Represented Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a copyright case related to his 2007 hit “I Get Money.” Tyrone Simmons, the plaintiff in the matter, claimed he purchased the beat behind the record in 2006 from producer William Stanberry. In 2007, Stanberry sold the beat to 50 Cent, who used it to release “I Get Money.” Simmons filed a copyright infringement claim against Stanberry and 50 Cent in 2010, more than three years after the release of “I Get Money.” In 2014, a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed Simmons’ claim, finding that his case was time-barred, a ruling that was later affirmed on appeal.
Represented Ripples Homeland Security Group Limited, a United Kingdom homeland security firm, in an action alleging various claims including breach of contract, conspiracy, and fraud. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey entered a preliminary injunction against the defendants, and a judgment of nearly $6.4 million was subsequently obtained. Ripples Homeland Security Group Ltd., et al. v. Nayar, et al., 15-cv-02355-AET-DEA (D.N.J.).
Represented Sonoro Invest S.A., a Panamanian corporation, in an action for breach of promissory notes. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the defendant. Ultimately, a settlement for the parties was reached. Sonoro Invest S.A. v. Abakan, Inc., 14-cv-23640-DPG (S.D. Fla.).
Results prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP:
Represented offshore private equity fund (Caymen/Nevis) and its principals in a suit filed against them by outside investor (Federal Court SDNY).
Represented the venture capital arm of a Malaysian agency and its U.S. portfolio companies in two separate litigations (Federal Court WD Wash), as well as handled general corporate and investment work for the Fund and its portfolio companies.
Represented three high profile U.S. private equity funds on D&O claim (NY Supreme).
Represented former vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs (Asia) in U.S. special proceedings (Federal Court SDNY).
Represented Asian private equity fund in negotiation and drafting of U.S. and overseas investments.
Represented distressed securities fund in its acquisition of the portfolio of a liquidating hedge fund.
Representing steel company in claim for business interruption insurance.
Represented Chinese company in an Arbitration proceeding in Singapore.
Represented premier Singapore based university in matters including litigation (U.S. bankruptcy Court) and corporate (contract).
Represented wealthy individuals and their private corporations (several different parties) in seizure of bank assets by the Seychelles government. (Seychelles Courts and Federal Court SDNY).
Represented parties in a large bankruptcy case (preference claims and adversary proceedings involving extensive litigation (Bankruptcy Court Del.) matter arose from the sale of a disaster recovery company that was one of the largest Hurricane Katrina contractors in New Orleans.
Represented individual in malpractice claim on legal advice rendered on $200 million sale of company (Texas).
Represented Indonesia asset recovery corporation (formed under auspices of Indonesian government) in a multi-jurisdiction $600 million Ponzi scheme involving 10,000 Indonesian Investors (Federal Court WD Wash, Utah, Alaska, Hong Kong, BVI)
Represented several Chinese companies on coal purchases from Indonesian mines.
Represented Vietnamese investor group in negotiations for financing of residential and commercial complex in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Represented technology company in employee(s) sexual harassment claims (Portland, Oregon)
Represented business owner in multi-million dollar “golden parachute” lawsuit (Suffolk County, NY).
Represented largest home infusion company in tri-state area in arbitration trial brought against them (AAA Chicago) pursuant to indemnification clause in sale/purchase agreement.
Represented former LBO company in numerous product liability suits (NY, NJ and PA).
Represented private equity fund in reverse merger acquisition of spirits company with public entity.
Acted as overseeing counsel (including directing trial strategy and all negotiations) on patent case filed for infringement of technology patents.
Represented water technology company on licensing and issues including breach of license agreement by licensees.
Represented developers of Berkshire Raceway against secured lender (Supreme CT NY and NJ).
Represented developer of hotel complex in investor dispute.
Represented several individuals in animal abuse matters on behalf of their pets abused by caretaking facility.
Represented private equity fund in potential litigation in home products breach of contract matter.
Represented fashion company in litigation involving theft of e-commerce trade secrets.
Represented wealthy Hong Kong family in various matters including retention of wealth management group, investment opportunities and employee hires.
Represented solar company in trade secret action.
Represented former hedge fund principal in indemnification claim made pursuant to buy-out agreement (NY Supreme).
Represented LA based production company in corporate/shareholder and investment structure, as well as licensing of content and distribution.