After two decades of post-judgment litigation, we persuaded the California Supreme Court to grant a writ of habeas corpus vacating the death penalty imposed on Mr. Miranda based mostly on exculpatory evidence that the prosecution failed to supply. Although the Court ordered a model new penalty part, the State declined to again seek the demise penalty. We obtained a unanimous victory for AIG within the Delaware Supreme Court, which affirmed dismissal of a suit by which eight plaintiffs alleged AIG breached assured investment contracts by triggering the contracts’ event of default provisions. We gained an 8-1 victory for Shell Oil in the Supreme Court in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway v. United States, which tremendously limited “arranger” liability under CERCLA and held that Shell could not be held liable as an arranger for transport useful chemicals. Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year,” a particular distinction conferred upon a single lawyer inside a practice area and metropolitan market.

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