Served as lead counsel on behalf of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC who was sued in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan by the plaintiff, Wacoh Company. The plaintiff alleged that Mercedes and other automobile manufacturers infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,512,364, which relates to accelerometers used in the safety belt and anti-lock systems in vehicles. After a thorough investigation we determined that the suppliers of the accelerometers were responsible for indemnifying the claims of infringement against Mercedes. Thus, we successfully negotiated for a dismissal of Mercedes from the litigation.

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Business combination of Certegy Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Represented Certegy Inc., a major publicly held credit card and check verification company, in its $4.5 billion merger with Fidelity National more
IRS employee plans compliance audit for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Represented a Fortune 500 fast food operator regarding the successful IRS employee plans compliance audit of its 401(k) and pension plans. more
Sale of subsidiary's assets for Blount International Inc.
Represented Blount International Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment, in the sale of substantially all of the more
Employee benefits for Acuity Brands Inc. subsidiary spin off
Advised Acuity Brands Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures, with respect to executive compensation and employee benefit more