Jenner & Block

 
  • Move, Inc., et al. v. Zillow, Inc., et al.:  Served on a team representing News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., as well as the National Association of Realtors and multiple subsidiary companies in a lawsuit against online real estate portal Zillow and two of its senior executives.  The plaintiffs, who own and operate the realtor.com website, brought claims for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, among others, in the King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington.  The allegations focused on Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia, including the misappropriation of trade secrets related to a new product strategy and the destruction of evidence.  The case ended with a $130M settlement on the first day of trial in June 2016.
  • Obtained denial of class certification in multiple federal jurisdictions on behalf of a large public food company in one of the first cases to address “all natural” labeling of GMO foods.
  • Representing various food companies in numerous class action lawsuits involving “all natural” labeling, alleged GMO ingredients, and alleged violations of FDA regulations.
  • Representing attorneys in professional liability matters ranging from threatened malpractice actions to disqualification motions and other allegations of conflicted representation.
  • Obtained early dismissal of putative consumer class action on behalf of a large Japanese consumer electronics company.
  • Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of multiple Japanese companies in contract and partnership disputes.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of large lighting control company in breach of contract and interference with business opportunities dispute.
  • First-chaired a federal civil rights jury trial representing inmate alleging the use of excessive force by law enforcement in pre-trial detention.
  • Representing multiple Central American asylum-seekers in Immigration Court.
  • Prevailed on asylum-seeker’s appeal before the Ninth Circuit based on a novel question of statutory interpretation.
  • Counseled an action sports company on the sufficiency of employee and consumer liability releases.