The firm served as lead counsel in representing a major multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland in two related international arbitration proceedings against a consortium of Swiss and German insurance companies for coverage in connection with several nationwide consumer class-actions and lawsuits brought by the client’s competitors alleging false designation of origin, false advertising and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Our client sought coverage under the “advertising injury” provisions of worldwide excess/umbrella policies issued by the consortium. Both arbitrations were ad hoc proceedings before well-known international arbitrators. The first proceeding settled favorably before the hearings. In the second proceeding, hearings were conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, after which the Panel issued a substantial monetary award to our client.

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented American Eagle Outfitters in asserting its trademarks and advertising motif relative to advertising and sale of AMERICAN EAGLE footwear more
Strategic alliance between web hosting company and telecommunication company
Represented a publicly held web hosting company in strategic marketing alliance with a leading telecommunications company. more
Contested acquisition of CNB Financial Corporation
Represented CNB Financial Corporation in its contested acquisition. After executing a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., CNB more
Negotiation of long term lease and development agreement for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the negotiation of long term lease of condominium unit in multi-use high rise building on historic more