Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, et. al. v. Alameda County, California, et al.: Participated in the defense of Alameda County in a landmark case brought by the pharmaceutical industry challenging a first-in-the-nation regulation requiring prescription drug companies to provide for the disposal of all unused prescription drugs sold in the County. The County prevailed in the Federal District Court, and its decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit. The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari.
Rabobank v. National Westminster Bank: Participated in the defense of NatWest (formerly National Bank and now owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland) against a claim by Rabobank (a major Dutch bank) for approximately $200,000,000, involving litigation in California and ultimately in England. The case was decided in NatWest’s favor at trial in England, and fees of approximately $25 million were awarded to NatWest.
In Re National Mortgage Equity Corporation Securities Litigation, MDL 647: Participated in the representation of a number of savings and loans against, among others, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, which at the time was one of the largest mortgage-backed securities frauds in American history.