Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. in the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine in North Carolina history. Our team successfully negotiated a fine reduction from $1 million to $110,000 paid over 12 months. Subsequently, we defended our client in a suit brought by 71 individual plaintiffs/former employees seeking class action relief alleging various injuries from mercury poisoning. The plaintiffs’ counsel had brought a similar case in Georgia, in which our firm was not involved, that settled for more than $20 million. In our North Carolina case, the company chose to fight rather than settle. After several years of litigation, we won summary judgment which was upheld on appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more
Pennington Seed, Inc. & Pennington Seed of Nebraska, Inc. v. United Industries Corp., d/b/a Spectrum Brands
Represented United Industries Corporation (d/b/a Spectrum Brands) in trademark litigation against a competitor and successfully settled the matter more
Class action lawsuit involving Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Represented national telecommunications company in national class action involving alleged violations of the TCPA with exposure in excess of $50 more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, compliance and training
Conducted internal investigations for several Fortune 500 companies regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Middle East, Latin more