé in a breach of contract action that Blue Springs, LLC (Blue Springs) filed in Florida state court on October 13, 2009. The lawsuit  more
Tanner v. Mid-West Nat'l Life Ins. Co. of Tennessee
Represented Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee in defense of breach of contract and bad faith action in Georgia state court action  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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ERP licensing & systems integration transactions for private retail company
Represented private retail company in negotiation of agreement with Wipro to implement & configure Oracle merchandise management system. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims against EZflow and Ring Corp.
Represented EZflow and Ring Corp. in defense of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by one of two siblings from whom more
Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Served as lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, Development  more Case Study
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Investment partnership
Served as counsel to family office investment management company providing private wealth management services. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Patent litigation for ceramic manufacturer
Represented a ceramic manufacturer in a patent litigation case. 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
In re Southwest Recreational Industries Inc. *
Led representation of Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc., then one of the largest synthetic turf manufacturers and contractors, in its Chapter more
Fraudulent conveyance litigation for former shareholder and director *
Represented a former shareholder and director of debtor in fraudulent conveyance lawsuit brought by the Trustee of Northlake Foods. Matter pending. 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
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
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
Mediation for major national general contractor
Represented a national general contractor in mediation against a regional hospital regarding expansion, improvements and staff 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
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
Assistance with state and federal criminal inquiries
Counseled clients on state and federal criminal inquiries and assisted in compliance with regulatory requests. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trade secret and breach of contract litigation against engineering and manufacturing firm
Represents an engineering and manufacturing firm accused of developing machinery using the confidential information and trade secrets of a supplier 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
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
Continuing legal education programs
Provide continuing legal education programs to lawyers and nonprofit organizations in the areas of tax, employment, corporate, intellectual property 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 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
TPI Holdings, Inc. v. Josh Bond
Successfully represented TPI Holdings regarding protection of its AUTOTRADER mark against Defendant’s online use of a similar mark.

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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
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
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
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
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
Condominium tower and parking garage collapse
Defended contractor against owner’s $40+ million claim for parking garage collapse and owner’s subsequent abandonment of condominium project. more
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Outsourcing for digital media distribution and management solutions provider
Represented leading provider of digital media distribution and management solutions to the television, media and entertainment industries in 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
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
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
Insurance litigation for world's leading cruise operator *
Lead counsel for world's leading cruise operator regarding catastrophic hurricane losses. 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
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
System acquisition by one of the world's largest travel services companies
Represented one of the world's largest travel services companies in systems acquisitions. 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
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
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
$300 million corporate bond offering for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc. in its SEC-registered public offering of $300 million principal amount of 5.25% senior notes due 2019. The offering 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
Federal and state grand jury proceedings
Represented companies in federal and state grand jury proceedings. 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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
Regulatory enforcement advice for a federal savings bank
Advised a federal savings bank on regulatory enforcement matters. 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
Bankruptcy services for investment company regarding portfolio company
Represented an Atlanta-based private equity fund regarding bankruptcy services for an agriculture-oriented portfolio company. more
Stock purchase for a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its stock purchase. more
Joint venture involving a global provider of employee certification testing services
Represented a global provider of employee certification testing services in connection with the formation of a joint venture in China with a more
Construction mediation for national general contractor
Represented a national general contractor in mediation with a local hospital over infectious control issues arising from construction. more
Acquisition of SBI Enteris Inc. by Enterpulse Inc.
Represented Enterpulse Inc., a privately held provider of business process improvement solutions, in connection with its acquisition of all of the more
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Lawyers at Kilpatrick Stockton, in collaboration with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, wrote and published the definitive more
Trademark and copyright work for Dominion Enterprises
Provides brand management, portfolio maintenance, licensing, litigation, and other associated assistance to Dominion Enterprises in the fields of more
Business litigation for major national auto financing company
Represents major national auto financing company in franchise disputes.  Responsibilities include filing suit and obtaining injunctive relief to more
Sale of a consumer market research firm
Represented a consumer market research firm in its sale to another company. more
Counsel to city on solid waste issues arising out of landfill closure
Represented city in solid waste issues related to the closure of a municipal solid waste landfill. more
Litigation over lease dispute for municipality
Represented a municipality in breach of lease dispute. more
Environmental litigation for natural gas distributor
Served as amicus counsel to a natural gas distributor in successfully persuading the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s more
Construction dispute for owners of a national hockey club
Represented owners of a national hockey club in disputes with the contractor on construction of new stadium. Issues involved the quality of the work,  more
Litigation for outdoor advertising company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an outdoor advertising company in litigation brought by a shareholder who had sold his business to the more
ERISA asset management for an agricultural company
Advised in-house counsel and its investment team of an agricultural company regarding the alternative investments and separate investment management more
CSC Credit Services Inc. v. Equifax Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a suit brought by Equifax’s largest  more
Sale of manufacturing facility of North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor.
Represented a major North American industrial textile manufacturer and distributor in the sale of a manufacturing facility and its entry into a more
Executive compensation and employee benefit for an Atlanta based environmental consulting company
Advised an Atlanta based environmental consulting company regarding executive compensation and employee benefit plan matters. more
Second step conversion of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and related public offering for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Defense of contempt proceeding initiated by Chapter 11 debtor against a worldwide producer and distributor of branded sporting goods
Successfully defended claim against a worldwide producer and distributor of branded sporting goods that owned famous trademarks asserting that client  more
Project counseling services for an international EPC contractor and manufacturer of power generation equipment
Provides project counseling services to an international EPC contractor and original equipment manufacturer on projects involving the construction of  more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust case alleging monopolization of telecommunication market. Vast  more
Proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board for a building supply company
Represented a large building supply company in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). more
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into the mutual holding company structure
Counsel to Conneaut Savings Bank in connection with its reorganization into a three-tier federal mutual holding company structure and the election by  more
GE Healthcare UK Ltd. v. Beckman Coulter Inc. and Beckman Coulter Genomics Inc.
Represented defendant Beckman Coulter, a leader in the development and manufacture of complex biomedical testing products, in a patent infringement more
Mutual to stock conversion for Eureka Bank
Represented Eureka Bank in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the related $7.6 stock offering more
Intellectual property due diligence in multimillion dollar asset purchase for Dominion Enterprises
Provided due diligence on patents and related software systems and products for a multimillion dollar asset purchase by Dominion Enterprises, a more
Litigation for automobile racing league
Represented the officers and directors of an automobile racing league in several shareholder derivative actions filed in Georgia and Delaware and more
Patent infringement litigation for an industry leader in medical devices
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an industry leader in medical devices in a patent infringement litigation involving intramedullary nail more
Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
General corporate counseling for Pulaski Financial Corp. *
Representing Pulaski Bank, a St. Louis-based financial institution, since 1994, our relationship includes two corporate reorganizations, three public  more Case Study
Private equity financings for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in separate $20 million and $16 million investments more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more
U.S. remote meter reading company, providing automated meter reading services
Represented the largest remote meter reading company in the United States in providing automated meter reading services to a Midwest water company. more
New Orleans levee reconstruction
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, on a contract for the rehabilitation of  more
Resolution of defective design and construction claims for a municipality on an airport project
Negotiated the resolution of claims and disputes for a municipality arising from defective design and construction of a more
Serial acquisitions program for publicly-held Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.
Represented Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., a publicly-held distributor of industrial supplies, in its multi-year serial acquisitions program more
Loan originations for national insurance company
Represented a national insurance company in a loan origination transaction secured by cemetery land and a portfolio of office and warehouse space. more
Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. more
Recovery of settlement claim funds for a national auto parts supply company
The firm served as lead counsel representing a publicly-traded auto parts supply company in securing the recovery of multimillion dollars in defense more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a lawsuit regarding the enforceability of an arbitration provision contained in a contract more
Multiple transactions for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its acquisition of CWE Bancorp Inc., St. Louis, Missouri and its acquisition of a Kansas City branch office more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
$2.6 billion business combination of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation
Advised Reynolds American Inc. on corporate law issues in connection with the $2.6 billion business combination of the U.S. assets, liabilities and more
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
Business litigation for financial advisor
Represented a registered financial adviser and its principals in a lawsuit filed in Georgia state court by a dissatisfied advisee who claimed that more
Claims of lien for major construction supplier
Represents major construction supplier in perfecting more than 100 claims of lien across the State of Georgia. In addition, counsel has filed more
Large preference claim against an IT products and services company
Defense of an IT products and services company against large preference claim in a bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern more
Asset purchase for Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company, in the acquisition of a division of a competitor. more
Mutual holding company reorganization for Tempo Bank and IPO for its holding company
Represented Tempo Bank, an Illinois-based federal savings institution, in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $4.1 million more
ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more
Insurance for defense of a job-related heart attack claim
The firm served as lead counsel in defending litigation filed by a CGL carrier seeking a declaration that it did not owe a duty to defend a lawsuit more
Environmental law representation for various pro bono clients
Represent various individuals and organizations in the area of environmental law. more
Antitrust monopoly litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Successful result in breach of contract action on behalf of world-renowned music group
Obtained a favorable result for a world-renowned music group in a breach of contract action filed by its former manager. more
In re HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation et al. *
Led representation of HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, et al., a home mortgage originator and servicer, in their Chapter 11 cases. Matter pending.

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Construction litigation for architectural and engineering firm
Represented an architectural and engineering firm in claims against the owner arising from the construction of a $100 million plus food manufacturing  more
Insurance claim arising from a wrongful death lawsuit
Represented a U.S. architectural and construction building products company on insurance claims arising from a wrongful death lawsuit pending against  more
Federal tax law advice to a national loan servicer
Provided advice and assistance to national loan servicer concerning maintaining compliance with federal tax law while responding to requests from more
Printing and directory sales agreements for a business services company
Represented a business services company in printing and directory sales agreements. more
Acquisition of a majority interest in Bank of Virginia by private investor group
Represented a private investor group in forming a bank holding company, making a majority investment in Bank of Virginia and conducting a private more
Sale of a food packaging company
Represented the owner of a food packaging company in connection with the sale of the business to a national corporation. more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case won on motion to dismiss. more
Negotiated the original treaty that created a well known port facility
Serves as general counsel to a well known port facility and negotiated the original treaty that created this multi-billion dollar joint venture more
Paul Black, et al. v. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.
Represents Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. in this putative class action asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiffs allege that more
Litigation for international retail franchisor
Represented a major international retail franchisor in litigation asserting claims by the franchisor for failure to pay franchise fees, breach of more
Environmental compliance issues for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represent one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers with regard to general environmental compliance issues, including TSCA compliance more
Defense of manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit *
Represented manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit involving 71 plaintiffs claiming exposure to toxic chemicals at chlor-alkali plant. more
Litigation for hospital and affiliated healthcare companies
Defended hospital and affiliated healthcare companies in defamation and fraud case brought by former executives who were terminated following an more
Tax implications for nonprofit organizations
Represent nonprofit organizations providing advice on the tax implications of their actions in a multitude of situations. more
Acquisition of stationery and quality paper business for a French paper manufacturer and distributor
Represented a family-owned French manufacturer and distributor of stationery and art quality paper in acquiring control of a U.S. distributor of more
Successful defense of consumer products manufacturer in wrongful death case *
Successfully defended consumer products manufacturer in case involving a fire that resulted in the deaths of two children and an adult in rural more
Precedent setting right-of-way case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding precedent setting right-of-way case won on summary judgment. more
Conducted internal investigation for international construction company  *
Performed an internal investigation for an international construction company into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as conducted training  more
Statewide election protection hotline
For the last five election cycles, the firm has hosted the Statewide Election Protection Hotline at its offices on Election Day in more
Smith v. Quintiles Transnational Corp., et al.
Represented Quintiles Transnational Corp. and Innovex Inc. in this case for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation and disability more
Insurance coverage claims for a site development company
Represented a site development company on insurance claims arising from lawsuits involving its building products in various jurisdictions, including more
Potential recourses against alleged criminal activity by an employee
Advised top management of a Fortune 500 company on potential recourse due to alleged criminal activity by an employee. more
Corporate bond offering "reopening" for AGL Resources Inc.
Represented AGL Resources Inc., a Fortune 1000 energy services holding company and parent company of Atlanta Gas Light, in an underwritten more
Strategic acquisition of optical products and services retailer
Assisted North Georgia vision care retailer group in its strategic acquisition of a privately held retailer of optical products and services more
Whether the former parent of a sold subsidiary must assume the post-divestiture obligations of the subsidiary to pay a $5 million per claim self-insured retention after the subsidiary declared bankruptcy
We represent the former parent of a bankrupt, former subsidiary, in connection with disputes with the former subsidiary's general liability insurance  more
Counsel to the City of Atlanta for $1.2 billion international terminal at airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on issues related to the design, procurement and construction of a $1.2 billion international terminal more
Corporate counsel to Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its reorganization from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form and the more
Assistance with subpoenas for construction companies in a Department of Justice investigation
Represented general construction companies in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas. more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised Colorado-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
HIPAA privacy and security issues
Counsel to several employers relating to HIPAA privacy and security issues. more
Lease negotiation for a national hotel chain *
Represented a national hotel chain in the negotiation of long term lease of condominium unit in multi-use building to contain retail, hotel and more
Zodiac North America, Inc. v. Ontario Ltd.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Zodiac North America, a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products, in an enforcement more
Voter identification litigation for a pro bono client
Served as co-counsel in a series of challenges to two Georgia statutes which sought to require state-issued photo identification as a condition of more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Sierra Stone LLC et al.
Successfully represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and obtained significant monetary recovery from distributor following distributor's more
Florida personal injury litigation for large telecommunications provider *
Served as lead in-house lawyer on all major personal injury litigation against large telecommunications company in Florida. Supervised multiple more
Defense of clothing manufacturer against contract and tort claims
Representing international apparel manufacturer against contract, fraud, unfair trade practices and related claims brought by former more
Appeal to the International Trade Commission *
Represented respondent in successful appeal to the International Trade Commission of administrative law judge’s ruling finding a violation of Section  more
Internal investigations for health care clients *
Represented multiple health care clients in connection with internal investigations and assistance in developing and implementing comprehensive more
Acquisition for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of a major hotel located at the Los Angeles International Airport. more
Representation of optical display board manufacturer in case involving allegations of wrongdoing by company's owners
Represented Plan Trustee for an optical display board manufacturer in a case involving allegations of wrongdoing by the company's owners.  more
RICO prosecution of an organized crime family *
Served as co-lead counsel in successful RICO prosecution of 32 members and associates of the Gambino crime family, including the Acting boss, more
$31 million acquisition of MBLA Financial Corporation
Represented MBLA Financial Corporation in its $31.2 million acquisition by Citizens Bancshares Company, Chillicothe, MO. more
Hitachi Ltd. v. International Rectifier Corporation
Counsel for Hitachi in patent infringement litigation involving the design and fabrication of power MOSFET devices. Hitachi Semiconductor more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Pulaski Financial Corp.
Represented Pulaski Financial Corp. in its issuance of preferred stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock through the U.S. Treasury more
Patent prosecution for Eli Lilly
Represents Eli Lilly and prosecutes their U.S. patents and foreign patents concerning antiviral vaccines. more
Employment-related matters under California law for numerous companies
Advised numerous companies on employment-related matters under California law, including drug and alcohol testing, wage and hour issues, leaves of more
Access agreements from railroads for multiple railway transportation companies
Represents multiple clients in obtaining access agreements from railroads to allow those clients to access the railroad right-of-way to conduct more
Rembrandt Techs., LP v. Charter Commc'ns, Inc., In re Rembrandt Techs. LP
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of CoxCom, Inc. in two suits brought by Rembrandt in the Eastern District of Texas and other districts on more
Trademark protection for global snack food company
The firm served as lead counsel for global snack food company in the protection of its trademark from a generic challenge and from various antitrust more
Advised credit union on charter choices and capital alternatives
Advised New York-based credit union with respect to consideration of charter alternatives and opportunities to raise equity capital. more
Wrongful death from mid-air collision
Successful settlement for the family of the pilot of small jet who was killed in a mid-air collision that resulted from error by the pilot of more
Tax efficient investing plan for a Fortune 100 subsidiary
Represented a major Fortune 100 subsidiary to utilize its net operating losses in connection with certain investments to offset taxable more
Acquisition of retail development for Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P.
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors LP in the acquisition of retail development at the corner of West Peachtree and 14th Streets in Atlanta, more
NBA Properties and NFL Properties Inc. v. Dahlonega Mint Inc.
Prosecuting actions against infringers and counterfeiters on behalf of both National Football League (NFL) Properties and NBA Properties. In NBA more
Loan and security structure for nationwide gym *
Represented national retail bank as Issuing Bank in connection with a financing to extend credit to nationwide gym pursuant to a loan and security more
Turn-Key-Tech, LLC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on a series of matters related to claim that a number of Chrysler models infringed patent governing injection molding  more
Intellectual property matters for Premiere Global Services
Represents Premiere Global Services, a major provider of a global communications platform, in trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, more
Successful patent infringement defense for global eye care company
Represented a global eye care company in a complex pharmaceutical patent infringement suit brought by a global manufacturer of contact lens in the more
Construction litigation for contractor on Greenfield Hospital
Represented general contractor in contentious disputes with mechanical subcontractor and owner on $200 million hospital. Successfully mediated with more
Employment litigation for a global snack food manufacturer
Represented a global snack food manufacturer. The firm obtained judgment, and affirmance in a state supreme court, invalidating a state statute

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Distribution logistics advice for a Fortune 200 company
Advising a Fortune 200 corporation's food and clothing manufacturing divisions and subsidiaries with respect to agreements contracting out more
Molnlycke Health Care Group AB v. Ossur & Medline
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Molnlycke Health Care Group AB in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the Northern District of more
Garnet Digital LLC v. Apple Inc., et al.
Defending AT&T in the Eastern District of Texas. Garnet Digital filed a case against mobile device manufacturers and carriers alleging more
Represented investment firm in mortgage loan purchase
Represented investment firm in purchase of mortgage loan secured by a mixed use project (291 unit apartment complex and street level retail) from a more
Negotiation of employment agreements for an executive team
Represented an executive team of a specialty pharmacy company, in negotiation of employment agreements in the sale of the company to one of the more
State tax structuring advice for wholesale energy marketer
Advised a leading North American wholesale energy marketer regarding the optimal state tax structure for use in connection with a purchase and more
Mutual to stock conversion of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and $15.6 million IPO for Dutchfork Bancshares Inc.
Represented Newberry Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.6 million initial public offering by its newly formed  more
Design/build contract for an industry leader in engineering, environmental and construction services
Drafted and negotiated a $120 million design/build contract on behalf of an industry leader in engineering, environmental and construction services more
Acquisition of global textile dyes business for Yorkshire Group plc
Represented Yorkshire Group plc in the $100 million acquisition of global textile dyes business from a listed U.S. company with operations in the more
De novo bank formation and related private placement offering for Florida Savings Bancorp Inc.
Represented the organizers of Florida Savings Bank in its de novo formation and related private placement offering of $5.0 million by its newly more
Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $5.6 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $5.6 million initial public offering by First Federal of Olathe Bancorp, Inc. more
Software-as-a-Service implementation for a leading manufacturer of concrete masonry
Represented a leading manufacturer of concrete masonry, hardscapes and packaged cement mixes in connection with obtaining human resources and more
Patent litigation related to alarm activation for major automobile manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of major automobile manufacturer in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiff Fulhorst filed suit against a more
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $20.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $20.8 million initial public offering by Colonial Bankshares, Inc. more
Represent a top 10 city in agreement to obtain network cable systems and software
Represented a top-10 U.S. city in a transaction where the city engaged a major telecommunications company to procure, install and implement fiber

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Formation and implementation of franchise program for multiple clients
Represents multiple clients with the formation and implementation of their franchise program, including franchise registration and disclosure issues,  more
Repurchase financing arrangement for global investment bank *
Represented the financing division of a global investment bank in connection with a repurchase financing arrangement to extend credit jointly to more
In re Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization
Represented the complainant at the International Trade Commission against twenty-three respondents. The investigation is still pending. Obtained more
Trademark counsel for a global music label
Serves as counsel to one of the largest music labels in the industry on trademark enforcement, prosecution and Internet issues. more
Divorce and succession (probate) cases for Katrina victims
Supervised UNC Law Students, who traveled to New Orleans to volunteer for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, on divorce and succession (probate) cases. more
Outsourcing agreement for financial advisory consulting firm
Represented financial advisory consulting firm with outsourcing of manufacturing and distribution of transactional and marketing materials. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $202.0 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $202.0 million initial public offering by KNBT Bancorp, Inc. more
Counsel for ToolBank USA
Provided corporate, licensing, contracting and intellectual property advice to ToolBank USA, resulting in the opening of its first affiliate in more
Real estate investment and development for an international hotel company *
Represented an international hotel company with a property in Atlanta, Georgia in rezoning negotiations with adjacent neighborhood and city more
Belinda Y. Brown v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation Products LLC
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific in a qui tam false marking suit filed by Belinda Brown in the United States more
Sales tax audit for a non-residential building operator
Successfully represented a  parking facility operations subsidiary of a non-residential building operator in a sales tax audit with the Florida more
Construction advice to university hospital
Advised hospital in connection with disputes between the owner, designer and contractor on hospital expansion project, and assisted in resolving all more
OSHA litigation for construction employees
Represented a number of construction employers and general contractors in matters involving alleged major violations of the Occupational Safety and more
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its charter conversion *
Counsel to Monroe Savings Bank SLA in connection with its conversion from a state to a federal charter. more
Construction litigation for large building contractor
Represented large building contractor in a lawsuit alleging that its subcontractors performed defective work in constructing a high-rise condominium more
Patent litigation for developer and manufacturer of plastic and fiber products
Lead counsel for the plaintiff, a leader in the development and manufacturing of porous plastic and porous fiber products, in patent more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $98.2 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $98.2 million initial public offering by Roma Financial Corp. more
Acquisition and licensing of generic pharmaceutical products for private pharmaceutical company *
Represented private pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to generic more
Trademark portfolio management for apparel design and sourcing company
Provide global trademark portfolio management and enforcement advice and assistance to an apparel design and sourcing company with prominent more
Patent litigation for national intellectual property company
Representing patent holder in patent infringement litigation on wireless telecommunications patents related to mobile phone synchronization, random more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Construction defects litigation for a retirement community facility
Represented a retirement community facility in connection with suit against architect, contractor and roofing component manufacturer for widespread more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more Case Study
Franchise counseling services for a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices
Represented a Georgia-based franchisor of real estate brokerage offices in connection with the formation and implementation of their franchise more
Alternative dispute resolution for P.J. Dick Incorporated
Represented P.J. Dick Incorporated in preparing and negotiating its claims against the owner for inefficiencies and delays caused by restrictions more
Acquisition of 2300 acres of undeveloped land for Avanti Strategic Land Investors LLP
Represented Avanti Strategic Land Investors LLP in acquisition of approximately 2300 acres of undeveloped land and 226 vacant lots in Cartersville,

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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
Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball Ltd. v. Ottawa Rapidz et al.
Represented the Ottawa Rapidz in a suit filed by The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, Ltd. in the Superior Court of Forsyth more
Corporate, commercial and business advice to Rainforest Productions, a motion pictures and feature films production company
Outside general counsel to Rainforest Productions and its affiliates engaged in the production and syndication of motion pictures and feature films. more
Patent litigation for broadband communications technology developer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of broadband communications technology developer in a patent infringement suit involving broadcast delivery  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
Stock purchase for U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company
Represented a U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction products company in its acquisition of a concrete company. more
International parental abduction (Hague): Argentina
Represented an Argentine father who sought the return of his two minor sons to Argentina pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and  more
Bridge project for construction company
Represented the general contractor on a multimillion dollar bridge project with a formwork supplier. Delays in defects in the forms had a significant  more
Outsourcing of IT related services for a public manufacturer and distributor of consumer products  *
Represented public manufacturer and distributor of consumer products in a comprehensive outsourcing to IBM of its data center, network, helpdesk, more
Domain name disputes for Overhead Door Company of Atlanta
Successfully represented Overhead Door Company of Atlanta (OHDATL), a distributor of garage door products, against two competitors who were using more
Remediation project – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Represented remediation contractor terminated by EPC contractor on solid waste storage area cleanup project. After three-week federal court trial, more
Litigation for international manufacturer of IP-based security systems
Represented an international developer and manufacturer of Internet Protocol-based security systems and its newly-hired marketing executive in more
Acquisition of an investment advisor for Northeast Community Bank
Represented Northeast Community Bank in its acquisition of the assets of Hayden Financial Group, a registered investment advisor. more
Grandparent adoption
Represents caregivers seeking to adopt children. One of the firm's signature pro bono programs is the Grandparent Adoption Program. Dozens of lawyers  more
Pro bono program for victims of trafficking
Staffed a pro bono attorney training program where the attorneys were trained to represent international victims of trafficking by preparing more
Issuance of securities pursuant to the TARP Capital Purchase Program for Fidelity Financial Corporation
Represented Fidelity Financial Corporation in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Cash tender offer for $150 million of senior subordinated notes of Southern Equipment Company d/b/a Ready Mixed Concrete Company and related consent solicitation
Represented Southern Equipment Company d/b/a Ready Mixed Concrete Company in a cash tender offer for $150 million of its outstanding senior more
Insurance litigation for major North American bottled water company
Represented a major North American bottled water corporation in a lawsuit against one of its insurance carriers for breach of its Employment more
Loan modification of lender
Represented lender in the modification of a loan in special servicing. more
Acquisition of sole-source packaging supplier for French pharmaceutical corporation
Represented a family-owned, French health and beauty products company in its acquisition of a financially-distressed company that was the more
Brownfields application for purchaser of former industrial facility
Prepared and submitted a Brownfields application for the purchaser of a former industrial facility in Chamblee, Georgia.  Responsibilities included more
Representation of official committee of asset-backed security holders
Represented official committee of asset-backed security holders in large Chapter 11 case in the Northern District of Oklahoma involving a more
Construction and infrastructure projects for Florida construction company
Handle various matters involving construction of runways and taxiways at Eglin AFB for Florida construction company. more
Represented leading maritime communications provider in joint venture negotiations
Represented a leading provider in the maritime telecommunications industry, focused solely on the cruise line and ferry sector, in joint venture 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 English, French and more
Outsourcing of application development, testing and support for public retail company *
Represented publicly traded retail company in connection with the outsourcing of application development, testing and support for certain legacy and more
Violation of General NPDES Stormwater Permit
Represented developer with regard to federal citizen suit action brought by adjacent property owner claiming violations of General NPDES Stormwater

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Providing advice and assistance to national loan servicer
Providing advice and assistance to a national loan servicer based on West Coast.  Concerned with maintaining compliance with federal tax law while more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $121.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $121.7 million initial public offering by Oritani Financial Corp. more
Barragan v. Nestlé Waters
Represented Nestlé Waters North American in employment litigation. more
Swap of assets with construction and building supply company
Represented architectural products company in the acquisition of a concrete products business in exchange for two Texas concrete block plants and more
Tax advice for a steam- and industrial-grade coal company
Advised a Kentucky and Indiana steam- and industrial-grade coal company on issues related to change of ownership and net operating loss limitations more
Tax advice regarding acquisition structures
Provided support to a maker of recovery and towing vehicles in planning and implementing its towing operation acquisition program, including planning  more
Action resolution for multiple companies
Represented several companies with regard to resolution of an action brought by an environmental organization challenging issuance of Georgia's more
Acquisition and dispositions for major national investment advisor
The firm serves as counsel for major international investment advisor in acquisitions and dispositions of urban office, mixed use and multifamily more
Litigation and public relations for medical laboratory testing company
Represented medical laboratory testing company in defending tort and battery claims asserted against one of its contractor phlebotomist by multiple more
Acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc. by Provident Community Bancshares Inc.
Represented Provident Community Bancshares Inc. in its $9.6 million acquisition of South Carolina Community Bancshares Inc., Winnsboro, South more
Acquisition advice for Friedman's Inc.
Represented Friedman's, Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores and portfolio company of Harbinger Capital Partners, with sale of assets more
Secured notes offering for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings and related tender offer/consent solicitation
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., in a Rule 144A offering of $500 million of two new series of

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Experience Highlights

Tax advice regarding stock sale and asset distribution
Represented a publicly held hotel operation management services company in the sale of its stock, including the tax-efficient distribution to 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
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
Real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy litigation for special servicer
Represented special servicer of approximately $125 million of secured mezzanine debt in a real estate related Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in the more