Charles Schwab & Co.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc.
Lead trial counsel for DreamWorks Animation SKG in the E.D. Texas in defending claims of copyright infringement arising from the animated motion picture “Megamind.”
Defended Morgan Stanley in multiple lawsuits arising from its role as sell-side investment banker in connection with the $22 billion leverage buyout of Archstone-Smith, previously a public traded multi-family UPREIT.
Represented Charles Schwab & Co. in connection with claims arising from its YieldPlus bond fund.
Currently defending Snapchat, Inc. and its founders in an action brought claiming an alleged partner was excluded from the company.
Represented an Elliot Management fund in connection with execution proceedings under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in an action seeking to levy on an Argentine satellite brought into California for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Represented Colony Capital in connection with litigation over the foreclosure on the Las Vegas Hilton.
Obtained a $46 million jury verdict on a counterclaim against PBS following a month-long trial in federal court on behalf of former Monkee Michael Nesmith. Verdict included over $30 million in punitive damages.
Obtained a $10 million jury verdict, including $7 million in punitive damages, against
Los Angeles radio personality Rick Dees and others based on claims of breach of fiduciary duties arising from a partnership dispute.
Obtained a $4.5 million unanimous jury verdict, including punitive damages, in a commercial real estate dispute.
Obtained a jury verdict for over $2 million with a 12/0 finding by the jury that Coopers & Lybrand had acted with malice, oppression or fraud. Case settled confidentially on the morning of the punitive damage phase of trial.
Obtained a $1.2 million jury verdict against the City of Los Angeles in a design defect claim.
Obtained an $8 million settlement during the second week of a jury trial against the LAMTA.
Obtained a $3.4 million dollar settlement during the second week of a jury trial against Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman for legal malpractice arising out of a motion picture financing transaction.
Obtained a preliminary injunction based on a claim of copyright infringement against America Online enjoining the manufacturing and distribution of AOL's then-current version of the AOL client software for Windows.
Obtained a preliminary injunction based on claims of trademark and trade dress infringement for a major cosmetics distributor.
Obtained a preliminary injunction based on a claim of patent infringement brought against one of the leading manufacturers of sporting goods equipment.
Defended Oracle USA in a complex computer software copyright infringement action in the Northern District of Alabama.
Represented TOUSA, Inc. in litigation in New York and Florida concerning completion and carve-out guaranties provided in connection with a $675 million structured financing.
Gradstein, Luskin & Van Dalsem:
Shareholder/Partner, 1988-2005 (Shareholder since 1991)
Greenberg & Associates:
Los Angeles County Superior Court: