Larry is a member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services team, with more than 26 years of complex, commercial litigation experience. His trial practice focuses on significant business litigation cases in the fields of banking and finance, securities, education, consumer fraud, insurance and insolvency, including class action lawsuits, securities fraud actions and business tort claims. Larry has a particular emphasis in the area of noncompete/trade secrets and regularly counsels both employers and employees on these issues, employee fiduciary duties, and other issues related to employee competition. He has extensive experience in court and jury trials, arbitrations, evidentiary hearings such as preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order hearings, and mediations.
Among Larry's noteworthy cases are:
•Defending a major insurance company in a $150 million claim brought by a public utility company relating to alleged misadministration and deceptive trade practices relating to corporate-owned life insurance.
•Representing officers and shareholders of a closely held company in a $65 million fraudulent conveyance action brought by a bankruptcy trustee in the aftermath of a leveraged buyout gone bad. Obtained dismissals or favorable settlement for all clients.
•Advising investors in a $180 million securities class action lawsuit against a broker/dealer and issuer of an annuity-wrapped hedge fund offering. Obtained class certification and favorable settlements.
•Securing summary judgment on all claims involving a Global 50 insurance company in defending a $20 million claim brought by a broker/producer who was terminated and had his license revoked.
In addition, Larry has counseled international and national high technology companies in disputes regarding software, operating systems and Internet registration; represented clients in copyright, trademark and patent cases; and advocated for employers and employees in fraud, tortious interference, noncompete and trade secret cases, as well as multiple class action matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Larry has also defended legal malpractice and sanctions actions against national law firms and defended international disputes involving parties from France, China, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, Great Britain and Mexico.
Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, 2012-2015
•Colorado Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2009-2014
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent since 2000
•Defended a major insurance company in a $150 million claim brought by a public utility company relating to alleged misadministration and deceptive trade practices. This involved the sale of corporate-owned life insurance to the utility company for thousands of employees.
•Represented officers and shareholders of a closely held company in a $65 million fraudulent conveyance action brought by a bankruptcy trustee in the aftermath of a leveraged buyout gone bad. Obtained dismissals of all but one client and a favorable settlement on behalf of the client that was not dismissed.
•Represented a directors and officers (D&O) insurance carrier in a bad faith claim for millions of dollars arising out of a settlement of a securities class action case involving an initial public offering. This was settled with client receiving money on counterclaims.
•Secured class certification and favorable settlements for investors in a $180 million securities class action lawsuit against a broker dealer and issuer of an annuity-wrapped hedge fund offering. All motions to dismiss and attempts to decertify the class were defeated.
•Obtained summary judgment on all claims for a major insurance company in a $20 million claim brought by a broker/producer who was terminated and had his license revoked.
•Represented Securities Investor Protection Corp. (SIPC) trustee in the assertion of claims arising out of the liquidation of a broker/dealer. Claims resulted in multimillion-dollar judgments.
•Obtained favorable settlement for a private equity group in a malpractice claim relating to the setup of an Internet asset trading platform.
•Represented another private equity group in pursuing claims and defending counterclaims relating to recovery on an asset purchase.
•Obtained favorable settlement for a regional bank in a collection action involving representation of a receiver in pursuing debtor and transferees.
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Seminar Denver, CO
3.01.05 Invoking the Attorney-Client Privilege Against Former Officers & Directors, The Colorado Lawyer
11.01.04 Rule 103(a) and Harmless Error, The Colorado Lawyer
2.01.04 Rule 403: The Balancing Test, The Colorado Lawyer
7.01.03 Admissibility of 'Other Acts' Evidence under C.R.E. 404(b), The Colorado Lawyer
10.01.99 Book Review: How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors, The Colorado Lawyer
9.01.99 Prior Consistent Statements: Rule 801(d)(1)(B) and Beyond, The Colorado Lawyer
1.01.98 Rule 301 - Overcoming Presumptions, The Colorado Lawyer
7.01.96 Rule 106 and the Doctrine of Completeness, The Colorado Lawyer
1.01.96 Rule 36, Colorado Civil Procedure Forms & Commentary
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