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Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies

Anderson, Heidi C.

Anderson, Heidi C.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.2550
andersonh@lanepowell.com
Beighle, Randall P.

Beighle, Randall P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7096
beighler@lanepowell.com
Bodine, Brian G.

Bodine, Brian G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7406
bodineb@lanepowell.com
Connors, Tiffany Scott

Connors, Tiffany Scott

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7267
connorst@lanepowell.com
Devlin, John S. III

Devlin, John S. III

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6280
devlinj@lanepowell.com
Eggum, Susan K.

Eggum, Susan K.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2175
eggums@lanepowell.com
Engbloom, Julie M.

Engbloom, Julie M.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2183
engbloomj@lanepowell.com
Englund, Rudy A.

Englund, Rudy A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7042
englundr@lanepowell.com
French, Pilar C.

French, Pilar C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2170
frenchp@lanepowell.com
Hawkes, Peter

Hawkes, Peter

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2165
hawkesp@lanepowell.com
Heston, Mary Jo

Heston, Mary Jo

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7015
hestonm@lanepowell.com
Kiolbasa, Brian T.

Kiolbasa, Brian T.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2103
kiolbasab@lanepowell.com
Leaverton, Bruce W.

Leaverton, Bruce W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7389
leavertonb@lanepowell.com
Maloney, Robert E. Jr.

Maloney, Robert E. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2105
maloneyr@lanepowell.com
Matison, Katie

Matison, Katie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7029
matisonk@lanepowell.com
Mehrbani, Parna A.

Mehrbani, Parna A.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2127
mehrbanip@lanepowell.com
Neeleman, John R.

Neeleman, John R.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7985
neelemanj@lanepowell.com
Nesteroff, Michael A.

Nesteroff, Michael A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6242
nesteroffm@lanepowell.com
Nusich, Lee C.

Nusich, Lee C.

Counsel to the Firm
Portland
503.778.2119
nusichl@lanepowell.com
Ostroff, Paul M.

Ostroff, Paul M.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2122
ostroffp@lanepowell.com
Parise, Michael

Parise, Michael

Shareholder
Anchorage
907.264.3322
parisem@lanepowell.com
Partnow, Peter C.

Partnow, Peter C.

Counsel to the Firm
Anchorage
907.264.3317
partnowp@lanepowell.com
Sands, Darin M.

Sands, Darin M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
503.778.2117
sandsd@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Swanson, Paul D.

Swanson, Paul D.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7391
swansonp@lanepowell.com
Yates, Andrew G.

Yates, Andrew G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7034
yatesa@lanepowell.com

Lane Powell’s Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Team will deploy for a swift response to your business crisis in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is a swift, cost-effective and strategic resolution of your business emergency by:

  • Coordinating investigation, evidence preservation and communication strategies.
  • Quickly pursuing effective legal remedies.
  • Integrating with your team and leveraging your time and resources.

Early Investigation & Resolution

Resolving a crisis sooner versus later is the best business solution.

Our team has the reputation and bench strength to negotiate successfully with private parties or with the government. Prompt, targeted communications are essential. Early mediation, arbitration and other informal resolution methods offer a higher degree of privacy. But some disputes require immediate action in a court of law for the optimal remedy.

Early & Effective Remedies

Lane Powell’s team has a depth and breadth of experience in obtaining extraordinary pretrial remedies and emergency appeals (temporary restraining orders, injunctions, cease and desist orders and writs). Some examples of our recent successes in this area include:

  • Defeating TRO motion against financial advisors in state court and successfully opposing computer fraud and abuse act claim resulting in the withdrawal of TRO motion in federal court. Edward D. Jones & Co. v. Lawrence, No. 2:14-01406-JLR (W.D. Wash. 2014) and No. 14-2-06249-2 (Snohomish Cnty. 2014).
  • Defeating TRO motion seeking to prevent the sale of products under the consumer protection act (2014).
  • Defeating TRO motions seeking to restrain foreclosure sales.
  • Defeating preliminary injunction motion brought by “Boston” founder (Tom Scholz) against Fran and Anton Migliaccio (aka the Cosmos) who are former members of the iconic rock group “Boston.” Scholz v. Migliaccio, No. C13-1229 JLR, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118334 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 20, 2013).
  • Defeating preliminary injunction motion against the sale of self-ligating orthodontic brackets in a patent infringement suit. World Class Tech. Corp. v. Ormco Corp., No. 3:13-cv-00401-AC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112724 (Aug. 9, 2013).
  • Obtaining temporary restraining order blocking the release of proprietary information and materials requested under state Public Records Act. HNTB Corp. v. King County & Kiewit-Massman, AJV, No. 13-2-19495-3 (King Cnty. Sup. Ct. May 14, 2013).
  • Defeating a preliminary injunction motion brought by inventor to prevent the transfer of patent rights and a share purchase by an offshore company. Benson v. VSIM Patent Co., No. 12-01161 (E.D. Va. Mar. 1, 2013).
  • Defeating two injunction motions brought by former employer to prevent competition by a financial advisor with client base of more than $450 million. Edward D. Jones & Co. v. Mark Anderson, No. 12-2-34362 (King Cnty. Sup. Ct. 2012).
  • Obtaining a preliminary injunction on behalf of a restaurant company against a former franchisee for trademark infringement. Brinker Int’l Payroll Co. v. Duke Investments, LLC, No. 12-00033 (D. Alaska 2012).
  • Affirming and reversing orders relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Public Records Act. Ameriquest Mortg. Co. v. Wash. St. Office of Attorney Gen., 170 Wn.2d 418, 241 P.3d 1245 (2010); Ameriquest Mortg. Co. v. Office of Attorney Gen. of Wash., 177 Wn.2d 467, 300 P.3d 799 (2013).
  • Defeating preliminary injunction motion against use of trademarks in a dispute between companies developing products related to micro-RNA. Mirina Corp. v. Marina Biotech, 770 F. Supp. 2d 1153 (W.D. Wash. 2011).
  • Defeating a preliminary injunction motion brought by a disappointed bidder against the signing of a government contract. Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Taxi Ass’n v. Port of Seattle, 2010 WL 2283621, No. 64857-8-1 (Wash. App. Jun. 7, 2010).
  • Successfully enjoined disclosure of confidential trade secrets in state mental health care contractor’s Request for Proposal sought by competitor under state Public Records Act.

Skilled in Diverse Emergency Solutions Across Industries

Lane Powell’s Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies Team has experience across industries and in a variety of topics, including:

  • Abatement of suits and nuisances
  • Attachment and garnishment
  • Audits and investigations
  • Company, corporate and partnership interests
  • Employee misconduct
  • Electronic documents and data
  • Government actions (legislation, rules, directives, initiatives, audits, investigations and searches)
  • Harassment of company employees
  • Intellectual property (copyrights, patents, personality rights, trademarks, trade secrets and unfair competition)
  • Internet (domain names and website content)
  • Labor relations
  • Leases
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Priority disputes
  • Privacy interests
  • Product and structural failures and recalls
  • Public contracts (protests against bids, solicitations and awards)
  • Public records
  • Receiverships and custodianships
  • Reorganizations and spin-offs
  • Return and seizure of property
  • Removal of state cases to federal court
  • Vessel arrests
  • Defense of wrongful foreclosure claims (judicial and non-judicial)

 

Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies

Anderson, Heidi C.

Anderson, Heidi C.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.2550
andersonh@lanepowell.com
Beighle, Randall P.

Beighle, Randall P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7096
beighler@lanepowell.com
Bodine, Brian G.

Bodine, Brian G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7406
bodineb@lanepowell.com
Connors, Tiffany Scott

Connors, Tiffany Scott

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7267
connorst@lanepowell.com
Devlin, John S. III

Devlin, John S. III

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6280
devlinj@lanepowell.com
Eggum, Susan K.

Eggum, Susan K.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2175
eggums@lanepowell.com
Engbloom, Julie M.

Engbloom, Julie M.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2183
engbloomj@lanepowell.com
Englund, Rudy A.

Englund, Rudy A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7042
englundr@lanepowell.com
French, Pilar C.

French, Pilar C.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2170
frenchp@lanepowell.com
Hawkes, Peter

Hawkes, Peter

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2165
hawkesp@lanepowell.com
Heston, Mary Jo

Heston, Mary Jo

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7015
hestonm@lanepowell.com
Kiolbasa, Brian T.

Kiolbasa, Brian T.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2103
kiolbasab@lanepowell.com
Leaverton, Bruce W.

Leaverton, Bruce W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7389
leavertonb@lanepowell.com
Maloney, Robert E. Jr.

Maloney, Robert E. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2105
maloneyr@lanepowell.com
Matison, Katie

Matison, Katie

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7029
matisonk@lanepowell.com
Mehrbani, Parna A.

Mehrbani, Parna A.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2127
mehrbanip@lanepowell.com
Neeleman, John R.

Neeleman, John R.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7985
neelemanj@lanepowell.com
Nesteroff, Michael A.

Nesteroff, Michael A.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6242
nesteroffm@lanepowell.com
Nusich, Lee C.

Nusich, Lee C.

Counsel to the Firm
Portland
503.778.2119
nusichl@lanepowell.com
Ostroff, Paul M.

Ostroff, Paul M.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2122
ostroffp@lanepowell.com
Parise, Michael

Parise, Michael

Shareholder
Anchorage
907.264.3322
parisem@lanepowell.com
Partnow, Peter C.

Partnow, Peter C.

Counsel to the Firm
Anchorage
907.264.3317
partnowp@lanepowell.com
Sands, Darin M.

Sands, Darin M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
503.778.2117
sandsd@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Swanson, Paul D.

Swanson, Paul D.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7391
swansonp@lanepowell.com
Yates, Andrew G.

Yates, Andrew G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7034
yatesa@lanepowell.com

Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies

Date
08.18.2016

Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies

Date
05.05.2015
04.07.2015
04.24.2014