Represented a Philadelphia financial institution on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Assisted in the design and drafting of a comprehensive retirement program that included merging the institution’s employee stock ownership plan and 401(k) plan and freezing the institution’s defined benefit plan, along with drafting a supplemental retirement plan for certain executive officers impacted by the restructuring of the institution’s retirement benefit program.  The firm counseled the Compensation Committee on the design of an equity incentive plan and assisted the committee and management in developing performance-based criteria for equity awards.

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adidas America v. Nike Inc.
The firm represented adidas AG in a successful petition for inter partes review ("IPR") of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 assigned to Nike, Inc. more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Right of publicity litigation for footwear maker
Represented footwear maker in defense of right of privacy/publicity claims by models whose images were used on packaging. more
Matsuura, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Represented DuPont in "settlement fraud" case alleging federal RICO, fraud and other state law claims arising out of DuPont's alleged fraudulent more