Cross-Border Litigation

Approximately half of Becker’s attorneys are full-time litigators, experienced in a range of litigation including corporate governance, breach of contract, real estate acquisition, intellectual property (including trade secret, copyright and patent infringement), non-competition and employment agreements, employment discrimination, bankruptcy, bid protests, land use, class actions and appeals. We represent government entities, publicly traded corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, developers, entrepreneurs, contractors, design professionals, small businesses and individuals.

Cross-Border Litigation Experience

  • Defense of luxury lighting designer, Lindsey Adelman, in a suit against several overseas entities that were using the Lindsey Adelman name and related marks in connection with the sale of imitation and counterfeit lighting products over the internet. In an important case for designers, artists, and intellectual property owners whose brands are being infringed or counterfeited over the internet, Becker won a final judgment and permanent injunction disabling the infringing websites controlled from overseas.
  • Defense of former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and Minister of Defense José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín in civil litigation against them concerning actions taken while in office. After a five-week jury trial, the United States District Court Judge entered judgment in favor of both defendants and ruled that no reasonable jury could find evidence sufficient to hold the former President and Defense Minister responsible for civilian deaths during violent protests in Bolivia which occurred in 2003.
  • Representation of a U.S. corporation involved in the telecommunications business in Mexico who was sued by a former advisor seeking $3.8 million in success fees relating to corporate financing. Becker navigated sophisticated international financial transaction and finder’s fee regulations to address the case’s main points involving breach and anticipatory repudiation of two different contracts, as well as indemnification for attorneys’ fees, which resulted in a judgment in favor of client.

 


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