Represented Best Buy in multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the market for cathode ray tubes in televisions. The claims resulted in confidential settlements with several large electronics manufacturers, including LG, Panasonic, and Toshiba.
Recovered almost $400 million in damages in price fixing litigation against cartel of LCD panel manufacturers.
Represents Spanish and other foreign corporations in both litigation and transactional matters in the United States, including the dismissal of a $30 million products liability claim against a Spanish manufacturer.
Successful defense and prosecution of copyright and trademark disputes, including claims for infringement, counterfeiting, and dilution matters on behalf of clients in the retail, fashion, entertainment, and manufacturing industries.
Lead counsel in defense of three businessmen against claims brought under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). All claims were dismissed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the dismissal was affirmed by a three-judge panel of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Summary judgment in favor of national retailer in copyright infringement action in the fashion industry, resulting in the invalidation of the plaintiff’s copyright registration.
Obtained dismissal of copyright claims asserted against Best Buy; affirmed by Ninth Circuit; defense fees awarded under Section 505 of the Copyright Act.
Prevailed in trade secret arbitration concerning arterial stents.
Dismissal of all claims asserted against national movie theatre chain in copyright action involving audio-visual work.
Dismissal on summary judgment of antitrust complaint against national retailer alleging below cost sales; affirmed by Ninth Circuit.
Defense of medical device manufacturer in breach of contract and antitrust dispute with start-up regarding biomedical technology.
Dismissal of patent infringement action involving DNA.
Dismissal of class allegations in employment action against national retailer.
Dismissal of class action allegations in unfair competition case against major retailer.
Defeated motion for preliminary injunction seeking to block merger agreement and tender offer.
Dismissal at the pleading stage of unfair competition complaint for refund of sales taxes.
Class counsel in fraud and unfair business practices class actions against land developers.
Part of team that recovered $134 million on behalf of structured settlement beneficiaries in claims against financial institutions