experience

Trial Experience

  • General contractor - lead counsel for successful claims for defamation and breach of contract in Virginia state court
  • Former retail CEO - lead counsel for successful federal trial defense in breach of contract case involving real estate transaction in Pennsylvania federal court
  • Clinical laboratory executive - successful federal trial defense in criminal trial involving accusations of illegal Medicare kickbacks, resulting in complete acquittal of client in Oklahoma federal court
  • Coal mining company and executive - successful federal trial defense against claims under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act in Alabama federal court
  • Representation of client in complex federal criminal sentencing hearing involving expert medical testimony
  • Financial services regulator - successful defense of indemnification and advancement claims by former chairman of stock exchange in bench trial in Delaware state court
  • Pro bono client - representation of defendant in death penalty resentencing trial in Mississippi state court
  • Pro bono client - representation of defendant in attempted murder trial in Maryland state court
  • Pro bono client - representation of homeowner in default trial regarding faulty construction in D.C. Superior Court

Representative White Collar Criminal Matters

  • Former general counsel of construction company - representation in grand jury investigation related to government contracts
  • Fortune-500 information technology company - representation in grand jury investigation into criminal antitrust violations, including bid rigging
  • Government employee - representation in federal agency’s Office of Inspector General investigation related to sole-source contract
  • Corporate executive - representation in grand jury investigation into criminal antitrust violations, including price fixing
  • Former lobbyist - representation in grand jury investigation related to public corruption
  • Government employee - representation in grand jury investigation for RICO and obstruction of justice
  • Campaign executive - representation in grand jury investigation related to public corruption
  • Internet start-up company - representation in state securities fraud investigation
  • Insurance company executive – representation in SEC investigation into marketing program

Representative Civil Litigation Experience

  • Fortune-500 insurance company - defense of common-law fraud and RICO claims regarding disclosure practices in class action lawsuit in Connecticut federal court
  • Fortune 500 insurance company - defense of tortious interference of contract and civil conspiracy claims in Virginia state court
  • Coal company - representation of client in defamation case in Alabama federal court
  • Government-sponsored enterprise - internal investigation into accounting issues associated with a multi-billion dollar financial restatement
  • Representation of several clients in disputes involving non-compete and other employment agreement issues
  • Foreign government officials - successful defense resulting in complete dismissal of civil suits alleging provision of financing for the September 11th attacks under Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and Anti-Terrorism Act in New York federal court
  • Property insurance broker - successful defense of insurance broker resulting in complete summary judgment in favor of client on civil fraud and conspiracy claims in New Jersey state court and New York federal court
  • Electric generation company - defense of claims in citizen suit under Clean Air Act in Oregon federal court
  • Fortune-500 professional services company - successful defense of claims under Alien Tort Statute and civil RICO in Texas federal court

Appellate Experience

  • Representation of several criminal defendants in appeals to D.C. Court of Appeals, including on such issues as improper expert testimony and challenges to execution of search warrant
  • Successfully argued appeal of former retail CEO in breach of contract case before the Fourth Circuit
  • Represented small business owner in challenge to federal regulation in the D.C. Circuit
  • Successfully represented foreign government officials in MDL case before the Second Circuit
  • Drafted successful opposition to petition for certiorari for foreign government officials before the United States Supreme Court
  • Successfully represented private coal company as respondent in Alien Tort Statute case before the Eleventh Circuit
  • Successfully represented pro bono client in tax sale property case before the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Successfully represented pro bono client in landlord-tenant dispute before the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Successfully represented financial services regulator before Delaware Supreme Court