Jenner & Block

Complex Commercial Litigation

Complex Commercial Litigation Engagements

  • Won a $940 million jury verdict for Epic Systems Corp., a leading healthcare software company, in a substantial corporate espionage case; the verdict represents one of the largest trade secrets verdicts in US history and perhaps the largest verdict of any kind in Wisconsin.
  • Represented Ventas, an S&P 500 healthcare real estate investment trust, in a suit for tortious interference arising out of Ventas’ acquisition of a publicly traded healthcare REIT.  The three-week jury trial resulted in a $101 million verdict for Ventas.
  • Represented NHC/Equity Lifestyle Properties in enforcing a buy-sell provision in a partnership agreement related to a $215 million portfolio of RV parks which had been sold to a publicly held company.  The case was tried to verdict in Delaware Chancery Court on a fast track within 60 days of the filing of the complaint.
  • Represented STMicroelectronics in a FINRA arbitration and in subsequent appeals to the 2nd Circuit in obtaining a $431 million award in a case involving auction-rate securities.  The $431 million award is one of the largest award in FINRA history.
  • Represented CRST Van Expedited in winning the largest fee award ever levied against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on their behalf, following the culmination of six years of successful, hard-fought Title VII litigation, affirmed on appeal before the US Supreme Court.
  • Won a $272 million judgment on behalf of the Chapter 7 trustee for Emerald Casino against six former officers and directors who breached an agreement with Emerald by failing to comply with Illinois gaming regulations.
  • Represented a major defense contractor in a $300 million arbitration alleging breach of a “best efforts” clause in an agreement for the development, marketing and sales of components for armored military vehicles, in which we prevailed on all claims.
  • Represented a leading worldwide manufacturer of electrical and electronic products in one of the largest antitrust multidistrict litigations in US history, in which we successfully obtained dismissal of some claims and settled others on highly favorable terms.
  • Represented a multinational food conglomerate in an antitrust litigation that involved an alleged conspiracy to fix the price of high fructose corn syrup.  Plaintiffs alleged damages over $1 billion, making the case one of the largest alleged price-fixing conspiracies in US history.  After we prevailed on summary judgment, we obtained a highly favorable settlement.
  • Defeated monopolization, refusal to deal, and other antitrust and business tort claims made by a competitor against a major telecommunications and cable provider.
  • Represented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in a $50 million breach of contract lawsuit in federal court in connection with a large, long-term sales agreement.  We achieved a highly favorable settlement after prevailing on certain key motions.
  • Represented an automotive supplier in a multi-million-dollar arbitration concerning an alleged breach of a supply and royalties agreement relating to the development, manufacture and sale of independent suspension systems.  After expedited discovery and an extensive arbitration hearing, the panel unanimously ruled in our favor on all claims.
  • Achieved a significant arbitration victory for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, obtaining a multi-million-dollar award for breach of a sales agreement for the purchase of up to 40 business aircrafts.
  • Represented three organizations that assist low-income and minority homeowners in a successful effort to transfer more than $331 million from California’s general fund to a settlement fund established to help financially distressed homeowners following the subprime mortgage crisis.  After California received these funds in 2012, then-Governor Jerry Brown diverted the money to instead plug holes in California’s budget.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a $250 million jury trial over a long-running partnership dispute concerning various domestic and international businesses.  Our client, who owns significant real estate holdings in Southern California, retained the firm on the eve of trial.
  • Successfully defended a $152 million judgment on behalf of Singularis Holdings Limited when the UK Supreme Court affirmed that Japanese banking group Daiwa was liable to Singularis for negligent disbursement of funds by a broker.