Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh Circuit.  The decision upheld the validity of the copyright of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech against a challenge that it had entered the public domain.  Following briefing and oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s finding that Dr. King’s copyright in the speech “I Have A Dream” was forfeited when delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington and remanded the case for trial.  CBS thereafter agreed to a settlement of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate’s claim that CBS infringed copyrights when it used portions of the speech in a documentary by Mike Wallace. Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 194 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 1999), reh. denied, 207 F.3d 666 (11th Cir. 2000).

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Wetlands enforcement action for architectural and construction building products company
Successfully represented U.S. and Canadian architectural and construction building products company with regard to a wetlands enforcement action more
Testimony on solar regulatory issues before South Carolina Public Service Commission
On behalf of Solar power industry association, provided testimony on legal issues related to PURPA and solar development in allowable ex parte more
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
Calio v. Sofa Express Inc.
Represented Sofa Express Inc. in a copyright infringement case.  In response to the firm's motion to dismiss order, the court rejected the more