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Multi-state product liability claims
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Interface Flooring Systems, Inc. and affiliated entities (Interface), the world’s leading producer of  more Featured
Shareholder litigation for a consumer products manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products manufacturing company when minority shareholders in the corporation brought suit against the company and its more Featured
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more Featured
Product liability defense for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer *
Served as national counsel for leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer in multi-district litigation and individual product liability lawsuits more Featured
Sales commission litigation for beverage container supplier
Represented a leading supplier of fridge packs and other beverage containers in litigation brought by a former sales representative claiming an more Featured
Hodges v. MedAssets Net Revenue Systems LLC
Served as lead counsel to MedAssets, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, which were sued for alleged breach of an earn-out agreement. Plaintiff alleged  more Featured
Griffin v. Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank
Represented Harley-Davidson Credit Corp. and Eaglemark Savings Bank in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the more Featured
Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax Information Services, et al.
Served as counsel to Equifax. The plaintiff, a mortgage broker, alleged that a subsidiary of Equifax Inc. misappropriated trade secrets more Featured
Asbestos property damage litigation for a national building and construction products manufacturer
Served as defense counsel for a national building and construction products manufacturer in landmark asbestos property damage litigation. more Featured
State of West Virginia ex rel. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Perrine
The firm served as appellate counsel for a trial team representing DuPont in a major medical monitoring class-action in West Virginia and briefed a more Featured
Matsuura, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Represented DuPont in "settlement fraud" case alleging federal RICO, fraud and other state law claims arising out of DuPont's alleged fraudulent more Featured
Litigated consumer credit and credit rating dispute on behalf of a global leader in information solutions
Representing a global leader in information solutions in numerous individual and class actions arising out of consumer credit and credit rating more Featured
Suffolk Construction Company v. Interface Flooring Systems, et al.
Successfully represented Interface, Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles, in a series of product liability cases filed in Massachusetts, more Featured
Kevin Boylan and Bruce Newberg v. Golden Gate Doughnuts, LLC, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc., Scott Livengood and Brad Bruckman
The firm served as co-counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. defending claims of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more Featured
Class action lawsuit involving Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Represented national telecommunications company in national class action involving alleged violations of the TCPA with exposure in excess of $50 more Featured
Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty for a large financial institution
The firm represented a large financial institution in defense of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by another major bank  more Featured
Class action law suit involving commercial truck diesel engines
Represented defendant in class action involving alleged defects in commercial truck diesel engines with exposure in excess of $250,000,000. more Featured
Class action litigation involving marine products
Successfully defended class action related to allegedly faulty marine products in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, resulting in denial of  more Featured
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers *
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf  more Featured
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that more Featured
Trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Civil RICO litigation in Atlanta federal district court
Represented Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, a major temporary staffing company, in a lawsuit in federal district court in Atlanta more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, compliance and training *
Conducted internal investigations for several Fortune 500 companies regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in Middle East, Latin more
Successful litigation of condominium construction defect claims
Represented the plaintiff Trillium Ridge Condominium Association in pursuing claims for the defective design and construction of six high-end more
Class action for an aerospace manufacturing company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a race discrimination class action lawsuit in which we defeated class certification and achieved more
Internal investigation of NYSE-listed energy company *
Internal investigation on behalf of audit committee of NYSE-listed energy company to assess allegations regarding a wide array of issues, including more
Camafel Building Inspections v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing (class action in Florida and Georgia federal district and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed more
Discrimination and Wage-Hour litigation for major bottled water company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by seven route salespeople seeking to represent a class more
International arbitration for a Fortune 500 company relating to the commercial development of a pesticide
Represented a Fortune 500 company in an international arbitration administered by the ICC involving a longstanding contract with a partner more
Advice to an independent committee of board of directors of a private company
Represented an independent committee of the board of directors of a large private company, that was formed to investigate and to decide what to do in  more
Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable more
Internal investigation involving an employee kickback scheme
Conducted internal investigation for a Fortune 100 company involving an employee kickback scheme. more
Counselor for individual and his five franchises in a lawsuit regarding alleged violations of a non-competition covenant in the franchise agreement
Represented an individual and his five franchises, as plaintiffs, in a lawsuit regarding alleged violations of a non-competition covenant more
Trade secrets litigation for a major physician staffing and placement firm in Georgia state court
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major physician staffing and placement firm in an action against a competitor and former more
Lands and assets class action suit for Native Americans
Served as class counsel for plaintiff class of 500,000 individual Indians against the Department of Interior and Treasury Department arising out of more
Sherman Act conspiracy and monopoly claims against obstetrical staff of a major regional hospital
Represented the obstetrical staff of a major regional hospital in resisting Sherman Act conspiracy and monopoly claims made by a group of licensed more
Products liability litigation for global automobile manufacturers *
Defended global automobile manufacturers in over 30 lawsuits for wrongful death or personal injury arising from automobile accidents, including more
Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc. v. Hartford Life Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the Atlanta Braves in its effort to recover benefits under a disability insurance policy compensating  more
Internal investigation regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations *
Internal investigation on behalf of a board of directors of a Fortune 500 company regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more
Litigation for pharmaceutical manufacturer *
Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer as national co-counsel in more than 50 individual lawsuits and product liability class actions across more
Arbitration for Osram Sylvania
Represented Osram Sylvania, which had entered into a long-term output contract with the Canadian, British and Vietnamese owners of the world’s more
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more
Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a  more
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial more
Investigation for a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter
Conducted investigation for Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter. more
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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Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more
Lawsuit by collegiate sports conference
Represented various member institutions of a collegiate sports conference in their lawsuit against a university by enforcing commissions and more
In re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24

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Breach of contract dispute for Duke University Medical Center
Represent Duke University Medical Center in a dispute involving Massey Energy's alleged breach of a coal contract and its related unfair and more
DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha et al. vs. Toray Industries Inc.
Represented DuPont in a dispute with a joint venture partner in Japan relative to the right of DuPont to transfer its interests in an equity more
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) successfully in Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action.
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Internal investigation regarding bid-rigging and bribery
Conducted an internal investigation for a public company concerning potential bid-rigging and bribery. more
Environmental litigation for a major bottled water company
Briefed and argued on behalf of a major bottle water company in a case involving a challenge under Michigan’s common law of groundwater, state more
Restrictive covenant litigation for EyeWonder in New York federal court and in arbitration
The firm served as lead counsel for EyeWonder, Inc. in the Southern District of New York to enforce restrictive covenants when its former head of more
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets  more
Litigation for a Georgia healthcare company
Represented a Georgia healthcare company in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the hospital dismissing antitrust claims of a perinatologist who more
Wrongful termination of multi-year workers' compensation insurance program
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation alleging breach of a contract to provide three years of “guaranteed cost” workers compensation more
Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation in Georgia federal court
Lead counsel on behalf of York International, a large independent supplier of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products,  more
Criminal liability and government disclosures related to internal computer audits
Advised a Fortune 500 company on criminal liability and government disclosures related to internal computer audits. more
Trade secrets litigation services for a major re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in an action against a former employee who violated a more
Product liability of an automotive manufacturer
Represented German automotive manufacturer in first-collision, crashworthiness, and failure-to-warn cases in courts across the country. Also defended  more
Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more
Antitrust and business tort litigation for a large maker of electronic test, measurement and monitoring equipment
Successfully represented a large maker of electronic test, measurement and monitoring equipment in an antitrust and business tort action in the more
Products liability litigation for manufacturing company
The firm served as lead counsel in defending claims based on breach of warranty and negligence allegedly resulting in an explosion at a North more
BellSouth Corp. v. Forsee (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation before Georgia trial and appellate courts and in arbitration)
The firm served as lead counsel for BellSouth in a highly-publicized dispute involving Sprint’s hiring of the second highest-ranking corporate 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
Environmental complex business litigation for paper manufacturing company
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of a paper manufacturing company in environmental complex business litigation regarding  more
Intellectual property and litigation for an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer
Defended an aerospace and automotive products manufacturer in a complex intellectual property licensing dispute involving allegations of breach of more
In re Friedman’s, Inc.
Representation of Friedman's Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores, as lead debtors' counsel in more
Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately

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Governance litigation for a health care services company
Represented a health care services company in wide-ranging disputes and litigation with a minority member who asserted a variety of breach of more
Unfair competition actions on behalf of major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in unfair competition actions relative to advertising claims. more
Acquisition by pharmaceutical company *
Represented pharmaceutical company before the Federal Trade Commission in connection with antitrust merger review.  Advised pharmaceutical company on  more
Products liability litigation for an international automotive manufacturer
Served as lead defense counsel for an international automotive manufacturer in products liability litigation. more
William A. Harris, Sr. v. Equifax Information Services LLC and Byerson v. Equifax Information Services LLC
Represented Equifax in these putative class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiff sought to certify a more
Billing dispute between a major hospital owner and a managed care company
Successfully represented a major hospital owner in connection with a dispute with a managed care company. more
Trademark infringement for a large American retail company *
Assisted large American retail company in investigating and pursuing trademark infringement in Asia, including potential criminal and civil remedies. more
Trade secrets litigation for a software developer
The firm served as lead counsel for a Georgia-based software developer in a factually complex theft of trade secrets case involving the copying and more
Bad faith claims counsel for large grocery chain *
Successfully represented a large grocery chain in a bad faith suit to secure benefits under its commercial general liability policy for the cost of more
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more
Class action suit for major hospital
Represented a major hospital in a multimillion dollar, putative class action involving billing practices for managed care more
Chapter 11 cases representing examiner for a subprime mortgage lender
Represented William F. Perkins, the examiner appointed in the Chapter 11 cases of HomeGold Financial Inc., HomeGold Inc. and Carolina Investors Inc.,  more
Cree Inc. v. North Carolina State University
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cree, Inc., a market leader in semiconductor manufacturing, against North Carolina State University for more
Wage/hour collective action for major beverage company
Represented a major beverage company in a putative class action in the Southern District of Florida brought by several route salespeople seeking to more
Successfully obtained enforcement of contract for investment broker
Successfully obtained enforcement of contract for investment broker retained in sale of privately-held company after breach by sellers. more
Jerry T. Warren Assc. v. Sara Lee Corporation
Represented Sara Lee Corporation in the successful defense of employee contract action. Jerry T. Warren Assc. v. Sara Lee, No. 1:02-cv-00721  more
Jadoff, et al. v. Gleason, et al.
Represented defendant in successful defense of securities fraud action. Jadoff, et al. v. Gleason, et al., No. 90-cv-00388 (MDNC filed July more
Murphy v. Coastal Physician Group
Represented plaintiff medical professional who withdrew from medical practice and obtained compliance by defendant medical group of its obligations more
Marketing Associates v. Baker, et al.
Represented former employee in defense of unfair competition and claims for violation of a covenant not to complete. Marketing Associates v. more
Capital City Group v. Sterling Capital
Represented Capital City Group in suit against Sterling Capital in a diversity action based on a negotiable instrument. Capital City Group v. more
Sodexho Marriott Mgt. v. Sara Lee Corporation, et al.
Successfully represented Sara Lee Corporation in defense of contract action involving property management issues. Sodexho Marriott Mgt. v. Sara more
Iscar Ltd., et al. v. Kyocera Ind. Ceramics, et al.
Successfully represented Iscar Ltd. and related companies in patent infringement action based on plaintiff’s cutting tool patents. Suit resolved more
Federal Resources Co., et al. v. Kenneth Kochekian, et al.
Represented Federal Resources Co. in successful fraud suit against Kenneth Kochekian arising out of the purchase of Kenyan Furniture Company who more
Lopez v. DISH Network, LLC
Defended DISH Network against third-party claims for indemnity and for violation of North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act arising  more
Smith v. Tridex Corp, et al.
Successfully represented individual who sold his software company to investment group to obtain full payment and in defense of claims of breach of more
Pfizer, Inc., et al. v. Novopharm Limited
Represented Pfizer, Inc. in patent infringement action against Canadian company for infringement in the United States of Pfizer patent on antifungal more
Constar Inc. v. Dintaman (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation in Mississippi federal court)
The firm served as lead counsel for Constar, an international plastics container manufacturer, in a trade secret/restrictive covenant action against more
Lead counsel for Special Committee, Board of NewBridge Bancorp
Lead counsel representing Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NewBridge Bancorp investigating three derivative demands and subsequent more
Fashion in Prints v. General Textile, et. al.
Successfully represented defendant General Textile in breach of contract action which was tried to jury verdict in United States District Court for more
Beasley v. CNA Insurance Co. and Sara Lee Corporation
Represented Sara Lee Corporation in an ERISA insurance coverage dispute. Beasley v. CNA Insurance Co., et. al., No. 5:02-cv-00101-H (EDNC more
Vogler v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Successfully represented defendant in employment and ERISA claims commenced by former employee. Vogler v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. more
Tripath Imaging, Inc. v. Cytyc Corporation
Successfully represented defendant medical imaging company in defending patent infringement claims. Case transferred pursuant to defendant’s motion more
Western Union
Representing Western Union alleging violation of federal and state money transfer and related statutes. Fontenot v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., more
New Breed Inc. v. Moduslink Global Solutions, Inc., et al.
Successfully represented New Breed Inc. in trademark infringement action against competitor ultimately requiring competitor to cease using infringing  more
Lianyungang First Dart Tackle Co. LTD v. DSM Dyneema LLC
Represented plaintiff in trade dress and unfair competition suit involving marketing of fishing line in China. Lianyungang First Dart Tackle Co. more
Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. v. Neulsys, LLC et al.
Represented Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. (“Neusoft USA”) in prosecuting claims against a distributor and in defending counterclaims made more
NCR Corporation and Iconex Corporation v. Documotion Research Inc.
Lead counsel in NCR Corporation and Iconex Corporation v. Documotion Research Inc. 1:14- CVS-00395-GMS patent litigation in United States more
Branch Bank & Trust Company v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Represented Branch Bank & Trust Company in suit against Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation seeking to find a portion of the Bank Secrecy Act more
Kelly Properties, et al. v. Turner
Represented plaintiff Kelly Properties in successful action contracts and shareholder dispute action. Kelly Properties, et al. v. Turnermore
McKenna, et al. v. Sabbah, et al.
Represented Deloitte & Touche in fraud, truth in lending and other claims related to audit services provided to co-defendant. McKenna, et al.  more
Static Control Components, Inc. v. Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation
Successfully represented Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation in defense of contract claims of failing to honor supply agreement. Static Control  more
Carlton v. BP Oil Co.
Successfully represented BP Oil Co. in diversity contract action suit by a BP franchisee alleging unfair competition and discriminatory pricing by more
Wolff v. Zip.ca Inc.
Represented successfully defendant in breach of contract action. Defendant’s motion to dismiss was granted. Wolff v. Zip.ca Inc., No: more
FCC Products, Inc. v. Cree Research, Inc. et. al.
Successfully represented Cree Research Inc. in securities litigation matter. FCC Products, Inc. v. Cree Research, Inc. et. al., No. more
American Book Company v. Family Dollar Services, Inc.
Represented Family Dollar Services, Inc. in contract discussions commenced by American Book Company in contract dispute over payment of product more
Bell South Corporation v. White Directory Pub., et. al.
Represented Bell South Corporation in trademark suit involving White Directory using materials confusingly similar to Bell South’s trademarked more
Rasheedi v. Cree Research, Inc., et al.
Represented Cree Research, Inc. and certain officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Matter successfully  more
BP P.L.C. et. al. v. Fox Harbour Stores, et. al.
Successfully represented BP P.L.C. in trademark infringing action arising from Fox Harbour Stores doing business under confusing similar mark. BP  more
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation v. The Advantage Group Enterprise, Inc.
Represented Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation in contract action successfully recovering overpayments and enforcement of judgment. Krispy Kreme more
Black & Decker U.S. v. Industrial Systems Associates
Represented Industrial Systems Associates in a breach of contract action involving alleged theft of confidential business information. Black & more
Blair v. Young Phillips Corp. et. al.
Represented Young Phillips in an employee ERISA action. Matter tried to verdict before Frank W. Bullock, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the more
Micro Investors, LLC v. Inspire Pharma, et al.
Successfully represented Inspire Pharma and its Chief Executive Officer and President and its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in defense of more
Culp, Inc. v. SSA Global Technical
Represented Culp Inc. in breach of contract action against SSA Global Technical. Culp, Inc. v. SSA Global Technical, No. 1:04-cv-00829 more
Wheels Sports Group, et al. v. Solar Communications
Represented defendant Solar Communications in defense of breach of contract action and prosecution of counterclaims, tried non-jury before United more
Sompo Japan Ins. v. Deloitte & Touche
Represented Deloitte & Touche in connection with alleged audit malpractice claim of Bermuda Reinsurance company, which sustained huge losses more
Cozzarelli v. Inspire Pharmaceuticals
Successfully represented Inspire Pharmaceuticals in a commodities suit brought under the securities law of the United States. Inspire more
WLC, LLC v. Watkins, et al.
Successfully represented multiple defendants in diversity breach of contract action. Defendants’ motion to dismiss granted. WLC, LLC v. Watkins, more
Dismissal of claims against real estate developers
Represented the defendant, a Canadian unlimited liability company, in SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P v. Can-Dev, ULC, in an action  more Case Study
Daniel Christopher Drummond and Paulann Perry, et al. v. Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC
Represented Volvo Penta of the Americas in a nationwide putative class action brought in the United States District Court for the District of South more
Scotland Memorial Hospital v. BCBSNC
Represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) in recently resolved litigation in Orange County Superior Court brought more
Jemsek Clinic, P.A. v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represent BCBSNC in multiple litigation matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina involving false more
King v. General Information Services, Inc.
Lead counsel in a nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We vigorously defended the more
Putative class litigation for national telecommunications company
Serves as counsel to national telecommunications company in this putative class action asserting claims under Florida’s Deceptive and more
U.S. Bank National Association v. Kho & Lee, LLC
Lead counsel for commercial loan servicer in a federal lawsuit to collect withheld rents and other sums owed by defaulted property owner and more
Williams v. e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc.
Lead counsel in a putative nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We aggressively more
Robinson v. General Information Services, Inc.
Lead counsel in a nationwide class action alleging negligent and willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We vigorously defended the more
Complex business litigation for AT&T
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims brought by a hardware manufacturer against AT&T Corporation. Boykin Anchor Co., Inc. more
Smith v. e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc.
Lead counsel representing e-Backgroundchecks.com, Inc. (“BGC”) in a federal lawsuit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case alleged that BGC more
Resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in successful resolution of Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigation. more
Assistance with subpoenas for construction companies in a Department of Justice investigation
Represented general construction companies in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas. more
LMP Corporation v. Universal Manufacturing Corporation
Represented plaintiffs who were inventors of a patented energy saving electronic ballast technology which defendant licensed from plaintiffs, then more
Product liability claims against mechanical ventilator manufacturer
Represented a leader in the design and manufacturer of portable, mechanical ventilators for home health care in a product liability action more
U.S. v. First National State Bancorporation *
Conducted investigation and participated in litigation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Trade secrets litigation for a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court
Represented a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court in a trade secrets lawsuit against a former employee. The case more
U.S. v. Fremont Bank *
Conducted investigation and brought case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Complex business litigation for paperboard container manufacturer
Successfully defended paperboard container manufacturer in a wrongful termination action brought by a timber supplier who was seeking to recover the more
Complex business litigation for medical center
Represented a hospital in a breach of contract arbitration against a commercial payor that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement and an more
Potential recourses against alleged criminal activity by an employee
Advised top management of a Fortune 500 company on potential recourse due to alleged criminal activity by an employee. more
Complex business litigation for Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Represented Lowe’s, its subsidiaries, and one of its individual employees in a case alleging breach of contract, tortious interference with contract,  more
Breach of contract and product liability litigation for a furniture manufacturer
Successfully represented a furniture manufacturer in a lawsuit regarding the suitability and merchantability of furniture-grade leather and the legal  more
Conducted internal investigation for international construction company  *
Performed an internal investigation for an international construction company into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as conducted training  more
Precedent setting right-of-way case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding precedent setting right-of-way case won on summary judgment. more
Successful defense of consumer products manufacturer in wrongful death case *
Successfully defended consumer products manufacturer in case involving a fire that resulted in the deaths of two children and an adult in rural more
MJCM LLC v. United Community Banks Inc. (commercial litigation in Texas federal court and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
The firm served as lead counsel for United Community Banks, Inc., one of the largest bank holding companies located in Georgia, in a million dollar more
Theme Promotions Inc. dba Theme Co-Op Promotions vs. News America Marketing FSI Inc.
Succeeded in winning a jury verdict for a small San Francisco marketing firm against a subsidiary of the $55-billion News Corporation empire,

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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
Litigation for investor to obtain assets from investment advisor under SEC investigation
Assisted an investor in obtaining a return of his assets and securities from an investment account at an investment advisor in receivership and under  more
Litigation for hospital and affiliated healthcare companies
Defended hospital and affiliated healthcare companies in defamation and fraud case brought by former executives who were terminated following an more
Defense of manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit *
Represented manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit involving 71 plaintiffs claiming exposure to toxic chemicals at chlor-alkali plant. more
Litigation for international retail franchisor
Represented a major international retail franchisor in litigation asserting claims by the franchisor for failure to pay franchise fees, breach of more
Restatement of earnings and drop in stock value after sale of companies in exchange for stock
Obtained in excess of $82 million on behalf of three groups of individuals who sold their companies to Waste Management, Inc. for WMI stock, which more
Paul Black, et al. v. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.
Represents Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. in this putative class action asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The plaintiffs allege that more
Class action litigation for North American truck company
Represented North American truck company in commercial, product liability, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. more
U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Class action for Internet retailer in California state and federal court
Represented Internet flower retailer in a class action advancing “e-commerce” consumer fraud claims under California’s unfair trade practices acts. more
Eisenberg v. Wachovia
Obtained dismissal for Wachovia Bank of a multimillion dollar fraud suit wherein a bank customer opened an account in the name of a more
Successful result in breach of contract action on behalf of world-renowned music group
Obtained a favorable result for a world-renowned music group in a breach of contract action filed by its former manager. more
Post-acquisition defense of insolvent insurance company's directors and officers *
Defended the post-acquisition directors and officers and management company of an insolvent property and casualty insurance company in claims by the more
ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock 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
Business litigation for financial advisor
Represented a registered financial adviser and its principals in a lawsuit filed in Georgia state court by a dissatisfied advisee who claimed that more
Complex business litigation for telecommunications company
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its joint venture partner relating to the provision of mobile wireless more
Secured recognition of foreign judgment on appeal
Jenner v. EcoPlus, Inc., 737 S.E.2d 121 (N.C. App. 2012) – Argued appeal concerning interpretation of the Uniform Foreign Country 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
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a lawsuit regarding the enforceability of an arbitration provision contained in a contract 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
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
Amicus brief for trade association defending federal food regulations. *
Represented trade association appearing as amicus curiae to defend organic food regulation in appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. more
Putative nationwide class action for national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action alleging improper "cramming" of services. Class certification  more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represented a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Clean Heat LLC v. 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
Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Representation of Caterpillar Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for Caterpillar Inc. in action seeking substantial damages arising out of breach of a long-term requirements contract more
Complex business litigation for two housing construction companies
Represented retailer and manufacturer of manufactured homes in case where the plaintiff alleged fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more
Litigation for automobile racing league
Represented the officers and directors of an automobile racing league in several shareholder derivative actions filed in Georgia and Delaware and more
Eminent domain representation for Kaplan School Supply
Representation of Kaplan School Supply in a matter which the company won at the trial court, and which was upheld in the North Carolina Court of more
Business litigation for securities broker
Represented a securities broker in regulatory actions before the NASD (FINRA) and SEC alleging improper investments in variable annuities. more
Contract litigation for investment fund companies
Represented four investment funds specializing in investments in Russia in a breach of contract action against a global depositary bank over the fees  more
North Carolina Baptist Hospital v. Novant Health Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of Wake Forest University’s North Carolina Baptist Hospital in North Carolina Baptist Hosp. v. Novant Health, Inc more
Determined Productions Inc. v. R. Dakin Inc. *
Represented R. Dakin Inc. (Dakin) in litigation that commenced with Dakin as the defendant but concluded with Dakin as the successful plaintiff. more
Licensing Dispute for Pharmaceutical Company
Successfully represented a pharmaceutical company/licensor in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration and related U.S. litigation with a more
Condemnation litigation for GDL Properties LLC
Settlement of a matter involving Represented GDL Properties, LLC in condemnation action in Asheville regarding Fairview Crossing Shopping more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust case alleging monopolization of telecommunication market. Vast  more
Workplace violence case for large energy company *
Represented a large energy company in a workplace violence case in which a nonemployee fatally shot the company's security guard and an employee at more
Embarcadero Systems v. Vascor
Represented Vascor, a subsidiary of American President Lines (APL) in this suit involving breach of contract relating to a software system licensed, more
Constitutional litigation for major bottled water company
Represented major bottled water company, in constitutional litigation against the Governor of Michigan. more
Trade Secrets Litigation Lawsuits
Represents clients in several multimillion dollar trade secret lawsuits pending in several federal courts and before the AAA. more
The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp.
Represented Actuate Corporation in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software. The Prudential more
Defense of doughnut manufacturer for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair trade practice litigation
Represented major doughnut manufacturer in dispute against a wholesale restaurant equipment liquidator, with which it was contracted to store and more
Eminent domain settlement for Clarion
Representation of Clarion in the Raleigh, North Carolina Princeton Mill Apartment Complex. After an initial offer from the Department of more
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
MB Technologies Inc. v. Oracle Corporation et al.
Represented Oracle Corporation (Oracle) against claims of copyright infringement of its technology to build user interfaces. The case involved more
U.S. v. Suiza Foods and Broughton Foods *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice.
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CSC Credit Services Inc. v. Equifax Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a suit brought by Equifax’s largest  more
Wynn Las Vegas LLC v. International Business Machines Inc.
Successfully employed a declaratory judgment filing strategy in a $10 million software license dispute.

Wynn Las Vegas LLC v. more
Litigation for outdoor advertising company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an outdoor advertising company in litigation brought by a shareholder who had sold his business to the more
Clipper Exxpress Company v. RMMTB *
Represented Clipper Exxpress Company, a freight transportation services company, in an antitrust litigation against 15 nationwide rival carriers. In more
Business litigation for major national auto financing company
Represents major national auto financing company in franchise disputes.  Responsibilities include filing suit and obtaining injunctive relief to more
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
Litigation arising from breach of warranties for major Chinese financial institution *
Represented major Chinese financial institution in litigation arising from seller’s breach of warranties in merger agreement. more
Accounting malpractice jury trial for national accounting firm *
Successfully represented a national accounting firm in a 10-week accounting malpractice jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged $300 million in more
In re Correlogic Systems Inc.
Represented national medical testing laboratory, a licensee of intellectual property, in complex section 365(n) litigation and negotiated settlement. more
Representation of Rockwell International Corp. *
Served as trial and appellate counsel for Rockwell International Corporation in action seeking to hold Rockwell liable for alleged contractual 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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Prosecution of an antitrust action for Reynolds American Inc.
Represented Reynolds American Inc. in the Middle District of North Carolina in the prosecution of an antitrust action challenging Philip Morris' more
St. Luke’s Hospital v. California Pacific Medical Center
Represented St. Luke’s in a state court action under the Cartwright Act (Bus. & Prof. Code §16720) and the Unfair Competition Act (Bus. & more
Contract dispute for communications provider
Represented communications provider in contract dispute with competitor. more
Counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company *
The firm served as counsel for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for an entertainment and media production company in fraudulent transfer, breach of more
Washington v. CSC Credit Servs. Inc., Equifax Inc., Equifax Credit Info. Servs. Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in a class action lawsuit.  Prior to more
Counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry
The firm served as general counsel and antitrust counsel to industry trade organization in retail industry. more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation
Conducted an internal investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues in the Caribbean for a public company and later, provided extensive more
Patent disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding multimillion patent dispute involving a technology licensing company more
Action against borrower and guarantor for $70 million loan
Represent lender in several disputes concerning a $70 million loan. Prevailed in bench trial on lender’s ability to pursue borrower and guarantor for  more
In re May Smith Trust
Prosecute breach of fiduciary duty claims against former trustee. (San Francisco Superior Court) more
Investors in Florida against a national brokerage company
Served as lead counsel in representing investors against a national brokerage company and received a $1 million dollar award against the broker more
United States v. Society and Ameritrust *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States v. Society and Ameritrust more
Investment fund company involving breach of contract and fraud *
The firm served as co-counsel for an investment fund company in a case involving breach of contract and fraud with respect to secured loans.  In this  more
Fraud defense for a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies
Represented a manufacturer and distributor of sports supplies in an action for fraud against marketing company. more
Internal investigations for health care clients *
Represented multiple health care clients in connection with internal investigations and assistance in developing and implementing comprehensive more
Defense of clothing manufacturer against contract and tort claims
Represented international apparel manufacturer against contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, and related claims brought by former exclusive more
Florida personal injury litigation for large telecommunications provider *
Served as lead in-house lawyer on all major personal injury litigation against large telecommunications company in Florida. Supervised multiple more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Sierra Stone LLC et al.
Successfully represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and obtained significant monetary recovery from distributor following more
Contract dispute for telecommunications provider
Represented a leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usage charges in violation of the more
Covenant and non-disclosure case for a regional telecommunications company’s executive *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding covenant and non-disclosure case involving the company’s former more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act advice for consumer goods manufacturer
Advised an international consumer goods manufacturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as assisted in drafting its FCPA policy, more
Bad faith suit for a semiconductor chip manufacturer *
Successfully represented a semiconductor chip manufacturer in a bad faith insurance coverage lawsuit arising out of a toxic tort putative class more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing over more
Bell Atlantic Corporation, et al. v. Twombly, et al. *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding significant antitrust case alleging conspiracy among Regional Bell more
Breach of note and loan agreement claims against real estate investment fund company
Representing real estate investment fund against claims brought by bank in multiple jurisdictions, including Georgia and North Carolina, for breaches  more
In re Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., et al.
Represented the Official Committee of one of the largest sellers of Chevrolet vehicles in the United States in their cases filed in the Northern 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
Medical billing fraud litigation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as plaintiff in numerous cases against medical providers for billing fraud, one of 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
Raymond Hansen and Louann Hansen v. Freedom Mobility Inc., JM Smith Corporation d/b/a Smith Drug Company and Sunrise Medical HHG Inc.
Representing Sunrise Medical in product liability litigation arising out of allegations of negligence, breaches of warranty, fraud, unfair and more
Investigation on behalf of special committee of board of directors into misuse of bank resources
Internal investigation for special committee of board of directors of a bank related to misuse of bank resources by executive officers, including more
Water labeling class action for Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
The firm served as lead trial counsel for Nestlé Waters North America Inc. in a class action related to spring water bottle labeling, concerning both  more
Complex business litigation for AT&T Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims of corporate defamation and unfair and deceptive trade practices for AT&T Corporation. more
Condemnation litigation for Wachovia
Representation of Wachovia, as Trustee for the Bowman Gray Trust (Brookberry Farms property). The Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools condemned 43 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
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case won on motion to dismiss. more
Builder MT LLC v. Zybertech Construction Software Services, et al.
Obtained dismissal of all claims in software-related contract and copyright dispute.

Builder MT LLC v. Zybertech Construction Software more
Breach of contract action for five hospitals
Following mediation, we secured a million dollar settlement for five hospitals in an arbitration asserting breach of contract claims against a care more
Importers Service Corporation v. Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
Lead counsel representing GP Chemicals Equity LLC (GP) in an action alleging breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, violations of the Lanham more
U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Service Engineering Co. v. Southwest Marine Inc. *
Represented Triple A in litigation against major ship repair competitor, Southwest Marine (Southwest). Southwest began the fray by suing Triple A for  more
Looney v. M-Squared, Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for former officers and employees of ComRep, a national electronics distributor.  The firm was retained to file a more
Wrongful foreclosure litigation
Defended BB&T against claims of “wrongful foreclosure” and a preliminary injunction related to BB&T’s foreclosure on residential real more
Antitrust monopoly litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Contract dispute against telecommunications company
Represented leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usages chargers in violation of more
Represented Telecommunications Company in Trade Secret Dispute
Represented a large telecommunications company in a lawsuit in which it was accused of disclosing trade secrets related to cellphone technology, and more
Murray v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company et al.
Aggressively defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a product liability action claiming that the plaintiff had sustained significant more
Breach of contract litigation for Spanish corporation
Represented a Spanish corporation in a federal lawsuit concerning a breach-of-contract claim regarding the sale of a $36 million private jet. more
Assistance with subpoenas and investigations for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with subpoenas and investigations by the New York State Attorney General's Office. more
Overturned $14 Million Jury Verdict on Appeal
Eureka Water Co. v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., 690 F.3d 1139 (10th Cir. 2012) – Represented Nestlé Waters in overturning on appeal a  more
Environmental litigation for a commercial seed producer
Represented a commercial seed producer in a claim against other seed producers regarding genetic contamination of seed stock resulting  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
U.S. v. California Automated Clearing House Association *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state more
Defense of a fraudulent transfer claim
Defended an individual in an action for fraudulent transfer. more
Condemnation litigation for Benjamin Brodie Catlett
Representation of Benjamin Brodie Catlett in condemnation action of property near Old Salem when the Department of Transportation offered our client 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
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment dispute over the understated net worth of the companies being sold
Obtained award on behalf of seller in connection with purchase price adjustment dispute over closing balance sheet prepared by buyer which materially  more
Breach of contract defense of mortgage company
The firm served as lead counsel representing the defendant in a breach of contract action. The plaintiff contracted to sell premium consumer mortgage  more
United States v. Primestar, Inc. *
Supervised litigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Toxic tort litigation for large chemical manufacturer *
Obtained defense verdict for large chemical manufacturer following lengthy trial in Alabama of multi-plaintiff toxic tort case related to chemicals more
Complex litigation for state-chartered bank
Successfully represented state-chartered bank in complex litigation arising out of a multi-million dollar participation agreement. more
Complex business litigation for seller of large aircraft fuel services company *
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of seller of large aircraft fuel services company and recovered substantial award in purchase price more
Class and individual actions for a currency derivatives broker
Successfully defended a currency derivatives broker in class and individual actions in Texas, New York, California and Washington 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
Summary judgment win in cigarette sampling ban case *
Represented leading tobacco company in successful motion for summary judgment in challenge to cigarette sampling ban. more
Defense of settlement fraud case for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in a "settlement fraud" case, where federal RICO, fraud, and other state-law claims had been made in more
Securities fraud litigation for an Internet company *
Represented an Internet company as appellate counsel in securities fraud litigation. more
Litigation involving unfair and deceptive trade practices
Obtained dismissal of unfair and deceptive trade practices claim filed in North Carolina Business court against former officers and directors of a more
Investigation and analysis of claims for a bankruptcy examiner *
Represented a bankruptcy examiner in the investigation and analysis of claims against four lenders and accountants for the debtors. more
Product liability claims against pharmaceutical company
Representing a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company in product liability claims arising out of hormone therapy replacement drug. Currently  more
Declination of prosecution in criminal tax matter
Represented a company in criminal tax matter, resulting in Department of Justice declination of prosecution. more
Complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized mortgages for U.S. financial services company
Successfully represented one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. in a complex dispute concerning nearly $1 billion in securitized  more
Georgia RICO litigation in Georgia trial and appellate courts
Represented Amerisave Mortgage Corporation in a dispute with a former employee, who sued the company for violations of Georgia RICO, defamation, and more
United States v. General Electric Co.
Represented the United States in this antitrust complaint against General Electric (GE), alleging that GE violated the Sherman Act by forcing more
VISA USA indirect purchaser litigation
Successfully defended proposed class action indirect purchaser cases filed across the country. Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases. (San Francisco  more
Wyler Summit Partnership v. Turner Broadcasting System
Represented Turner Broadcasting System against a variety of breach of contract and related claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of more
Wolfe v. Greentree Mortgage Corporation and America’s Servicing Company *
Served as lead national counsel (though local counsel) for America’s Servicing Company in a case alleging unconscionable inducement of a mortgage

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Breach of contract litigation for several hospitals
Represented several hospitals in a breach of contract action against a healthcare management company. After discovery revealed evidence establishing more
Alford v. Shaw
Represented the Special Litigation Committee of All American Assurance Co. which established the standard pursuant to which derivative more
Arbitration regarding purchase price adjustment of a sale of a cruise line *
The firm served as lead counsel in representation of seller of cruise line. Recovered substantial arbitration award in purchase price adjustment more
Lockton v. AT&T Broadband et al.
Obtained summary judgment for leading telecommunications provider in business tort action brought by former officer and minority shareholder of more
Litigation services for Bluegreen Corporation
The firm served as lead counsel for Bluegreen Corporation, a resort and residential development company, defending against claims asserted by the more
Litigation over lease dispute for municipality
Represented a municipality in breach of lease dispute. more
Misappropriation of trade secrets for a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company
Defended a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company against a competitor's lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious 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
Officers litigation for Absolute Fire Control Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel representing a former partner of Absolute Fire Control Inc., a sales and service provider of fire equipment, in more
Viatical life insurance litigation
Successfully represented a client that provided contingent cost insurance to viatical companies in breach of contract, negligence and fraud claims more
Action against accountant for conversion of funds.
Represented a missionary in action against an accountant for conversion of our client's funds. more
Ice Cream Distributors of Evansville v. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc., et al.
We represented Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. in litigation filed by a former distributor of Dreyer's products alleging violations of the Sherman and  more
Wrongful death action involving mining accident
Represented battery manufacturer in a multi-party product liability wrongful death action arising out of a mining accident.  more
False Claims Act investigations for several corporations
Represented corporations in civil and criminal False Claims Act investigations and litigation, including government contracting, tax and healthcare more
Compel company sale of New York based entertainment company
Successfully represented major investors in New York based entertainment company to break board deadlock and ultimately obtain control to compel the more
Counsel to Substantial Trust in Trial Court and Appellate Litigation With Trustee/Beneficiary
Represented a substantial Trust and its Trustees in litigation commenced by a disgruntled Co-Trustee/Beneficiary. Successfully obtained Summary more
Robbie Hillis et al. v. Equifax Consumer Services Inc., et al.
Represented Equifax in this putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff more
Federal and state grand jury proceedings
Represented companies in federal and state grand jury proceedings. more
Arbitration award in dispute relating to proper accounting procedures *
Represented a U.S. holding company in AAA arbitration of a purchase price adjustment dispute following client's sale of a cruise line more
Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Securities class action for a national specialty retailer *
Successfully defended a national specialty retailer and its directors and officers in a securities class action. more
$7.2 million bankruptcy preference litigation
The firm served as lead counsel in defending Initiative Media in a $7.2 million preference lawsuit asserted by the trustee overseeing the more
Breach of contract/warranty litigation for upholstery manufacturer company
Represents the world's largest office interior upholstery manufacturer in breach of contract/warranty litigation arising from defective boilers for 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.

United more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a dispute over the validity and enforceability of a contract to reinsure workers' more
Contract Dispute for Telecommunications Company
Successfully represented a major telecommunications company in a multimillion contract dispute with a joint-venture partner. The matter settled more
Collinbrook Mortgage Co. v. Equifax Information Services LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in claims brought by Collinbrook Mortgage more
SEC investigation involving insider trading allegations for a large international law firm *
Represented large international law firm in SEC investigation related to insider trading allegations. more
Condemnation action for TDM Partners
A jury verdict of $343,000 for TDM Partners in condemnation action in Brunswick County, following an initial offer from the County of $175,000. more
Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Genetics Institute Inc.
Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex technical contract case involving recombinant blood proteins. Settled after trial.

Baxter more
Breach of warranty claims against heavy truck and engine manufacturer
Represents one of the leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer against allegations of negligence and breach of warranty and product defect claims more
Complex commercial dispute for major oil company
Represented major oil company in complex commercial dispute and breach of contract actions. 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
Truck manufacturer class action lawsuit
Obtained successful defense verdict for national Class 8 truck manufacturer in class action involving contract, Uniform Commercial Code, and Unfair more
Banner Pharmacaps Inc. v. Perrigo Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Banner Pharmacaps Inc. in a patent infringement suit against Perrigo. Banner filed the complaint alleging that, more
Peregrine Systems Inc. v. Arthur Andersen Worldwide S.C.
Prosecute professional negligence claims against former Big 5 accounting firm and foreign affiliates. (San Diego Superior Court) more
Breach of contract litigation regarding covenants not to compete for major wholesale distributor *
The firm served as lead counsel and successfully represented a major Winston Salem, NC wholesale distributor in litigation involving two breach of 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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Investigation by U.S. Attorney's office & HHS into billing practices
Represented a medical group, in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services concerning medical more
Internal investigation into shareholder demand issues
Counsel to Special Committee of Board of Directors for investigation of shareholder demand issues, including full internal review and report of more
Litigation for Columbian cement supplier
Represented a Columbian cement supplier in Uniform Commercial Code dispute with buyer in the United States regarding the price the supplier paid for more
Insurance advice for creditor's committee of Vesta Insurance Group Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the creditor's committee, and then the plan trustee, of Vesta Insurance Group more
Settlement fraud litigation for global chemical manufacturer in federal district and appellate courts in the Eleventh and Ninth Circuits and before Hawaii, Florida and Delaware Supreme Courts
Represented a global chemical manufacturer in "settlement fraud" cases alleging federal RICO, fraud and related claims arising out more
U.S. v. Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf the U.S. Department of Justice. more
JBL Enterprises Inc. v. Jhirmack Enterprises Inc. *
Defended International Playtex against antitrust litigation. After our client acquired Jhirmack (the California shampoo company), which had more
Eminent domain settlement for J.G. Messick & Sons
Settlement of $2,995,000 for J.G. Messick & Sons regarding a Food Lion Shopping Center. more
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream v. ConAgra Foods Inc.
Represented Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in breach of contract litigation involving manufacturing and distribution agreements. more
Solus Micro Technologies Inc. v. Calient Networks
Counsel for Calient Networks, an optical switching and transmission equipment manufacturer, in complex commercial arbitration involving optical more
Breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation for manufacturer of business intelligence software
Represent a manufacturer of business intelligence software, in breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation. The defendants are  more
Litigation services for a biotechnology company
Represented biotechnology company, performing all litigation activities in support of client leading to dismissal of cause of action against client. more
Litigation for employees in an off-label marketing investigation
Represented executives and employees of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in an off-label marketing investigation initiated by a False Claims Act lawsuit. more
Claims involving break-up of CPA firm
Prosecuted claims relative to CPA and his company involving business break-up with former partners, including allegations of unfair trade practice, more
Internal investigation with potential criminal and regulatory exposure
Internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 100 company of potential criminal and regulatory exposure arising from an environmental more
Litigation for life insurance company *
Successfully represented a life insurance company in dispute with a state insurance department. The state insurance department refused a transfer of more
Manning, Clendenin, and Shelton v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. *
Acted as national counsel for cases involving alleged breaches of contract and violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The

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Lead counsel for a non-profit healthcare organization
The firm served as lead counsel for a non-profit healthcare organization in the trial of a dispute concerning exemption from ad valorem taxes.  The more
Assistance with state and federal criminal inquiries
Counseled clients on state and federal criminal inquiries and assisted in compliance with regulatory requests. more
Litigation for a national food service research and development company
The firm served as lead counsel representing a research and development company serving the food industry in its declaratory judgment action to more
Charles Hope v. AMN Acquisition Corp. and Ameron International Corporation
The firm served as lead counsel for Ameron International Corp., a leading manufacturer of large diameter piping for the petrochemical industry. The more
Defense of class action consumer lawsuit
Representing Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in a putative class action lawsuit alleging violations of consumer privacy laws in New York and 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 Minutesmore
Eminent domain settlement for HLD Properties LLC
A settlement by HLD Properties LLC in the amount of $1,350,000 after an offer by the City of Winston-Salem of $650,000. more
Litigation regarding alleged fraud in real estate transactions
Defended BB&T against claims for fraudulent concealment and unfair and deceptive trade practices related to funding it provided for real estate more
U.S. v. Baroid and Dresser *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Breach of contract trial for Integrated Solutions International LLC
Successfully represented Integrated Solutions International LLC, a system integrator and software developer, in a trial for breach of contract. Case more
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company et al. v. Superior Court
Represented three life insurance brokers who provided consulting services to the personal injury plaintiffs’ bar in connection with the sale of more
Securities Exchange Act and shareholder-related derivative suits for several publicly traded companies *
Represented several publicly traded companies in defense of shareholder class actions alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act and more
Health care litigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in investigating potential Stark and anti-kickback law violations and subsequently in the preparation and submission of a  more
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in false patent marking qui tam case filed more
Litigation for automotive parts manufacturer
Represent manufacturer of after-market automotive parts in the trial of a multimillion dollar claim for wrongful termination of a distributorship more
False advertising case for a regional telecommunications company against a national Internet service provider *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding false advertising case against a national Internet service provider. more
Complex business litigation for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in its appeal of a Michigan Circuit Court's ruling permanently enjoining the company's operation of more
Litigation regarding independent contractor doctrine for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding litigation based on independent contractor doctrine. Summary judgment more
Wage and hour class and collective action defense of non-profit health care provider
Defended a non-profit health care provider in a class and collective action alleging overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and North  more
Lead litigation counsel for a large office supplies distributor
The firm served as lead counsel for a large office supplies distributor defending the award of a single-vendor contract from the State of North more
Patent litigation for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies in a patent litigation case involving the more
Acquisition of technology company by global photographic supply manufacturer
Served as antitrust counsel to a technology company in connection with a global manufacturer of photographic supplies' acquisition of client.  The more
Class action litigation regarding improper access charges for a global telecommunications company *
Represented a global telecommunications company in class action based on FCC ruling finding acquired telecommunications more
Waters, et al v. Mack Trucks
Represent Mack Trucks in a number of asbestos cases in the Western District of North Carolina (federal court), Middle District of North Carolina more
Derivative suit for breach of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty *
Represent managers of a private commodities index fund in a derivate suit for breach of their fiduciary duties of care and loyalty.  Case pending. more
IT contract disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as lead counsel for a regional telecommunications company resolving performance disputes involving IT contracts with multiple vendors. Settled  more
Litigation involving allegedly defective products for a leading tobacco company
Represented a leading tobacco company in litigation involving allegedly defective products and claims of breach of contract/warranty. more
Litigation for advertising conglomerate
Represented international advertising conglomerate in breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation.  Claim brought against the  more
Guglielmo v. WorldCom Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of WorldCom in Guglielmo v. WorldCom, Inc., 148 N.H. 309, 808 A.2d 65 (2002). The case involved unfair trade more
Settlement for Charlotte I-85 Associates
Negotiation of a $300,000 settlement for Charlotte I-85 Associates after an original offer of $186,150. more
Contract dispute involving indemnity rights on alleged defective product
Defended French conglomerate on breach of warranty and indemnification claims arising alleged defects in a gas valves that resulted in a voluntary more
Representation in federal grand jury investigation for community bank
Successfully represented community bank in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into alleged criminal activity by a former bank employee more
Construction management and financing of real estate projects for a Lebanese joint stock company *
Acted as legal advisor for a Lebanese joint stock company. Advised the company on the acquisition of real estate property in Lebanon and with respect  more
Securities fraud class action for regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding securities fraud class action involving multi-billion dollar claim. Case  more
IPCO LLC et al., v. Cellnet Technology Inc. et al.
Served as litigation counsel for B&L Tech Company Inc. (B&L), formerly known as StatSignal Systems Inc. (SSI), a mesh wireless more
Claims of negligence and unfair and deceptive trade practices against leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer
Represents leading heavy truck and engine manufacturer against French and German companies involving contract, warranty, negligence, negligent more
Lincoln Financial Media Company v. CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Represented Lincoln Financial Media Company as plaintiff in a complex contract matter arising from the merger of Jefferson Pilot Corporation with more
Litigation for a consumer products manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a consumer products manufacturer accused of multiple counts of interference with contract.  Obtained more
Fraud relating to Internet usage for a Fortune 500 company
Advised a Fortune 500 company on fraud relating to internet usage as well as email communications. 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
Internal investigations involving criminal activities and kickback schemes *
Several internal investigations on behalf of management of Fortune 500 companies regarding potential criminal activities and kickback scheme  more
Internal and government investigations
Led corporate internal and government investigations of potential misconduct, including criminal antitrust and securities violations, and other 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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Antitrust class action for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Complex business litigation and arbitration for Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
Briefed and argued on Nestlé Waters in Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. v. Bollman, 505 F.3d 498 (6th Cir. 2007). The case involved the more
Fraud investigation into officer malfeasance of a medical group
Led an internal investigation into a fraudulent scheme conducted by an officer of a medical group. more
Computer intrusions and related computer crimes for a Fortune 500 company
Advised a Fortune 500 company with respect to computer intrusions and related computer crimes. more
Southwest Marine Inc. v. Campbell Industries *
Represented Campbell Industries following trial where a federal jury returned its verdict that the defendant had violated the antitrust laws by more
Litigation for international event services company *
Obtained favorable settlement of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case in Pennsylvania brought against international event services company by more
Criminal investigation against one of the largest and most notorious narcotics traffickers in Europe *
Served as lead counsel in a successful prosecution of one of the largest and most notorious narcotics traffickers in Europe after a five-week jury more
Commercial lease dispute for Prepayd Wireless
Represented Prepayd Wireless in connection with a dispute arising out of its commercial lease. Prepayd, the tenant with respect to the lease at more
Mt. Hood Stages Inc. v. Greyhound Corp. *
Represented Mt. Hood Stages Inc. (Mt. Hood) in an antitrust trial against Greyhound for monopolizing the passenger bus market in the Western United more
Class action for large telecommunications company *
Serving as lead counsel for large telecommunications company, the firm won a significant motion to dismiss a national putative class action by more
Trademark infringement case for health care related company
Represented a health care related company in litigation with a former marketing and sales consultant, who was also a minority shareholder. The more
Daishowa International v. North Coast Export Cooperative *
Reversed client’s role from accused defendant to successful plaintiff. Just 90 days before trial, defendant North Coast Export Cooperative (North more
Litigation for Tennessee-based consulting firm
Counsel to Tennessee-based consulting firm in federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Obtained dismissal of all seven counts  more
Neoris de México S.A. de C.V. v. ARIBA Incorporated
Successfully litigated Neoris de México S.A. de C.V. claims arising out of a $20 million purchase of online e-procurement software licenses.


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Trademark infringement case for a consumer products company *
Successfully coordinated the interstate seizure of infringing products for a consumer products company in a multimillion dollar trademark more
Eminent domain litigation for Neighbors Convenience Stores
A jury returned verdict of $193,300, the full amount requested by Neighbors Convenience Stores in a trial in Guilford County Superior Court. The more
Arbitration defending investment advisor against allegations of unsuitable investments
Represented investment advisor in an arbitration action regarding an investor’s allegations of unsuitable investments. more
Litigation regarding the dissolution of a joint venture for health information management consulting and technology provider
Represented a health information management consulting and technology provider in litigation arising out of dissolution of a joint venture with an more
Litigation challenging constitutionality of amendments proposed by a U.S. State to beverage industry Bill
Represented a beverage industry association and a beverage manufacturer in litigation challenging the constitutionality of amendments to a U.S. State  more
Toxic tort litigation for a global manufacturer of automobile batteries *
The firm served as lead counsel for a global manufacturer of automobile batteries in multi-plaintiff toxic lead exposure litigation arising out of more
Litigation arising from medical device distributor relationship
Representing Plaintiff Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. in a lawsuit involving claims of conversion, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse more
Represented Telecommunications Company in Putative Class Action
Represented a large telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action filed in federal district court and successfully litigated the more
Represented former White House official in DOJ probe
Represented a former White House official in Department of Justice criminal investigation. more
Improper trading in mutual funds arbitration for trustees of a charitable and benevolent association
Served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing the trustees of a charitable and benevolent association against a national brokerage firm based  more
Possible exposure and remedies against alleged criminal activity
Counseled management of a public company on possible exposure and remedies against alleged criminal activity. more
CGI-AMS v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
Represented plaintiff in breach of contract, fraud and unfair competition arbitration matter resulting from non-payment of fees in an IT outsourcing more
Lingo et al. v. Microsoft
Served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit instituted against Microsoft under California's antitrust statutes. The lawsuit, more

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Experience Highlights

Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that more
Race discrimination class action for one of the largest U.S. forest product manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in a suit brought against our client in Alabama Federal court by the EEOC on behalf more
Sales commission litigation for beverage container supplier
Represented a leading supplier of fridge packs and other beverage containers in litigation brought by a former sales representative claiming an more

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