Representative Experience

  • Structured international and tax matters in Latin America for a major Swiss-owned consumer electronics manufacturer, based in Silicon Valley, with operations throughout the world.
  • Counseled on international and tax structuring for a Silicon Valley-based games manufacturer.
  • Negotiated virtually all mobile download deals with Latin American wireless carriers, many of them owned by America Movil, with most of the deals being conducted entirely in Spanish
  • Pursued breach of contract and tort lawsuits on behalf of a large international entertainment company against a large domestic motion picture distributor for irregularities in royalty payments.
  • Successfully defended a $20 million lawsuit brought by a major celebrity against a large international entertainment company alleging misuse of the celebrity's image, breach of contract and violation of the celebrity's privacy rights.
  • Directed efforts successfully against motion picture pirates in Taiwan both civilly and criminally on behalf of a major international entertainment company.
  • Successfully arbitrated a breach of contract case on behalf of a European motion picture distributor against a Southern California motion picture production company for rescission of distribution contracts and for damages.
  • Successfully pursued breach of license contract claims for a major German entertainment company arising out of a planned pay classical music radio station in Europe.
  • Successfully arbitrated a large case involving breach of a licensing agreement for a large international pharmaceuticals corporation against another large pharmaceuticals corporation. A substantial eight-figure verdict resulted and the damages were paid in full, with interest.
  • Successfully pursued an arbitration against a European motion picture distributor for breach of a distribution agreement.
  • Defended a large international entertainment company against a lawsuit alleging that it had stolen the plaintiff's script and used it to make a hit movie based on the script.
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended lawsuits in trial and appellate courts on behalf of a large Chinese bank involving breaches of loan agreements, resulting in a substantial eight-figure judgment in favor of the client.
  • Defended Taiwanese computer manufacturer against a breach of royalty contract suit and achieved a favorable outcome.
  • Defended a large Indonesian conglomerate in $20 million action alleging breach of contracts to establish joint ventures in China.
  • Advised major international entertainment companies on all litigation-related aspects of business in Southern California.
  • Assisted local companies in domestic and overseas litigation Germany and China.