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. We 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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Restructuring of commercial mortgage debt
Represented CMBS special servicer responsible for over $1 billion in total debt in large mall owner/operator bankruptcy and restructuring. more
Products liability litigation for an international automotive manufacturer
Served as lead defense counsel for an international automotive manufacturer in products liability litigation. more
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
Convinced DOJ not to take action in a theft of trade secret investigation
In less than three months, we convinced the Department of Justice not to take any action against a client employee for allegedly stealing trade more