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Jennifer B. Patterson (09/05/14)
Jennifer B. Patterson litigates complex commercial disputes with a focus on antitrust litigation and counseling. She has handled a wide range of litigations from inception through trial and appeals. She has defended major US and foreign corporations in private antitrust lawsuits and class actions and in related investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and foreign competition agencies. She has handled internal investigations concerning potential antitrust violations and other illegal activity. Jennifer has advised companies with respect to the antitrust implications of mergers and acquisitions, including conducting worldwide analyses of pre-merger notification requirements and acting as coordinating counsel for all necessary filings. She also advises on distribution and pricing programs and other aspects of competitor and customer relations. Jennifer has counseled and represented clients in such industries as rail freight transportation, auto parts, pharmaceuticals, biometric identification, poultry breeding, food additives, pesticides, publishing, aircraft parts, optical film and flat glass manufacturing.
Aton Arbisser (09/02/14)
Aton Arbisser is the Chair of the Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s Los Angeles office and part of the firm’s Antitrust and Product Liability Groups.
Saul P. Morgenstern (08/19/14)
Saul Morgenstern, Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust practice, litigates complex disputes, class actions and multi-jurisdictional cases before US federal and state courts, international arbitral tribunals, the Federal Trade Commission and the US International Trade Commission, and represents clients in US Government, State and foreign investigations. He also advises companies with respect to the antitrust implications of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, trade association activities, distribution and pricing programs and other aspects of competitor and customer relations. Saul has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including the chemical, computer hardware and software, energy, entertainment, insurance, financial, leisure, luxury consumer goods, pharmaceutical, publishing, real estate, telecommunications and toy industries.
Randall L. Speck (08/19/14)
Randall Speck is responsible for major administrative, litigation, and arbitration matters in the firm’s Washington, DC office. For more than 30 years, Randy has handled a variety of complex proceedings involving electric industry restructuring, development and implementation of organized electric markets, multibillion-dollar contract disputes, design and construction projects, antitrust claims, alleged fraud and negligence suits. He has represented state public utility commissions in major proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and before the US Courts of Appeals relating to electric resource adequacy, the exercise of market power in wholesale electricity markets and incentive rates of return. Recently, he has represented a major electric utility in a state regulatory proceeding involving the prudence of costs incurred in building a first-of-a-kind-at-its-size baseload power plant and has represented a major US electrical equipment manufacturer in a simultaneous lawsuit and international arbitration over the award and performance of a contract to build a nuclear power plant in the Philippines, including a $2 billion arbitration proceeding. He has represented a number of major US and international manufacturers in multimillion-dollar contract disputes and arbitration matters involving such issues as the international rights to sell patented HIV tests, the development and marketing of generic drugs in the United States, contracts to supply radar equipment to a country in the Middle East in the 1970s and alleged fraud in the manufacture of communications satellite components. He successfully represented a class of former shareholders in a suit to enforce a letter agreement to pay them a percentage of the gain realized on any resale of cellular telephone assets.
Manuel Kushner (08/19/14)
Manuel Kushner has extensive litigation trial and appellate experience, especially in complex commercial matters. With more than thirty years’ experience, Manuel has handled virtually all types of civil, commercial matters, including such real estate-related disputes as mortgage foreclosures, title controversies, construction defect and delay claims, and landlord-tenant proceedings; such business-related disputes as breach-of-contract actions, franchise claims, enforcement of non-compete agreements, securities violations, theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and tortious interference claims; and such specialized areas as bankruptcy, probate litigation, all manner of commercial fraud, lender liability and shareholder derivative claims.
Vincent A. Sama (08/19/14)
Vincent Sama is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, Chair of the Securities and Derivative Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, securities and derivative litigation, internal and government investigations, international commercial disputes and arbitration.
Dr. Michael Weigel (08/12/14)
Dr. Michael Weigel praktiziert seit 1989 als Rechtsanwalt, wobei er sich von Anfang an auf die Führung von Prozessen und Schiedsgerichtsverfahren im Wirtschafts-, Handels und Gesellschaftsrecht spezialisiert hat. Neben Prozessen im Vertrags- und Corporate-Bereich sind auch Bank- und finanzrechtliche Prozesse ein Schwerpunkt seiner Tätigkeit. Dr. Weigel hat unter anderem JP Morgan in den Verfahren gegen PrimaCom vertreten und die Deutsche Leasing bzw. deren Tochtergesellschaft LGS bei verschiedenen Rechtsstreiten gegen Kreditinstitute im Zusammenhang mit der Flow-Tex-Affaire betreut. Darüber hinaus hat er zahlreiche deutsche und internationale Industrieunternehmen in den verschiedensten wirtschaftsrechtlichen Streitigkeiten, insbesondere im Bereich des Vertrags- und Gesellschaftsrechts sowie in Post-M&A-Streitigkeiten vertreten. Auch in Regressverfahren war er bereits wiederholt tätig. Bis zum Eintritt bei Kaye Scholer war Herr Dr. Weigel, seit 1994 als Partner, bei Linklaters bzw. deren Vorgängersozietäten. Vor seiner Zulassung als Rechtsanwalt 1989 war Dr. Weigel drei Jahre als Assistent an der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität tätig. Dr. Weigel ist Mitglied im Vorstand der Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt sowie der Vertreterversammlung des anwaltlichen Versorgungswerks in Hessen. Darüber hinaus ist er Vorsitzender des ZPO-Ausschusses der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer und Mitglied im Beirat des Zentrums für Schlüsselqualifikationen der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität.
M&A and Corporate Governance Newsletter (07/08/14)