SoCal Edison vs Exxon Mobil

Lead trial counsel for a major energy company in dispute with one of the world’s largest oil companies. The oil company sought $32 million plus punitive damages based on alleged lost profits and equipment damages from electrical interruptions to a California refinery.  After a four-week trial in federal court (Central District of California), the jury returned a straight defense verdict in our favor on all claims.  This case was profiled in Law360.

Utility co vs Wind Generation Facility

Represented utility company in action by owner of wind generation facilities seeking $30 million for alleged breach of interconnection agreements. Obtained a favorable settlement following successful motions and agency decision.

Utility co vs Power provider

Represented a utility company against claims brought by a power provider for enforcement of PURPA and for damages under various 42 U.S.C. § 1983 theories. Negotiated a voluntary dismissal of most claims and prevailed on summary judgment on the remaining claims.

Utility co re electric metering

Represented a utility company in a putative class action involving electric metering. Obtained the dismissal of class allegations.

Utility co vs municipalities

Represented a utility company in disputes with municipalities over public work fees.

Marketing co arb vs automaker

Lead trial counsel for a marketing and promotions company in a two-week arbitration proceeding against world’s largest automaker. Obtained an arbitration award for money damages and credit for creative work product based on breaches of contract.

Petroleum co re oil spill

Represented a petroleum company in individual actions resulting from an oil spill.

Tech co re 3D glasses

Represented a technology company in a design patent, copyright, and trade secret dispute concerning 3D glasses.

Conf call trademark matter

Represented an online provider of conference call services in trademark enforcement and prosecution matters.

Website operators re DMCA protection

Represented and counseled various websites operators about appropriate procedures for triggering DMCA safe harbor protection.

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