Overview

Concentration in litigation, principally in complex commercial litigation.

Wide variety of trial, general litigation, negotiation, counseling, and investigation experience including antitrust, product liability, health care, intellectual property, and securities fraud.

Special experience in complex class action litigation including multidistrict litigation.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

Featured, American Lawyer, “Big Suits:  AOL Time Warner v. Microsoft” (April 2002), for role in case against Microsoft over “browser” wars and obtaining $750 million settlement for AOL.

Co-Author, "Product Liability Class Actions Claims for “Latent” Defects: A Survey of the Law Requiring Actual Injury or Failure," National Law Journal (November 1999).

Co-Author, “Court Acceptance of "In Kind" Settlements in Consumer Class Actions,” ABA Litigation Section Class Action Newsletter (Fall 1999).

Author, “Responding to the False Alarm: Sanctions for Frivolous Appeals in the Federal Circuit,” Vol. 1, No. 3, Federal Circuit Bar Journal 7 (Fall 1991).

Seminars

ABA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting -- “Dawn Raid” Enforcement Program Faculty (appearing in "Dawn Raid" EU video).

Speaker, ABA Business Law Section -- Antitrust Questions & Answers for Corporate Counsel, ABA Annual Meeting (August, 2005)

Trial Presenter, ABA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting -- Mock Trial, Counsel for Defendant (March 2005)

Speaker, Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation (Developments in Automotive Class Actions), ABA Automobile Law Committee (1998).

Recognition

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2013–2019)

Listed as a "Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

Chair, ABA Litigation/Healthcare Subcommittee on Antitrust/Competition, 1997–1998

Member, American Bar Association and D.C. Bar Association

Member, ABA Litigation Section, Corporate Counsel Committee

Mentor, D.C. Bar Public Services Activities Committee Law Firm Pro Bono Clinic

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1987District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.1987
  • Bowdoin CollegeA.B.1984