Key Matters

  • Defending a pharmaceutical company at trial and on appeal in multidistrict product liability litigation alleging serious personal injuries from use of a product used in MRIs.
  • Obtaining a complete defense verdict in arbitration on behalf of the US research and development subsidiary of a Spain-based company in arbitration accused of trade secret misappropriation by a Canada-based company in the emerging cellulosic ethanol field.
  • Representing the US affiliate of a Belgium-based meatpacking company in a Commerce Clause challenge to a state statute including obtaining injunctive relief to allow the company to operate during the litigation.
  • Obtaining reversal by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of a district court’s order certifying a 29-jurisdiction class action alleging consumer fraud by a Fortune 50 retailer.
  • Winning dismissal of a federal antitrust lawsuit brought by the competitor of a Fortune 500 manufacturing company in the coated adhesives market.
  • Representing the US subsidiary of an international flavor company against claims that its products were responsible for workplace injuries.
  • Obtaining summary affirmance from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of a district court order finding federal jurisdiction following de-certification of a class and dismissal after rejection of an offer of judgment.
  • Defending a major international tire manufacturer against securities fraud class action and related product liability claims.
  • Defending a federally chartered financial institution in consumer class action.
  • Achieving a favorable settlement for a global performance chemicals company in an international arbitration arising out of the acquisition of certain assets from a Germany-based company.
  • Representing an international oil company in arbitration of a pipeline dispute involving in excess of US $6 million.
  • Representing a Fortune 1000 manufacturing company in antitrust class action alleging price fixing in certain chemical markets in the United States, Europe and East Asia.
  • Defending a steering gear manufacturer in products liability litigation alleging design defects.
  • Achieving a favorable result for an individual and corporations targeted in a federal grand jury investigation of certain pricing practices in the steel industry (no charges were brought).
  • Successfully defending contract actions arising out of raw material cost increases in the steel industry.
  • Defending at trial in federal court a Fortune 500 manufacturing company against breach of contract claims relating to a technology development agreement in the consumer electronics industry.