Represented Uber in the highly publicized federal court lawsuit involving claims of trade-secrets misappropriation and patent infringement. Waymo (the former business group that Google spun out as its own entity) claims that Uber stole trade secrets and infringed on Waymo patents related to the lasers used in self-driving cars. Our team negotiated a favorable settlement after one week of trial.
Obtained defense verdict for the nation’s largest HMO in a case where the plaintiff alleged trade-secrets misappropriation, breach of contract, and other claims.
Won a jury trial that will significantly impact the medical robotics industry; a jury awarded $36.3 million to Hansen Medical, Inc., in a breach-of-contract and trade-secrets dispute.
Won an arbitration on behalf of Gilead Sciences, Inc., relating to Tamiflu, an antiviral for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B; the victory included an $80.7 million payment to Gilead.
Secured a $32 million arbitration award for Marin Healthcare District in a dispute arising from a 2006 agreement to transfer control of Marin General Hospital. The arbitrator ruled that Sutter must pay the District $32 million as compensation for the profits Sutter received during the transition period and for attorneys’ fees.
Won $64 million arbitration award from the ICC for Olympus Capital, a leading U.S. private equity firm specializing in the Asian market. A three-member tribunal found Lone Star Funds and Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) jointly liable for tortious conduct under Korean law in forcing Olympus Capital to sell its stake in KEB’s credit card subsidiary to Lone Star at an artificially low price.
Won $10.8 million verdict, including punitive damages, on behalf of Technology Integration Group. The jury found three former TIG employees, their new employer FusionStorm, and three of its executive officers liable for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of loyalty, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Won defense verdict, including appeals, for a global brand in giftware against its distributor who claimed several million euro in damages for alleged abuse of a dominant position; the dispute was litigated in two European countries in parallel.
Obtained stay of a distributorship dispute in Texas federal court in favor of a JCAA arbitration on behalf of Sanyo. Sanyo later obtained a very favorable award from the JCAA tribunal.
Won unanimous jury verdict on behalf of Ernst & Young, defeating claims that the accounting firm had made negligent representations in connection with financial statements issued by Syntax-Brillian, a manufacturer of flat-screen televisions.