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When Crisis Strikes: A Step-By-Step Response Guide

Author: Ben DiPietro, The Wall Street Journal, Risk & Compliance Journal Using the scenario of a whistleblower calling in allegations of wrongdoing involving senior-level executives on the day before a meeting of the board’s audit committee, a group of attorneys and a crisis communications expert offered tips on how to respond in the initial hours […]


Crisis of the Week: FIFA Shows How Not to Handle an Internal Probe – Dec. 15, 2014

Author: Samuel Rubenfeld, Risk & Compliance Journal, The Wall Street Journal A company has a crisis, and its board retains outside counsel to investigate. What happens to the findings? The topic of how to properly handle an internal investigation recently came into sharp relief with the bungled internal probe by FIFA,as itinvestigated the bidding process […]


Crisis of the Week: Evaluating Takata’s Airbag Response – Nov. 3, 2014

Author: Ben Dipietro, The Wall Street Journal, Risk & Compliance Journal This week we asked crisis experts to focus on comments made by Takata Corp., the Japan-based company that manufactured the air bags being recalled by all the major automakers. The company is facing a federal investigation, loss of customers and eventual lawsuits from this […]


Thwarted Litigation Over Strategic Transaction Fee

On behalf of an investment advisor, we convinced the co-advisor of the futility of initiating litigation to enhance its prescribed share of the multi-million dollar fee. CBRE Richard Ellis v. Taylor Frères


Negotiated Return of Lien Collateral to Subordinate Party

We represented the seller of a prime downtown Atlanta parcel in suing the purchaser for the balance due under second lien position installment note. After defeating purchaser’s fraud counterclaims on summary judgment, we negotiated a return of the parcel to seller despite the third party lender holding first priority lien position. Centennial Park East, LLC […]


Negotiated Forbearance of $100M in Construction Cost Claim

On behalf of an estimating and construction management client, we convinced a casino owner that a $100 million construction cost difference was due to changes, not professional negligence, thereby avoiding suit entirely. Mohegan Tribe Gaming Authority (“MTGA”) Claim


Strategic Transaction Fee Awarded in Baseball Arbitration

On behalf of business acquirer, the arbitrator adopted our client’s low position a baseball-style arbitration involving whether an investment banking fee was due the person who claimed to have introduced potential transaction.


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