Representation of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, an international financial group based in Spain, in its acquisition of financial technology company Simple. Represented a global electronics manufacturer in the European investigation into alleged collusion in DRAM. Represented technology firm in connection with a FTC investigation of a standard setting organization. Represented a major U. Represented international video game publisher in copyright infringement claims by major record labels and publishing companies regarding licensing of sound recordings and compositions.
Successfully resolved all claims without litigation. Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. A French oil and gas independent in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin American state, in a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of a bilateral investment treaty and several production sharing agreements. We advise various major hedge funds on all of their campaign finance and lobbying compliance issues, including state lobbying registration laws that apply to hedge fund marketing activities. Negotiated advertising-based content licensing arrangements, including in print, broadcast, and online media, and those associated with mobile-telephone content.
Advise European telecommunications company regarding acquisition of US telecommunications company. Provide advice to a major custody bank related to the CFTC requirements for customer collateral, including rules related to the interactions with futures commission merchants and clearinghouses. Representation of a leading online company through advising on instituting global policies and procedures to comply with law enforcement demands for data consistent with best practice privacy principles.
Represent the American Athletic Conference in a putative antitrust class action challenging NCAA and Conference rules on financial aid limits for student athletes. This lawsuit challenges the very existence of amateur collegiate athletics. We worked with a major financial trade association in a successful effort to amend a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Represent a natural gas trading company and six of its executives and employees in a wide-ranging ongoing FERC enforcement investigation, involving extensive data requests and depositions, of alleged manipulation of natural gas trading in early Advocacy assistance on issues related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, and lobbying on behalf of clients with respect to climate change legislation in the United States, in various states of the United States and in the European Union.
Lead counsel for Apache Corporation in insurance coverage arbitration and litigation proceedings relating to the explosion of a gas pipeline in Western Australia. Advised online retailers regarding compliance with the Payment Card Industry standards for the storage, processing, and transmission of credit cardholder data. Copyright Office and other policy settings, including with respect to the role and distribution of educational and other noncommercial media across the broadcast, online, mobile and other IP-based platforms.
Conducted a detailed analysis of pay-to-play issues for a major pharmaceutical company and have obtained favorable advisory opinions from state regulators for a variety of our corporate clients. Advising African Power Corporation on development of a hydroelectric project in the Republic of Congo. Representing a national hotel company in litigation over coverage for property damage and business income losses caused by Hurricane Katrina.
PSEG in structuring a project which would interconnect to Manhattan a MW generating unit in New Jersey by means of a transmission cable to be installed under the Hudson River and advising on complex FERC open access, tariff, and other transmission issues. Advised employer health plans on HIPAA breach notification requirements relating to breaches of protected health information held by the plans.
Representing subsidiaries of an international oil company in pending ICSID arbitration proceedings involving expropriation of investments in Venezuela, resulting in a tribunal award of compensation exceeding U. Representation of First Wind in advising and consulting with federal and state agencies on implementation of a Habitat Conservation Plan for endangered shorebirds on Maui, Hawaii. Representing S-Y Systems Technologies Europe, GmbH, the only defendant dismissed in its entirety from the wire harness price-fixing litigation, which is the lead case in the sprawling Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation pending in Detroit.
Representation of First Wind Holdings with regard to insurance claims arising out of fires that occurred at its Kahuku Wind farm, Oahu, in and Coverage issues include property damage, business interruption, and potential environmental liability issues. Inquam Limited in its acquisition of Telemobil S. Advise multiple pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers regarding acquisitions and sales of manufacturing facilities. On Jan. A makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars. We represented two major financial trade associations in drafting and presenting to Congress amendments to proposed legislation to revamp the housing finance system.
We advised a major U. Advise a U. Serve as principal outside counsel to the Personal Care Products Council, attending Council meetings, preparing draft legislation and Congressional testimony, assisting in regulatory litigation, advising on all aspects of FDA regulation, and providing advice on a wide variety of trade association matters.
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Advise Public Broadcasting Service in negotiations and administrative proceedings relating to the distribution of statutory copyright royalties by the United States Copyright Office. The enhanced compliance program is designed to support a wide variety of business units, including industrial sites, and sales and procurement functions.
Represent a national association of property owners in the OSHA rulemakings about indoor air quality. Represent Samsung in consolidated antitrust price-fixing and deceptive practice class actions involving liquid crystal displays. Advice to a major pharmaceutical in establishing a healthcare business in the UK, including strategic advice on corporate structure and governance issues and compliance with Vare Quality Commission standards.
Represented Union Pacific Railroad Company in multidistrict litigation alleging price-fixing of freight fuel surcharges.
Representing Freddie Mac in connection with the establishment of the U. Represented Freddie Mac in the largest-ever FEC enforcement action against a corporation, and negotiated a global FEC settlement on behalf of the corporation and its former officers, which resulted in no penalties for individual Freddie Mac officers and executives. Representing several foreign banking organizations in the restructuring of their U. Helped influence the development of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act FSMA to minimize unnecessary and costly burdens on industry, and represent clients with respect to food safety laws, health benefits claims, and compliance matters.
Successfully warded off potential California Proposition 65 lawsuits regarding 4-MEI in sodas and lead in juices, and successfully represented companies in litigation regarding lead in chocolate and mercury in tuna. Advising Microsoft on a broad range of privacy and data security issues impacting its services in Europe and at a global level.
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Advising a large social network on compliance with U. Serving as global privacy and data security counsel to a global e-commerce business, including advising on financial services privacy and information security-related aspects of certain mobile payments and mobile wallet services and international data transfers.
GHL Acquisition Corp. On an ongoing basis, we provide government relations advice to several large and mid-size financial institutions. Represent the former GE Capital Retail Bank now Synchrony Financial in a CFPB investigation, enforcement action, and consent order related to allegations of deceptive marketing of credit card add-on products and discrimination against Spanish-speaking customers related to certain offers to settle outstanding credit card balances and a Department of Justice enforcement action and consent order regarding the same allegations of discrimination.
A global air cargo company wanted to enhance its political influence as a respected industry voice on public policy issues in order to advance its global business objectives. We helped the company resolve difficult regulatory disputes in several countries, including a fast-moving dispute in China that endangered its business model. We also achieved legislative success for the company in the U. Congress on defense policy matters in the authorization bill NDAA.
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Represented American Petroleum Institute in Comer, putative class action alleging industrial activities contributed to global warming, causing a rise in sea levels and adding to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina, and thereby causing property damage to plaintiffs. For several large corporations, we developed and conducted federal PAC compliance and training programs, and have provided government ethics training to senior executives and company lobbyists. Ovonic Battery Company in intellectual property and litigation matters pertaining to Cobasys, a joint venture with Chevron to develop, license, and manufacture NiMH batteries for transportation and stationary storage applications.
Covington attorneys led the negotiations leading to the creation of the Pearl Mobile DTV venture, the negotiation of content license agreements, and public policy efforts before Congress and at the White House and the FCC. We advised coalition of renewable energy project developers, venture capital firms, and investment banks on low-cost financing of clean energy. Drafted testimony, legislation, white papers and helped build coalition on and off the Hill to advance the issue.
Advised a large pharmaceutical company in connection with litigation involving the alleged infringement of patient privacy by a pharmacy chain that collects personal information about prescription drug users. Advised on the full-range of political advertising issues, with clients ranging from candidates to political parties, to broadcast stations.
Representation of the National Football League in multiple federal court cases to enjoin the unauthorized retransmission and public performance of NFL game telecasts across U. Assist the National Football League in registering copyright and combatting the unauthorized retransmission and public performance of NFL game telecasts over the internet. Defending NFL in class action and direct antitrust challenges to its trademark licensing arrangements American Needle v. NFL and Dang v. Advised on news gathering issues in relation to an undercover documentary being filmed in Europe and Africa.
Representation of leading industry trade association of online lenders in responding to CFPB small dollar rulemaking. OptiSolar Inc. Representation of companies and individuals in negotiation of GMP consent decrees involving drugs, biologics, devices, and blood products, including significant consent decree matters for Schering Plough, Genzyme and one of the largest manufacturers of OTC drugs in the U. Advocacy before Congress, FDA, and other federal agencies with respect to emerging regulatory policies on health information technology, research use products, and laboratory developed tests.
Defense of beverage manufacturer in FTC investigation of substantiation for health benefit claims in advertising. Successfully defended the substantiation for health benefit claims made by a food manufacturer facing a challenge before the NAD. Drafted and implemented a global code of conduct and policies for Harley-Davidson addressing privacy, harassment, discrimination, the use of electronic communications and anti-corruption.
HaloIPT, a leading provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles, in the acquisition of all its technology and assets by Qualcomm Incorporated. Advised governments on the privatization of telecom service providers, crafting regulations for the introductions of regulatory structures to foster competition in the telecommunications industry; drafted regulations governing telecom activities; and established a licensing and regulatory structure for the introduction of next-generation wireless telecommunications service.
Counseled leading health care information, product and disease-oriented websites on advertising and sponsorship arrangements. We have advised the largest and most sophisticated banks, consumer reporting agencies, and financial services companies on the collection, use and disclosure of nonpublic personal information under GLBA, that California Financial Information Privacy Act, and similar laws, including the development and implementation of privacy notices.
Advise government contractor regarding acquisition of another government contract with significant environmental-related contracts. Advising a self-regulatory body on its government affairs activities, including advising on the tax treatment of these activities. On behalf of one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, conducted a government affairs compliance review and made recommendations concerning political law compliance practice.
Secured summary judgment for George Mason School of Law against sexual harassment and other discrimination claims by law school professor. Advised a New York-headquartered investment bank on an international assignment from the UK to China.
jermaine.dev3.develag.com/19-nations-21-lies-time-to-get.php Representation of International Dairy Foods Association against a class action in Virginia state court alleging deceptive marketing of the potential weight-loss benefits of consuming milk. Representation of a Mexico-based multi-system cable operator in a joint venture with a Mexico-based local and long-distance telecom company. We conducted a PAC compliance audit and staff training for a global aerospace and defense company. Represented Owens Corning in eight Wellington Agreement arbitral or ADR proceedings, two federal court cases, and one state court lawsuit against numerous insurers seeking coverage for asbestos non-products claims.
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