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Antitrust

 

In Re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court Northern District Of California, San Francisco Division. Master File No. CV-07-5944-SC MDL No. 1917.

Retained by defendant Samsung SDI.

 

In Re: Cigarette Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.  MDL docket No. 1342, Civil Action No: 1:00-CV-0447-JOF.

Retained by defendants.

 

In the Arbitration of Cisco Systems, Inc. and Alcatel S.A. and affiliates.

Alleged exclusivity and tying. Retained by defendant Cisco.

 

In Re: DRAM Antitrust Litigation.  Department of Justice criminal investigation.

Retained by defendant Samsung Electronics.

 

DRAM Claims Liquidation Trust, By its Trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., et. al. and Edge Electronics, Inc., v. Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., et. al.  United States District Court Northern District Of California.  Case Nos. C 07-1381 PJH and C 07-01207 PJH.

Retained by defendant Samsung Electronics.

 

In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court Northern District Of California, San Francisco Division. Master File No. CV-07-5944-SC MDL No. 1917.

Retained by defendant Samsung.

 

AT&T / T-Mobile (proposed) Merger.

Retained by plaintiff DOJ.

 

Mergers in food products industries.

Retained by merging parties.

 

Mergers in entertainment industries.

Retained by merging parties.

 

Mergers in semiconductor manufacturing.

Retained by merging parties.

 

Alleged exclusive dealing, monopolization, and predatory pricing in microprocessors.

Retained by defendant.

 

Alleged price fixing in disk drives.

Retained by defendant.

 

In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”) Products Liability Litigation.  United States District Court, Southern District of New York.  Master File No. 1:00 -1898 MDL 1358 (SAS) M21-88.

Retained by defendants.

 

Information Resources, Inc. v. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, A.C. Nielsen Co. and IMS International, Inc.  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 05-0564.

Retained by defendant A.C. Nielsen.

 

Erinmedia, LLC, v. Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Defendant.  United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  Civil Action 8:05-CV-01123-SCB-EAJ.

Retained by defendant Nielsen.

 

Visx, Inc. v. Nidek Co., Ltd.  United States District Court Northern District Of California.  Consolidated Nos. C98-04842, C99-1528 CRB.

Retained by patent defendant and antitrust plaintiff Nidek.

 

Alleged price fixing in specialty metals.

Retained by defendant manufacturer.

 

Alleged price fixing in tourist services.

Retained by defendant seller.

 

Alleged price discrimination in retail sales.

Retained by defendant sellers.

 

Alleged price discrimination, unfair competition, and monopolization in electronics distribution.

Retained by defendant sellers.

 

In re: Nylon Carpet Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court, N.D. Georgia. Case No. 4:98-cv-00267. Retained by defendant Shaw Industries.

 

In re: Polypropylene Carpet Antitrust Litigation.   United States District Court, N.D. Georgia. Rome Division.  No. MDL 1075.

Retained by defendant Shaw Industries.

 

Rambus Inc., v. Micron Technology, Inc., et al.  Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco. Case No. 04-431105.

Retained by defendant Samsung Electronics.

 

Republic Tobacco, L.P., v. North Atlantic Trading Company, Inc., et al. United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division.  Case No. 98 C 4011.

Retained by defamation plaintiff and antitrust defendant Republic Tobacco.

 

In Re: Tableware Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court Northern District of California.  Master File No. C-04-3514-VRW.

Retained by defendant Federated.

 

United States of America v. Philip Morris Inc., et al.  United States District Court, District of Columbia.  Case No. 99-CV-2496 (GK).

Retained by defendant tobacco companies.

 

Owens Corning v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.  Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Mississippi, Case No. 96-0065.

Retained by defendant tobacco companies.

 

Deloach v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc.  United States District Court, District of Columbia.  No. Civ.A. 00-294(GK).

Retained by defendant tobacco companies.

 

Leslie Whitely, et al. v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings.  Superior Court, San Francisco County, California. Case No. 303184.

Retained by defendant Philip Morris.

 

Fredric Reller, vs. Philip Morris Inc., et al. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. Case No. BC 261796.

Retained by defendant Philip Morris.

 

Lawrence Lucier and Laurie Lucier v. Philip Morris, Incorporated, et al.  In The Superior Court of the State Of California, County of San Francisco.

Retained by defendant Philip Morris.

 

In Re Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litigation.  United States District Court Northern District Of California, Oakland Division.  Master File No. M:07-cv-01819-CW, MDL No. 1819.

Retained by defendant Samsung Electronics.

 

Buddy Lynn, et al. v. Amoco Oil Company, et al. United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division.  Civil action no. 96-T-940-N, 2:96cv940-MHT.

Retained by defendant Amoco.

 

 

Intellectual Property

 

Asyst Technologies, Inc., v. Empak, Inc., Emtrak Inc., Jenoptik AG, Jenoptik Inf Ab, Inc., and Meissner+ Wurst GmbH.  United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  No. 98-20451 JF.

Retained by defendant and counterclaimant Jenoptik.

 

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Sa, and Deka Products Limited Partnership, v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care North America, and Fresenius Usa, Inc.  United States District Court Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Retained by defendant Fresenius.

 

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., and Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter International Inc. United States District Court Northern District of California, Oakland Division.

Retained by plaintiff and counter defendant Fresenius.

 

GlaxoSmithKline LLC, v. Genentech, Inc.  In The United States District Court For The District Of Delaware. Civil Action No. 10-799-GMS.

Retained by defendant Genentech.

 

In re Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms For Ephemeral Recording And Digital Performance Of Sound Recordings (WEB IV).   United States Copyright Royalty Judges, Library of Congress Washington, D.C. Docket No. 14-CRB-0001-WR (2016-2020).

Retained by proposer SoundExchange.

 

MedImmune LLC, v. PDL Biopharma, Inc., et al.  United States District Court Northern District of California, Oakland Division.  Case No. 04-431105.

Retained by plaintiff and counterdefendant MedImmune.

 

Mallinckrodt Inc. and Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Inc. v. Masimo Corporation, et al.  United States District Court Northern District of California, San Jose Division. CASE No. CV-00-6506 MRP (AJWx).

Retained by plaintiff and counterdefendant Nellcor.

 

Morrison Entertainment Group v. Nintendo of America. United States District Court Northern District of California, Los Angeles Division.

Retained by trademark defendant Nintendo.

 

Net2phone, Inc. V. eBay, Inc., Skype Technologies Sa Skype, Inc., et al.  United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Case No. 06-2469-KSH-PS.

Retained by patent defendant eBay (owner of Skype).

 

Omax Corporation v. Flow International Corporation.  United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle.  Case No. C 04-2334.

Retained by defendant and counterclaimant Flow.

 

Various semiconductor matters related to SEP and FRAND.  For: a major semiconductor manufacturer; a major handset maker; and, major SEP holders.

 

Alleged trademark infringement in professional sports.  Retained by trademark holder.

 

Xerox v. Hewlett-Packard.  United States District Court, Western District of New York.

Retained by patent defendant Hewlett-Packard.

 

 

Contract and Commercial Damages

 

Deutsche Bank, AG v. Bank of America, N.A.  United States District Court Southern District of New York, Civil Action No. 09-CV-9784 (RWS) ECF Case.

Retained by plaintiff Deutsche Bank.

 

MedImmune LLC, v. PDL Biopharma, Inc., et al.  United States District Court Northern District of California, Oakland Division. Case No. CV 08 5590 JF.

Retained by plaintiff and counterdefendant MedImmune.

 

 

Products Liability and Punitive Damages

 

In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”) Products Liability Litigation.  United States District Court, Southern District of New York.  Master File No. 1:00 -1898 MDL 1358 (SAS) M21-88.

For defendant major oil companies.

 

Howard v. Ford Motor Co.  Alameda County Superior Court.  Case No. 763785-2.  For defendant Ford.

 

Orthotec, LLC v. Reo Spineline, LLC.  United States District Court, C.D. California.  No. CV 03-8346 DSF JTLX.

For defendant Thekan Spine.

 

Bullock v. Philip Morris.  California Court of Appeal, Second District, Case No. B222596.

For defendant appellant Philip Morris.

 

Defective products.

Class certification and damages for defendant major pharmaceutical manufacturer; building materials manufacturers; automobile manufacturer.

 

Professional liability.

Analysis of damages and punitive damages for alleged professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, for defendant law firm.

 

Veil-piercing analysis.

Analysis for owners of acquired entities with potential liabilities in excess of the entities’ own capitalizations.

 

Competitive Strategy

 

Joint ventures in high-tech and other industries.

Retained by joint venture partners.

 

Pricing and competitive/corporate positioning.

Retained by various entities.

 

Competitive acquisitions.

Retained by acquiring parties.

 

Corporate strategy formulation in “network” industries.

Retained by various entities.

 

IP commercialization.

Retained by IP holders.