Representative Work

Business Litigation

  • Lead counsel for law firm defendants in class action alleging violations of Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) for use of public records
  • Represented plaintiffs' law firm in multi-year dispute over attorneys' fees from nationwide discrimination class action, including service as lead counsel in two AAA arbitrations
  • Defended software company in dispute over licensing fees and industry usage of contracting terms at federal trial and appellate levels
  • Represented international agriculture machinery manufacturer in Business Court dispute over financing agreements and transactional accounting practices
  • Counsel for start-up medical device company in technology ownership dispute with affiliated physician
  • Represented numerous North Carolina hospitals in government investigation of accounting and billing practices
  • Represented potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in connection with clean up of a New England landfill, and a PCB-contaminated site in North Carolina

Product Liability

  • Served as southeastern regional coordinating counsel for a medical device manufacturer, with direct responsibility for coordinating litigation activities in numerous states and mediation/settlement work in hundreds of cases
  • Defense of design, manufacture and use of specialized trucks to contain and transport hazardous substances in support of semiconductor facility
  • Defense of engineering design and project management for a municipal wastewater treatment facility
  • Represented hospital client in multiple litigations regarding contaminated products provided by a compounding pharmacy
  • Defended multiple litigations involving the design, manufacture and distribution of commercial roofing systems
  • Defense of catastrophic fire litigations involving chemical explosions and allegedly defective machinery
  • Coordinating counsel for defense of asbestos claims in North Carolina and Georgia for a major manufacturer of commercial roofing products

Land Use and Zoning

  • Represented solar farm developers in Superior Court appeals of permit denials by city and county entities
  • Represented bank and development interests in challenge to denial of development proposal as inconsistent with Planned Development District rules
  • Represented special use permit holder, at trial and on appeal, over issues related to restrictive covenants and municipal authority
  • Counsel for developer in Business Court dispute over obligations of an infrastructure development agreement.

Municipalities

  • Defense of county defendants, through summary judgment, on unlawful termination, whistleblower and tortious interference with contact claims
  • Defense of municipal ordinance setting minimum health and safety standards for rental housing units from federal and state constitutional challenges
  • Represent city in constitutional challenge by abortion opponents of ordinance regulating protest activities
  • Defense of county in dispute over approval process for extensive mixed-use development with complex zoning and environmental issues

Reported Decisions