Commercial - Trial and Appellate Matters
Synectic Ventures I, LLC et al. v. EVI Corporation, et al.
Defended medical device development company in multimillion-dollar commercial dispute. Obtained summary judgment in client's favor and affirmance on appeal. Currently defending appeal in the Oregon Supreme Court. (Ongoing)
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. v. Coast Cutlery Co., Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GMBH & Co. KG v. Coast Cutlery Co., Led Lenser Corp. v. Coast Cutlery Co.
Managed discovery and aspects of motions practice in related litigation involving unfair competition, trademark and false advertising claims. (2011-2012)
Atkins v. Kai USA, Ltd.
Assisted in the defense of knife manufacturer against putative consumer class action claims, with primary drafting responsibility over dispositive motions. Obtained dismissal of case. (2010)
Pets’ Rx, Inc. v. McCarthy
Represented plaintiffs in a private arbitration involving a veterinary business dispute. Obtained arbitration award in favor of clients. (2009-2010)
Lussier v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
Assisted in fact investigation and motions practice for the defense of retail business in wage and hour class action. (2008)
Hardin v. Jackson County
Defended county against constitutional and Section 1983 allegations related to a land use dispute. Obtained dismissal of the consolidated federal and state cases. (2008-2009)
Anesthesiologists Associated Inc. v. ProDX
Represented plaintiff medical billing company against software developer for breach of contract and negligence. Jury verdict for plaintiff. (2006)
Media - Trial and Appellate Matters
Mullen v. Meredith Corp.
Defending tort and contract claims against reporter and news organization related to news broadcast. (Ongoing)
Leigh v. Salazar*
Submitted amicus brief in support of a photographer challenging restrictions on access to public lands for newsgathering purposes. (2011)
Letter proposal to the U.S. Supreme Court on record access*
Letter and draft rule submitted by the Reporters Committee to the U.S. Supreme Court recommending the adoption of a court rule to address the sealing of court records and documents. (2011)
Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan*
Submitted amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to not restrict public oversight of government affairs by affording First Amendment speech protection to acts of governance. (2010)
Northon, et al. v. Ann Rule, et al.
Defended defamation and false light claims in federal district court and on appeal. Dismissal in district court was affirmed on appeal. (2007-2010)
Represented client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in petition for review of removal order in immigration proceedings. Acquired a new hearing for client at the agency level through negotiation with the government. (2006-2007)
Freedom of Information Act agency proceedings
Assisted film production company in obtaining access to public records for use in the production of the documentary "If a Tree Falls." (2007-2009)
Oregon Health & Science University v. The Oregonian
Obtained summary judgment for media client in public records litigation. (2008)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm