Representative Matters and Related Professional Experience

Corporate Litigation

  • Hermelin v. K-V Pharmaceutical Co., 54 A.3d 1093 (Del. Ch. 2012) (advancement of defense expenses, standards for mandatory and permissive indemnification)
  • Hurd v. Espinoza and Hewlett-Packard Co., 34 A.3d 1084 (Del. 2011) (en Banc)(under-seal treatment of documents filed with the court)
  • Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. v. Black, 954 A.2d 380 (Del. Ch. 2008) (advancement of defense expenses)
  • Homestore, Inc. v. Tafeen, 888 A.2d 204, 2005 Del. LEXIS 462 (Del. 2005) (advancement of defense expenses)
  • Brady v. i2 Technologies, Inc., 2005 Del. Ch. LEXIS 194 (Del. Ch. Dec. 14, 2005) (advancement of defense expenses)
  • In re IBP Shareholders Litig. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 789 A.2d 14 (Del. Ch. 2001) (merger/specific performance)
  • In re IBP Shareholders Litig. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., C.A. No. 18373, 2001 LEXIS 40 (Del. Ch. Apr. 18, 2001) (first-filed rule/forum non conveniens)
  • Paramount Communications v. QVC Network, 637 A.2d 34 (Del. 1993) (control contest/deposition practice)
  • Haseotes v. Bentas, C.A. No. 19155, 2002 Del. Ch. LEXIS 106 (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2002) (derivative action)
  • Malpiede v. Townson, 780 A.2d 1075 (Del. 2001) (en Banc)(merger/class action)
  • McGowan v. Empress Entertainment, Inc., 791 A.2d 1(Del. Ch. 2000) (books and records inspection)
  • HMG Courtland Properties, Inc. v. Gray, 749 A.2d 94 (Del. Ch. 1999) (recissory damages)
  • Apple Computer, Inc. v. Exponential Technology, Inc., C.A. No. 16315, 1999 Del. Ch. LEXIS 9 (Del. Ch. Jan. 21, 1999) (sale of all or substantially all of assets)
  • Matador Capital Management Corp. v. BRC Holdings, 729 A.2d 280 (Del. Ch. 1998) (merger/disclosure)
  • Carlton Investments v. TLC Beatrice International Holdings, C.A. No. 13950, 1997 Del. Ch. LEXIS 86 (Del. Ch. May 30, 1997)(derivative action/special litigation committee)
  • Lipson v. Supercuts, Inc., C.A. No. 15074, 1996 Del. Ch. LEXIS 108 (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 1996) (advancement of defense expenses)
  • Garrett v. Brown, Cons. C.A. No. 8423, 1986 Del. Ch. LEXIS 516 (Del. Ch. June 13, 1986) (entitlement to corporate office
  • Bernstein v. Vestron, Inc., C.A. No. 8404, 1986 Del. Ch. LEXIS 377 (Del. Ch. Mar. 11, 1986) (emergency injunctive relief)
“Alternative Entity” Litigation
  • Orix, LF, LP v. Inscap Asset Management, LLC, et al.,2010 Del. Ch. LEXIS 70 (Del. Ch. April 13, 2010) (arbitrability of claims)
  • DeLucca v. KKAT Management, L.L.C., et al., 2006 Del. Ch. LEXIS 19 (Del. Ch. Jan. 30, 2006) (advancement of defense expenses)
  • Arbor Place, L.P. v. Encore Opportunity Fund, C.A. No. 18928, 2002 Del. Ch. LEXIS 102 (Del. Ch. Jan 29, 2002) (inspection of list of LLC members)
  •  In re Cencom Cable Income Partners, L.P. Litig., C.A. No. 14634, 1997 Del. Ch. LEXIS 146 (Del. Ch. Oct. 15, 1997) (duties of general partner of limited partnership)
  •  Delphi Easter Partners L.P. v. Spectacular Partners, Inc., C.A. No. 12409, 1993 Del. Ch. LEXIS 159 (Del. Ch. Aug. 6, 1993) (advancement/general partners)
  •  Boesky v. CX Partners, L.P., C.A. Nos. 9739, 9744 and 9748, 1988 Del. Ch. LEXIS 60 (Del. Ch. Apr. 28, 1988) (duties of liquidating partner)
Other Business Litigation
  •  EZLinks Golf, LLC v. PCMS Datafit, Inc., C.A. No. N16C-07-080 PRW CCLD, 2017 Super. LEXIS 117 (Del. Super. Mar. 21, 2017) (claimed fraudulent inducement and breaches in connection with a reseller agreement)
  •  ITW Global Investments Inc. v. American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P., et al., C.A. No. N14-10-236 JRJ CCLD, 2015 Del. Super. LEXIS 320 (Del. Super. June 24, 2015) (claimed breaches, fraud, and fraudulent inducement in connection with a securities purchase and sale agreement)
  • Wayman Fire Protection, Inc. v. Premium Fire & Security, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 7866-VCP, 2014 Del. Ch. LEXIS 33 (Del. Ch. Mar. 5, 2014) (unfair competition)
  • United States v. Dentsply International, Inc., 277 F. Supp. 2d 387 (D. Del. 2003) (antitrust)
  • In re Continental Airlines, Inc., 932 F.2d 282 (3d Cir. 1991) (bankruptcy/automatic stay)
  • Playboy Entertainment Group v. United States, 918 F. Supp. 813 (D. Del. 1996) (constitutional challenge to federal statute)
  • Vinton v. Trustbank Savings, F.S.B., 798 F. Supp. 1055 (D. Del. 1992) (interpretation of FIRREA)
  • United States v. Conrail, 729 F. Supp. 1461 (D. Del. 1990) (environmental cost-recovery)
  • Charlestown Holdings v. FDIC (In re Competrol Acquisition Partnership, L.P.), Chapter 11, Case Nos. 94-622 through 94-626 (PJW), Adv. Pro. No. 94-90, 1994 Bankr. LEXIS 2128 (Bankr. Del. Aug. 12, 1994) (bankruptcy/adversary proceeding)
  • Miller v. Phillips Petroleum Co., 537 A.2d 190 (Del. 1988) (forum non conveniens)
  • VS&A Communications Partners, L.P. v. Palmer Broadcasting L.P., C.A. No. 12521, 1992 Del. Ch. LEXIS 231 (Del. Ch. Nov. 13, 1992) (asset purchase/specific performance)
  • Pfizer, Inc. v. Advanced Monobloc Corp., C.A. No. 97C-04-037-WTQ, 1999 Del. Super. LEXIS 323 (Del. Super. Sept. 20, 1999) (non-testifying experts)
  • Mt. Hawley Insurance Co. v. Jenny Craig, Inc., 668 A.2d 763 (Del. Super. 1995) (insurance coverage/forum non conveniens)
  •  King Meats, Inc. v. Baltimore Spice Co., No. 84C-OC-19, 1988 Del. Super. LEXIS 431 (Del. Super. Nov. 23, 1988) (damages action/loss of business)
  • Wilson v. Chem-Solv, Inc., No. 85C-MY-1, 1988 Del. Super. LEXIS 372 (Del. Super. Oct. 14, 1988) (environmental clean-up/ insurance coverage)

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Special Legal Counsel

  • Served as special legal counsel, at the request of parties in pending litigation, for a determination regarding entitlement to advancement of defense expenses(TFID III-X LLC v. Fruehauf Production Co. LLC, Del. Ch. C.A. No. 20488-VCL)

ADR

  • Certified as a mediator by the Superior Court of Delaware (basic and advanced training)
  • Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Member
  • CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

- Delaware, at-large Panel, Member

- Banking, Accounting, and Financial Services Panel, Member

- Arbitration Committee, Mediation Committee, Banking and Financial Services

  • Committee, Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Committee, and National
  • Task Force on Diversity in ADR

            -The National Task Force on Diversity in ADR), Member

  • AAA arbitration and special, expedited arbitration (as counsel)
  • Delaware Superior Court arbitration (as counsel and arbitrator)
  • Delaware Court of Common Pleas arbitration (as arbitrator)
  • Delaware Court of Chancery mediation (as counsel)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (as mediator)

Expert Witness

  • Provided expert opinion with regard to fiduciary duties, and the standards of conduct generally applicable to directors and majority stockholders as a result of those fiduciary duties, under Delaware law (David H. Goodman v. Philippe Crevoisier, et al., Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-1169-JRN, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division)

Special Master

  • Served as Special Master Pro Hac Vice in Johnson v. Preferred Professional Insurance Co., et al., Del. Super., C.A. No. N13C-01-119-RBY
  • Serving as Special Master for all non-dispositive disputes in Dayan V. ASAP Sales LLC, et al., Del. Ch., CA. No. 12693-VCS