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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Negotiation of long term ground lease for major hotel chain
Represented a hotel company in negotiation of long term ground lease for prototype mid-scale hotel, negotiation of development agreement, negotiation more
Workplace violence defense for fiber optic cable company
Successfully represented a fiber optic cable company in a landmark workplace violence case featured on 60 Minutes. more
Fraudulent marketing claims of one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors
Successfully represented one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors and its franchisees in an investigation of claims associated with a more
Catastrophic injury services for industrial accident
Represented a truck driver injured when an asphalt silo malfunctioned, spilling molten asphalt into the truck cab and trapping the driver. more