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Our lawyers have vast experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and arbitration matters, including defense of class and representative actions, defense of unfair business practice cases, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, contract disputes, trade secret disputes, appellate work, professional liability defense, and international arbitration.

  • Prosecuted and successfully resolved a $100 million contract claim on behalf of a Spanish pharmaceutical company against a California supplier of blood plasma in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration venue in London, governed by California and Dutch law, in which the principal arbitrator sat in Britain’s House of Lords
  • Won permanent injunction against a trademark infringer and successfully moved to have infringer held in contempt of court for violating injunction. Henry Schein, Inc. v. Certified Business Supply, Inc., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. SACV03-1662 DOC
  • Won a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of the parent of a failed savings and loan association in an action against multiple federal regulators; due to its size, the settlement required the approval of the President of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury
  • Defended a French bank and related French governmental entities in multiple lawsuits relating to the rehabilitation of Executive Life Insurance Company in litigation spanning nearly a decade
  • Obtained highly favorable settlement in defense of antitrust and RICO action against major television studio, precipitated by summary judgment motion scheduled for hearing on day settlement was reached, which resulted in payment to studio in excess of $1 million
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a foreign sovereign in a commercial fraud case involving claimed damages in excess of $800 million
  • Represented a weight management company in AAA International Arbitration proceedings and in multiple injunction actions by franchisees throughout the United States and Canada alleging breaches of alleged rights to exclusive territories
  • Achieved multi-million dollar settlement in favor of claimants in accountant malpractice action involving highly complex tax issues, without necessity of commencing litigation
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought derivatively against a foreign sovereign in a lawsuit seeking nearly $100 million
  • Represented world’s third largest semiconductor company in multi-billion dollar antitrust case, including management of over 65 cases centralized in a U.S. district court MDL proceeding
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 company in a series of complex limited partnership disputes involving divestiture of hospital
  • Counseled a syndicate of lenders on potential litigation issues in connection with the issuance of $3 billion aggregate principal amount of 2003-04 Revenue Anticipation Notes (or RANs) by the State of California, which provided critical financing to the State
  • Represented auditor in actions arising from investor claims and regulatory matters before the SEC and other agencies
  • Successfully defended global audit, financial advisory, tax, and consulting leader in wrongful termination and retaliation case
  • As West Coast litigation counsel to Australia’s largest bank, litigated and advised the bank concerning securities and lender liability actions and other banking-related matters
  • Defended AT&T in four-week antitrust trial involving claims of alleged tying of telephone service and electric surge protection equipment by AT&T subsidiaries in 13 states
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a theft of trade secrets dispute relating to a second generation COX-2 inhibitor drug


For further information, please contact David R. Scheidemantle (; or Caroline A. H. Sayers (; or Joshua J. Pollack (