Selected Consulting Projects

Philip Morris v. ABC -- $10 billion defamation suit in Virginia state court concerning Day One broadcasts in February and March, 1994, on the process of adding nicotine to reconstituted tobacco in manufacuring cigarettes. [Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering]

USA Today Story

WLR Foods v. Tyson Foods -- Suit in Virginia state court concerning the legality of WLR Foods' shareholder rights plan (poison pill) and the Virginia antitakeover laws. [Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver]

Wall Street Journal Story

Maureen Rose v. Xerox etal. -- Suit by Xerox pension beneficiaries concerning losses suffered when First Executive Life Insurance Company was taken over by the California Insurance Commissioner. [Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle]

Catalyst Institute -- Survey report on the effects of transactions taxes on the behavior of securities markets. "Securities Transaction Taxes: An Overview of Costs, Benefits and Unresolved Questions," with Paul J. Seguin, Financial Analysts Journal, 49 (September/October 1993) 27-35. Reprinted in Securities Transaction Taxes: False Hopes and Unintended Consequences, Suzanne Hammond, ed., (Chicago: Catalyst Institute, 1995), 1-26.

Nestlé v. IRS -- Suit in National Tax Court concerning the effects of insider trading on the premium paid when Nestlé acquired Carnation in 1984. [Mayer, Brown & Platt]

Salomon Brothers, etal. class action litigation -- Suits concerning the manipulation of the market for Treasury notes between April and August 1991. [Morris & Morris]

Wall Street Journal Story

Irwin Jacobs and Spear Leeds v. Dillon Read -- Securities fraud litigation concerning financial disclosure by Allegheny International. [Cahill, Gordon & Reindel]

IRS v. Drexel, Burnham & Lambert -- Tax litigation concerning the value of warrants associated with leveraged LBO's. [Cahill, Gordon & Reindel]

Wall Street Journal Story

Maxus v. Kidder, Peabody, Martin Siegel and Ivan Boesky -- Suit in Texas state court concerning the effects of insider trading in Natomas stock by Boesky, using information from Siegel, on the premium paid by Maxus (Diamond Shamrock) to acquire Natomas in 1983. [Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue]

New York Times Story

New York Stock Exchange -- Report on the historical behavior of stock market volatility in relation to current policy debates. "Stock Market Volatility," Financial Analysts Journal, 46 (May-June 1990) 23-34 (Graham & Dodd Plaque). Reprinted in Market Volatility and Investor Confidence, New York Stock Exchange, (June 7, 1990) C1-C24.

R. C. Harwood et al. v. Harper & Row -- Suit in Federal court concerning the lump-sum payments made to Harper & Row employees when pension plan was terminated in 1982. [Weil, Gotshal & Manges]

Richard J. Brignoli v. Balch, Hardy & Scheinman et al. -- Suit concerning trade secrets related to dynamic portfolio optimization systems. [Jacobson & Triggs]

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