Noteworthy Cases
  • Criminal defense counsel on U.S. v. Dickson Lee, 2014. CEO of NASDAQ-listed company indicted over securities violations.
  • Criminal defense counsel for sentencing on U.S. v. Nino de Guzman, 2013. Federal prosecution of a $19 million investment fraud involving a Peruvian real-estate development company.
  • Criminal defense counsel on U.S. v. Bontrager, 2012. Multimillion-dollar tax-fraud prosecution involving a Bellevue commercial real estate developer.
  • Criminal defense counsel on U.S. v. Darren Berg, 2011. Federal prosecution involving a $140 million mortgage-fund fraud.
  • Special Master for U.S. v. Krane, 2010. Tax-fraud avoidance scheme for $1.3 billion in capital gains. Conducted privilege review of computer and electronic data seized from defendant.
  • Co-counsel on class-action lawsuit against Expedia, 2005–2009. Lawsuit claimed that customers were charged excessive fees on hotel reservations under false pretenses.
  • Criminal defense co-counsel on U.S. v. Lawrence, 2002–2004. 114-count indictment pertaining to a $92 million securities fraud. Oversaw the creation of 1.5 million-page database.
  • Plaintiff's counsel on JASPO v. Inaba, 2001–2002. Represented an employer whose bookkeeper embezzled $4.5 million. Worked with experts to determine loss amount. Initiated a civil action to obtain assets.
  • Defense counsel on numerous Microsoft v. John Doe civil lawsuits in state and federal court involving violations of the "Canned Spam" laws. 2003–2006.
  • Criminal defense counsel on U.S. v. Barry Hammer, 2008. Multimillion-dollar fraud prosecution involving a real estate attorney.