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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Strategic Legal Solutions for Visionary Clients

A Precision Tool for Better Results

Our litigation partners have achieved favorable outcomes in over 85% of their trials. Our transactional attorneys likewise bring a track record for exceptional results in complex deals and regulatory matters. Zuber Lawler & Del Duca is a mid-size tool for achieving optimum results on high-stakes mid-size matters.

Larger matters that require massive infrastructure should go to mega firms. That’s what the mega firms are for. On the other hand, complex matters that present large stakes in the context of more moderate infrastructure requirements should come to us. That’s what we’re for.

Zuber Lawler & Del Duca is better than the mega firms at managing high-stakes highly-complex mid-size matters. We’re simply a better-size tool for that-size matter.

And we have the results to prove it.

Zuber Lawler & Del Duca’s attorneys specialize in high-stakes corporate, finance, intellectual property, M&A, litigation, and regulatory matters. In addition to our U.S. domestic capabilities, we possess deep bench in matters involving various parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, with the concomitant language and cultural skills, including Armenian, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Taiwanese.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 3 of 4 Trials

     

    Mark H. Bloomberg

    Patent

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Mark successfully defended a video game company in a bet-the-company trial for alleged infringement of its entire product line by three of its competitor’s patents. Two of the patents were found to be invalid and not infringed, and liability on the third patent was limited to damages for past infringement because of the design-around recommendations Mark made at the start of his representation of the company.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 6 of 8 Trials

     

    Don Hernandez

    IP & Health Care

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Don represented a health care provider in a 3-week jury trial relating to a contract dispute, obtaining a verdict of $3 million – over 95% of the amount sought.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 1 of 2 Trials

     

    Jeff Zuber

    IP & Commercial

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Jeff served as lead counsel in a bench trial on behalf of a real estate holding company and various shareholders against an opposing shareholder claiming control of the company, obtaining control of the company for the client.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 4 of 5 Trials

     

    Alan C. Chen

    IP/China

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    On behalf of a manufacturer in the desktop stationery industry, obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement in a crucial patent trial involving multiple patent claims relating to the client's core product that covered complex issues including doctrine of equivalents, inequitable conduct, and inventorship fraud, allowing the client to stay in business in the U.S.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 8 of 9 Trials

     

    Daniel Mansueto

    Eminent Domain & Environmental

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    As lead counsel for a California state entity, Dan achieved utter victory against claims of $100 million asserted by various county and municipal entities – the largest litigation against the State of California to that point.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 12 of 14 Trials

     

    Jay Maloney

    Financial & IP

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Jay successfully defended a major national bank against a claim of fraud by a British bank in connection with their agreement giving the national bank ownership of their joint client's copper assets valued at over $250 million.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 9 of 9 Trials

     

    Michele M. Desoer

    Commercial & Employment

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    As Vice-President in Charge of Litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Ms. Desoer managed a 6-week corporate-control trial, successfully ousting the prior Chairman and owner of MGM.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 34 of 41 Trials

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Rob successfully defended a global medical device manufacturer/distributor in bet-the-company patent infringement litigation brought by a Fortune 100 company, invalidating the patent. He also successfully argued against the appeal to the Federal Circuit, sustaining the jury's verdict of patent invalidity.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 16 of 19 Trials

     

    Jayesh Patel

    Financial

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    Jayesh successfully defended a well-known toy company against a factory in a bet-the-company trial relating to non-conforming goods, defeating all claims.

  • Favorable Outcomes: 5 of 5 Trials

     

    Laura J. Carroll

    Environmental

    A Sample High-Stakes Win:

    In a precedent-setting case involving the flooding of a large residential neighborhood, Laura represented a plaintiff real estate developer against one of the country's largest cemetery owners for failure to maintain a massive storm water easement. Laura achieved victory on the specific performance claims, as well as attorneys fees and significant punitive damages.