Technology

Managed and supervised the legal team at Bank One (later acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase) with responsibility for information technology supplier management and procurement clients. Team included eleven attorneys in two locations.

Negotiated and executed integrated matter management, billing, and timekeeping system for $100-million-dollar Law, Compliance, and Government Relations Department at Bank One (later acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase).

Other technology representations involving the Partners of the firm include:

An inventor in a constitutional challenge to the First-Inventor-To-File provisions of the America Invents Act of 2011. Madstad Engineering, Inc. v. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, No. 8:12-CV-01589-SDM (M.D. Fla.).

GoDaddy.com, Inc. in opposition to a petition for writ of certiorari presenting the question whether the Supreme Court should review the Ninth Circuit’s decision that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999 (“ACPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), does not include a cause of action for contributory “cybersquatting.”  See 2014 WL 3896324 (brief); Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 55 (2014) (denying cert).

A Washington, D.C., policy group in a complex discovery dispute related to the Sony hack and the Mississippi Attorney General's investigation of a major technology company.

A group of medical researchers and chemists in a patent infringement action involving an implantable drug delivery vehicle. Saffran v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 2012-1043 (Fed. Cir.).

Review and negotiate license agreement with governmental institution.

A major technology firm in a patent infringement dispute.

The Digital Media Association (whose members include Amazon, AOL, Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, MTV Networks, Nokia, Pandora Media, Real Networks, Sony Connect, Yahoo! and YouTube) in a case presenting the lawfulness of copyright royalty rates for commercial webcasting services. Intercollegiate Broadcast System, Inc. v. Copyright Royalty Bd., 571 F.3d 69 (D.C. Cir. 2009); 574 F.3d 748 (D.C. Cir. 2009)

The leading U.S. Supreme Court scientific evidence case. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1995), 516 U.S. 869 (1996). See 1995 WL 17035597, 1995 WL 17035598, 1993 WL 445386, 1993 WL 13006376, 1993 WL 13006390, 1992 WL 12006442, 1992 WL 12006533, 1992 WL 541269, 1992 WL 12006520 (briefs) (U.S. Supreme Court).

General Electric in a case presenting the questions whether EPA’s interpretation of Sections 108 and 109 of the Clean Air Act effected an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power and whether EPA, in order to engage in reasoned decisionmaking, must consider the costs and risk trade-offs of regulations promulgated under Section 109. Browner v. American Trucking Associations, Inc., 531 U.S. 457 (2001). See 2000 WL 1298958, 2000 WL 1010086 (briefs) (U.S. Supreme Court).

An enterprise-software and technology firm in defense of claims that its software caused its counterparty’s business to fail.

The Consumer Electronics Association in analysis of whether H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act or “SOPA,” violates the First Amendment.

An amicus brief on behalf of non-profit citizens’ advocacy groups on behalf of a state attorney general pursuing discovery from Google regarding illegal acts advertised through Google and YouTube.  No. 14-CV-981 (S.D. Miss.).

Warner Chilcott, a leading pharmaceutical company, in an antitrust case alleging monopolization in the market for Doryx (doxycycline hyclate), a treatment for severe acne.