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Charleston International Ports, LLC v. SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that more Featured
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Expansion for the City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta by providing its Law Department with on-going legal counsel for its planned $6 billion, 10-12 year facility expansion  more Featured
Counsel to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Regarding US $1 Billion Massachusetts Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Represented the public owner in connection with the development, construction, delivery and claims resolution of its US $1 Billion Convention & more Featured
Construction counsel for $500 million waste water and tunnel project in Northeast
Represented the public owner and were part of its project team from day one. In particular, the firm developed contract documents for the more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Legal counsel to City of Atlanta for environmental matters including resolution of citizen’s suit
The firm served as lead counsel to City of Atlanta regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting and enforcement more Featured
Defense of City of Augusta, Georgia against state Clean Water Act enforcement action
Represented the City of Augusta, Georgia in defense of a Georgia EPD Clean Water Act enforcement action. more Featured
Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grant counsel to municipality
Represented a North Carolina city in writing, obtaining, and implementing its first Brownfields Assessment Grant and its first Brownfields Revolving more Featured
Blinson v. State of North Carolina
Represented the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in constitutional litigation challenging the legality of economic development incentives

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Leather Indus., et al. v. EPA
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the city of Pueblo, Colorado in a successful challenge to parts of an EPA rule on sludge handling more Featured
NPDES permit challenge counsel to Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC
Represented Cauley Creek Water Reclamation LLC in negotiation of a settlement agreement with numerous citizen-activists regarding the challenge of a more Featured
Counsel on construction of the 5th Runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta on the construction of a 5th 9,000 foot runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more Featured
Retirement plan for New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council
Represents New York City Police Department Superior Officers Council with respect to its retirement plan established for officers of the New York more Featured
Tax litigation for electric membership corporation concerning valuation
The firm served as lead counsel for an electric membership corporation in a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Revenue concerning the more
Reservoir dispute for large municipality
Represented large municipality with regard to the challenge of a potential new reservoir, which would have the effect of removing the city’s existing  more
Trust funds litigation for equitable accounting of lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel representing claims for an equitable accounting of the trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. government has held in trusts  more
Regulatory approvals for a large-scale mixed-use coastal development
Regulatory approvals for a large-scale, mixed-use coastal development. The firm secured the passage of enabling legislation and obtained all required  more
Counsel to City of Atlanta
Represented the City of Atlanta in a design-build project to replace the parking revenue control system of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International more
Private investments for a major institutional investor *
Represented a major institutional investor in connection with over 30 investments, with an aggregate value of nearly $3 billion, in various private more
Counsel to the State of South Carolina Regarding Interstate Port Development Treaty
Represented the State of South Carolina in connection with the execution of a historic bi-state agreement with the State of Georgia providing for the  more Case Study
Class action suit for major hospital
Represented a major hospital in a multimillion dollar, putative class action involving billing practices for managed care more
Counsel to the City of Atlanta related to the design construction of an elevated light rail system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on matters related to the design, building and operation of an approximately $200 million dollar elevated light more
Project counsel for a major governmental entity regarding WRCT tunnel
Served as project counsel for a major governmental entity on a 6.9 mile sewer/CSO tunnel in Northern Kentucky. We assisted with contract documents, more
City of Raleigh groundwater variance 
Obtained complex variance for the City of Raleigh allowing the use of monitored natural attenuation to remediate groundwater and resulting in savings  more
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 Native Americans against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of the more
Review of gaming licenses for an online gaming company
Represented a major online gaming company in connection with review of current gaming licenses in various jurisdictions with respect to a provision more
Project counsel for the City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta concerning the design and construction of the $250 million facility for Hartsfield-Jackson more
Construction site stormwater discharge challenge for several natural gas utility companies
Represented several natural gas utility companies with regard to an administrative challenge to Georgia's General NPDES Permit for Stormwater more
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more
Counsel for environmental related issues in North Carolina city and county
Represented city and county in North Carolina on various environmental matters, including the expansion of existing landfills, work issues concerning  more
Legal research for Taiwan government *
Conducted a wide variety of legal research for Taiwan government in the field of museum management and art licensing. more
Successfully represented government contractor in False Claims Act investigation
Persuaded U.S. Attorney’s Office not to indict a government contractor after a two year False Claims Act investigation. more
Counsel on homeland security matters to European city *
Represented European city in general lobbying, and provided advice on homeland security procurement.  more
Management outsourcing for a North Carolina state department *
Represented a North Carolina state department in connection with reviewing and drafting of Medicare/Medicaid management outsourcing.
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Military Claims Act award in excess of $10,000,000 *
Obtained an award in excess of approximately $10,000,000 under the Military Claims Act. more
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration for Lebanese government bodies *
Defended two Lebanese government bodies in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration brought against them by a construction contractor. more
Post-closure and permitting disputes litigation for construction and demolition landfill *
Represented construction and demolition landfill in litigation relating to post-closure and permitting disputes in Virginia trial court. more
Counsel to city on solid waste issues arising out of landfill closure
Represented city in solid waste issues related to the closure of a municipal solid waste landfill. more
Sewer use agreements for a municipal and county government *
Represented a municipal and county government in preparation of sewer use agreements with developers. more
Lead Counsel In U.S. District Court Jury Trial *
Represented United States as first chair trial counsel in Truck-Temp Delivery System, Inc. v. United States (D. Mass. 2009). Jury verdict more
Regulatory, ethical and other governance compliance advice for The Atlanta Housing Authority
Represented The Atlanta Housing Authority in the development of a compliance and training program, ongoing advice, with respect to conflict of more
Represented Governor of South Carolina in constitutional challenge to use of federal stimulus funds
Edwards v. South Carolina, 678 S.E.2d 412 (S.C. 2009) – Represented the Governor of South Carolina in a proceeding in the original more
Counsel to the Governor of South Carolina in Constitutional Challenge Regarding Utilization of Federal Stimulus Funds
Represented Governor Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court in connection with his efforts to shift more
Counsel to City of Garland, Texas Regarding Wastewater System Expansion
Represented a major Texas municipality in a multi-party dispute regarding the design, fabrication and installation of a Granular Carbon Wastewater more
Major victory in constitutional challenge to excessive business taxes
IMT, Inc. v. City of Lumberton, 740 S.E.2d 478 (N.C. 2013) – Successfully challenged massive privilege license tax increases by a local more
Real estate advice for Lycksele municipality
Represented Lycksele municipality regarding a project, which included disposal of real property in combination with the procurement of long-term more
Represented former White House official in DOJ probe
Represented a former White House official in Department of Justice criminal investigation. more
U.S. v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Fort James Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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404 Permit for North Carolina Global Transpark Authority
Successfully obtained 404 permit and 401 certification for 700 acres of wetland impacts for the North Carolina Global Transpark Authority and more
Constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenge *
Represented a coalition of plaintiffs in mounting a constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenge to the state legislative redistricting plan that more
Appellate litigation for organization and governmental entities
Represent various organizations and governmental entities by authoring appellate briefs, amicus briefs and by coaching oral advocates in advance of more
U.S. v. Baroid and Dresser *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. SBC Communications and BellSouth Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Copyright action brought against scientific, engineering and technology applications company
Defended scientific, engineering, and technology applications company against copyright claims brought by a quasi-governmental entity of Russia.

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Environmental matters for a North Carolina county
Assisted a North Carolina county in addressing endangered species issues in connection with the siting of a new wastewater treatment plant. more
United States v. The Mathworks *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice involving Sherman Act § 1, allocation of markets.

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Modification of water quality standard *
On behalf of a water and sewer authority, led successful rulemaking effort to modify unachievable water quality standard. more
Project counsel for City of Richmond, California *
Represented the City of Richmond, California in connection with the $200+ million Caltrans supervised Richmond Parkway project. The project involved more
Construction claims for a contractor *
Served as legal counsel for a contractor in connection with the Fountain Grove Parkway project for the City of Santa Rosa. The contractor’s claims more
United States v. Household Finance Corp. *
Tried case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Household Finance Corp. more
Litigation over lease dispute for municipality
Represented a municipality in breach of lease dispute. more
NPDES permitting of water reclamation facility representation for county
Represented a Georgia county with regard to NPDES permitting of a water reclamation facility and negotiated with local activists to avoid permit more
United States v. Primestar, Inc. *
Supervised litigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Gen. Motors Corp. and ZF Friedrichshofen, AG *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Gen. Motors Corp. and ZF more
U.S. v. California Automated Clearing House Association *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Environmental counsel regarding removal of a legacy brownfields property
Assisted the client with removal of a legacy brownfields property from the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory through new protections provided under more
Brownfields property purchase for Glynn County Georgia
Represent Glynn County, Georgia with regard to the purchase of a major brownfields property, which currently is listed on the federal Superfund list.  more
Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business  more
AFL-CIO proceedings for various international labor unions *
Represented various international labor unions in proceedings before the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations more
Action against United States government for trespass and breach of contract
The firm serves as lead counsel for a Native American tribe in actions in federal district court and the court of federal more
U.S. v. Echostar Communications, Hughes Electric Corp., General Motors Corp., and DirecTV Enterprises *
Supervised investigation and case for the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Government antitrust for nine states *
Represented nine states and the District of Columbia in a remedy phase of government antitrust action against an international software company. more
Development of nutrient management programs
Represented the City of Durham and the City of Greensboro in obtaining modifications to the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy by the North more
Federal litigation against Army Corps of Engineers relating to management of dredged materials
Negotiated favorable settlement in suit filed by Carteret County against the Corps' alleging that dredged material management practices associated more
Investment of assets for a large state pension plan
Represented a state pension plan in investments in more than 35 different private investment funds including private equity funds, venture capital more
Bankruptcy of Munford Inc., one of the country's largest chains of convenience stores
Represented Munford Inc., one of the country's largest chains of convenience stores, in a liquidating Chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy more
United States v. Village Voice and Media and NT Media *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice involving the Sherman Act § 1; swap of assets.  Case pending. more
Data breach for State of South Carolina *
Jon was asked by the State of South Carolina to mitigate the damage caused by its breach of the tax records of 6.4 million individuals and more
Intel, Microsoft, et al. v. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ("CSIRO")
Trial counsel for CSIRO, an agency of the Australian government, as defendant in litigation for declaratory relief of patent infringement involving more
Mediation of construction claim for large ozone water treatment plant
Represented a large municipality in a substantial construction claim and assisted with contract closeout on its water treatment plant that included more
The Lions Group Inc. v. The City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation of an $8 million claim arising from allegations of differing  more
Counsel for a city on waste water treatment plants
Represented a city to defend against $34 million dollars in contractor claims on several waste water treatment plants. The case against the city  more
Strategic advice and advocacy services to a California Native American tribe
Provide across-the-board strategic advice and advocacy services to a Native American tribe which is the largest property owner in the area more
Represented a political activist
In this court-appointed case, the firm represented a political activist serving a life sentence for murder, sued the Georgia prison system, alleging more
Terminal Design Team vs. City of Atlanta
Serves as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation with its former designer over claims concerning the new international terminal to be more
Litigation for a bond company
The firm served as co-counsel and represented a bond company in a lawsuit against the underwriter and an engineering firm involved in the financing more
In re Guantánamo Bay Detainee Litigation
The firm represented three foreign nationals who were detained by the United States government at the Guantánamo Bay detention more
Successful representation of Georgia county in a $120 million dollar construction project
Represented Georgia county public water authority in all phases of a $120 million dollar project to construct a 9 mile tunnel under one of Georgia’s more
Lauth Group Inc. v. U.S. Real Estate Limited Partnership
Served as lead counsel representing USAA Real Estate Company, the real estate investment affiliate of United Services Automobile Association (USAA), more
Counsel for International Airport Expansion
We represent the City of Atlanta on its $6 billion, 10-year expansion program for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As program

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Project counsel to a Georgia county water authority
Represented Georgia county water authority and served as project counsel for the construction of a large tunnel.  The representation included more
State of California Dept. of Food & Agric. v. Bronco Winery Inc. *
Represented the Secretary of the California’s Department of Food and Agriculture in a six-month trial of a complaint instituted by the State of more
New Orleans levee reconstruction
Represented a Florida construction company, specializing in contracting and construction management services, on a contract for the rehabilitation of  more
Resolution of defective design and construction claims for a municipality on an airport project
Negotiated the resolution of claims and disputes for a municipality arising from defective design and construction of a more
Appeal of EPA's rulemaking on Underground Injection Control program for a municipal government *
Represented a municipal government in South Florida regarding appeal of EPA's rulemaking on Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. more
Airport security access system replacement project for City of Atlanta
Represented City of Atlanta in all aspects of a project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to replace the security access control more
Hurricane Katrina relief
Provide a variety of services and representation to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the organizations that assist them. Over a dozen firm lawyers more
U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Patent procurement and exploitation for defense contractors
Represents numerous defense contractors and a major government defense organization in obtaining and exploiting patents in the United States and more
United States v. United Tote *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. United Tote more
Employment litigation against municipality
Successfully defended municipality in lawsuit involving claims of harassment and discrimination based on age and race brought by a former employee. more
United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. *
Supervised investigation, case and trial on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving contempt of a merger decree.

United States v. Smith Int'l and Schlumberger Ltd. more
Lula Sanders, et al. v. State of North Carolina, et al.
Represent a putative class of workers employed by the State of North Carolina for longer than twelve consecutive months who were denied benefits, in more
Counsel to the City of Atlanta for $1.2 billion international terminal at airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on issues related to the design, procurement and construction of a $1.2 billion international terminal more
Environmental counsel to association of municipal and industrial wastewater discharges
The firm serves as counsel to an association of municipal and industrial wastewater discharges. Activities include review of in-stream monitoring more
United States v. Interstate Bakeries Corporation and Continental Baking Company *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society *
Conducted investigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
United States v. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society more
Represent a top 10 city in agreement to obtain network cable systems and software
Represented a top-10 U.S. city in a transaction where the city engaged a major telecommunications company to procure, install and implement fiber

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U.S. v. Suiza Foods and Broughton Foods *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice.
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United States. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop more
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Frank’s Landing Indian Community (Frank’s Landing) in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more Case Study
Airport storage fee litigation for the City of Atlanta
Served as lead counsel for the City of Atlanta in an airport equipment storage fee dispute with a contractor that included significant contractual more
Statutory claims litigation for landfill owner
Represented landfill owner in statutory claims against regional waste authority in Virginia trial and appellate courts. more
Multidraw term loan facility for the Department of Treasury *
Represented the Department of Treasury in the $19.7 billion multidraw term loan facility provided to General Motors Corporation under TARP, which was  more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Counsel for California Transportation Ventures highway and bridge project *
Served as lead counsel for the developer California Transportation Ventures, a subsidiary Macquarie Infrastructure, in connection with claims more
Litigation regarding construction on the 5th runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
Served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta in litigation of a $100+ million claim concerning an underrun in the fill material for the 5th runway more
Counsel to municipality in a contract dispute related to airport runway repairs
The firm served as lead counsel to a city in litigation with a contractor performing repairs and additions to the active runways of the local more
United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds Metal Co. *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Aluminum Co. of Am. and Reynolds more
U.S. v. General Electric and Honeywell *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and a senior official who decided to bring the case. more
U.S. v. Mountain Health Care *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice against Mountain Health Care. Internal investigation related to grand jury  more
United States v. UPM-Kymmenei, Oyi, Reflectac, Bemis and Morgan *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution for a government contractor
Represented two contractors on three separate contracts in connection with the accelerated construction of a submarine base for the U.S. Federal more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific Division) *
Tried case on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice involving Pacific Division Transfer Case (United Airlines’ acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific more
Federal contracts construction litigation for major national general contractor
Represented a major national general contractor, and construction manager on the project, in a nine-month hearing on entitlement before the Armed more
Construction litigation for contractors
Represent contractors on a number of federal courthouses and office buildings built by the General Services Administration ("GSA"), including more
U.S. v. Fremont Bank *
Conducted investigation and brought case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Tax advice related to a political organization
Represented a businessman by providing tax advice related to the formation and representation of political organization. more
U.S. v. First National State Bancorporation *
Conducted investigation and participated in litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. First Nat'l more
Complex coverage matters involving environmental losses for city *
Served as lead counsel for a New England city government with respect to complex coverage matters involving environmental and other liabilities and more
General counsel to association of wastewater dischargers
Represent an association of wastewater dischargers in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin in connection with environmental regulatory matters. more

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Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more
Defense of City of Augusta, Georgia against state Clean Water Act enforcement action
Represented the City of Augusta, Georgia in defense of a Georgia EPD Clean Water Act enforcement action. more
Charleston International Ports, LLC v. SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that more
Blinson v. State of North Carolina

Represented the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in constitutional litigation challenging the legality of more

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