China

Representative Experience

  • International arbitration counsel for Chinese-owned business entities in complex international ownership, intellectual property and unfair competition dispute. Prepared for hearing under expedited scheduling procedure, and conducted week-long arbitration hearing under JAMS Arbitration Rules and Procedures, including preparation of direct and cross-examination of Chinese-language witnesses and principals.
  • Advised U.S. mining original equipment manufacturer on developing and securing China-originating supply chain for drilling products
  • Counseled U.S. medical device company on supply and quality agreements with Chinese components manufacturers
  • Represented leading developer of museum exhibitions on design-install and related agreements for exhibition in to-be-constructed development in Macau
  • Successfully represented leading medical device company in federal court litigation involving claims for breach of an international distribution agreement, fraud, tortious interference, libel, and violations of the Lanham Act, Georgia’s Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Georgia Trade Secrets Act, and Georgia’s RICO Act. Managed numerous complex electronic discovery issues, including: collection of over 2.3 terabytes of electronic data from approximately 150 custodians; review and categorization of responsive documents by over thirty contract attorneys; and related obligations imposed by court-appointed Discovery Special Master. Secured multi-million dollar settlement for client.
  • Successfully advised U.S. mining original equipment manufacturer on developing and securing China-originating supply chain for drilling products by enhancing company’s FCPA compliance program and policy.
  • Effectively structured Swedish multinational software company’s China operations.
  • Counseled American Breast Care LP, a worldwide manufacturer of post-mastectomy breast care products,  on the international protection of its intellectual property. The representation included the prosecution of applications to register trademarks in twelve foreign countries, as well as the creation and execution of monitoring and enforcement programs for the protection of intellectual property domestically and abroad.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for a consumer products company in its trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit against an international counterfeiter. Conducted an ex parte seizure of counterfeit goods stored at a warehouse with the assistance of U.S. Marshals.
  • Represented distributor of specialized medical device computer cables in sale to private equity fund.
  • Successfully counseled  U.S. telecommunications holding company on $300 million investment by China-based bank into company’s Mexico affiliate.