Key Matters

Litigation

  • Lead trial counsel on behalf of one of nation's largest egg producers in class action jury trial alleging a conspiracy to raise egg prices in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Obtained complete defense verdict. In re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:08-md-02002, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Counsel for public officials in defending against civil rights claims. Daily Servs., LLC v. Valentino, 751 F.3d 893 (6th Cir. 2014).
  • Lead attorney for defendants in patent law malpractice action arising from prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. Davis v. Brouse McDowell, L.P.A., 596 F.3d 1355 (Fed. Cir. 2010)
  • Counsel for utility company in defending environmental enforcement action brought by the USEPA. United States v. Cinergy, 623 F.3d 966 (7th Cir.2010)
  • Counsel to a publicly traded company in a shareholder derivative action. Sandesara v., PECO II, Inc., 8th Dist. App. No. 96532, 2011-Ohio-5927.
  • Counsel to publicly traded companies in defending securities fraud and class action claims. In re: Huntington Bancshares Sec. Litig., 674 F. Supp. 2d 951(S.D. Ohio 2009); Gruhn v. Tween Brands, Inc., 2:07-cv-852 et al., 2009 WL1542795 (S.D. Ohio June 3, 2009).
  • Counsel for special committee of a board of a publicly-held utility investigating shareholder claims against the company’s directors and officers.

Government Contracts

  • Conducted internal investigation and successful resolution of contract fraud claims against a NASA prime contractor.
  • Conducted internal investigation into contract fraud claims against a military prime contractor.
  • Represented major Department of Energy cleanup contractor in multiple areas of federal procurement law.
  • Advise government prime and subcontractors on intellectual property and cost accounting matters.
  • Successfully defended prime contractor against multiple claims by subcontractors.