Employment Litigation and Counseling
Defended county board of services in NJLAD case brought by employee alleging racial and sexual discrimination. Reached favorable settlement during trial.
Represented telecommunications company and CEO accused by employee of creating a hostile work environment. After extensive discovery, obtained $10,000 settlement notwithstanding plaintiff’s initial demand of $2 million.
Defended international bank in breach of contract action brought by former branch manager terminated for cause.
Successfully negotiated conciliation agreement with EEOC and putative plaintiffs after EEOC issued right to sue letter in sexual harassment case.
Defended healthcare finance company in Sarbanes-Oxley action brought by former employee.
Represented aviation company in arbitration against former CEO.
Represented shipping company in suit alleging former employees wrongfully disclosed trade secrets and tortiously interfered with business relations.
Advised companies regarding enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Conducted investigations of clients’ current and former employees and counseled clients regarding termination of employees.
Drafted and updated clients' employee handbooks.
Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Class Actions
Represented City of New York and its contractors in thousands of toxic tort claims arising from first-responders’ cleanup of the World Trade Center disaster site.
Represented oil company in MTBE litigations in multiple jurisdictions.
Represented valve and automobile brake manufacturers in asbestos litigations.
Represented manufacturer of washing machine hoses in products liability litigation.
Represented medical device manufacturer in knee replacement litigation.
Represented PRP in NJ Spill Act contribution action.
Represented manufacturer of automobile-purchase-order forms in NJ Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (TCCWNA) case.
Represented independent provider of maintenance services for telephone equipment in a multi-year litigation, culminating in a six-month trial in which jury found defendant liable for Sherman Act violations and awarded client $20 million (automatically trebled to $60 million). Case was first single product aftermarket antitrust claim to be tried to successful verdict since plaintiffs in Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services tried their case to verdict after U.S. Supreme Court first recognized this type of claim in 1992.