Brokered an advantageous settlement agreement for Washington University in St. Louis in a complex copyright infringement action. The case involved the University's acquisition of a film and media archive in 2001 consisting of various documentary film materials that were collected by the late Henry Hampton, the documentary filmmaker famous for his critically acclaimed television series on civil rights in America, "Eyes on the Prize." Six years after acquiring and housing the archive materials in the University's Film and Media Archive, the late Henry Hampton's media company sued the University in Boston, Massachusetts for copyright infringement, conversion and various other claims based on the University's possession and use of the archive. The firm immediately filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and entered into settlement discussions that raised nuanced and novel questions of copyright law.

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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
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
Labor and employment litigation for a transportation company
Defended transportation company against 21 individual, simultaneously filed claims in high profile matter before a Northeast-based Commission Against more
Acquisition by a national yarn manufacturer
Represented a large, privately owned yarn manufacturer in its acquisition of one of the largest suppliers in the United States and Canada of more