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Vogl v. Dept. of Rev., 327 Or. 193, 960 P.2d 373 (1998) ($380 million recovery for federal retirees arising out of Oregon's taxation of federal retirement benefits)

Wong v. Wong, 134 Or. App. 13, 894 P.2d 519, rev. denied 322 Or. 167, 903 P.2d 885 (1995) (defended general partner in trial of limited partnership dispute - JNOV granted based on absence of personal jurisdiction, affirmed on appeal)

Mittendorf v. Stone Lumber Co., 874 F. Supp. 292 (D. Or. 1995) (represented plaintiff in employment dispute concerning arbitrability under the F.A.A.)

Hollen v. Fitzwater, 125 Or. App. 288, 865 P.2d 1298 (1993) (represented defendants on appeal of constructive trust obtained by counterclaim)

International Commodities Export Corp. v. North Pacific Lumber, 764 F. Supp. 608 (D. Or. 1991) (represented plaintiff commodity brokerage in trial of successful declaratory judgment action declaring no liability to defendant commodity purchaser)

Northwest Bell Telephone Co. v. Northwest Overland Corporation, 100 Or. App. 259, 785 P.2d 802 (1990) (represented defendant/third party plaintiff in appeal of summary judgment obtained in trial court)

In Re Schneider, 99 B.R. 974 (9th Cir. BAP 1989) (represented creditor in adversary proceeding in bankruptcy; judgment affirmed on appeal for nondischargeability by reason of fraud or defalcation by debtor as fiduciary

Sims Snowboards, Inc. v. Kelly, 863 F.2d 643 (9th Cir. 1988) (represented defendants Burton Snowboards and Craig Kelly in dispute with competitor over world champion athlete’s endorsement; successfully reversed trial court entry of preliminary injunction)

Airweld, Inc. v. Airco, Inc., 576 F. Supp. 676 (D. Or. 1983), aff’d, 742 F.2d 1184 (9th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 469 U.S. 1213 (1985) (local counsel for plaintiff in trial of antitrust action; $1 million jury verdict overturned JNOV)

Powell v. Equitable Svgs and Loan Assn., 57 Or. App. 110, 634 P.2d 1331, rev. denied, 293 Or. 394 (1982) (represented plaintiffs in class action concerning mortgage tax and insurance reserves; settlement obtained for Oregon class members; choice of law issue in multi-state action argued unsuccessfully on appeal)

In Re Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings in Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, (MDL-150), 497 F. Supp. 218 (C.D. Cal. 1980) (represented plaintiff State of Oregon in discovery phase of antitrust litigation which settled a decade later following reversal of summary judgment for defendants in the Ninth Circuit)