Represented Canadian franchisor of "Booster Juice" fruit smoothie shops in the defense of multiple U.S. arbitrations, including two complex arbitrations that both required several weeks of hearings. After the hearings, the franchisor was fully vindicated against all claims and obtained awards of attorneys fees.
Represented premium jean maker Citizens of Humanity in a successful two week trial, obtaining a jury verdict of more than $11.3 million against Japanese distributors for breach of contract, trademark infringement, and fraud.
Represented subsidiaries and affiliates of Realogy Corp. including Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, ERA Franchise Systems, LLC and Century 21 Real Estate, LLC in numerous actions, including defense of consumer class actions alleging unfair business practices and violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Represented the Marciano brothers, the founders of Guess?, Inc., in worldwide litigation against the owners of Jordache jeans. This representation included two jury trials totaling seven months, as well as ancillary litigation in numerous jurisdictions, including California (state and federal), New York, Delaware, and Hong Kong.
Insurance Bad Faith
Represented an individual in prosecuting a claim for insurance bad faith against Fireman's Fund involving a Roy Lichtenstein painting damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, culminating with a two month jury trial and jury verdict in favor of our client for $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.