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Representative Cases as Advocate

Pre-trial, trial, appellate and arbitration counsel to plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving allegations of breach, wrongful termination or non-renewal of exclusive licensing, distribution or franchise, and long-term supply and manufacturing agreements in a variety of fields

Defense of product defect claims asserted in litigation against automotive and machinery manufacturers and in international arbitration against solar panel manufacturers

Representing a wind farm developer in connection with wrongful termination of long-term energy supply contracts

Acting as lead counsel in cross-border litigation and international arbitration on behalf of an aerospace manufacturer against a sub-tier supplier threatening to disrupt an aircraft assembly line over the supplier’s demand for a price increase in a long-term, fixed price supply contract

Representing a high-fashion trademark owner and its licensee manufacturer in trademark anti-counterfeiting cases brought against major discount retailers and their suppliers in litigation in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) resulting in permanent injunctions and multi-million dollar recoveries

Representing non-US based parties seeking federal discovery under 28 U.S.C. §1782 in aid of civil proceedings pending or threatened in courts located outside the US

Representing the Kingdom of Spain in opposition to a 28 U.S.C. § 1782 application directed against its New York law firm

Representing the Government of Italy in litigation resulting in US judicial compulsion, and in negotiations to obtain the voluntary return of Classical and Hellenistic period artifacts illegally removed from Sicily and southern Italy

Obtaining confirmation of international arbitral awards

Acting as lead counsel in a federal securities fraud case that proceeded to a jury trial in SDNY and verdict for the client

Defending an Italian bank in purported class actions brought against foreign bank defendants and their manufacturer-customers for alleged violations of US anti-terrorism laws

Defending Lanham Act, RICO and common law claims brought by New Jersey and Florida franchisees of a supplier of high‑fashion leather goods, clothing and accessories

Representing the purchaser of an engineering firm in purchase price adjustment arbitration

Representing a minority shareholder/former CEO of a closely held corporation in arbitration to obtain fair value for his shares

Representing clients based in Italy, Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the US in connection with challenges to the jurisdiction of local federal and state courts

Representing an energy services company in UNCITRAL arbitration to obtain payment from a multinational organization for services rendered to a peacekeeping mission

Representing executives or employers in contract disputes arising from termination of the employment of highly compensated executives

Representing investors, managers and tenants in Manhattan office, retail and hotel properties in contract disputes with investors, contractors, landlords and brokers

Defending automotive, machine tool, industrial equipment and medical device manufacturers in product defect litigation

Serving as New York trial counsel and as national coordinating counsel for major Italian automotive manufacturers in the defense of product liability cases.