Case Studies

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Restructuring of Company and Sale of Business Units
Patterson represented a multinational machine tool maker serving the aerospace, automotive, mining and industrial equipment sectors in the sale of several business units to a European conglomerate. The client intended to retain certain...
Representation of a Deserving Family in a Housing Matter
Patterson Belknap represented a family in its claim against their landlord, stemming from the landlord’s failure to make necessary repairs to keep the apartment in a habitable condition. The state of the apartment, including mold, adversely...
Appellate Win for Law Firm Client in Malpractice Suit
In January 2012, a former entertainment client of a leading New York City law firm alleged malpractice against the firm and one of its lawyers in connection with rights to a popular song. Representing the law firm, Patterson Belknap moved to...
Important E-Discovery Decision on Technology-Assisted Review
In April 2013, Patterson Belknap obtained a significant victory in a discovery dispute over the use of technology-assisted review — a machine-learning technology that can considerably reduce discovery costs. Application of this technology...
Cross-Border IPO for China-Based Company
In 2014, Patterson Belknap acted as depositary counsel for a multinational financial institution in facilitating the largest cross-border IPO for a China-based limited holding company. The firm’s client acted, among others, as depositary bank for...
Dismissal of Antitrust Lawsuit in Pharmaceutical Industry
In January 2013, the firm secured the dismissal of a multi-million dollar federal antitrust lawsuit against our client, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found that the plaintiff...
Sale of Beauty Company to Major Retailer
The firm advised a luxury beauty product and spa services retailer in its acquisition by a major department store. The department store has reported that the $210 million acquisition will enable it to expand its selection of beauty products while...
Telecommunications Company Corporate Debt Refinancing
In 2014, Patterson Belknap acted as issuer’s counsel in connection with the refinancing of corporate debt for a Barbados-based telecommunications company that owns and operates subsea fiber optic cable networks in the Caribbean, Central America...
Global Depositary Notes (GDNs) Counsel
Patterson Belknap has acted as counsel for a GDN depositary in developing sovereign debt-based GDN programs from 16 countries. In addition to performing the legal due diligence for each of the jurisdictions, the firm has assisted in structuring the...
Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Energy Company
In June 2013, the firm secured the dismissal of allegations brought by a prominent hedge fund against our client, a Fortune 500 energy company. In the 1980’s our client leased an interest in a power plant to a banking and financial services...
New Jersey High Court Win for Medical Device Client
In August 2012, firm partner Peter Harvey obtained a significant win for a medical device company when the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that products liability claims against our client were either time-barred or pre-empted. The court held that a...
FCA Win for Pharmaceutical Client at Fourth Circuit
The firm represented a global pharmaceutical company in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case in which an employee alleged that the company engaged in off-label marketing in connection with one of its products. In a January 2013 decision...
501 Madison Redevelopment
501 Madison Avenue, a historically underperforming Midtown Manhattan asset saddled with a below market ground lease, was comprehensively redeveloped, establishing an improved rental structure and rebranding the retail space to cater to Madison...
Substantial Copyright Settlement for a Leading Media Company
In June 2012, the firm obtained a substantial settlement for a leading media company in an important copyright case for the industry. On behalf of our client, our team asserted copyright infringement claims against a web-based software service in...
Dismissal of Antitrust Case in Municipal Bond Industry
In March 2013, a California state court dismissed a sprawling antitrust case that had been pending for over four years against five financial guaranty insurance companies and three credit ratings agencies. Our client was alleged to have entered...
Second Circuit Victory in Complex Financial Case
In 2013, the firm obtained a complete victory for an instrumentality of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York created in connection with the 2008 rescue of American International Group, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The firm...
Successful Appeal of a $593 Million Jury Verdict
In April 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a $593 million jury verdict from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and found that our client, a Fortune 50 medical device manufacturer, did not...
Jury Win for Medical Device Manufacturer in Patent Trial
In June 2012, a Florida federal jury ruled in favor of our client, a Fortune 50 medical device manufacturer, finding that two lines of its contact lenses did not infringe a patent covering a type of soft contact lens that can be worn for extended...
Largest Settlement of Patent Infringement Case in the U.S.
In January 2010, our client, the cardiac device unit of a Fortune 50 medical device manufacturer, was awarded $1.725 billion in the largest settlement of any patent infringement case in the United States. This settlement was part of a long-fought...
Settlement for Financial Guarantee Company in RMBS Suit
In March 2014, Patterson Belknap secured a settlement on behalf of its client, a leading financial guarantee insurance holding company, in a lawsuit against a mortgage corporation subsidiary of a major multinational bank over misrepresentation of...
Successful Consumer Product Advertising Challenge
In 2013, the firm represented a producer of body wash in a successful challenge filed with the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division (NAD). On behalf of our client, we challenged (1) claims by our opponent that competing body...
150 East 42nd Street Lease
Patterson Belknap represented a leading New York City health care provider in a variety of office and facility leasing projects in 2014 and 2015. At 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, Patterson Belknap attorneys assisted the health system in...