Represented the FDIC in an action seeking damages from former directors and officers of Frontier Bank for alleged breach of fiduciary duty and gross negligence.
Represented Bank of New York (BNY) Western Trust Company in its role as successor trustee in a class action case involving a fraudulent and illegal $20 million municipal bond transaction.
On behalf of the Government of Mexico, recovered several hundred valuable artifacts that had been illegally smuggled into the United States.
Obtained a defense judgment, after trial, in favor of a large industrial plant in connection with a wrongful discharge claim brought by a former employee who had been fired after being accused of misconduct (affirmed on appeal).
Successfully defeated a $500,000 corporate successor and fraudulent transfer claim brought against a seafood equipment manufacturer.
Secured a summary judgment dismissal, before trial, of all wrongful death claims brought by relatives of a worker killed in a tragic chemical accident (affirmed on appeal).
Successfully defended the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in an action seeking damages for alleged legal malpractice (dismissal of all claims after trial).
Successfully defended Bank of America in a contribution action under Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act, relating to shopping mall in downtown Seattle; obtained dismissal of all claims before trial, and an award of the Bank’s attorneys’ fees.
Habeas Corpus action brought under the Indian Civil Rights Act, successfully challenging banishment of members of Indian tribe, for lack of due process.
Defeated a $160 million “loss of the company” claim asserted against a major Norwegian manufacturer.
Successfully argued that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission lacked statutory authority to implement a “community calling fund” program designed to benefit certain groups of telephone customers at the expense of others.
Represented oil company in connection with environmental claim arising out of service station operations; obtained dismissal of all claims at close of plaintiff’s case during trial, and award of attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in defending the claim.