Representing putative class of Oregon investors who purchased securities issued by American Equities, Inc. in claims against third parties who aided securities violations resulting in more than $17 million of losses, Anderson et al. v. Davis Wright Tremaine et al. Case No 20CV09418 (Mult. County Cir. Ct.), Case 3:20-cv-01194-AC (D. Or.)
Representing 35 investors seeking receivership to replace general partner mismanaging limited partnership’s remaining real estate asset; legal strategy resulted in negotiation of alternative to receivership designed to return capital to investors, Banks et al. v. Master et al. Case No. 19CV49112 (Mult. County Cir. Ct.)
Obtained favorable settlement for Portland creative design firm against New York start-up in breach of contract dispute
Successfully defended business owner from multimillion dollar unjust enrichment claims brought by Oregon Department of Justice and related insurance coverage claims brought by business’s insurer; all claims dismissed after settlement. Department of Justice v. BacGen et al Case No. 16CV28490 (Marion County Cir. Ct.); Colony Insurance Co. v. BacGen et al Case No. 2:18-cv-01085 (W.D. Wash.).
Represented over 140 investors who lost more than $40 million in a Ponzi-like scheme managed by Aequitas Capital Management by pursuing claims in state court, private arbitration, and FINRA arbitration against various third party defendants, including an international law firm, a Big 4 accounting firm, a retail brokerage, a national valuation firm, and a Colorado bank; achieved favorable settlements with multiple defendant groups and receiver. Pommier et al. v. Deloitte & Touche et al. Case No. 16CV36439 (Mult. County Cir. Ct.)
Negotiated favorable, pre-filing resolution of family dispute involving a surviving parent’s breach of trust duties owed to the decedent parent’s trust that was to benefit the children
Co-wrote amicus brief filed in the Oregon Supreme Court on behalf of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force which succeeded in obtaining reversal of MAB v. Buell, 296 Or App 380 (2019)
Obtained significant settlement for an Oregon health insurance plan with a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim against its reinsurer by proactively pursuing pre-discovery mediation that avoided typical litigation costs
Protected ability of numerous departing employees to continue with their business endeavors by resolving their former employer’s claims of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, piracy and other similar claims that totaled over $20 million
Protected right of literary press to sell poetry books by amicably resolving allegations of trademark infringement and right of publicity allegations
Successfully defeated multimillion claim for damages brought by franchised waste hauler against residential doorstop trash collector by prevailing on cross-motion for summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, Pride Disposal Co. v. Valet Waste, LLC, 298 Or App 751 (2019)
Obtained favorable settlement for forest products company in arbitration against tree farm and log supplier for breach of supply agreement
Obtained favorable settlement for real estate purchasers against seller and realtor for failure to disclose a geotech report identifying material defects in property
After defeating a motion for a temporary restraining order, helped obtain favorable settlement for co-founders and officers of healthcare delivery system, in litigation brought by a minority shareholder seeking appointment of a receiver, Endeavour Capital Fund VI, L.P. et al v. Zoom Management, Inc. et al Case No. 17CV4195 (Mult. County Cir. Ct.)
Represented transportation network company in successful challenge to public records disclosure of trade secret data, obtaining declaratory and injunctive relief in consolidated hearing on the merits, Lyft, Inc. v. City of Portland Case No. 16CV32174 (Mult. County Cir. Ct.)
Represented over two hundred shareholders of private healthcare plan in class action challenge to a state agency’s planned disclosure of corporate records containing personal financial information of shareholders, Coplin, et al. v. Department of Justice, et al. Case No. 15CV19184 (Marion County Cir. Ct.)
Represented shareholder in opt-out securities fraud and insider-trading claims against biopharmaceutical company, corporate directors and officers, and promoters of the biopharmaceutical company, resulting in out-of-court settlement, Riley v. Galena Biopharma, Inc. et al. Case 3:15-cv-01748-AC (D. Or.)
Represented Portland home remodeling company in litigation and administrative action against contractor, resulting in out of court settlement.
Represented software company in copyright and trade secrets litigation against competitor, resulting in out-of-court settlement.
Wrote briefs on behalf of grass seed purchaser in appeal to Oregon Supreme Court on issue of measure of damages and attorney fees due for breach of contract, Peace River Seed Co-op v. Proseeds Marketing, 355 Or 44 (2014)
Represented water district in election challenge brought by candidate in Clackamas County, resulting in bench verdict in favor of water district.
Wrote briefs to Oregon Supreme Court on behalf of county in successful appeal of trial court’s ruling regarding a contractual obligation to provide health insurance benefits to employees, James v. Clackamas County, 353 Or 431 (2013)