White Collar Criminal Defense | False Claims Act | Intellectual Property | Commercial Litigation | Arbitrations
London & Mead was on the defense trial team in a public corruption prosecution of a prominent Washington, D.C. real estate developer in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The defendant was acquitted of all but one count and received no jail time.
Health Care Fraud
London & Mead represented the president of cardiac monitoring company charged with violations of the Anti-Kickback Act and health care fraud. After a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, our client was acquitted on all counts.
London & Mead represented the president of a government contractor charged with procurement fraud. After two weeks of trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland, the government dismissed all charges against the individual defendant and entered into a civil resolution and Corporate Integrity Agreement for the corporation that avoided debarment.
Food and Drug Offenses
London & Mead represented an internet pharmacy company accused of illegal distribution of prescription pharmaceuticals. The corporation won a complete acquittal by a jury in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.
London & Mead represented a corporate executive charged in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York with securities fraud and money laundering conspiracies and substantive securities fraud. The government dropped all charges in favor of a deferred prosecution agreement. Our client received no criminal conviction and served no jail time.
London & Mead represented numerous physicians, pharma and health care executives, lawyers who gave regulatory advice to health care companies, and pharma sales reps and managers in investigations related to allegations of off-label marketing, Anti-Kickback Act violations, regulatory and reporting issues, and manufacturing quality issues. We also represented a physician/owner of a health care provider that was the subject of a government sting and subsequent search warrants, and successfully negotiated a civil resolution without criminal charges or debarment.
London & Mead represented numerous former executives of Enron, several of whom were threatened with potential criminal prosecution, but were not charged. The firm represented the former General Counsel of Enron Global Finance in litigation brought by the SEC, which successfully settled without an admission of liability or an Officer and Director bar. And we represented uncharged accounting managers in major public accounting fraud matters, including the WorldCom and Safety-Kleen investigations, and accountants and counsel at accounting firms in other securities, accounting, and tax fraud investigations.
London & Mead represented business owners and executives in criminal investigations of government contracting fraud and persuaded Department of Justice not to charge criminally or sue civilly. We represented the owner of a national security contractor and persuaded the Department of Justice to drop the investigation several years after the execution of search warrants.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
London & Mead represented a nationally-elected leader of a large African country, his wife, and corporate employees in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.
London & Mead has represented congressional staffers in public corruption and election law investigations.
London & Mead represented a utility employee presented with a draft indictment by the Department of Justice. London & Mead’s presentation to prosecutors and top management of the Environmental Crimes Division persuaded the government not to bring charges. We also have represented business executives in environmental investigations involving alleged illegal waste disposal and clean water violations.
London & Mead represented executives of foreign corporations alleged to have participated in cartel price‑fixing conspiracies.
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False Claims Act case in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. London & Mead represented the relator in claims involving systematic overbilling on software products sold to federal government agencies. The case settled for $199,500,000, the largest False Claims Act settlement ever negotiated in a case involving fraud against the General Services Administration.
• DOJ press release: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/oracle-agrees-pay-us-1995-million-resolve-false-claims-act-lawsuit.
False Claims Act case in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts where London & Mead represented the primary relator in claims involving Medicare and Medicaid overbilling. The case settled for $112,000,000.
False Claims Act case in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland where London & Mead represented the sole relator in claims involving violations of disclosure obligations in GSA schedule contract. The case settled for $98,500,000, which at the time was the largest False Claims Act settlement ever negotiated in a case involving fraud against the General Services Administration.
False Claims Act case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. London & Mead represents the relator in claims relating to overbilling of federal government agencies for software products. The Department of Justice has intervened and the case is currently pending.
• DOJ press release: http://www.justice.gov/usao/dc/news/2014/jul/14-169.html
• Complaint: 414 KB pdf
London & Mead also defends individuals and corporations in False Claims Act investigations.
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Ormco Corp. v. Align Technology, Inc.
London & Mead served as lead trial counsel in a patent infringement suit tried to a jury in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California. After eight days of trial, the jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor in less than 90 minutes, finding infringement, and rejecting defendant’s defenses of invalidity and inequitable conduct. Prior to post-trial hearing on injunction, the case settled in client’s favor on publicly-disclosed terms worth approximately $90,000,000+.
Jacobs Vehicle Equipment Co., et al. v. Pacific Diesel Brake Co., et al.
London & Mead represented an alleged infringer in a non‑jury declaratory judgment patent trial in the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The district court ruled entirely in our client’s favor, holding that most of the claims in the patent were invalid due to obviousness and that the rest were not infringed. The judgment was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. v. Lessard Design, Inc., et al.
Architectural copyright case in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. London & Mead represented Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Northwestern Investment Management Company, LLC., in connection with the development of a condominium project in Virginia. The court granted summary judgment in favor of our client on all claims.
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Barimany v. Urban Pace LLC
Civil tort case in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. London & Mead took over representation of defendant Urban Pace shortly before the case was scheduled for trial. The trial court granted a dispositive pre-trial motion and dismissed all claims against Urban Pace, which the Court of Appeals affirmed.
Artel, Inc., v. John J. Mason, et al.
Breach of contract and fraud case in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. London & Mead represented defendants. After a two-day bench trial, the Court entered judgment in favor of defendants.
Timothy E. Koch, et al. v. Specialized Care Services, Inc., et al.
Claims against United HealthCare brought in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Case involved claims for failure to pay plaintiff under contract for the sale of his business to United HealthCare. The case settled before trial.
Roland Glass Foods, Inc. v. Ahold U.S.A. Holdings, Inc., et al.
London & Mead represented defendant Giant Food, Inc. against multiple claims seeking $8 million for alleged breach of contract of supply agreement. After a multi-week jury trial in the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County Maryland, the jury returned a defense verdict.
Travelers Indemnity of America, et al. v. 8000 Georgetown Pike, LLC
Coverage case on behalf of property owner against insurance company denying liability for fire loss. London & Mead represented the plaintiff and won a judgment of $3.5 million in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia.
BK Miller Company, Inc. v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
London & Mead represented a beverage distribution company that brought antitrust and common law claims against Coca-Cola Enterprises in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland. The case settled before trial.
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London & Mead represented an executive in an indemnification claim against his former employer for attorneys’ fees incurred in an investigation. The arbitrator awarded our client fees in excess of $12,000,000.
London & Mead defended a property owner in a dispute with a former “Development Consultant” in connection with a major property development project in Washington, D.C. The “Development Consultant” sought more than $2,000,000 in damages, claiming breach of contract and wrongful termination of a development consulting agreement. The arbitration panel dismissed all claims against our client and awarded nothing to the “Development Consultant.”
London & Mead represented a manufacturer in the food industry in a dispute with its Mexican distributor involving numerous competing claims of breach of contract and fraud. Facing litigation in one state court and two different federal courts, London & Mead successfully enforced the arbitration provision in a distribution agreement. The arbitrator dismissed claims that exceeded $1,000,000 and resolved the dispute favorably to our client.
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