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Commercial Litigation

The firm engages in general commercial litigation on behalf of private clients. The firm recently represented Tesla Motors in an arbitration; Quokka Sports and the America’s Cup in a successful action to regain the americascup.com domain name involving trade secrets and breach of contract; an international commercial arbitration that resulted in a $26 million award; and Chronicle Books in numerous commercial disputes. The firm’s attorneys have also represented a successful internet data center in unfair trade litigation against a major telecommunications company; the estate of Norma Millay Ellis relating to the sale of the literary properties of Edna St. Vincent Millay; a French biotechnology company in litigation relating to the sublicense of patent rights and contract negotiations for the sale of biotechnology development rights; and foreign banks, primarily government-owned, in litigation involving suits against the banks, as well as in litigation for the banks against borrowers to recover funds.he firm regularly advises clients in seeking and negotiating business resolutions to disputes short of litigation.