Notable Results and Representative Industries

Following evidentiary hearing, obtained injunction to enforce employee non-compete agreement on behalf of global security firm;


On behalf of national design and branding firm, obtained stipulated two-year injunction to protect customer list and other trade secret information, following evidentiary hearing;


Obtained confidential settlement for local manufacturer asserting misappropriation of trade secrets against joint venture partner;


Successfully appealed District of Vermont ruling endorsing actions of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission against Vermont organic milk processor. Following decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, recovered all client monies escrowed by NIDCC;


Following trial, obtained defense verdict in action against local chef by Department of Taxes asserting his personal liability for taxes owed by Vermont restaurant;


Following trial before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, succeeded in opposing registration of trademark confusingly similar to client’s;


Defeated wide range of administrative claims before, during and after hearing, including proceedings before the Office of Professional Regulation; Liquor Control Board, Design Review Board, Local Control Commission, and Department of Taxes;


Successfully arbitrated client claims, including American Arbitration Commercial arbitration proceedings, defeating claim for rescission of acquisition agreement and claim for wrongful termination of milk sourcing contract.


Engaged in scores of successful mediations;


Obtained confidential monetary settlement against multi-state McDonald’s franchisor for disability discrimination;


In federal court, obtained jury verdict for defense on behalf of chemical manufacturer accused of dumping toxic wastes;


Involved in a wide array of employment law issues, including: race gender, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment claims, wrongful termination, whistle blower claims, unemployment compensation, Human Rights Commission, Attorney General, and EEOC investigations, as well as negotiating scores of severance packages and employment contracts;

On defense team which ultimately obtained defense verdict for Bank of America in $100 million class action lawsuit;


Prosecution of federal trademark registration applications, as well as litigation of cancellation and opposition matters in the USPTO;


Family law matters, including jurisdictional disputes, custody, and post-judgment proceedings;


Successfully appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court on behalf of insurer to establish right to subrogate on equitable grounds;


Served as Senior Judicial Attorney IV at the California Court of Appeals (1991-1994), Second Appellate District, with primary authorship of 13 published opinions and contributions to hundreds more.