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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Patent litigation for global supplier of IT solutions for banks
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a global supplier of IT solutions for banks. Disc Link Corp. (“Disc Link”), a subsidiary of the patent more
$1.55 billion corporate bond offering for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc., holding company for tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and American Snuff Company, LLC, in its more
Sale of grocery stores for Bi-Lo LLC
Represented Bi-Lo LLC in the sale of approximately 130 grocery stores in seven jurisdictions. more
Formation and funding for start-up solar power company
Represented start-up solar power company with initial formation and funding. more