City of San Jose et al. v. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. et al.—Successfully challenged and defeated Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, resulting in a permanent injunction in the clients’ favor.
Confidential AAA Arbitration—Represented a Fortune 100 company in a fraud and contract dispute with an exploration and production company; achieved a successful result after a two-week arbitration hearing.
Confidential JAMS Arbitration—Represented a Fortune 100 company in a contract dispute with a petroleum company, successfully settling the case on the eve of the arbitration hearing.
Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA—Represented a Fortune 100 company in an insurance coverage dispute relating to a $15 million commercial crime policy.
Gyrodata Inc. v. Atlantic Inertial Systems Inc. et al.—Prosecuted and successfully settled a multimillion-dollar fraud and breach-of-contract action relating to the development of gyroscopes for commercial oil drills.
Mount Olympus Mortgage Co. v. Benjamin Anderson et al.—Co-chaired an eight-week jury trial against Guaranteed Rate, Inc., the second-largest private mortgage lender in the country, and one of its leading loan officers in a data-theft and fraud action brought pursuant to California Penal Code § 502(c); prevailed at trial on all claims and obtained a $23.2 million damage award, including $13 million in punitive damages.
HighTechLending, Inc. v. Parman et al.—Prosecuted and successfully settled an investment dispute between a mortgage bank and its principal investor involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
FDIC v. Faigin et al.; FDIC v. Reis et al.—Represented former officers and directors of two failed banks in separate receivership actions initiated by the FDIC under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act.
Confidential AAA Arbitration—Represented a multinational investment bank’s asset-management affiliate in various fraud actions initiated by its investors.
Cinel v. Kirkpatrick et al.—Co-chaired a five-week jury trial against the founders of entertainment and media company Good News Holdings, LLC, prevailing on all claims and obtaining a judgment in an amount exceeding $6 million; successfully briefed and argued two interlocutory appeals, resulting in two published California appellate decisions: Cinel v. Barna, 206 Cal. App. 4th 1383 (2012), and Cinel v. Christopher, 203 Cal. App. 4th 759 (2012).
Confidential JAMS Arbitration – Presently representing a motion picture studio in an arbitration involving a contract dispute with a motion picture production company.
Wilder v. CBS Corp. et al.—Represented a major television studio and its high-ranking creative executive in an “idea-theft” case in which the plaintiff alleged that the defendants had stolen her idea for the popular daytime television talk show The Talk; successfully settled the case without payment of any money to the plaintiff and with a full dismissal with prejudice of all claims.
Straughter v. Raymond et al.—Represented GRAMMY Award-winning performing artists and producers Usher Raymond IV and Jermaine Dupri in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving Usher’s platinum hit “Burn”; successfully resolved the case in a confidential settlement.
Master D Music Rights, LLC v. Azealia A. Banks et al.—Represented GRAMMY Award-nominated performing artist Diplo in a copyright infringement lawsuit, obtaining a full dismissal of all claims asserted against Diplo.
Machinima, Inc. v. Freeplay Music, LLC et al.—Represented a multichannel network in connection with a copyright infringement dispute relating to the use of musical compositions and sound recordings in audiovisual content; successfully resolved the case in a confidential settlement.
Emanuel et al. v. Freeman et al.—Defended and successfully settled a high-profile fraud action initiated by Ari Emanuel and his wife against their former business partners in connection with their investment in a high-end fashion line.
Toto Recording Inc. v. Frontiers Records Srl—Represented members of the rock band TOTO in a contract dispute with their international record label; settled the case and successfully negotiated the terms of the band’s next studio album release.
Greg Young Publishing, Inc. v. Universal Pictures et al.—Represented a motion picture studio and two production companies in a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to the animated motion picture Hop; successfully resolved the case in a confidential settlement and obtained a full dismissal with prejudice of all claims.
Minder Music, Ltd. v. Ariana Grande-Butera et al.—Represented two music publishing defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to Ariana Grande’s hit single “The Way”; successfully settled the case and obtained a full dismissal with prejudice of all claims.