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·       Defended bank against numerous lender liability claims relating to financing of investments in failed oil and gas limited partnerships (co-counsel with Maryland firm).


·       Defended client against shareholder claims arising out of role as outside counsel to failed savings and loan.


·       Represented Dutch trading firm in a variety of investigations, litigation, and trade association arbitrations involving commodities contracts, including U.S. and foreign customs matters, cargo insurance disputes, and disputes between buyers and sellers regarding performance and quality issues.  Relied on by client to engage, manage and work with U.S. and foreign counsel.


·       Represented major U.S. home products company in California litigation with Philippine joint venturer over breach of licensing agreements relating to client’s proprietary technology.

·       Represented contractors (general, subs, underground utilities, grading, ship repair) in a variety of government contracting matters and numerous construction contract disputes.

·       Represented owner in significant disputes with contractors arising out of large industrial modernization project.  Five month arbitration.


·       Defended professional firm against claims relating to negotiation and documentation of real estate development loan.  Defense verdict.

·       Defended Canadian corporation sued for alleged negligent construction of world’s largest earth fill dam.  Defense verdict.

·       Insurance coverage and recovery matters

·       Maritime matters



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