The firm served as lead counsel for a Georgia-based software developer in a factually complex theft of trade secrets case involving the copying and misappropriation of source code files relating to the e-mail attachment viewing technology used in handheld devices. Suit was filed on behalf of software developer in October 2003, alleging claims against competitors, and former executives of competitor for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and other claims. Defendants’ motion to dismiss was defeated, and developer successfully moved to compel production of defendants’ source code pertaining to the technology in question, and defeated defendants' omnibus motions for summary judgment and Daubert motions. The case settled for a confidential amount shortly before a three-week trial was scheduled to begin.

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Patent prosecution and counseling for Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
Counseled Lee Valley Tools Ltd. and Veritas Tools, a leading woodworking and gardening tool developer, manufacturer and retailer, for more than more
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more
Development of cutting edge issues in corporate governance and compliance for the world's largest in-house bar association
Advised the world's largest in-house bar association on cutting edge corporate governance and compliance issues. more
Special committee Section 16(b) liability investigation
Representation of independent board members investigating whether to pursue claims by a shareholder that certain officers, directors and underwriters more