U.S., China – 1974-77
Assisted in litigation of stakeholder claims asserted in
Delaware courts arising from U.S. settlement with the PRC regarding
expropriation of the property of the Shanghai Power Company, which held
the franchise to supply electricity to the foreign community in Shanghai
from the mid 1920’s until 1949.
– Otis Elevator – 1978-9
Managed Otis defense dockets for elevator personal injury
and unjust imprisonment claims, working with local counsel and insurers.
Also successfully managed a major defense of a claim arising from
personal injury allegedly arising from a defective forklift truck
manufactured by former Otis subsidiary, Baker Linde, in U.S. Federal
District Court, Northern District of Virginia.
Canada – 1982
Managed Sterling Drug’s successful defense of claims
relating to administration of poultry vaccines, other veterinary
products, in Ontario. Also managed claims asserted by employees as
regards employee rights and prerogatives, career development, etc.
Australia, New Zealand – 1987-88
Managed Sterling’s product promotion claims against
competitors, which resulted in victorious assertions of exclusive
aspects of Sterling’s product advertising and promotion.
Canada – 1988-89
Managed Sterling’s suit challenging Canadian compulsory
licensing legislation with respect to a drug then under development.
Collaborated with leading Canadian IP counsel in Montreal.
Participated in pharmaceutical industry
groups negotiating with the Canadian government as a prelude to
U.S.-Canada adoption of NAFTA in relation to protection of intellectual
Negotiated settlements with estranged local joint venture
shareholders resulting in Sterling’s recovery of an entire interest in
and liquidation of, its consumer product joint venture in Korea. This
project also entailed management of a settlement with a competing
pharmaceutical multinational as regards unauthorized competitive product
disparagement. Complaints lodged against the Sterling JV under Korean
Fair Trade laws.