DISPUTE RESOLUTION SETTLEMENTS, LITIGATION, MEDIATION ARBITRATION and DISPUTE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Cliff has helped individuals, associations and corporate clients resolve disputes in the least costly manner throughout his practice. He has often served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts and agencies. He has also served as local counsel and in other roles as needed to supplement the principal trial lawyer or firm in ongoing disputes.
With his use of his own computers for litigation and dispute resolution since 1981, Cliff has deep expertise in dealing with technology, its pitfalls and uses. He has helped lawyers with the necessary technical bridges between the computer, discovery, and the merits of a case.
A few of the matters on which Cliff has worked through the years are below. Successful defense of federal trademark case for Swiss plumbing client and US subsidiary, resulting in summary judgment and award of attorneys fees before trial.Representation of one of Indonesia’s largest companies in connection with intellectual property and contract issues involving float glass joint venture in Indonesia. Court cases and arbitrations in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, France, and Indonesia.
Successful US Supreme Court and federal appellate court briefing and arguments on behalf of approximately fifteen forest products companies in connection with multi-billion dollar antitrust contribution claims, following favorable settlement of criminal and civil cases and coordination of company-related obstruction of justice charges.
Sole arbitrator for two Fortune 100 companies in joint venture technology dispute, and of two Fortune 50 companies in connection with patent dispute.
Representation of health insurance association in connection with antitrust and commercial fraud case involving medical technology evaluations in San Francisco, seeking tens of millions of dollars. Successful motion to dismiss fraud claim, and subsequent settlement.
Representation of physicians in hospital peer-review proceedings.
Representation of medical products manufacturer in patent-antitrust litigation.
Representation of corporate client in dispute with university research entity in connection with computer system business venture between the university entity and client. Favorable settlement.
Representation of automotive part company in connection with licensing disputes.
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