Performed lead appellate trial support in $200 million insurance-coverage and bad-faith dispute on behalf of creditor that acquired hotel chain’s hurricane damage lawsuit in Bray & Gillespie Management, LLC v. Lexington Insurance Co., No. 6:07-cv-222-Orl-35KRS (M.D. Fla. settled Apr. 2010).
Performed lead appellate trial support in $400,000 contract-breach dispute on behalf of national land developer in WSC-L Lakeside Investors V, LLC v. Pulte Home Corp., No. 8:08-cv-01694-TBM (M.D. Fla. settled Sep. 15, 2010).
Briefed objections to magistrate judge’s report and recommendation that company must produce its outside counsel’s independent internal investigation materials, including drafts and attorney work product never shared with the company, to individual criminal defendants in United States v. Farha, No. 8:11-cr-00115-JSM-MAP (M.D. Fla. filed March 2, 2011).
Managed portfolio of appeals stemming from Florida’s residential and commercial mortgage foreclosure crisis.
Appointed to brief and argue Moton v. Cowart, 631 F.3d 1337 (11th Cir. 2011) (reversing summary judgment entered against First Amendment retaliation claim involving qualified immunity and the Prison Litigation Reform Act).
Briefed City National Bank of Florida v. City of Tampa, 67 So. 3d 293 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) (reversing trial court’s ruling that the Equal Protection Clause never applies to municipal zoning decisions).
Prepared amicus brief in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV, Inc., 623 F.3d 1118 (11th Cir. 2010) (reconsidering controversial ruling that notwithstanding the Class Action Fairness Act’s $5 million aggregate jurisdictional threshold, class action plaintiffs must also satisfy an individual $75,000 jurisdictional threshold to obtain a federal forum).
Briefed T-Bird Nevada, LLC v. OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, 31 So. 3d 184 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010) (affirming trial court's ruling that venue clause created personal jurisdiction in multi- state litigation).
Prepared amicus brief in CSIRO v. Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., 542 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (reversing trial court’s finding of patent infringement).
As lead counsel, litigated and settled $15 million, 70-party, consolidated real estate case in 1388/1390 Tewkesbury Place NW Tenants Association, Inc. v. Nuyen, Nos. 05-00e3398, 07-002047, 07-004158 (D.C. Super. Ct. orally settled October 2008).
Briefed remand-without-vacatur and reassignment-on-remand arguments on behalf of intervening transnational mining interests in Sierra Club v. Flowers, 526 F.3d 1353 (11th Cir. 2008) (vacating injunction against limestone mining near Everglades).
As lead counsel, litigated and settled Muslim prisoner’s religious freedom claim in Charles v. Frank, No. 2004CV002853 (Wis. Cir. Ct. settled July 12, 2007).
Briefed American Home Assurance Co. v. Pope, 487 F.3d 590 (8th Cir. 2007) (affirming dismissal of counterclaims and reversed summary judgment).
Briefed eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006) (overturning two decades of Federal Circuit precedent by holding patent-infringement injunctions are discretionary, not automatic).
Prepared amicus brief in Samson v. California, 547 U.S. 843 (2006) (Stevens, Souter, & Breyer, JJ.) (dissenting from ruling that the Fourth Amendment permits suspicionless searches of parolees).
Prepared certiorari petition in Deal v. Hamilton County Board of Education, 546 U.S. 936 (2005) (contending there was a mature circuit split between seven circuits that held States provide a “free appropriate public education” as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by merely providing “some educational benefit” to disabled children, whereas five circuits imposed a heightened “meaningful educational benefit” standard).
Prepared jury instructions, special interrogatories, special verdict forms, and voir dire questionnaires for multi-defendant $4 billion fraud litigation in Garamendi v. Altus Finance S.A., No. 2:99-cv-2829 (C.D. Cal. filed March 18, 1999), on behalf of primary defendant’s subsidiary, regarding the 1995 collapse of the Executive Life Insurance Company in California.