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1-800-Flowers.com Inc.

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
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

A.P. Diagnostics Imaging, Inc.

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

AB Recur Finans

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

Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.

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

AGL Resources Inc.

$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

Amelia Island Liquidating Trust

Creditors committee and liquidating trust for Amelia Island Plantation
Representation of the Amelia Island Plantation creditors committee and subsequently the liquidating trust. Total liabilities in bankruptcy case more

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

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
Trademark services for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Represents American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., the leading youth lifestyle brand, in intellectual property matters. more Featured

American Financial Holdings Inc.

Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more Featured
$735.4 acquisition of American Financial Holdings Inc. by Banknorth Group, Inc.
Represented American Financial Holdings Inc. in its $735.4 million acquisition by Banknorth Group, Inc.
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Andin International Inc.

Sandberg and Sikorski Corp. v. Andin International Inc. *
Successfully represented defendant, Andin International Inc., owned by Aya Azrialant, a jewelry designer accused of copyright infringement of a more Featured

Anthony Nak Inc.

Eric Bean v. Anthony Nak Inc.
Served as lead counsel for Anthony Nak Inc., a Texas-based leading jewelry design firm, accused of copyright infringement in connection with more

Archstone Risk Management

QBE Insurance Corporation v. Archstone
Serves as lead insurance coverage counsel for Archstone-Smith Operating Trust (Archstone) in a dispute involving losses in excess of $50 million more

Arista Records, Inc., Antwan Andre Patton, Andre Lauren Benjamin, et al.

Copyright infringement litigation for Arista Records and Outkast *
Obtained summary judgment victory for Arista Records and recording artist Outkast against claims for joint authorship and copyright infringement. more

AT&T

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

AT&T AdWorks

Survey for AT&T AdWorks
Prepared for media platform a 50 states survey on the laws and regulations governing the acceptance of political advertisements, from candidates, more

AT&T Inc.

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

Avanti Properties Group

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
Investment of $1.25 billion of institutional capital in real estate for Avanti Properties Group
Representation of Avanti Properties Group in all portfolio investment activities for $1.25 billion of institutional capital in real estate assets and  more Featured

Avanti Strategic Land Investors L.P.

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
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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Avon Products Inc.

Avon Products, Inc. v. Beth Stone Kim, et al. *
Successfully represented Avon Products Inc. in shutting down a web site using the name and mark AVON CALLING that was reselling Avon products.

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Bank of America Corporation

Trademark and dilution action for Bank of America Corporation
Successfully represented Bank of America in a trademark and dilution action involving the use of the name Banc America Auto Sales for a reseller of more

BankNewport

Acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank by Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its acquisition of Westerly Savings Bank, Westerly, Rhode Island, in a merger of two mutual savings banks. more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of Newport Federal Savings Bank
Represented Newport Federal Savings Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $45.2 million initial public offering by its newly public more Featured

Banque Audi

Creative defense of Banque Audi in dilution case *
Represented Banque Audi, one of the largest consumer banks in Lebanon that also does business in the U.S. and whose name is identical to a major car more Featured

BB&T Corporation

Sale/leaseback by BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust in multiple proposed sale/leaseback transactions involving approximately 1,000 bank properties. more Featured

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.

Acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank by Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its acquisition of Northwood Savings Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a merger of two mutual more
Simultaneous IPO and acquisition for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its $236 million initial public offering and its simultaneous $183 million acquisition of FMS Financial  more Featured
Acquisition of an insurance agency by Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. in its acquisition of CLA Agency Inc., an insurance agency, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. more

Boiling Springs Bancorp

Acquisition of Ridgewood Financial, Inc. by Boiling Springs Bancorp
Represented Boiling Springs Bancorp, a federally-chartered, non-public, mutual holding company, in its acquisition of Ridgewood Financial Inc., a more

Breeders’ Cup Limited

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

Bryan Keith Design LLC

Trademark and copyright advice for Bryan Keith Design LLC
Provide trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Bryan Keith Design LLC, a leading designer of bedding collections and designs, including the more

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc.

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

Caesars Entertainment Inc.

Trademark litigation for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace *
Represented Park Place Entertainment in 2000 when it announced its intent to build a multimillion dollar new entertainment venue on its landmark more Featured
Worldwide recordation project for Caesars Entertainment Inc. *
Conducted a worldwide recordation project for Caesars Entertainment Inc. to reflect a change of name. more Featured

Calvin Klein Cosmetics Corp.

Defense of trademark infringement for Calvin Klein Cosmetics Corp.
Obtained favorable settlement of trademark infringement action involving the EUPHORIA mark for fragrances for Calvin Klein Cosmetics Corporation. more

Canisteo Valley Corp.

Acquisition of Canisteo Valley Corp.
Represented Canisteo Valley Corp. in its $6.8 million acquisition by Northern Corp. in Wellsboro, PA. more

Carillon Importers

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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Carter & Associates LLC

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
Multi-phased project development for Carter & Associates LLC as master developer
Represents  Carter & Associates LLC as the master developer of “The Banks,” a multi-phased project for an extensive mixed use development on more Featured

Celotex Ltd.

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

Cendant Corporation

Global clearance on expedited basis when Cendant Corporation breaks into five new companies *
When Cendant Corporation decided to divide its holdings into five separate wholly independent businesses, it needed to clear the new names for the more

Cerulean Studios LLC

Trademark and copyright counseling services to Cerulean Studios LLC
Provides trademark and copyright counseling services to Cerulean Studios LLC, leading developer of instant messaging related software products. more

China Grill Management

Market Corner Realty Assocs. v. CGM-GH LLC
Defeated preliminary injunction motion brought by competitor seeking to prevent well-known restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and his company from opening  more

Chippendales

Negotiated licensing terms for Chippendales *
Negotiated licensing terms for world’s largest gaming company to use the name of Chippendales, the leading all male dance revue, as the name of a new  more
Trademark litigation for Chippendales *
Represented Chippendales in trademark infringement suit against manufacturer and distributor of Chickendales slot machine. Resulted in a successful more Featured
Trademark registration for Chippendales *
Represents Chippendales in its efforts to obtain inherently distinctive registration for it's famous Cuff's and Collars uniform.  The case is more Featured

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp.

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

Chrysler Group LLC, Mercedes-Benz USA

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

Circle of Beauty and Sears, Roebuck and Company, SA

Moss v. Grypyon Development Inc. *
Obtained summary adjudication and an award of attorneys' fees and costs for Sears and Circle of Beauty in an unfair competition case involving more

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Citi

Citibank
Represents Citibank in general trademark enforcement matters, which included working with in-house counsel and other attorneys to successfully defend  more

Citizen Watch Company of America

Citizen Watch Co. v. BJ's Wholesale Club *
Obtained preliminary injunction in action brought by exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of Citizen Watches against wholesale and retail more

Citrus & Allied Essences, Ltd.

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

City & Suburban Financial Corp.

$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

City of Garland, Texas

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

Clarksburg Inn

Lead coverage counsel for Clarksburg Inn
Served as lead coverage counsel for the Clarksburg Inn, an Inn and restaurant that is a landmark for fine dining and lodging in the Freehold, N.J., more

Clifton Savings Bancorp Inc.

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

Colour & Design Inc.

Colour & Design Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corporation et al.
Successfully represented Colour & Design, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. After  more
Intellectual property advice and counsel for Colour & Design Inc.
Advice and counsel provided in all areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Colour & Design Inc., global manufacturer, designer and supplier more

Columbia Bank

$50 million private placement of trust preferred capital securities by Columbia Bank
Represented Columbia Bank in the private placement of $50.0 million of trust preferred capital securities by its mid-tier stock savings and loan

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Comverse Technology Inc.

Patent and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc./Comverse Inc. 
Provide patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc., a leading mobile telecommunications software provider, more

Confidential

Domain name dispute for 1stdibs.com
Represented 1stdibs.com, a leading fine art and design marketplace, in Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement and Dilution Action in the SDNY. more
Financing of mixed-use condominium
Represented developer in the acquisition of financing for the construction of a mixed-use condominium in Tribeca. more
Office leasing
Negotiated New York headquarters lease for multiple tech companies. more
Work-Outs
Drafted, negotiated and closed a $20,000,000 restructuring of a defaulted acquisition and construction financing. more
Retail leasing
Represented a national financial institution in the negotiation of a retail lease. more
Sale of REO
Represented lender in $10,000,000 sale of REO property located in Miami, Florida. more
Sale of Loan
Represented special servicer and CMBS trust with the negotiation and sale of an $80,000,000 loan secured by office property located in Las Vegas, more
Assignment of Option
Served as lead counsel to seller of option to purchase development property in Brooklyn, New York, which was subject to foreclosure proceedings. more
Acquisition of Multifamily Property
Represent New York City area developer in acquisition of multifamily property completed in 24 hours to avoid foreclosure. more
Development and project finance of a pellet manufacturer
Representing a U.S. biomass pellet company in the closing of a $2 million Convertible Note. more
Boston Copyright Assoc., Ltd. v. U-Haul Int’l Inc.
Represented U-Haul in a case brought by Boston Copyright Associates LLC, which claims to own the U.S. copyrights in Hummel figurines, for using a more
True Fit Corp. v. True & Co.
The firm defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by True Fit against our client True & Co., an e-commerce lingerie retailer that more
Kind, LLC v. Clif Bar & Co.
Represented Clif Bar in a trade dress case brought by Kind. Kind filed suit and moved for an expedited preliminary injunction to prevent client Clif 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
Inter partes reexaminations for Hunter Douglas, Inc. and Andrew J. Toti Testamentary Trust
Kilpatrick Townsend filed an infringement lawsuit on behalf of Hunter Douglas Inc., manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products,

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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
EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
On March 5, 2014, the firm was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC less than

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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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Sale of over 80 conventional and affordable multifamily residential properties nationwide
Represented a S & P 500 publicly traded REIT in connection with the sales of over 80 conventional and affordable multifamily residential 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
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
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 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
$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 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 $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
Investment Fund Representation *
Represented investment funds and investment managers focused on global macro, event driven, distressed, real estate opportunity, shareholder activist  more
Sale of Public Web Hosting Company *
Represented private equity fund and controlling stockholder of public web hosting company in sale to industry leading cable and telecoms company. more
Trademark and copyright enforcement for Formula One
Represents Formula One World Championship in various matters enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States. more
Medical Device Company IPO *
Represented underwriters in U.S. initial public offering of proprietary medical device company. more
General Counsel *
General counsel to wind turbine design and manufacturing company, advising CEO’s team on capital raises, intellectual property portfolio matters, more
Pearson Education Inc.
Represented Pearson Education Inc., the world's largest educational publisher, in obtaining an injunction to prevent the use of mymathlabhelp.com, as  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
United States of America v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defense counsel for accused company and its principal in a criminal price-fixing action. Jury verdict for Defendants of not guilty. United States  more
Owens v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Defended Pepsi Bottler against claim that wholesaling restrictions to prevent transshipment violate state unfair trade practice laws. N.C. Supreme more
Pearson Education Inc. v. Triumph Learning LLC
Served as lead defense counsel for publisher, Pearson Education, Inc. in a trademark dispute in which defendant claimed that the title of one of 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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GeoTag Inc. v. Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Successfully defended Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. against claims of infringement of a patent related to a geographic search function in the Eastern more
Global trademark portfolio management and enforcement for Brahmin Leather Works Inc.
Provide global trademark portfolio advice and counsel to Brahmin Leather Works, Inc., a luxury handbag and accessories company, including trademark more
Polo Ralph Lauren v. Hagege
Filed suit against the defendant for trademark infringement and unfair competition based on his unauthorized sale and distribution of apparel bearing  more
M2 Software Inc. v. Viacom Inc. et al.
Represented Viacom, Inc. in trademark infringement action in which M2 Software alleged that Viacom's use of its M2: Music Television mark more
Cytec antitrust litigation
Represented global chemical products company in multi-million dollar antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits against a number of the client's 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
Bogart LLC v. Burberry Group PLC et al.
Defended Burberry Group, PLC, Burberry Limited (NY) and Burberry Limited (UK) against right of publicity, trademark infringement, unjust enrichment, more
In re Qunol Liquid Labeling Litigation
Represented a manufacturer of a liquid and tablet herbal supplement in a false advertising class action. We successfully opposed certification of the  more
O'Brien v. Hasbro Inc.
Defended Hasbro in a putative class action brought on behalf of all California purchasers of a Tinkertoy set. The Plaintiff alleged that Hasbro more
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
$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
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
$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
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
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
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
$86.2M all-stock acquisition for United Financial Bancorp Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp, Inc., a large holding company located in Massachusetts, in its $86.2 million all-stock acquisition of New more
Brand licensing and counsel to Osram Sylvania
Brand licensing and counsel to Osram Sylvania, one of the largest lighting and materials companies in the world with a long­standing reputation more
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
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
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
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
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
Weinrib v. Williams-Sonoma Inc., Pottery Barn Inc. and West Elm Inc.
Represented Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm in copyright litigation. Plaintiff settled after defendants filed for summary judgment. Weinrib 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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The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp.
Represented Actuate Corporation in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software. The Prudential more

Connecticut Bancshares Inc.

Mutual to stock conversion of Savings Bank of Manchester and IPO for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Savings Bank of Manchester in connection with its mutual to stock conversion and the related $104 million initial public offering by its more
Acquisition for Connecticut Bancshares Inc.
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $112.3 million acquisition of First Federal SLA of East Hartford, Connecticut.  more
$616.9 million acquisition of Connecticut Bancshares Inc. by New Haven Savings Bank
Represented Connecticut Bancshares Inc. in connection with its $616.9 million acquisition by New Haven Savings Bank. more

Cosa Instrument Corporation

Cosa Instrument Corp. v. Hobré Instruments BV
Served as lead counsel in representing Cosa Instrument Corporation, an industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, against claims by a competitor more

Coty Inc.

Glow Industries Inc. v. Lopez and Coty Inc. et al. *
Defeated motion for a preliminary injunction in trademark infringement action against Jennifer Lopez and Coty Inc. based on alleged likelihood of more Featured
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

Coty Inc. / Del Laboratories Inc.

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

Coty Inc. and Coty USA LLC

Insurance coverage for Coty Inc. and Coty USA LLC
Assisted Coty Inc. and Coty USA LLC in obtaining insurance coverage for a substantial portion of its defense costs and a contribution to the more

Cox Communications Inc.

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

Cox Communications Inc. and Earthlink

Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. Cox Communications; In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation; Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. EarthLink Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications and EarthLink in a suit filed by Ronald A. Katz Licensing Technology in the U.S. District Court for the more Featured

Custom Design WallCovering

Patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Custom Design WallCovering
Advice and counsel provided in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Custom Design WallCovering, a designer and supplier of wallcovering more

Delanco Bancorp Inc.

$7.4 million IPO for Delanco Bancorp Inc.
Represented Delanco Bancorp Inc. in its $7.4 million initial public offering. more

Design Tex and Patty Madden v. Fidelity Industries et al.

Design Tex and Patty Madden v. Fidelity Industries et al.
Successfully represented Design Tex Group, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. The matter more

Design Tex Inc.

Design Tex Group, Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corp. *
Successfully represented Design Tex Inc. and designer Patty Madden in a copyright infringement action.  The District Court granted summary more
Copyright advice and counsel to Design Tex Inc.
Provide advice and counsel in areas of copyright to Design Tex Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of wallcovering products, in connection with more

Diageo PLC

Acquisition work for Diageo PLC *
Assisted Diageo PLC with various aspects of an acquisition of portions of Seagram Spirits division, including transfer of domain names, performance more Featured

Dumas

Playboy Enterprises v. Dumas *
Defended widow of artist Patrick Nagel in copyright infringement trial brought by publisher of Playboy magazine and succeeded in establishing her more Featured

Economic Development Resource Guide

Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Economic Development Resource Guide
Advice and counsel in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Economic Development Resource Guide, a provider of state-of-the-art consulting more

Ed Henderson ADR

Disputes Review Board
Service as a member of the Disputes Review Board for the 86th Street Station portion of the Second Avenue subway. more

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

Copyright protection for Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. *
Successfully represented Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. in reaffirming its copyright rights under the Berne Convention in the TARZAN character and more

ES&L Bancorp Inc.

$39 million acquisition of ES&L Bancorp Inc.
Represented ES&L Bancorp, Inc. in its $39.0 million acquisition by Community Bank System Inc., DeWitt, NY

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Esbin & Alter LLP v. Zappier et al.

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

Evgeni Petrosyan

Right of Publicity litigation on behalf of Russian comedian 
Represented Russian comedian, Evgeni Petrosyan, against satellite television broadcaster for unlicensed use of image in advertising campaign; secured  more Featured

Eyewonder Inc.

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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F.N.B. Corporation

Issuance of preferred stock under the Capital Purchase Program by F.N.B. Corporation *
Represented F.N.B. Corporation in the issuance and subsequent repayment of preferred stock issued to the Treasury Department under the Capital more

FedFirst Financial Corporation

$29.8 million IPO for FedFirst Financial Corporation
Represented FedFirst Financial Corporation in $29.8 million initial public offering. more

Firstfed America Bancorp Inc.

$460 million acquisition of FirstFed America Bancorp Inc.
Represented FirstFed America Bancorp Inc. in its $460.1 million acquisition by Webster Financial Corp. more

Flight 001 Inc.

Pan American World Airways Inc. v. Flight 001 Inc.
Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by Pan American World Airways against our clients Flight 001, Inc. and Flight 001 Holdings, more Featured

Formosa Plastics Corporation

Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at more Featured

Formula One Licensing B.V.

Formula One Licensing B.V. v. Purple Interactive Ltd. *
Represented plaintiff in obtaining, through mediation, the return of more than 400 domain names based on the marks FORMULA 1 and F1 used in more Featured

Fox Chase Bancorp Inc.

Mutual holding company reorganization of Fox Chase Bank and IPO for Fox Chase Bancorp Inc.
Represented Fox Chase Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $64.0 million initial public offering by its newly formed more

French Quarter Holdings Inc.

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
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

Gables Residential

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

General Media Communications Inc.

General Media Communications, Inc. v. Heu
Obtained ruling effectively reversing UDRP decision by National Arbitration Forum that GMCI, publisher of Penthouse magazine, had engaged in reverse more Featured

Georgia-Pacific LLC

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

Gerson & Gerson Inc.

Copyright infringement for Gerson & Gerson Inc. *
Successfully represented Gerson & Gerson, Inc., a children’s clothing designer, in a copyright infringement case relating to the defendant making  more

Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc.

Getty Properties Corp. v. Parmar *
Represented Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. in a case where a franchisee of the client was terminated he began using the Getty name in connection with  more Featured

Glenoit Corporation

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

Google Inc.

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

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.

Going private transaction for Gouverneur Bancorp Inc.
Advised Gouverneur Bancorp Inc., on a going private transaction through a reverse/forward stock split and related delisting from Nasdaq. more

Hamilton Bancorp MHC

Acquisition of Hamilton Bancorp MHC
Represented Hamilton Bancorp MHC, a private mutual holding company, in its acquisition by another mutual holding company. more

HarperCollins Publishers LLC

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

Hnh International Limited

Capitol Records, Inc. v. Naxos of America, Inc.
Represented leading independent music label with litigation and mediation in connection with claims brought by music label relating to pre-1972 music  more

Hollywood Stock Exchange Ltd.

Hollywood Stock Exchange, Ltd. v. Pavel Ektov, et al. *
Successfully represented Hollywood Stock Exchange, which owns and operates the popular HSX.COM simulated entertainment securities trading game on the  more

Hometown Bancorp Inc.

Mutual holding company reorganization for Walden Federal Savings Bank and related $10.7 million IPO for Hometown Bancorp Inc.
Represented Walden Federal Savings and Loan Association in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $10.7 million initial public more

Hospital Damas Creditor's Committee

In re Hospital Damas Inc.
Represented creditors' committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Hospital Damas, Inc. and helped engineer successful reorganization of hospital and

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HSH Nordbank AG

Establishment for U.S. subsidiaries for HSH Nordbank AG *
Advised and represented HSH Nordbank AG in connection with the planning and regulatory approval process to establish a U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary,  more

Hulu LLC

Lulu Enterprises Inc. v. Hulu LLC
The firm served as lead trial counsel for Hulu LLC, a news corporation, and NBC Universal collaborative venture in the suit related to the launch of more Featured

Hynix Semiconductor Inc.

Patent litigation for Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Represented Hynix Semiconductor Inc. in the Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceeding for Qimonda AG. Qimonda sought recognition of its German insolvency more

iKindi

iKindi, Inc. v. STW Fixed Income Management Ltd.
Successfully represented iKindi, a financial software developer, in affirming its rights in and to performance after tax financial software and more

Initiative Media

$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

Interface Inc.

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
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
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

International Securities Exchange (ISE)

Patent infringement litigation against International Securities Exchange
Served as lead counsel in representing International Securities Exchange (ISE) against patent infringement claims brought by the Boston Options more

IPLearn Inc. v. Ask Jeeves Inc.

IPLearn Inc. v. Ask Jeeves Inc.
Counsel for Ask Jeeves in patent infringement litigation involving natural language processing of databases. IPLearn LLC v. Ask Jeeves Inc more

JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)

Global trademark licensing and portfolio management and enforcement for JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)
The firm serves as global trademark and licensing counsel to JA Apparel Corp., a $400 million worldwide lifestyle apparel, home furnishings and more Featured
Promotional contract negotiations for JA Apparel Corp.
Drafted the "Welcome Home Joe” licensing and promotional contract among our client JA Apparel Corp. and with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America  more Case Study
Arbitration of international trademark licensing dispute before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)
Served as co-lead counsel in an international arbitration proceeding for plaintiff licensor JA Apparel Corp. against a Chinese licensee. After more
Intellectual property litigation for JA Apparel Corp
After filing demand for arbitration, and conducting mediation, obtained favorable settlement for JA Apparel Corp., a leading men’s more

Jackson, Janet

Janet Jackson v. Janetjackson.com *
Obtained a judgment in this in rem action transferring the domain name JANETJACKSON.COM to the well known entertainer Janet Jackson.


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Jaco Pastorius Inc.

Trademark counsel for heirs of Jaco Pastorius
Representing the heirs of Jaco Pastorius, the celebrated bass guitarist, in obtaining the return of the well-known "Bass of Doom" bass guitar, twenty  more

James River Coal Company

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

Jim Henson Company Inc., The

Jim Henson Productions, Inc. v. John T. Brady & Associates *
Represented the plaintiff, defeating the defendant's claim to own copyright and trademark rights in two early characters created by Jim Henson at more
Cavalier v. Jim Henson Co., Inc. *
Won summary adjudication on behalf of defendants The Jim Henson Company, Simon & Schuster, Inc. and Viacom Inc. in an idea submission case on the  more Featured

JM Lynne & Patty Madden v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.

Design Tex Group Inc., et al. v. U.S. Vinyl Manufacturing Corp., et al.
Successfully represented Design Tex Group, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer, and initially  more

Joh. A. Benckiser SE and Coty Inc.

John B. Stetson Co. v. Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH
The firm represented Joh. A. Benckiser (Benckiser) and Coty, Inc. (Coty) in a breach of trademark license agreement for Stetson fragrance

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JSTOR

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

kate spade LLC

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

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in the $5.6 million initial public offering by OC Financial Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.7 million initial public offering by Seneca-Cayuga Bancorp Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $25.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $25.3 million initial public offering by MSB Financial Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a $10.3 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, in the $10.3 million initial public offering by William Penn Bancorp Inc. more

Kennametal Inc.

Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the more Case Study

Lacoste Alligator S.A.

Lacoste Alligator S.A. v. Sugar Shack Inc. et al. *
Obtained an ex parte seizure order and preliminary injunction resulting in the seizure of counterfeit Lacoste merchandise in raids conducted  more

LaFace Records

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

Laminating Services Inc.

Trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Laminating Services Inc.
Provide advice and counsel in areas of trademark and copyright to Laminating Services Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of wallcovering more

Laminating Services Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.

Laminating Services Inc. v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.
Successfully represented Laminating Services, Inc., copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns, against infringer manufacturer. After more

Lasvegas.com LLC

License for domain name for Lasvegas.com *
Represented Lasvegas.com LLC in negotiating a 99-year license for domain name, including formation of special-purpose LLC to hold intellectual more Featured

Long Island Financial Corp.

Acquisition of Long Island Financial Corp. by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented Long Island Financial Corp. in its $69.8 million acquisition by New York Community Bancorp Inc. more

Lynch, Jones & Ryan Inc.

Lynch, Jones & Ryan, Inc. v. Standard & Poor's *
Represented Lynch securities broker, in "hot news" misappropriation case involving market research, resulting in a reported decision strongly more

Mack Trucks Inc.

TAS Distributing Co., Inc. v. Mack Trucks, Inc.
Represented Mack Trucks, Inc. in patent infringement action in which TAS Distributing Company, Inc. accused Mack of infringing U.S. Patent No. more

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

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

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Wacoh Company v. Chrysler et al.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC who was sued in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan by the more Featured

Merv Griffin Entertainment

Trademark merchandising for Merv Griffin Entertainment *
Represents Merv Griffin Entertainment in trademark and copyright matters including clearance of title for new TV projects and disputes with respect more Featured

Mizuho Financial Group Inc.

Regulatory approvals related to formation of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. *
Represented Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. in obtaining U.S. federal and state regulatory approvals related to the formation of a top-tier holding more

Monroe Savings Bank

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

Motorola Mobility Inc.

Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. Motorola Mobility Inc.
The firm serves as lead counsel in the representation of Motorola Mobility against claims of patent infringement in a suit involving video coding and  more

Multiple Representative Clients

Advertising counseling
Advises various clients on potential risks associated with planned and extant print, television, and online advertising campaigns. 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
Assistance with state and federal criminal inquiries
Counseled clients on state and federal criminal inquiries and assisted in compliance with regulatory requests. more
Federal and state grand jury proceedings
Represented companies in federal and state grand jury proceedings. 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
First Amendment case for two large media entities *
Represented two large media entities in a landmark First Amendment case. Successfully kept pretrial proceedings in a notorious criminal case open to 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
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
Derivative suit for breach of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty *
Represent managers of a private commodities index fund in a derivate suit for breach of their fiduciary duties of care and loyalty.  Case pending. 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
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
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
Directors and officers litigation for affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer *
Represented the directors and officers and affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer of communications towers in defense of an action by the more Featured
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
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
Valuation of minority interest under New Jersey Business Corporation Act *
Successfully obtained the proper legal standard of valuation of a minority interest of a privately held company for dissenting shareholders under the  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
Preliminary injunction for real estate companies protecting their trademark *
Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of three real estate companies, preventing the defendant from using our clients' names to describe its more Featured
Defaults on IDA-financed construction projects for lenders *
Represented lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings arising out of borrowers’ defaults on IDA-financed construction projects. 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
Co-lead Counsel in a securities fraud and accounting/auditing malpractice case *
Served as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff class (primarily offshore institutional investors) in a securities fraud and accounting/auditing more
Successful litigation defense and mediated settlement for two industrial manufacturers
Represented two industrial manufacturers in a lawsuit brought by an industrial company arising out of a Wet Air Oxidation System that our client more
Advertising claims for consumer health and beauty, and home goods manufacturers *
Defended and brought various advertising claims for major consumer health and beauty manufacturers and home goods manufacturers before the National more
Unpaid wages recovered
Recovered significant award of unpaid wages on behalf of four laborers whose former employer filed for bankruptcy. more
Intellectual property advice for toy and game manufacturers *
Advised major toy and game manufacturers concerning their online intellectual property and privacy policies. 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
Contract litigation for investment fund companies
Represented four investment funds specializing in investments in Russia in a breach of contract action against a global depositary bank over the fees  more

National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences

Halted auction of GRAMMY Award for The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences
Represented The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization which administers the prestigious GRAMMY award ceremony, in more Featured

National Broadcasting Company Inc.

National Broadcasting Co. v. Sonnabend *
Successfully tried copyright infringement case brought by NBC against a videotape distributor selling unauthorized copies of an acclaimed 1950s more
Murray v. National Broadcasting Co. *
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of NBC in idea submission case brought by former employee who allegedly originated idea for The Cosby Show. more Featured

Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation

Mutual holding company reorganization of Naugatuck Savings and Loan and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Savings and Loan in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $32.7 million initial public offering by its more

Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan

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

NBC Universal Inc.

NBC Universal Inc. v. NBCUNIVERSAL.COM
Obtained summary judgment in an in rem action regarding the domain name NBCUniversal.com, which was registered to a Korean national using a more Featured

NCS Pearson Inc.

GED Testing Service LLC et al. v. Amjad Pervaiz et al.
Obtained a $6 million dollar default judgment and permanent injunction against online counterfeiters.

Defendants operated a ring of at least
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Nestlé Waters North America & Dreamworks Animation LLC

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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Nestlé Waters North America Inc.

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
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

New England Bancshares Inc.

Mutual holding company reorganization of Enfield Savings Bank and related IPO for its holding company
Represented Enfield Federal Savings Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $9.2 million initial public offering by its more
Acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a publicly held mutual holding company,  in its acquisition of Windsor Locks Community Bank, a mutual more
Second step conversion for Enfield Federal Savings Bank and related $30.8 million IPO for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented Enfield Federal Savings Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more
Strategic acquisition for New England Bancshares Inc.
Represented New England Bancshares, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, in its $25.9 million acquisition of First Valley Bancorp, Inc., more

New York Community Bancorp Inc.

Trust preferred securities offering for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with its redemption of $80.0 of trust preferred securities and subsequent issuance of more Featured
Multiple public offerings for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in multiple financings, including its initial public offering,  three follow-on public stock offerings more Featured
Multiple acquisitions by New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in its $168.4 million acquisition of Synergy Financial Group Inc., its $260.0 million acquisition of more Featured

Nexcen Brands Inc. (dba The Athlete's Foot and Great American Cookies)

Domestic and international franchise counseling for Nexcen Brands Inc.
Developed new forms of Franchise Disclosure Documents and franchise agreements to be used in various Nexcen Brands Inc. franchise systems, including more Featured

North Penn Bancorp Inc.

Second step conversion of North Penn Bank and related public offering for its holding company
Represented North Penn Bank in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization and the more

Northeast Community Bancorp

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
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

Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.

Mutual to stock conversion and initial public offering for Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented First Federal Bank in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $64.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed holding more
$23.7 million acquisition by Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $23.7 million acquisition of Security of Penn. Financial Corp., Hazelton, Pennsylvania. more
$98.7 million acquisition of Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Northeast Pennsylvania Financial Corp. in its $98.7 million acquisition by KNBT Bancorp, Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. more Featured

Ocean City Home Bank

$38 million public offering for Ocean Shore Holding Company
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Company in its $38 million initial public offering. 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

Patty Madden and Patty Madden Inc.

Trademark and copyright counsel to Patty Madden Inc.
Provide advice and counsel to Patty Madden Inc., leading designer of wallcovering patterns, including trademark and copyright counsel, licensing  more

Patty Madden Inc.

License negotiations and intellectual property counseling for Patty Madden Inc.
Represents Patty Madden Inc., a well-known wall covering designer, in drafting and conducting license negotiations in connection with branding of the  more

PayFlex Systems USA Inc.

PayFlex Systems USA Inc. v. Sensei Inc. et al.
Represented PayFlex Systems USA, Inc. in trademark infringement litigation against Sensei Inc., a health care technology company. PayFlex had more

Peach State Labs Inc.

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

Pearson Education Inc.

Pearson Education, Inc and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Anjum Sehgal, et al.
Successfully represented Pearson Education Inc. in obtaining a permanent injunction out of the unauthorized sale of foreign editions of their books more
Pearson Education, Inc. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Thompson Learning, Inc. v. Thomas Lewis, Pelican Bookshop, Inc., et al. *
Successfully represented Pearson Education Inc. in obtaining a permanent injunction and damages arising out of the unauthorized sale of foreign more
Copyright litigation for the owner of the rights to the famous Dick and Jane reading primer *
Represented the owner of the rights to the famous Dick and Jane reading primer, a Pearson Education subsidiary, in trademark and copyright litigation  more Featured
Trademark litigation for Pearson Education Inc.
Represented Pearson Education Inc., the world's largest educational publisher, in obtaining an injunction to prevent the use of mymathlabhelp.com, as  more
Defense of trademark infringement and dilution action for Pearson Education *
Represented declaratory judgment plaintiff, Pearson Education, accused of trademark infringement and dilution. Successfully defended against efforts more
International Liturgy Publications d/b/a Vince Ambrosetti Ministries and Vince Ambrosetti v. Silver Burdett Ginn and Pearson Education, Inc. *
Successfully opposed a preliminary injunction for alleged infringement of plaintiffs’ claimed BLEST ARE WE mark based on the use of the mark BLEST more

PepsiCo Inc.

Financial Matters v. PepsiCo Inc. *
Established PepsiCo's ownership of world famous STOLICHNAYA mark for vodka following dissolution of former U.S.S.R. and obtained preliminary more

Pfizer Inc.

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

PFSB Bancorp Inc.

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

Polonia Bancorp

Mutual holding company reorganization of Polonia Bank and initial public offering by Polonia Bancorp
Represented Polonia Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $14.9 million initial public offering by its newly formed more

PPG Industries Inc.

Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more

Pro Bono Legal Services

Advised Parade of One on intellectual property matters
Advised Parade of One, an organization that promotes socially aware musical performances and pursues causes that include environmentalism, on more

Progressive Bank Inc.

Merger of Progressive Bank Inc. with Hudson Charter Bancorp Inc.
Represented Progressive Bank Inc. in merger of equals with Hudson Charter Bancorp, Inc. more

Pulaski Bancorp Inc.

Reorganization of Pulaski Savings Bank
Represented Pulaski Savings Bank in its holding company reorganization and formation of its newly formed mid-tier holding company, Pulaski Bancorp more
Acquisition of Pulaski Bancorp Inc.
Represented Pulaski Bancorp, Inc. in its $64.3 million acquisition by Kearney Financial Corp., Kearney, New Jersey. more

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Acquisition transactions for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated *
Represent Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), a leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, in multiple acquisition more

Reliance Bancorp Inc.

$352.6 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp Inc. by North Fork Bancorporation
Represented Reliance Bancorp, Inc. in its $352.6 million acquisition by North Fork Bancorporation, Melville, New York. more

Representative Client

International trademark licensing counsel
Represents leading brands in connection with international trademark licensing, license recordal and structuring of IP holding companies for offshore  more
Trademark counsel for famous recording artist
Advised famous recording artist on trademark rights associated with development of high definition audio player. more
Successful settlement of trademark dispute with the UK royal landholding agency
Represented leading hospitality company in successful settlement of trademark dispute with British government agency administering real property more
Celebrity name licensing representation
Represented leading technology company in celebrity trademark and right of publicity licensing in connection with multibillion dollar acquisition of more
Successful defense of genericness challenge
Defeated Summary Judgment defending famous mark from cancellation on genericness grounds for leading technology company. more
Lender Liability
Defended bank against claims that it breached commitment letter by failing to lend. more
Title Claim
Represented lender in preserving its lien property over claims that mortgage was fraudulently obtained. more
Lender Liability
Defended bank against claims that it violated loan documents by failing to advance reserves for capital improvements. more
Debt Recovery
Represented lender in the recovery of a $189 million dollar loan secured by eight (8) hotels in six (6) different states. more
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Represented bank defending claims that it violated Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to accurately report consumer’s payment history. more
Floor-Plan Financing
Represented lender in the recovery of vehicles following discovery of borrower’s scheme to sell vehicles out of trust. more
Debt Recovery
Represented foreign bank in the recovery of a $30 million dollar credit facility principally secured by an industrial plant in Brazil. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Representation of ETF series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products. more
Resolved false advertising dispute for leading discount travel website
Successfully defended one of the largest discount travel website's on the Internet in a claim for false advertisement and trademark infringement. The  more
Online fantasy sports games advice for leading fantasy sports games website operator
Advised operator of an online, pay-to-play, short-duration fantasy sports games on the relevant federal and state laws, and the level of risk more
Using landmarks in advertising
Advise advertising agency on the potential laws that are implicated by use of landmarks and in advertising. more
Resolved false advertising dispute for leading home furnishings manufacturer
Successfully represented the world’s leading manufacturer of home furnishings in forcing competitor to stop making false and/or unsubstantiated “Made  more
Sweepstakes promotion advice
Advised marketing agency on all fifty states’ regulations governing a sweepstakes promotions by wine and spirits distributors. more
International advertising advice
Advised global supplier of medical devices on the privacy and advertising laws of various foreign countries in preparation for global marketing more
Resolved copyright infringement and false advertising dispute
Successfully represented major medical supply company in forcing competitor to cease advertising that included false and/or unsubstantiated claims 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
Advertising counsel to well-known travel accommodations website
Advise leader in the discount travel industry on copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues in on-air commercial advertising and represent more
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more Featured
Privacy advice for telecommunications giant
Advise global telecommunications leader about FTC privacy regulations and the COPPA Rule specifically. more
Advertising and warranty advice
Advised light bulb manufacturer in the creation of a warranty and advertising that was in compliance with FTC light bulb regulations and the more
Brought trademark infringement claims for well-known U.S. fashion brand
Brought trademark claims in the SDNY against foreign competitor and obtained successful settlement for well-known U.S. clothing brand and 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
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
Intellectual property clearance for Fortune 500 consumer electronics and computer company
Represents Fortune 500 consumer electronics and computer company in connection with various copyright, trademark and right of publicity 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
Intellectual property clearance for Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in connection with various copyright, trademark and right of publicity clearance more
Successful defense of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Stored Communications Act, and trade secrets claims
Defended online database services provider against CFAA, SCA and trade secrets claims in the EDNY, obtaining successful settlement. 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
Insurance litigation for recognized leader in apartment development
Represented the owner and developer of a 400-unit apartment complex on Long Island in litigation seeking insurance coverage for losses resulting from  more
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
$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
$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
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
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
$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
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
Brand licensing and counsel to a market-leading innovator of lighting products
Brand licensing and counsel to a market-leading innovator of lighting products, LED components, and semiconductor products, to audit and update 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
Underwriters’ counsel in a $12.1 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $12.1 million public offering by a mid-Atlantic bank holding company. more
Patent infringement action for Taiwanese mechanical component manufacturer
Represented a Taiwanese mechanical component manufacturer in a patent infringement action before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of more
Arbitration and Litigation for a New York City developer *
Represented a New York City developer in connection with disputes arising on a residential condominium project, including arbitration against the 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
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more
Assistance with strengthening corporate FCPA compliance programs
Assisted with research and analysis of FCPA issues in order to strengthen client compliance programs. 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
Represented former executive in SEC investigation
Represented a former bank General Counsel in responding to a SEC subpoena and request for examination. 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
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
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
Litigation for Fortune 500 consumer electronics developer
Defended a major, international developer and manufacturer in federal court against over twenty separate contract, tort and equitable claim asserted 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
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
Conducted internal investigation for international public company
Performed an internal investigation for an international public company into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Brazil, Portugal and Africa. more
Declination of prosecution in criminal tax matter
Represented a company in criminal tax matter, resulting in Department of Justice declination of prosecution. more
Post-acquisition integration for global pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represent a global pharmaceutical manufacturer in post-acquisition integration of legal entities involving U.S., Dutch, Swiss, Luxembourg, Mexican 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
Construction advice for owner/operator
Advised owner/operator in regard to delays and related claims arising from the construction of a new deep water drilling rig. Assisted owner/operator  more
Patent litigation for large, international bank
Represented one of the world’s largest banks that was accused of infringing patents involving payment by telephone software systems, which more
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
Creditors’ committee representation for consumer goods manufacturing company *
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of a bankrupt consumer goods manufacturing company in the investigation of potential claims  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
Bankruptcy counsel for the official committee of unsecured creditors of a bankrupt medical practice *
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of a bankrupt medical practice in the investigation of potential claims against the more
Directors and Officers litigation for a major African-based electric generating company *
Represented a foreign arbitration judgment creditor in fraudulent conveyance, alter ego/successor and breach of duty claims against former parents, 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
Trademark, copyright and Internet counseling for financial management and advisory company
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and portfolio management for a financial more
Trademark and copyright counseling for a global financial services firm *
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation management for a global financial firm. more
Carbon-offset private equity fund
Assisted with the formation of a private equity fund dedicated to investing in land-based carbon-offset projects. 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
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
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
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
Collection of substantial amounts for large healthcare system
Represented large integrated healthcare system in collection of substantial amounts due following settlement of class action pending in New York 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
Executive compensation and employee benefits matters for a Philadelphia holding company
Represented a Philadelphia financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Assisted in the design and drafting of a more Featured
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
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
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
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
Internal and government investigations *
Led corporate internal and government investigations of potential misconduct, including criminal antitrust and securities violations, and other more
Trademark litigation for a large financial company *
Successfully represented a large financial company in trademark litigation against a defendant for using our client’s trademark as part of a more
Right of publicity litigation for footwear maker *
Represented footwear maker in defense of right of privacy/publicity claims by models whose images were used on packaging. more Featured
Development of e-mail marketing policy for corporate printing company *
Represented corporate printing company in development of e-mail marketing policy and Can-Spam compliance. more
Trademark litigation for a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services company's corporate slogan against a claim by a third party  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
Litigation for a consumer products manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a consumer products manufacturer accused of multiple counts of interference with contract.  Obtained more
Litigation seeking stop loss reinsurance coverage for health and welfare plan that paid a large benefits claim *
Represented a health and welfare plan in litigation regarding stop loss reinsurance coverage for a large benefits claim paid to a plan member. more
Trademark defense for small business owner
Successfully represented a pro bono client in defense of a trademark that was vitally important to our client's small business. more
Compliance with state telemarketing laws *
Advised financial institution on compliance with 50 state telemarketing laws. more
Constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenge *
Represented a coalition of plaintiffs in mounting a constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenge to the state legislative redistricting plan that more
Insurance litigation for recognized leader in apartment operations
Represent recognized leader in apartment operations regarding construction-related liabilities and losses. more
Insurance litigation for Canada's largest bank *
Lead counsel for Canada's largest bank regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 losses. more
Unfair and deceptive trade practice defense for Internet marketer *
Defended Internet marketer and Web hosting company from fraudulent advertising practices and unfair and deceptive trade practice allegations by state  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
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
Patent prosecution counseling for medical products company
Represented a medical products company for over 10 years in patent prosecution matters, helping it obtain a significant number of new patents, and more
Fraud litigation for a world-renowned luxury goods manufacturer
Represent a world-renowned luxury goods manufacturer in antitrust litigation. Case pending. more Featured
Patent portfolio management for an industrial, technical and scientific research laboratory
Advised one of the world's largest and most diverse industrial, technical and scientific research laboratory on patent acquisition, patent more
Negotiations for première gaming brand *
Represented one of the première gaming brands in the world, in negotiations with Mexican company that was using the same name for hotels outside the more
Negotiated licenses for owner of landmark Art Deco skyscraper *
Represented the owner of a landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City in connection with multiple licenses for use of the image of this property 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
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
Trademark advice to international nonprofit organization
Provided trademark advice to an international nonprofit with worldwide operations in the field of mountain gorilla conservation. 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
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
Privacy and personal data transfer issues for international cruise line *
Advised international cruise line on privacy and cross-border consumer personal data transfer issues. more Featured
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
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
Construction litigation for marine contractor *
Represented marine contractor in litigation arising from public bridge and highway projects. more
Trademark and copyright counseling for one of nation's largest pharmaceutical companies
Represented one of nation's largest pharmaceutical companies in trademark and copyright counseling including world wide preliminary clearance of more
Generated content contest aligned with Super Bowl for well-known job search and career management Internet site *
Advised well-known job search and career management Internet site on all sweepstakes, contest, and copyright/user generated content law aspects of more Featured
Patent litigation for major Internet audience measurement and analysis company *
The firm served as lead counsel in an enforcement effort on a series of complex software patents for major Internet audience measurement and analysis  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 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
Appellate litigation services on a notable press rights decision *
Led the appellate effort on a notable press rights decision for a large media company, where a federal, common law right was recognized to shield more Featured
Acquisition of ownership interest in social media website for individual *
Represented individual shareholder's withdrawal and buy out of ownership interest in Internet social media website. more
Trademark and copyright counseling for a voice and electronic brokerage firm
Provides trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation and trademark portfolio management for a voice  more
Trademark counsel for Grammy-Award-winning music group
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management, and trademark counseling for a successful, Grammy-Award-winning music group. 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
Patent litigation for global industrial company
Represented a global industrial company in a patent case involving a plastic carrier for integrated circuit chips. The firm obtained a defense more
Copyright litigation defense for global music publishing company
Represented global music publishing company against a claim involving alleged violations of authors’ moral rights.
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Trademark litigation for Internet auction website *
Represented Internet auction website in defense of claims for fraudulent sales of branded merchandise by brand advertisers. more
Negotiation of on-air talent clothing outfitting for apparel designer *
Represented men's apparel designer in negotiation of Olympics on-air talent clothing outfitting agreement. more
Trademark and copyright representation for a Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark license negotiations and copyright issues. more
Holding company reorganization of a Pennsylvania bank
Reorganized a Pennsylvania commercial bank into the bank holding company structure. more
Pro Bono representation of art museum foundation
Represented a North Carolina art museum foundation in connection with pro bono matters. more
Raffles and casino night compliance with state regulations *
Advised medical device manufacturer on state regulations around corporate fund raising efforts, including raffles and a casino night. more
Compliance with state gambling laws for network broadcaster *
Advised television network broadcaster on state gambling laws in connection with proposed televised charity poker tournament. 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
Putative class action against express delivery services company
Represented express delivery services company in connection with a putative class action brought in New York Federal court under the Fair Labor more
Pro bono program for Haitian refugees
Staffed a pro bono program which screens Haitian refugees for Temporary Protected Status. more
Securities fraud litigation for an Internet company *
Represented an Internet company as appellate counsel in securities fraud litigation. more
Litigation for international franchise fitness center
Represented an international fitness center against false advertising allegations that a television commercial wrongfully utilized the trademarks of more
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington more
Compliance work for international apparel brand owner *
Represented international apparel brand owner in charitable commercial co-venture, coordinating compliance with state law registration and filing more
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide international and domestic trademark portfolio management, and trademark counseling for a leading financial institution. more
Copyright litigation for a leading jewelry design firm *
Represented a leading jewelry design firm in connection with copyright litigations filed against numerous infringers of client's valuable copyrights. more
Waste management, product stewardship and air quality issues for a specialty tape manufacturer
Represented a manufacturer of commodity, industrial grade and specialty adhesives tapes regarding a wide range of environmental issues, including more Featured
Trademark litigation for major tobacco company
Represented a major tobacco company in opposition proceedings regarding the use of the word "pleasure" in connection with cigarette more
Labor counsel for major beverage company
Represent major beverage company in labor arbitrations all over the country. more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for global pharmaceutical company *
Lead counsel for global research-driven pharmaceutical company with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities  more
Trademark infringement for an apparel company *
Represented a large apparel company in favorable settlement of claim that it was not infringing a trademark troll's registered mark by using it as a more
Trademark infringement for a Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer
Successfully represented a Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software more Featured
Copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets for corporate education and training company *
Represented corporate education and training company asserting theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement claims for copying website against 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
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
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
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
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
Trademark counsel for a leading financial institution
Provide trademark, copyright and Internet counseling, litigation and other enforcement representation, and portfolio management for a leading 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
Litigation for a leading publisher of fashion magazine
Represented leading publisher of fashion magazines in connection with lawsuit arising from termination of license agreement. more
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
Assessing litigation risk for foreign investment bank
Assisting foreign investment bank in assessing litigation risk associated with potential acquisition of subsidiary in New York and advising on more
Advertising agreement for advertising agency *
Represented advertising agency in negotiations with international mobile phone carrier. more
Event marketing promotion advice for client *
Advised agency on appropriate processes and procedures for event marketing promotion. 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
Privacy issues related to internet social media providers *
Represented in an advisory capacity an Internet network advertising agency specializing in social media, specifically advised company on privacy 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
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
State gambling law compliance for web site operator *
Represented web site operator in advisory capacity regarding compliance with state lottery and gambling laws concerning internet sales of lottery and  more
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with a Series B Preferred Stock investment in a commercial research company based in Manno, more
Litigation arising from breach of warranties for major Chinese financial institution *
Represented major Chinese financial institution in litigation arising from seller’s breach of warranties in merger agreement. more
Trademark litigation for a financial and technology company *
Successfully represented a financial and technology company in stopping the use and registration of a mark related to their name being used for more
Arbitration for a New York City developer *
Represented a New York City developer in connection with disputes arising on a residential condominium project, including arbitration against the 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
Trademark portfolio management for leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric
Represents leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric in connection with the enforcement of the company's trademarks. more Featured
Defense of furniture manufacturer against antitrust violations *
Represented a furniture manufacturer against allegations of antitrust violations by a discount distributor. more
Commercial disputes litigation for health supplement manufacturer
Represented foreign health supplement marketer in numerous commercial disputes and cases following termination of long-term supply agreements after more
Executive compensation and employee benefits work for a New Jersey-based savings bank
Represented a New Jersey-based savings bank on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Insurance litigation for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding losses from domestic terrorist attacks *
Lead counsel for one of the largest traders of U.S. Treasuries regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 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
Negotiation of software license for national real estate property owner *
Advised national real estate property owner and manager on negotiating software license for residential property management. more
Trademark litigation for subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global infrastructure and financial services corporation
Obtained, in less than one week's time, a temporary restraining order on behalf of a lender subsidiary to a Fortune 100 global more Featured
Trade secret litigation for provider of video services *
Successfully obtained summary judgment for provider of video services to horse racing association stating that its retention of union work force and 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
International arbitration for a clothing manufacturer
Represent a U.S. clothing manufacturer in an ongoing international arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration concerning more
Trademark counsel for major soft drink manufacturer *
Internet counseling and litigation, including content and domain name disputes and enforcement actions.

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Internal investigation involving an employee kickback scheme
Conducted internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company involving an employee kickback scheme. more Featured
NASCAR sponsorship negotiation for drug manufacturer *
Represented over the counter drug manufacturer in negotiation of NASCAR sponsorship agreement. more
Complex negotiations for large metropolitan health care provider *
Represented large metropolitan health care provider that included four suburban hospitals in complex negotiations with acclaimed medical school more
Sale of multi-family properties for a major financial services company
Represented financial services company in the sale of multi-family properties. more Featured
Due diligence disclosure compliance program for large investment firm *
Developed a due diligence disclosure compliance program for exempt securities for one of the world's largest securities firms and advised on the more
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between U.S. and U.K. companies *
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between one of the largest U.S. commercial banks and an U.K. investment group with respect to worldwide more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for a New Jersey financial institution
Represented a New Jersey financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. more
Advisory counsel for national retail food company *
Advised national quick service retail food company on engaging in user generated content and social media marketing efforts. more
Copyright infringement defense for media publisher *
Represented media publisher defending claims of copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation. more
Internet counsel for one of the world's largest home products retailer
Provide Internet and social media advice and counseling to the holding company of one of the world's largest home products retailer.

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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
Resolution of Department Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in successful resolution of Department Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation. more
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
Financial transaction for 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
Patent protection advice to a British medical device manufacturer of drug delivery and blood sampling devices
Represented a British medical device manufacturer of drug delivery and blood sampling devices in patent procurement and counseling services. more
Special counsel to a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark dispute *
Served as special counsel to a Fortune 100 financial services company with respect to it's change of name arising out of a merger and more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for city *
Served as lead counsel for a New England city government with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities and more
Negotiated international apparel company's sponsorship agreement
Negotiated international apparel company’s exclusivity multimillion primary sponsorship of a major racing series event including resolution of more
Loan modification for loan company
Represented lender in assumptions of securitized loans. more
Defense of an asbestos mining company regarding property damage claims *
Represented an asbestos mining, manufacturing and construction company as national counsel for asbestos property damage claims, including: national more
Post-acquisition defense of insolvent insurance company's directors and officers *
Defended the post-acquisition directors and officers and management company of an insolvent property and casualty insurance company in claims by the more
Litigation for international building contractor *
Represented international building contractor in litigation arising out of a $30 million renovation project in New York City, including prosecution more
Litigation for international building contractor *
Represented international building contractor and its surety in a multi-party $30 million litigation arising out of a failed condominium project and more
Labor relations for a national beverage manufacturer
Obtained damages judgment for a national beverage manufacturer. more
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
Litigation for a large international construction company *
Represented a large international construction company in a claim by a project lender (a consortium of six foreign banks) under a guarantee of more
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
Litigation for international event services company *
Obtained favorable settlement of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case in Pennsylvania brought against international event services company by more
Arbitration award in dispute relating to proper accounting procedures *
Represented a U.S. holding company in AAA arbitration of a purchase price adjustment dispute following client's sale of a cruise line 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
Copyright and trademark advice for a manufacturer of cameras, paper and imaging equipment *
Represented a manufacturer of cameras, paper and imaging equipment, from 1999-2002, in obtaining rights to Internet technology and software related more
Trademark and copyright counsel for an online retail company *
Represented an online retail company as its trademark and copyright counsel with respect to start up and operation of consumer to consumer option more
National counsel and local trial counsel for an international engineering and construction firm *
The firm served as national counsel and local trial counsel (including 5 trials) for an international engineering and construction firm in asbestos more Featured
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
Construction dispute representation for a U.S.- based construction company
Represented a Florida construction company in claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding The Seven Oaks Dam in Southern California. more Featured
Acquisition of title insurance company
Represented a New Jersey savings bank in its acquisition of a title insurance company. more
Securities class action for a national specialty retailer *
Successfully defended a national specialty retailer and its directors and officers in a securities class action. more
Arbitrator for a technology company *
Served as a party-appointed arbitrator for a technology company in an American Arbitration Association arbitration involving alleged fraud and breach  more
Music industry intellectual property dispute for world's leading classical music label
Represented world's leading classical music label in a music industry intellectual property dispute.  The parties were based in Europe and Asia and more
Underwriter's counsel in a $39.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter in a $39.7 million initial public offering by a New York savings bank holding company. more
Development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards for construction equipment manufacturer
Represented major construction equipment manufacturer during development of federal non-road diesel engine emission standards. more Featured
Mortgage foreclosure proceeding and bankruptcy sale involving rights of paper manufacturer as creditor *
Represented paper manufacturer as a creditor in a mortgage foreclosure proceeding arising out the bankruptcy sale of a paper more
Represented a New England bank holding company in the sale of a trust company
Represented a New England financial institution in the sale of its majority share in a trust company. more
Summary judgment win for manufacturer of fabricated textile products *
Served as co-lead counsel for defendant, a manufacturer of textile products and fasteners for major retailers, and successfully obtained summary more
Defense of enforcement action against a federal branch of a foreign bank *
Represented a federal branch of a foreign bank in an enforcement proceeding under the Bank Secrecy Act brought by the Office of the Comptroller of more
Libel suit against major nonfiction publisher *
Successfully defended and won dismissal for major nonfiction publisher in libel suit brought by former United States intelligence agent. more
Investigation and analysis of claims for a bankruptcy examiner *
Represented a bankruptcy examiner in the investigation and analysis of claims against four lenders and accountants for the debtors. more
Intellectual property litigation for online sports trading company *
Successfully defended and brokered settlement for online sports trading company in right of publicity and intellectual property action brought by more
Counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company *
The firm served as counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company in fraudulent transfer, breach of more
Construction counsel for $500 million waste water and tunnel project in Northeast
Represented the public owner and were part of its project team from day one. In particular, the firm developed contract documents for the more Featured
Intellectual property advice for nonfiction publisher *
Vetted numerous manuscripts for defamation and intellectual property issues before publication for major nonfiction publisher. more
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
Health insurance association entry into China
Represented as lead counsel BlueCross BlueShield Association, a health insurance association, in connection with the strategic development of more Featured
Intellectual property advice for cable television producer *
Advised cable television producer with regard to potential criminal and civil issues associated with feature program on drug use. more
Intellectual property advice for international confectionary maker *
Advised international confectionary maker with regard to intellectual property issues arising in the use of its products in user-generated and more
Breach of contract litigation against TV production company *
Won verdict after trial for television production company in breach of contract action brought by former work-for-hire employee. 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
Litigation for large building contractor *
Represented a large building contractor in disputes arising out of a multimillion dollar deconstruction project in lower Manhattan. more
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
Formation of a Pennsylvania de novo commercial bank
Assisted with the formation of Pennsylvania de novo commercial bank and related $10 million public offering to capitalize the bank. more
Conflict of interest and breach of duty *
Represented official committee of unsecured creditors of a hospital and nursing home system in claims of conflict of interest and breach of duty more
Consolidation of New York branch assets for a European-based banking organization *
Represented a pan-European banking organization on the consolidation into its New York branch of the assets of the New York branch of its subsidiary more
Favorable ruling permitting volumetric payment production in New York for a major foreign banking organization *
Represented a major foreign banking organization in obtaining an interpretation from the New York State Banking Department that permitted the bank to  more
Breach of exclusive license agreement litigation for Research and Development firm *
Successfully defended major medical device and pharmaceutical research and development firm from patentee’s $160M arbitration breach of best efforts more
Patent litigation advice for international investment firm
Advised an international investment firm regarding cellular telephony litigation developments and predictions. more
Litigation for an international design-builder of light rail transit systems *
Represented an international design-builder of light rail transit systems in connection with an accident. Counseled more Featured
Litigation for construction contractor on bridge rehabilitation project *
Represented a heavy construction contractor in an arbitration with a subcontractor on a New York State Department of Transportation bridge 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
Trademark and copyright infringement assistance for manufacturer of sports equipment
Represent leading manufacturer of sports equipment in connection with internet based infringement of client's trademarks and copyrights. more
Asset sale for a national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a $56 million asset sale. more
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
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
Trademark and copyright litigation for toy and game manufacturer *
Represented major toy and game manufacturer in federal suit and DMCA action against online trademark and copyright infringer, successfully removing more
Trademark applications for game and toy manufacturer *
Successfully opposed trademark applications and cancelled trademarks on behalf of major game and toy manufacturer. more
Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable 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
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
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
Construction litigation for national general contractor
The firm served as lead counsel for a national general contractor in defense of two lawsuits in Federal Court related to high rise condominium more Featured
Securities offering for a Pennsylvania bank pursuant to TARP
Represented a Pennsylvania bank in its issuance of preferred stock through the U.S. Treasury Department's TARP Capital Purchase Program. more
Loan modification of lender
Represented lender in the modification of a loan in special servicing. more
Appellate litigation for non-profit
Represented plaintiff in action against defendants, including claims of fraud, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. more
Patent litigation for a German orthodontic equipment manufacturer
Represented a German orthodontic equipment manufacturer that was accused of infringing a patent held by one of the world's largest dental equipment more
Planned advertising campaign advice *
Advised advertisers as to significance of recent advertising cases for their existing and planned advertising campaigns. 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
Copyright infringement for musician
Served as lead counsel in representing a musician for copyright infringement and related claims against defendant website asserting ownership over more
Regulatory advice for major participants in the secondary mortgage market *
Advised major participants in the secondary mortgage market on the effect of an FDIC receivership or conservatorship on mortgage servicing and the more
Represented former White House official in DOJ probe
Represented a former White House official in Department of Justice criminal investigation. 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
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
Performing arts center project
Represents the construction manager in the resolution of multimillion dollars in claims related to alleged defective design on this $300 million, more
Construction litigation for a general contractor
Represented the general contractor in disputes surrounding the construction of a 70,000 square foot casino. During construction, our more Featured
Construction arbitration for Florida construction company
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, in disputes arising from the more Featured
Construction litigation for 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
Construction litigation for a designer and builder of light rail transit systems *
Represented a designer and builder of light rail transit systems in connection with an accident investigation, insurance coverage disputes, delay 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
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
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
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
New Orleans levee reconstruction
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, on a contract for the rehabilitation of  more
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
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
Litigation for construction company
Representing public owner on the construction of a $150 million alternative-fuel cogeneration facility. During construction of the project, numerous 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
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
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
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
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
Construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution for a government contractor
Represented two contractors on three separate contracts in connection with the accelerated construction of a submarine base for the U.S. Federal 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
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
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
Copyright licensing negotiations for not-for-profit ballet company *
Represents, on a pro bono basis, a not-for-profit ballet company in copyright licensing negotiations with choreographer’s trust and public television  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
Intellectual Property counsel for bar/restaurant owner
Represented bar/restaurant owner in connection with numerous trademark and right of publicity issues, along with copyright analysis with regard to 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
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more

Representative Clients

Sweepstakes advice for medical supply company
Advise medical supply company on the applicability of state “Gift Ban” regulations to sweepstakes promotions targeting medical professionals. more
International trademark representation for client in environmental credit industry
Counseled multinational corporate client on international trademark issues in the environmental credit industry. more Featured

Richmond County Financial Corp.

Acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc. by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its $173.0 million acquisition of Bayonne Bancshares, Inc., Bayonne, N.J. more
Acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp by Richmond County Financial Corp.
Represented Richmond County Financial Corp. in its acquisition of Ironbound Bankcorp, N.J., Newark, N.J. more

RJF Manufacturing

RJF International Corporation et al. v. U.S. Vinyl Mfg.
Successfully represented copyright owner and designer of wallcovering patterns against infringer manufacturer. After discovery, the matter was more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for RJF Manufacturing
Provide advice and counsel in areas of trademark and copyright to global manufacturer, designer and supplier of wallcovering products, including more

Roberts, Julia

Russell Boyd v. Julia Fiona Roberts, et al. *
Successfully represented Ms. Roberts in action concerning the domain name JULIAROBERTS.COM and obtained an order transferring the domain name to Ms. more

Rock-Tenn Company

Patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for Rock-Tenn Company. Although historically, the company’s main focus has been on more Featured

Romare Bearden Foundation

Copyright ownership for Romare Bearden Foundation
Represented the Romare Bearden Foundation in resolving issues concerning ownership of the copyrights of the late artist's work. more Case Study

Roslyn Bancorp Inc.

Acquisition of TR Financial Corp. for $1.1 billion by Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York-based Roslyn Bancorp Inc., in  its $1.1 billion acquisition of TR Financial Corp., a  New York financial institution. more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $75 million public offering of senior notes. more
Public offering of senior notes for Roslyn Bancorp Inc.
Represented Roslyn Bancorp Inc., a New York-based financial institution, in a $114.8 million public offering of senior notes. more

SageCrest II LLC

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

Saks Incorporated

Insurance coverage counsel for Saks Incorporated
Serves as insurance coverage counsel for Saks Incorporated, one of the world’s leading fashion retail organizations, in providing advice relating to more

Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P.

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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $161.2 million public offering
Represented underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the follow-on public offering of $161.2 million of common stock by National Penn more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $8.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $8.7 million initial public offering by Flatbush Federal Bancorp, Inc. 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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $56.5 public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $56.5 million initial public offering by Prudential Bancorp, Inc. of 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
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
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more Featured
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $192.7 million public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $192.7 million initial public offering by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $27.5 million private placement
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in a private placement of $27.5 million of common stock issued by Smithtown Bancorp, more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a private placement of subordinated notes
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in an $11.8 million private placement of subordinated notes by Paragon Commercial Bank. more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock
Represented Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., as placement agent, in connection with the $32 million private placement of common and preferred stock 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

Security of Pennsylvania Financial Corp.

Mutual to stock conversion of Security Savings and Loan and initial public offering for Security of Pennsylvania Financial Corp.
Represented Security Savings and Loan Association of Hazleton in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $15.8 million initial public offering  more

SI Financial Group Inc.

Mutual holding company reorganization and initial public offering for SI Financial Group, Inc.
Represented Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $50.3 million initial public more

Siemens Industry

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

Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Cooper v. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., et al.
Defended Sony Music Entertainment Inc., So So Def Productions and other defendants in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other  more Featured

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
Served as lead counsel in representing Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., actor/writer Adam Sandler and writer Judd Apatow, et al., in a copyright, more

Source Marketing

Right of Publicity/Copyright/Parody advice for Source Marketing Group *
Advised Source Marketing Group on intellectual property issues related to proposed advertising campaign using parodies of current and old movie and more Featured

South Jersey Financial Corporation Inc.

Mutual to stock conversion of South Jersey S&LA and IPO for South Jersey Financial Corp.
Represented South Jersey Savings and Loan Association in its mutual to stock conversion and the related $35.1 million initial public offering by its more

Steelcase Inc.

Copyright advice and counsel to Steelcase Inc.
Provided advice and counsel in areas of copyright to Steelcase, Inc., global manufacturer and supplier of furniture and wall covering products, in more

Sterling National Bank

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

Stifel Nicolaus Corp.

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
Underwriter's counsel for Stifel Nicolaus Corp. in a $78.2 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Stifel Nicolaus Corp., in the $78.2 million initial public offering by Cape Bancorp, Inc. 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

Suburban Propane

Insurance coverage counsel for Suburban Propane Partners L.P.
Served as insurance coverage counsel for Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and more

Suncore Products LLC

Advertising claims against Suncore Products LLC
Successfully represented Suncore Products LLC ("Suncore") against an investigation by the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better more

Superiors Officers Council of New York City Police Dept

Retirement plan for New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council
Represents New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council with respect to its retirement plan established for officers of the New York more Featured

Textron Financial Corporation

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
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
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
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

The Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Bill Heard Chevrolet

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

The Committee of Unsecured Creditors for NetBank Inc.

In re NetBank Inc.
Represented the creditors' committee and now liquidating supervisor for NetBank Inc. in connection with liquidation of this bank more Featured

The Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Sun Coast Hospital

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

Tishman Speyer Properties L.P.

Licensee litigation for Tishman Speyer Properties LP *
Successfully represented Tishman Speyer Properties LP, the plaintiff licensee, against the licensor of the ROCKEFELLER CENTER and ROCKEFELLER PLAZA more

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

GellyFish Technology of Texas LLC v. T-Mobile USA Inc., et al.
Represented T-Mobile, Sharp and Motorola Mobility against patent infringement claims. We filed detailed counterclaims demonstrating why the asserted more

Top of the Rock

License agreement advice for tourist attraction at Top of the Rock *
Represent Top of the Rock as primary outside counsel in connection with the opening and ongoing operations of the first major tourist attraction in more

Trident Securities

Underwriter's counsel for Trident Securities in a $6.8 initial public offering
Represented the underwriter, Trident Securities, in the $6.8 million initial public offering by Mt. Troy Savings Bank. more

United Pet Group, Inc.,

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

University of Connecticut

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

USA Nutritionals Inc.

USA Nutritionals, Inc. v. Innovative Labs LLC, et al. *
Successfully represented USA Nutritionals, a vitamin and supplement manufacturer, in obtaining damages in an action against a former manufacturer more
NBTY, Inc. v. USA Nutritionals, Inc. and Action Labs, Inc. *
Successfully represented defendants, USA Nutritionals Inc., sued for alleged trademark infringement of the mark U.S. NUTRITION based on their use of more

Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.

Victorinox Swiss Army v. Swiss Army Fragrances
Represented Victorinox Swiss Army in action for trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition against three sellers of decoded more
Victorinox AG v. U.S. Flash & Tech. LLC, B&B Mega Serv. LLC a/k/a XYZ Enter., and Mesmerized Prod. Inc. d/b/a LOGOpremiums.com
Represented Victorinox Swiss Army in action for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, false and deceptive more

Washington University, St. Louis

Copyright infringement action for Washington University in St. Louis
Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved more

Waterton Associates

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
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

 more

Watson Associates

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

Watson Laboratories Inc.

Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc., et al. 
Represented Watson in pending ANDA litigation of generic version of SEASONIQUE®. Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., more

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., et al.
Represented Watson in pending ANDA litigation over generic version of YAZ®.

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Watson more
Teva Women’s Health Inc. v. Lupin LTD, et al.
Represented Watson in ANDA litigation of generic version of LOSEASONIQUE®. more
Bayer Schering Pharma AG, et al. v. Sandoz Inc., et al.
Represented Watson in ANDA litigation over generic version of YASMIN®. Bayer Schering Pharma AG, et al. v. Sandoz, Inc., et al., more

Wells Fargo Bank

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
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

West Essex Bancorp Inc.

Mutual holding company reorganization of West Essex Bank and IPO for West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bank in its mutual holding company reorganization and the related $17.7 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
$72.2 million remutualization acquisition of West Essex Bancorp Inc.
Represented West Essex Bancorp Inc. in its $72.2 million remutualization and acquisition by Kearney Financial Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey. more

Whale Telecom

Technology litigation services for Whale Telecom *
Represented Whale Telecom, a telecommunications provider, in connection with lawsuit relating to efforts to develop wireless technologies. more

Witco Corporation

Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more

Yellowpages.com

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

Yue-Sai Kan

Yue-Sai Kan, et. al. v. Gong Gen Yan, et. al.
Successfully represented Yue-Sai Kan, a noted Chinese-American entrepreneur and television personality, in obtaining an order transferring to her more

Zino Davidoff S.A.

Echo Design Group, Inc. v. Zino Davidoff S.A. *
Defeated preliminary injunction motion brought by an accessories manufacturer to prevent the U.S. launch of ECHO DAVIDOFF, a new fragrance line more
Zino Davidoff S.A. v. Holbrook Wholesalers Inc. *
Obtained temporary restraining order and consent order enjoining sale of counterfeit and gray market DAVIDOFF fragrances, as well as significant more Featured
Zino Davidoff S.A. v. CVS Corp.
Obtained a preliminary injunction, which was affirmed on appeal, enjoining CVS's sale of decoded gray market DAVIDOFF COOL WATER fragrances, as well more Featured

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Experience Highlights

Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable more
Copyright ownership for Romare Bearden Foundation
Represented the Romare Bearden Foundation in resolving issues concerning ownership of the copyrights of the late artist's work. more
Construction litigation for national general contractor
The firm served as lead counsel for a national general contractor in defense of two lawsuits in Federal Court related to high rise condominium more
Zino Davidoff S.A. v. CVS Corp.
Obtained a preliminary injunction, which was affirmed on appeal, enjoining CVS's sale of decoded gray market DAVIDOFF COOL WATER fragrances, as well more