Served as lead counsel for an athletic training facility franchisor and approximately 14 of its current and former officers and directors in a suit brought by several former franchisees for fraud and breach of the franchise agreements. The plaintiffs alleged millions in damages. The client’s insurance carrier initially resisted providing coverage, arguing that the equivalent of five separate deductibles must be paid before any obligation to fund defense costs arose. The insurance carrier also claimed that other provisions in the policy precluded coverage. We convinced the insurance carrier to apply a single deductible, saving our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars, and to advance attorneys’ fees to defend the suit. We successfully reached a settlement agreement favorable to our client pursuant to a mediation following extensive discovery and the filing of dispositive motions.

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Energy advice to a Swedish governmental body
Represented a Swedish governmental body on regulation of use of electricity grid.  The firm also negotiated with several industrial partners, more
Age discrimination collective actions for a major nationwide retailer
Represented a nationwide retailer in two related age discrimination collective actions brought by 14 former store managers more
Federal and state rulemakings regarding environmental matters for a major electric utility and industry coalition
Represented a major electric utility and industry coalition in all aspects of federal and state rulemakings related to Clean Air Interstate Rule, more
Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc.
Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh more