Below are representative commercial litigation matters for Mr. Cavanaugh.
Successfully defended a global healthcare company in a putative RICO class action involving alleged promotion of a drug for off-label use.
Successfully blocked a subpoena on behalf of a global healthcare company in a Department of Consumer Affairs probe into potentially deceptive trade practices and false advertising by infant-formula makers.
Secured dismissal of FCA qui tam against pharmaceutical manufacturer involving off-label promotion of pharmaceutical product.
Representing companies in various false advertising matters.
Following bench trial, secured dismissal of fraud and state consumer class action claims against pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Defending major pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple actions brought by State Attorneys General involving "AWP" issues, including multiple trials.
Successfully represented medical device company in 75-day arbitration involving fraud and contract claims arising out of divestiture of product line.
Defended former Commissioner of Baseball in copyright and fraud action in which plaintiff sought to publish unauthorized biography.
Successfully defended celebrity in jury trial of civil assault and battery claims resulting in 20¢ judgment against client.
Represented Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in disciplinary proceedings and successfully defended related litigations involving George Steinbrenner and others.
Defended large brokerage firm in federal securities and RICO actions involving Eurobond offerings, master limited partnerships and other security underwritings.
Secured reversal in the Second Circuit of district court order dismissing declaratory judgment complaint brought by a major insurer against a Fortune 50 oil company.
Represented prominent New York law firm in fraud and malpractice lawsuit.
Represented health care company in litigation and arbitration.