Resolution of complex securities litigation
Regional bank had a dispute with a borrower involving a complex set of loans with multiple forms of collateral. Norm determined through public filings that a third-party appeared to be interfering with the lending relationship and developed a lawsuit to hold the third-party accountable, which led to a favorable outcome for the client.
Represented financial institution in loan default litigation
Norm represented a regional financial institution regarding a complex loan default, bringing litigation that obtained a successful outcome for the client.
Lawsuit to protect rights of Minnesota property owners
Represented Minnesota Multi Housing Association and several local Minnesota property owners in federal court challenge to Governor’s Executive Order maintaining an eviction moratorium when nearly all other Executive Orders relating to the COVID crisis had been lifted. The Governor ended his emergency powers shortly after the suit was filed.
Jury finds public institution breached contract with client
Following a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Norm’s client. The battle was over whether a public institution had violated its contract with a start-up company that specialized in the cellular technology space. The jury agreed that the contract was breached and awarded Norm’s client damages as a result.
Successful defense of $100 million+ legal malpractice matter
Client alleged to have breached fiduciary duties in complex set of transactions involving trans-national telecommunications entities. The federal district court granted Norm’s client summary judgment, which ruling was upheld by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Obtained permanent injunction against government official for unlawful conduct on behalf of class
As co-counsel with the ACLU of Minnesota, Norm obtained a temporary injunction against a county Sheriff’s illegal detention of immigrants. The injunction was upheld by the Minnesota Court of Appeals following Norm’s oral argument for Respondents. The Minnesota district court then granted Norm’s client’s a permanent injunction, and permitted claims for punitive damages.
Successful defense of three lawsuits against major national retailer for claims of more than $100 million
Successfully moved to dismiss complaints in three separate courts—two federal and one state—against a major national retail chain, asserting claims for fraud, aiding and abetting, civil conspiracy, and other claims. Plaintiffs sought more than $100 million in damages across all the suits. Each court granted the client’s motion to dismiss with prejudice.
Successful outcome in products liability trial
Participated in trial regarding national product liability litigation for a hormone therapy drug.
Trial and appellate success in Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court
Represented leading private equity firm in defending a shareholder appraisal action in Delaware Chancery Court arising from the acquisition of a portfolio company.
Conducted investigation to provide guidance as to potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Conducted interviews and investigation related to potential violations of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act for company operating in multiple countries
Representation of major electronics manufacturer in antitrust litigation
Filed Amicus Curiae brief in support of rights of transgender Minnesota students
Obtained domestic violence protection orders for multiple survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence following trials in state court
Obtained asylum, and withholding of removal, for multiple individuals fleeing persecution