Counsel to Coleman Cable in a $50 million merger with Technology Research Corporation.
Represented Prescott Group in an appraisal case regarding the merger of Woodbridge Holdings (formerly Levitt Corp.) and BFC Corp.
Defended Bankrate in a shareholder class action challenging a $570 million merger with Apax.
Defended U.S. Sugar in shareholder & ERISA class actions regarding a $1.7 billion sale of assets to Florida.
Counsel to Hard Rock Cafe International regarding the $965 million sale from Rank Group to Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment.
Represented Republic Services against Waste Management to enforce contracts implementing antitrust decrees.
Lead trial counsel in a RICO jury trial among international telephone companies.
Lead trial counsel for HCA in defense of Medicare fraud and breach of contract jury trial brought by lRL.
Counsel to Cendant Corporation in its $3.1 billion hostile takeover of American Bankers.
Defended Great Western Financial against $6.5 billion hostile takeover attempt by H.F. Ahmanson.
Represented Turner Broadcasting System in the Federal Trade Commission's investigation of its proposed $7 billion merger with Time Warner.
Lead trial counsel for United Presidential Life Insurance in death benefit jury trial.
Defended General Reinsurance as part of a group of more than 40 insurance companies sued by DuPont Co. and Burlington Northern Railway for insurance coverage for superfund liability for up to 75 years of contamination.
Lead trial counsel for ID Biomedical in licensing dispute.
Defended Delmarva Power & Light in securities fraud class action.
Defended Citigroup in U.S. Department of Justice investigation relating to Primerica Corp. and A.L.
Advised the Board of Directors of RJR Nabisco in $31 billion leveraged buyout by Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts.
Assisted Tyson Foods in its $1 billion battle with ConAgra for control of Holly Farms.
Represented Robert Maxwell in a $1.2 billion takeover battle with Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts for control of Macmillan Publishing.
Represented the State of Delaware as a specially appointed Deputy Attorney General in numerous criminal jury trials.
Yale Law School, J.D., 1988
Idaho State University, B.A., 1985 Political Science
Ricks College, A.A.
Honors & Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
John M. Olin Scholar, Yale Law School
Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
Phi Kappa Phi
AVVO 10.0 Superb Rated
Trial Procedures in Business Litigation in Florida, The Florida Bar, 6th Edition, 2009, 7th Edition, 2012 and 8th Edition, 2014
Delaware and the Market for Corporate Control: History and Agency, 5 Del. J. Corp. L. 810, (1990)
Cybersecurity Litigation Risks for Public Companies, The 33rd Annual Federal Securities Institute,
February 5-6, 2015
SEC Enforcement and Private Litigation Developments, The 32nd Annual Federal Securities Institute,
February 6-7, 2014
Addressing Diversity in the Federal Securities Bar, 46th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, November 5- 7, 2014
Delaware Corporate Law Developments, The 31st Annual Federal Securities Institute,
February 14- 15, 2013
Addressing Diversity in the Federal Securities Bar, 45th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, November 6- 8, 2013
Addressing Diversity in the Federal Securities Bar, 44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute, November 7- 9, 2012
Addressing Diversity in the Federal Securities Bar, 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute, November 9- 11, 2011
Co-founder, with then Chief Justice Myron Steele, of the Delaware Supreme Court, of Changing the Face of Corporate Law, an initiative to attract diverse law students to careers in corporate law, which has brokered more than $150,000.00 in scholarships to diverse students from 19 law schools over 5 years.
Certified Pro Bono Counsel to Veterans
One of the first attorneys to be certified by the Veterans Administration as a pro bono advocate in the Veterans Claim Assistance Network for veterans seeking free legal assistance with disability claims.
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