Agricultural Finance and Biotech Disputes

Successful recovery of a substantial settlement through threatened litigation of a claim for lost profits arising from wind-spread drift of bio-engineered plant pollen that destroyed the value of seed produced on neighboring land.

Representation of a bank against its regulator, requiring regulatory litigation, an appeal to a U. S. Court of Appeals, and ultimately passage of a law by the United States Congress specifically enforcing the specific bank’s right to re-organize.

Representation of several banks in the Farm Credit System in litigation to recover $415 million dollars of assets and in related congressional legislation

Led representation of a U.S. biotech company’s successful effort to obtain necessary research materials from China, including administrative proceedings before APHIS, drafting a protocol for a bilateral treaty, and hearings before a congressional committee.

Buckeye Production Credit Ass’n v. Farm Credit Admin., 997 F.2d 11 (1993)