Representation of a Fortune 500 company in a competitive procurement contract with the city of Los Angeles worth nearly $1 billion in revenue to the city. Representation included strategy and preparation of proposal; appearances before the appropriate commission; successful defense of a formal protest by a competitor; preparation of materials for the city administrative officer, chief legislative analyst and city council; representation before council committees and the city council; and award to client.
Retained by a major construction management firm to successfully settle a contract dispute with Los Angeles World Airports in a matter worth $1.3 billion, avoiding multiple claims and protracted litigation.
Representation in connection with a $100 million contract with the city of Los Angeles to provide the technology for the Bureau of Sanitation’s waste treatment facility, including a successful defense of a protest by the then-current incumbent following 11 hours of hearings as well as appearances before council committees and the city council. Subsequent representation regarding resolutions of claims related to the project.
Representation of a national railway company in connection with the development of a proposed $500 million intermodal facility to be built on land owned by the Port of Los Angeles.
Representation and successful negotiation of a sale of a waste transfer facility to the city of Los Angeles.
Successful representation of a contractor under a responsibility investigation at Los Angeles World Airports resulting in termination of the investigation.
Representation of a competitive energy provider in assessing the likelihood that a city procurement process of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and resulting award to client would survive a protest. After the client was advised to go forward, a protest was filed by the competitor’s law firm. Representation included responses to the protest and a hearing before the Board of Public Works. Following the presentations, the protest was denied and the staff recommendation was affirmed by a 5-0 board vote. City council approval followed. Subsequent representation regarding outstanding claims related to the project.
Representation of a large solar project in Kern County in responding to requests for proposal (RFPs) issued by PG&E and San Diego Gas & Electric seeking bids for renewable energy projects under the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program.
Representation of various energy companies in matters involving the city of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Public Power Authority.
Representation of a major telecommunications company in facilitating deployment of its broadband system in the city of Los Angeles, including work with the Board of Public Works and the Department of Water and Power.
Representation of a major airport service provider at LAX in a labor dispute with the Service Employees International Union, including SEIU complaints that the company was violating the city of Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance and other work rules. After successfully handling the administrative complaint, was retained to lead negotiations with the union.
Representation of a major automobile manufacturer in regulatory matters before the California Air Resources Board.
Representation of foreign air carriers regarding resolution of issues at Los Angeles World Airports.
Representation of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce with respect to proposed state legislation affecting the mayor’s authority under the Los Angeles City Charter. Was retained upon recommendation of the mayor’s office to protect mayoral authority under the charter and consistent with chamber view.
Successfully negotiated a claim by the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission against an officer of a major corporation.
Formation and representation of an association of airline service providers before Los Angeles World Airports.
Representation of a major provider of rail services before the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.
Representation of a major provider of waste services in connection with a city of Los Angeles RFP process, including litigation analysis on separate matters and general business advice.
Advice and counsel to multiple companies with respect to state and local statutory and regulatory matters.
Representation of an international rail car builder before the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.