United States v. Joseph Hirko
Represented a former Enron executive in criminal and civil litigation
alleging conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, insider trading, and money
laundering. After a three-month federal criminal trial in Houston, the client
was not convicted on any of the 27 counts with which he was charged.
United States v. Mehrdad Yasrebi
Represented the founder of
a charity in connection with allegations of sending millions of dollars to Iran
in violation of OFAC regulations. After several years of negotiation, reduced
the charges to a single count. At a
lengthy contested sentencing hearing, the government argued strenuously for a
30-month term of imprisonment. As the Oregonian
reported in a lead editorial the next day, we prevailed, and the client did not
spend even a day in prison.
State of Oregon vs. Hood River Juice Co.
an individual and his company in one of the flagship felony prosecutions in the
Oregon Attorney General’s aggressive regime of environmental criminal
enforcement. After extensive litigation, including a five-day evidentiary
hearing over the admissibility of the State’s scientific evidence, the State
eventually dropped all 36 felony charges in exchange for a misdemeanor plea
involving no jail time.
FleetBoston Financial Corp. v. Advanta Corp.
Represented a major
financial institution suing another financial institution in a Delaware case arising
out of a sale of a consumer credit card company. Won summary judgment in
an amount in excess of $90 million and a verdict after a multi-week trial for
an additional amount exceeding $25 million.