Litigation
  • For major investment bank, won full defense verdict following two-month jury trial in which the plaintiff, a highly-paid Senior Vice-President and institutional salesperson, alleged her termination was discriminatory
  • Won full defense verdict for satellite manufacturer following two-week jury trial in which the plaintiff, a Chinese-American senior manager, alleged he was discriminated against on the basis of his age and race when he was terminated
  • For major defense contractor, obtained judgment of non-suit after two weeks of trial in suit brought by five former employees who alleged they were wrongfully terminated for time-card fraud and defamed by their former employer
  • Won verdict of over $3 million for executive on claims for breach of employment contract and quantum meruit
  • Won arbitration (including award of 100% of the client’s costs and attorneys’ fees) on behalf of motion picture post-production company in dispute with former officer over his membership interest in company
  • For commercial security company and its CEO, successfully tried six-week jury trial in case alleging wrongful retaliatory termination, fraud, and breach of contract
  • For executive management company, won defense verdict following trial of indemnity claims by former employee
  • Obtained injunction and judgment in trade-secret/computer-espionage case for major retail brokerage
  • For major public storage company, obtained order dismissing with prejudice multi-million-dollar shareholder derivative action, and obtained 9th Circuit affirmance of order
  • For major real estate-investment company, obtained full dismissal of action filed by residential owners association concerning large mixed commercial/residential property
  • Obtained summary judgment for multinational technology and consulting corporation in numerous discrimination, retaliation, harassment and fraud suits
  • Obtained summary judgment for major health-care provider in retaliation case in which plaintiff, a physician, alleged she was terminated in retaliation for voicing concerns regarding billing practices she claimed violated California workers’ compensation law
  • Successfully defended hedge fund against claims it violated the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) in its treatment of a highly paid manager who had served in Iraq
  • For commercial security company and its CEO, successfully tried six-week jury trial in case alleging wrongful retaliatory termination, fraud, and breach of contract
  • For trustee of ESOP for major commercial security company, obtained summary judgment on claim for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented multi-national technology company in trade secret, unfair competition litigation
  • Represented residential solar company against trade-secret/employee-raiding claims by principal competitor
  • Represented internet technology company and its CEO defending against claims of fraud and breach of contract related to client’s purchase of technology company
  • Represented venture capitalist in lawsuit alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Represented officers and directors of major technology companies in federal and state shareholder derivative actions in Delaware and California and securities fraud class actions concerning alleged stock option-backdating practices
  • Represented major technology company in SEC investigation concerning alleged stock option-backdating practices
  • Represented mobile telecom company in litigation alleging breach of licensing contract
  • Represented residential satellite company in claim for breach of promissory note
  • Represented major real estate developer in lender-liability litigation involving loan of over $100 million
  • Represented large retailer in multi-million-dollar unfair competition/false advertising action brought by the State of California
  • Obtained numerous appellate victories in the Ninth Circuit and California’s Courts of Appeal
Employment
  • For major investment bank, won full defense verdict following two-month jury trial in which the plaintiff, a highly-paid Senior Vice-President and institutional salesperson, alleged her termination was discriminatory
  • Won full defense verdict for satellite manufacturer following two-week jury trial in which the plaintiff, a Chinese-American senior manager, alleged he was discriminated against on the basis of his age and race when he was terminated
  • For major defense contractor, obtained judgment of non-suit after two weeks of trial in suit brought by five former employees who alleged they were wrongfully terminated for time-card fraud and defamed by their former employer
  • For commercial security company and its CEO, successfully tried six-week jury trial in case alleging wrongful retaliatory termination, fraud, and breach of contract
  • Won verdict of over $3 million for executive on claims for breach of employment contract and quantum meruit
  • For executive management company, won defense verdict following trial of indemnity claims by former employee
  • Obtained summary judgment for multinational technology and consulting corporation in numerous discrimination, retaliation, harassment and fraud suits
  • Obtained summary judgment for major health-care provider in retaliation case in which plaintiff, a physician, alleged she was terminated in retaliation for voicing concerns regarding billing practices she claimed violated California workers’ compensation law
  • Successfully defended hedge fund against claims it violated the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) in its treatment of a highly paid manager who had served in Iraq
  • Represented former CEO of international information technology outsourcing company in claims by and against former employer
  • Represented multi-national financial services company in several FINRA arbitration proceedings filed by former employees
  • Represented medical practice in breach-of-contract litigation by former physician partner
  • Represented corporate executives in separation negotiations
  • Represented high-profile entertainment executive in extricating him from employment agreement and transitioning to new company
  • Represented founder of high-tech start-up in litigation against former employer and investors concerning his ouster from company
  • Represented law firm in wage-and-hour litigation
  • Represented chain of restaurants in wage-and-hour litigation
  • Served as independent investigator in multiple discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-and-hour investigations
  • Conducted company-wide audits of multiple Fortune 500 companies regarding internal wage-and-hour compliance and classification of exempt employees
Real Estate
  • Represented master developer for over a decade in remediation and development of former naval base, where remediation and infrastructure investment has exceeded $200 million
  • Represented institutional investors in sale and assignment of $21 million loan secured by ground lease property in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Represented solar company in acquisition of property rights necessary develop solar facility in Nevada
  • Represented sponsor in creation of joint venture for development of residential condominium project in San Francisco, California, acquisition of property in Hayes Valley and +$25 million construction loan
  • Represented property owner in joint venture with capital partner for +$100 million redevelopment of property in San Francisco, California
  • Represented developer partner in joint venture, acquisition and financing of $14 million office property in San Rafael, California
  • Represented capital investor in work out of $15 million loan secured by office property in Washington state
  • Represented capital partner in work out of $28 million loan secured by raw land in Colorado
  • Represented global retailer for over a decade in nationwide leasing, including management of lease portfolio and every type of lease deal, involving shopping centers and urban retail properties throughout the United States
  • Represented buyer in acquisition and financing of $13 million shopping center in Novato, California
  • Represented capital partner in creation of joint venture program for partners buying and selling single family home portfolios
  • Represented fund manager in ongoing compliance work for real estate fund with assets in excess of $500 million
  • Represented borrowers in financing secured by real estate, including the following recent deals – $12 million financing of self-storage facility in Richmond, California, $11 million financing of $45 million shopping center in Colma, California, $14 million financing of office property in San Francisco, California, $6 million financing of light industrial property in Windsor, California, acquisition of $8 million property in South San Francisco, California
  • Represented lender in  construction and permanent loans secured by real estate, handling 50 – 100 loan transactions per year
  • Represented national franchise lender in construction and permanent loans secured by real estate (50 state program), handling approximately 100 loan transactions per year
  • Represented heirs in disposition of $15 million of diverse real estate interests
  • Represented developer in acquisition and entitlement of $30 million development property in South San Francisco
  • Represented seller in disposition of $50 million entitled property in South San Francisco, California
  • Represented of public utility in regard to portfolio management and related real estate transactions