Lead trial counsel in defense of #MeToo-related online defamation claims. Pending, Archer Love v. Cichirillo et. al. Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 19STCV25240.
Lead trial counsel in defense of structural engineer for bodily injury claims arising from collapse of MRI shielding vault in a hospital, Thomas Benson v. Millie and Severson et al. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC638719
Lead trial counsel in defense of trademark infringement and trademark dilution claims and prosecution of counter-claims: (Trademark Infringement, Federal False Designation of Origin, and Cancellation of a Federal Trademark). Mike Sarieddine v. Alien Visions E-Juice, et. al, Central District of California, 2:18-cv-3658-PA-MAA
Lead trial counsel in defense of #MeToo-related online defamation claims alleged by former Crispin Porter Bogusky Chief Creative Officer. Pending, Ralph M Watson v. NY DOE 1, SDNY Case No. 1:19-cv-00533-JGK
Lead trial counsel in defense of trade secret and patent claims of DNA-based customized pathogen testing for the cannabis industry in Genomics USA v. PathogenDx, Arizona Dist. Case No. 18-CV-521.
Lead trial counsel in defense of online defamation claims against anonymous Instagram account "dietmadisonave" pending, Ralph M Watson v. Diet Madison Avenue. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC707278. News coverage in Adweek.
Lead trial counsel in defense of various claims against the State Bar of Arizona, pending, Jeffrey D. Moffatt v. State Bar of Arizona et al. Central District of California, Case No. 2:17-cv-06029-VBF-DFM. Notice of disbarment here.
Co-counsel in defense of trade secret and unfair competition claims over NASA contracts. MDA US Systems v. Motiv Space Systems et al, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC590784
Lead trial counsel in prosecution of claims products-liability against manufacture of exhaust fan and spring-wound timer mechanism, two week jury trial, JMT Inc. v. Intermatic Inc. et al, Central District of California, Case No. 2:15-cv-08603-BRO-JC
Prosecution of engineering client’s claims of copyright infringement, breach of contract and theft of trade secrets against competing engineering firm. Central District of California, Englekirk and Sabol Consulting Structural Engineers Inc et al v. Saiful/Bouquet Consulting Structural Engineers Inc et al, Case No. 2:06-cv-04608-AHM-CW
Co-counsel in two month trial in defense of breach of invention assignment agreement of Aerovironment v. Gabriel Torres et al, Ventura Superior Court, Case No. 56-2015-00465460 CU-BC-VTA
Lead trial counsel in defense and dismissal of trade secret and unfair competition claims over underground testing technology used in gas, oil, and electric power industry, W.E.C.S. Electric Supply, Inc v Infrasource Underground Construction Inc, Riverside Superior Court, Case No. 1203923
Defense of trademark infringement and trademark dilution claims in design dispute, Adidas v. Athletic Propulsion Labs, Oregon District Court Case No. 8:16-cv-02038-AG-KES
Defense of copyright infringement litigation for design of hospital operating rooms, dismissed on summary judgment on invalidity grounds, John D Thomson v. HMC Group et al, Central District of California, Case No. 2:13-cv-03273-DMG-VBK
Defense of claims of misappropriation of trade secrets by former employees of electrical contractor, Orange County Superior Court affirmed on appeal. SASCO v. Rosendin Electric, Inc., 207 Cal.App.4th 837 (2012), the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s order awarding the defendants almost $485,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.
Defense of racketeering and conspiracy claims against officers of manufacturing facility. Global Food Innovations, Inc. v. Western Property Management, LLC et al., Central District of California, Case No. 2:15-cv-00881-FMO-AGR
Led comprehensive counseling in areas implicated by data security breaches and cyber incidents: (1) privacy and regulatory response (including SEC compliance), (2) government and internal investigations and (3) remediation and litigation.
Lead trial counsel in defense of trade dress claims in GI Sportz Inc. v. APX Gear LLC, Central District of California, Case No. 8:16-cv-02038-AG-KES
Data breach response for Danish client in multiple jurisdictions, foreign and domestic.
Data breach response for American I.T. consulting company in multiple jurisdictions, foreign and domestic.
Defense and dismissal of legal malpractice claims against client lawyers and law firm, in a “settle and sue” claim, dismissed on motion for summary judgment, upheld on appeal, Shaoxing City Maolong et al. v. Landsberg & Associates et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, California Court of Appeal - 2nd District (B257823)
Prosecution of contract claims against industrial robot manufacturer. Golden State Foods Corp v. Columbia/Okura LLC et al, American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles.
Defense of copyright claims for use of sound recordings in promotional videos by Arista Music, Atlantic, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment US Latin, LLC, UMG Recordings, Inc., Warner Bros. Records, Inc. Warner Music Group, Corp. Warner Music Latina, Inc., and Zomba Recording LLC in multi district litigation. UMG Recordings, Inc. et al v. Naruss Mahakkapong, et al, Central District of California and Middle District of Florida. 2:14-cv-07229-DMG-JEM
As recounted in the 2018 New York Times BestSeller, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World, lead attorney in defense and settlement of litigation against non-profit charity: water for breach of contract and fraud claims over provision of drinking water in Kenya, Brighton Collectibles Inc v. Charity Global Inc et al, Central District of California, Case No. 2:11-cv-09868-GHK-JC
Defense of UK client for breach of supply contract for plasma-derived medicines, American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles.