Extensive experience representing clients in a variety of industries in complex business and commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in mediation and in arbitration, on a local, regional and national basis.
Lead role as trial counsel and in management and case evaluation of complex commercial litigation filed in various jurisdictions for national companies, including class action and multi-jurisdiction litigation.
Successful defense in defeating class certification in nationwide consumer class action in federal court in Florida and in Eleventh Circuit appeal.
Complex non-monetary class settlement for defendant in nationwide consumer class action in federal court in California.
Defense of national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in various actions in Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and Georgia; and defense of General Partners in nonregistered, publicly held real estate limited partnerships in class actions in Georgia.
Representation of real estate developer in multi-party action with lender, FDIC and contractor in federal court in South Carolina.
Telecom contract dispute involving $250 million assets litigated in Georgia court and in mediation and in arbitration in Washington, DC, resulting in a successful trust arrangement settlement of all claims.
Enforcement of rights and remedies in disputes involving alleged fraud, misrepresentation and breach in major commercial matters and real estate matters.
Defense of officers and directors in shareholder disputes alleging breach of fiduciary duties and corporate governance.
Defense of issuers of securities in disputes involving alleged fraud and misrepresentation under federal and state laws.
Enforcement of franchiser's rights and remedies under franchise agreements, including quality standards, intangible property rights and Lanham Act violations.
Complex litigation involving class actions, expert witnesses, multiparty and multiclaim actions at both trial and appellate levels.
Service as court appointed mediator and as arbitrator for American Arbitration Association.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Corporate Law (2010-2014).
Selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2013).
Named a "Top Lawyer" by the Annual Guide To Commercial Litigation American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel (2011).
Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in business litigation (2004).
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1978-present
Practice Group Leader, Complex Litigation, 1993-2011
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1973-1977
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (commercial and securities arbitration)
· Bar-Media Conference (1990-1996)
· American Bar Foundation, (Fellow)
· Atlanta Bar Association, (Fellow)
· American Inn of Court, Master
· Lamar Inn of Court, Emory University Law School, Founding Master
· Atlanta Bar Association
· State Bar of Georgia
· American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Foundation.
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