Representing Howard Hughes and affiliates in connection with construction litigation relating to Waiea Ward Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ongoing.
Represents Wynn Resorts, Ltd. and its directors and officers in a putative securities class action and related derivative suits arising from allegations of sexual misconduct by the former CEO, chairman and founder. Won full dismissal in 2020 of the securities class action. In 2021, won dismissal of five sets of amended categories of alleged misrepresentations. Secured favorable settlement of related derivative litigation. Ongoing.
Represented portfolio company of the Carlyle Group in real estate dispute concerning lease in downtown Los Angeles. Obtained a complete verdict for the client following accelerated discovery.
Represented Wynn Resorts, Ltd. and its CEO in a RICO lawsuit alleging a long-running racketeering scheme in which the defendants conspired to bribe a federal judge in order to harm the plaintiff. In 2021, Kirkland won full dismissal. Successfully argued the case before the Ninth Circuit, which unanimously affirmed the dismissal. See Limcaco v. Wynn, No. 21-56285 (9th Cir. 2023).
Represents automotive company in RICO and unfair competition litigation against competitor arising out of bribery scheme designed to corrupt labor negotiations.
Represented Boeing and Boeing Commercial Space in the United States District Court, Central District of California. Participated in a multi-week bench trial seeking to hold two Delaware corporate subsidiaries of Energia, Energia Limited United States and Energia Overseas LLC, liable as alter egos for the $300 million judgment awarded against the Russian company Energia. Following the bench trial on this equitable claim, the federal district court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law ruling that the Subsidiaries were liable as alter egos and rejecting the many affirmative defenses asserted.
Represented two former employees of multi-billion dollar investment funds at a trial in state court arising out of failure to pay wages, breach of contract, and fraud; obtained $10.2 million jury verdict.
Represented major pharmaceutical company in its defense of several putative class actions filed in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Florida federal district courts, asserting violations of various state consumer protection statutes.
Represented a hedge fund in insider trading claims brought in the Central District of California, arising out of ~$50 billion tender offer for a major pharmaceutical company.
Represented major aerospace company in toxic tort litigation brought by neighboring employees alleging personal injury from hazardous emissions.