Over 30 years experience, first as a commercial litigator at major law firms, then as the General Counsel of a technology-focused investment bank, and for the last seventeen years, as a full-time arbitrator and mediator.  Practice has included a broad variety of industries and subject matters, including:

FINANCIAL SERVICES:  arising from disputes between lenders in failed real estate syndicate; M&A transactions, theft of trade secrets.

CONTRACT DISPUTES: both small and large, interpreting California, Delaware and other laws, involving Fortune 500 companies as well as small private companies

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTIONS:  claims for breach of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud and rescission, valuation of partnership interests. Including analysis of accounting principles.

INVESTMENT DISPUTES:  limited partnership issues in hedge funds, inappropriate investments recommended by financial advisers.

TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES:  licensing disputes including breach of exclusive license, failure to pay royalties, theft of trade secrets, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of contract.

DISCOVERY DISPUTES:  particularly focused on e-discovery protocols and disputes.

EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES:  breach of contract, misclassification claims, ERISA violations, wrongful termination, and discrimination claims including gender, disability, age and sexual harassment.

GENERAL BUSINESS DISPUTES:  including claims for tortious business conduct, attorney-client fee disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, accounting and valuation. 

VENTURE CAPITAL: including claims for intentional and negligent misrepresentation and securities fraud.