Steve Huyghe

Steven Huyghe draws international endorsements for his deep expertise in the global construction sector, project advisory services, and his wide-ranging experience as a testifying expert

Mr Huyghe is the founder and chairman of CORE International Consulting, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr Huyghe is an internationally recognised expert and testifier with extensive experience in dispute resolution, project advisory services, contractor due diligence, construction management, and is acknowledged as a leader in assisting owners, contractors, designers and counsel with large domestic and international projects in distress or litigation. Presently, he works with contractors and owners to assess large scale construction projects and provide expert project advisory services to ensure great outcomes.

As a past Class A General Contractor, Mr Huyghe began constructing projects in the late 1960s and built oil refineries, chemical and steel plants, wastewater and water treatment facilities, and large- scale infrastructure and commercial construction projects. As a “hands-on” contractor, his time was spent onsite dealing with all construction matters, particularly labour, construction and means, and delays/disruption issues.

Mr Huyghe is actively involved with the monitoring, analysis, and facilitation of onsite settlements, litigation and management of major construction projects, including EPC contracts involving energy, refineries, gas, petrochemical, water and wastewater, industrial processing, infrastructure, tunnelling and high-rise construction. His project advisory methodology helps project owners and contractors in the pre-development stages through the entire course of construction, mitigating delays and disruptions, and managing project costs.

Highly regarded for his work in claims, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration and expert testimony, Mr Huyghe’s ability to determine and then demonstrate the impacts of delay, disruption, lost labour productivity, and/or changes to work, and then to establish resulting damages, is well known. He has provided testimony on delay, disruption, labour productivity, construction means and methods including manpower, and resource evaluations, and in a variety of domestic and international venues. Mr Huyghe has authored several articles on construction, which can be found on www.coreintlconsulting.com/publications.

Mr. Huyghe often lectures and conducts training programs for contractors, municipalities and owners on a variety of construction management topics. He has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences and is an established author of articles published in various construction-related publications. His expert services have been required for large international construction projects in locations including Kuwait, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Guam, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Trinidad, the U.S., Europe, Canada and the UK. He has given evidence in ICC Arbitrations, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), U.S. State and Federal Courts, U.S. Boards of Contract Appeals, and numerous mediations.

Mr. Huyghe is a practicing member of RICS and the Academy of Experts.

CORE SKILLS

• Programming Expert Witness

• Quantum Expert Witness

• Labor Productivity

• Claims Preparation and Defense

• Project Management

• General Contracting Construction

• Oversight Resources Evaluations

• Dispute Resolution

• Mediator/Facilitator

PROFESSIONALAFFILIATIONS

• Member of Academy of Experts

• Member of Royal Institution of

• Chartered Surveyors

• Society of Construction Law (Hong Kong)

• Association of International Law

• Class A Licensed General Contractor (inactive)

• Association of General Contractors

• American Bar Association/ Associate – Member

• American Society of Cost Engineers

• American Segmental Bridge – Institute

• Construction Management – Association of America

• Mechanical Contractors – Association of America

Prior Experience

Activities generally included:

• Construction of infrastructure projects, industrial process facilities, power plants, mining operations, oil, steel, chemical, and environmental projects. He successfully rose through the ranks, working as a Draftsman, Field Layout Engineer, Project Engineer, Estimator, CPM department lead, Superintendent, Project Manager and Construction Manager.

• As President of a large construction company, he was responsible for construction operations, including estimating, programming, contract negotiations, labor negotiations, and all field operations.

• Provided leadership and direction to project teams and to clients as Chief Executive Officer and Partner of a large construction management firm.

• Achieved international recognition in the construction sector for providing Project Advisory Services and for providing expert witness services pertaining to resource allocations, labor productivity, schedule analysis, delay, disruption and impact evaluation, quantum, construction contracts, project management and project costs.

• Has analyzed, evaluated and/or testified to major international environmental, renewable energy, infrastructure, and industrial construction projects and facilitated the settlement of ongoing disputes.

• Lectured and hosted seminars, and provided training to owners, contractors, universities and clients on topics such as programming, construction management, and dispute resolution and claims mitigation.

Expert Witness/Advisor

Provision of Expert Advice or acting as Independent Expert Witness on major construction project disputes. Matters generally included establishment of extensions of time, prolongation, delay and disruption, resources and contractor due diligence, construction means and methods, quantum.

Selections of projects are provided below:

• Smithland Hydro-Electric Project, Paducah Kentucky

• Guatemala Hydro-Electric Project, Guatemala

• Route 91 Highway Connector Project, Corona CA

• Polyethylene Train 1, 2, 4 Project (Approx. contract value 250 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• HP-LDPE Train 3 Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Chem 1 Chlorine and Brine Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Chem 2 Isocyanates ISO Project (Approx. contract value 1,000 million USD with ISS portion) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Chem 2 Isocyanates Shared System ISS Project (Approx. contract value 1,000 million USD with ISO portion) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Chem 3 Propylene Oxide Unit Project (Approx. contract value 880 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Chem 3 TR Project (Approx. contract value 160 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Main Site Tank Farm Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Cryogenic Tank Farm Project (Approx. contract value 150 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Port Tank Facilities Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Waste Treatment Project (Approx. contract value 95 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Interconnecting Facilities Project (Approx. contract value 240 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Offplot Pipeline Project (Approx. contract value 90 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• SDL Buildings Project (Approx. contract value 100 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Steam Generation Unit Project (Approx. contract value 40 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Packaging Center Project (Approx. contract value 180 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Aromatics Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Utilities, Power and Infrastructure UPI Project (Approx. contract value 200 million USD) Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Escravos Gas Project – Chevron Nigeria Limited

• Chemical Plant – Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

• Pulp & Paper Plant – Uruguay

• Solar Field CSTPP – Renewable Energy – Mumbai, India

• Solar Field – Renewable Energy – Brisbane, Australia

• Dusit Thani Hotel – Guam

• Taikoo Hui – Hotel/Retail/Office Center – Guangzhou, China

• Gheco One – Power Plant – Rayong, Thailand

• Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant – Cirebon, Indonesia

• Sheko Quarry – Hong Kong

• LaI Chi Kok Elevated Highway/Viaduct – Hong Kong

• Arab Highway – Lebanon

• Jumeirah Lakes Towers Development – Dubai, UAE

• Cadereyta Refinery – Mexico

• Royal Palm Resort – Guam

• Tren Urbano Light Rail – San Juan, Puerto Rico

• Santa Ynez Oil Treatment Facility – Santa Barbara, California

• Atlantic Avenue Water Pollution Control Plant – Thunder Bay, Ontario

• MacDill AFB Co-Generation Plants (2) – Tampa, Florida

• Southeast Resource Recovery Power Plant – Long Beach, California

• NAS Steel Mill-Melting Shop – Ghent, Kentucky

• Eastside Reservoir Earthen Dam– Winchester, California

• Atlanta-Fulton County Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Phase II – Atlanta, Georgia

• Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, Digesters – Los Angeles, California

• Jonathan W. Rogers Water Treatment Plant – El Paso, Texas

• Long Beach Water Treatment Plant – Long Beach, California

• Quincy Sludge Processing Facilities – Boston, Massachusetts

• S.A. Healy Water Treatment – El Paso, Texas

• T.Z. Osborne Wastewater Treatment Plant – Greensboro, North Carolina

• Upper Occoquan Sewage Project – Fairfax City, Virginia

• Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, California

• Guest Quarters Hotel – Santa Monica, California

• Palms Condominium – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

• Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel – Pasadena, California

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratory – Colorado

• Detroit Veterans Administration Medical Center – Detroit, Michigan

• Norris Cancer Research Center, As-Built – Los Angeles, California

• Slavkin Laboratory, Phase II, University of South California – Los Angeles, California

• Central Jail – Los Angeles, California

• Lynwood Regional Justice Center, Jensen – Lynwood, California

Publications and Presentations

• The Schedule as a Management Tool, PMI Conference, Bahrain, January 2015

• The Evolution of Expert Witness Law under UK and US Jurisdiction, JAMS Winter Newsletter, Jan 2015

• The Evolution of Expert Witness Law Under UK and US Jurisdiction, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2013

• “The Truth…From a Contractors Perspective,” Society of Construction Law, Hong Kong, September 2012

• “How to Mitigate Claims and Resolve Disputes,” CMAA National Conference, San Diego, California, October 2008

• “Project Monitoring and Claims Mitigation,” The Public Construction SuperConference, December 2007

• “Mega Projects – “Innovative Ways to Proactively Manage Projects and Mitigate Claims,” Forbes Conference on Construction, New York, New York, December 2000 – Accompanying Papers: “Project Monitoring and Claims Mitigation” and “Before Construction Begins”

• “Everything is Changing,” Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 2004

• “Help Mitigate Construction Delays – Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants,” The Millennium Construction SuperConference, December 1999

• Alston & Bird, LLP Seminar, “Avoiding Delay and Acceleration Claims,” Atlanta, Georgia November 2005

• CMAA National Conference, “A Practical Course of Action for Claims Prevention and Avoidance,” San Antonio, Texas, September 2004

• Western Council of Construction Consumers Seminar, “Charting the Course to Claims Resolution,” Long Beach, California, May 2004

• Claims Mitigation Seminar – SKANSKA – Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2003

• Claims Mitigation Seminar – Manhattan Construction Co. – Atlanta, Georgia, December 2003

• Alston & Bird’s “Avoiding Construction Claims” Seminar, Washington, DC, November 2003

• “Views From The Inside Out,” Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 2002

• CMAA National Conference, San Diego, California, October 2002

• Potts Construction Company, Conyers, Georgia, July 2002

• Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, March 2002

• The Public Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 2001

• CMAA Atlanta Chapter Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2001

• Forbes “Everything is Changing,” Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 2000

• ABA 2000 Forum on Construction Annual Meeting, “The Construction Lawyer’s Toolbox,” Washington, D.C., May 2000

• The Millennium Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 1999

• New York City Transit, “Claims Mitigation Training Program”

 

Michael Dailey

Michael Alan Dailey is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Featured Experience

During his career, Mr. Dailey has:

Handled litigation establishing copyright protection of computer screen displays;

Negotiated a $300,000 sexual harassment recovery without even filing suit;

Secured, within 8 days of suit having been filed, a $1.5 Million securities recovery against a major software services provider, on behalf of a group of founding company shareholders;

Won a settlement in the amount of $825,000 – the precise amount sued for – on behalf of a commissioned salesman suing one of the world’s biggest and best known technology service providers;

Recovered $2.2 Million for his client in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action against one of America’s largest magazine and newspaper publishers;

Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.

Recognitions

Mr. Dailey is an AV Preeminent Lawyer – the highest rating issued for legal ability and ethical standards by the LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Dailey was an Instructor in the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program.

Mr. Dailey is an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and since 1988 has heard and decided some 60 arbitration cases.

Mr. Dailey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the CIArb European Branch.

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D. Degree – 1977
Founder – Joint Committee On Law And Medicine

Duke University
A.B. Degree – 1973
Member, Chancellor-Provost Search Committee
Member, Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees
Federal Relations Assistant, Office of the President

Admissions

State Bar of Georgia – 1977

Supreme Court of Georgia – 1977

Georgia Court of Appeals – 1977

Supreme Court of the United States – 1991

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – 1978

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 1981

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – 1980

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia – 1996

Publications

“Whelan Associates, Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Laboratory, Inc.: Towards A New Understanding Of Copyrightable Expression,” Parts I and II. European Intellectual Property Review (1986)(1987) (Co-author: Henry L. Jones, Jr.)

“Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, et al.:
The ‘Look and Feel’ of Copyrightable Expression,” European Intellectual Property Review (1987)

“Interim Measures Available To U.S. Litigants: The Early Bird Gets The Worm,” European Intellectual Property Review (1988)

“For Those Who Live In Glass Houses: Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation And Hewlett-Packard Company,” European Intellectual Property Review (1990)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1988

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1989

Speaker, Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1990

Speaker, New York Computer Law Conference, June 1991

Speaker, Second Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1991

Speaker, Information System Consultants Association, Atlanta, May 1992

Speaker, Third Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1992

Speaker, Fourth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1993

Speaker, Fifth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1994

Speaker, Sixth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1995

Speaker, Seventh Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1995

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1997

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1998

Speaker, AAA Arbitration Policy Issues, Atlanta, December 2001

Speaker, CILS International Arbitration Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2004

Speaker, Financing Emerging Growth Companies/JOBS Act, Atlanta, October 2012

Speaker, International Trade Law & Dispute Resolution, Iranian Central Bar Ass’n, Tehran, April 2013

Honors and Awards

Theatrical Outfit
Sanger Award – 1990

Leadership Gwinnett
1991-1992

Robert C. Lower Outstanding Volunteer Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2005)

Benjamin T. White Distinguished Service Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2007)

Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (2013)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014)

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Anderson Dailey LLP is a business litigation firm that acts quickly and intelligently to advance the interests of its clients.

Established in June 2000, the firm is comprised of experienced attorneys. Each of the founding partners has spent more than 20 years prosecuting, defending and managing business litigation. Experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, our lawyers pride themselves on anticipating issues most likely to impact a client’s cause.

Our practice style is aggressive and measured. We never shirk from a fight, but we work at least as hard to reach a negotiated resolution as quickly as possible. Litigation is often a war of attrition. We never wish to see a client compromise its interests because it cannot afford to stay the course. Our objective is to win the relief that is due – in court at the settlement table – as quickly and as cost-efficiently as possible.

Success is measured in terms of client satisfaction. Our greatest reward occurs when clients consider themselves recipients of the most perceptive and persuasive representation available.

Michael S. Rosenthal

Mike’s practice primarily involves the representation of franchise, professional franchise and service industry clients, providing both day-to-day business counseling and advice, as well as litigation services when necessary. He has represented numerous startup franchisors, sellers of business opportunities, and other sellers in licensing and distribution arrangements and counsels on ways to structure their business. Mike files necessary government registrations and disclosures, addresses regulatory problems and concerns and represents his clients in court to protect their interests. He particularly enjoys working with clients in the planning stages in order to avoid regulatory and other issues.

Before Fox Rothschild

Mike was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

After graduating law school, Mike served four years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. Following his entry into private practice in 1984, Mike remained active in service to the State of Georgia, both in the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (as Coordinator of Special Projects) and as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Until its 2007 sale for $6.2 Billion, Mike served as an independent Director of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. (IRRETI), a public real estate investment trust which was one of the largest owners of retail space in the Southeast. IRRETI managed over 300 retail shopping centers or single tenant properties, primarily east of the Mississippi River.

David G. Thunhorst

David Thunhorst is a partner in Rogers & Hardin’s corporate group and advises companies and their boards of directors on mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and transactional matters, and corporate law.

Mr. Thunhorst is recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading lawyer in Georgia in the Corporate/M&A specialties. He regularly advises companies in a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing and capital raising matters. In his representations of boards of directors and special committees, Mr. Thunhorst counsels on matters relating to corporate governance issues, executive compensation, change of control transactions, proxy contests and crisis management. Mr. Thunhorst also advises and counsels boards of directors as they evaluate and implement strategic alternatives.

Prior to joining Rogers & Hardin, Mr. Thunhorst practiced with a prominent Delaware law firm.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • Member, Corporate Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Securities Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer – Corporate/M&A
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading Corporate lawyer in Georgia

The Tax Law Practice:

In recent years, following the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and changes in stock exchange listing requirements, companies and their directors have recognized more than ever the importance of having solid corporate governance practices in place within their organizations. Our corporate governance practice combines the expertise of lawyers from our corporate, employment, securities, tax and litigation practices in order to provide practical advice and solutions with respect to a multitude of corporate governance issues ranging from routine compliance issues to proxy contests and board investigations.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising public companies on the corporate governance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as complex regulations and rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Our lawyers have advised public companies, boards of directors and special committees of directors about their fiduciary duties and other corporate governance matters related to merger and acquisition transactions, conflict of interest transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate compensation, governmental and regulatory inquiries, claims by whistleblowers and CEO and CFO certifications with respect to financial statements in public company reports.

Additionally, we have expertise representing committees tasked to investigate claims of corporate wrongdoing and financial misrepresentation, including backdating of options, to investigate shareholder allegations raised in derivative litigation and to investigate the fairness of proposed corporate transactions.

Rogers & Hardin:

Rogers & Hardin is the Atlanta-based law firm with a national reputation for excellence. We’ve been helping clients solve challenging legal problems for 40 years. Many clients comment that our approach is unique. Key differences are:

Most of our partners are recognized for excellence by one or more of the leading national ranking services. Other firms have ranked partners too. The Rogers & Hardin difference is that these nationally recognized partners are hands on working directly on client matters. Their skill brings efficiency and excellence to our work product. Efficiency translates into fewer hours expended and less supervision required for our clients. Clients notice and appreciate both.

Our service delivery model differs from many of our peers. We maintain a lean staff-to-attorney ratio in order to give clients direct access to our partners, who have rates that are often significantly lower than their peers. This approach adds tremendous value for our clients.

We measure success differently than other firms. We focus on client satisfaction, responsiveness and exceeding expectations. For clients who have experience working with legal teams that only think about them when the meter’s running it is a noticeable difference.

Sustaining excellence across both disciplines within our footprint is challenging to say the least. Yet the benefits it delivers to clients are immense. Rogers & Hardin is the only firm in the Southeast recognized for excellence across such diversity in practice coverage outside of a Big Law platform. Clients appreciate having that choice.

Our firm is skilled at all phases of dispute resolution including trying cases in front of the federal, state and local bars. We are often the firm engaged by other law firms when they need trial counsel support. Clients find that having a firm with a successful reputation as a strong trial adversary gives them more flexibility in resolving disputes.

Rogers & Hardin is an active member of Interlaw, the international network of pre-vetted, annually reviewed, full service law firms with nearly 5,000 attorneys in more than 125 cities worldwide. This gives our clients direct access to a global of network of law firms on a preferred fee scale no matter where their business takes them.

Michael Alan Dailey

Michael Dailey is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. 

He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. 

Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. 

He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Featured Experience

During his career, Mr. Dailey has:

– Handled a case of first impression addressing copyright protection of computer screen displays;

– Negotiated a $300,000 sexual harassment recovery without even filing suit;

– Secured, within 8 days of suit having been filed, a $1.5 Million securities recovery against a major software services provider, on behalf of a group of founding company shareholders;

– Won a settlement in the amount of $825,000 – the precise amount sued for – on behalf of a commissioned salesman suing one of the world’s biggest and best known technology service providers;

– Recovered $2.2 Million in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action against one of America’s largest magazine and newspaper publishers;

– Successfully defended a software developer at trial from $3.5 Million in asserted damages stemming from claims for misappropriation of program code and design;

– Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.

– Successfully defended a multi-state medical practice from dual contract claims of $16.53 Million and $15.62 Million, respectively.

Recognitions

– Mr. Dailey is an AV Preeminent Lawyer – the highest rating issued for legal ability and ethical standards by the LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

– From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Dailey was an Instructor in the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program.

– Mr. Dailey has been an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1988 and has heard and decided some 60 arbitration cases.

– Mr. Dailey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the CIArb European Branch.

Education

Emory University School of Law

– J.D. Degree – 1977

– Founder – Joint Committee On Law And Medicine

Duke University

– A.B. Degree – 1973

– Member, Chancellor-Provost Search Committee

– Member, Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees

– Federal Relations Assistant, Office of the President

Admissions

– State Bar of Georgia – 1977

– Supreme Court of Georgia – 1977

– Georgia Court of Appeals – 1977

– Supreme Court of the United States – 1991

– United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – 1978

– United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 1981

– United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – 1980

– United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia – 1996

Publications

“Whelan Associates, Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Laboratory, Inc.: Towards A New Understanding Of Copyrightable Expression,” Parts I and II. European Intellectual Property Review (1986)(1987) (Co-author: Henry L. Jones, Jr.)

“Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, et al.:

The ‘Look and Feel’ of Copyrightable Expression,” European Intellectual Property Review (1987)

“Interim Measures Available To U.S. Litigants: The Early Bird Gets The Worm,” European Intellectual Property Review (1988)

“For Those Who Live In Glass Houses: Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation And Hewlett-Packard Company,”

European Intellectual Property Review (1990)

Speaking Engagements

– Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1988

– Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1989

– Speaker, Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1990

– Speaker, New York Computer Law Conference, June 1991

– Speaker, Second Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1991

– Speaker, Information System Consultants Association, Atlanta, May 1992

– Speaker, Third Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1992

– Speaker, Fourth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1993

– Speaker, Fifth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1994

– Speaker, Sixth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1995

– Speaker, Seventh Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1996

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1995

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1996

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1997

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1998

– Speaker, AAA Arbitration Policy Issues, Atlanta, December 2001

– Speaker, CILS International Arbitration Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2004

– Speaker, Financing Emerging Growth Companies/JOBS Act, Atlanta, October 2012

– Speaker, International Trade Law & Dispute Resolution, Iranian Central Bar Ass’n, Tehran, April 2013

Honors and Awards

– Theatrical Outfit – Sanger Award – 1990

– Leadership Gwinnett – 1991-1992

– Robert C. Lower Outstanding Volunteer Award – Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2005)

– Benjamin T. White Distinguished Service Award – Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2007)

– Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (2013)

– Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014)

Community Involvement

– Theatrical Outfit, Board of Directors (1984-1994), President (1987-1989)

– ChildKind, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994)

– Actor’s Express, Board of Directors (1990-1996), Vice President (1992-1993)

– Duke University Drama Advisory Board (1993-1995)

– Duke University Development Council (1993-1995)

– Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994), President (1994)

– Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-1995), President (1993-1995)

– Mexican Center of Atlanta, Board of Directors (1996-1998)

– Earth Share National, Board of Directors (2002-2006), Executive Committee (2004-2006)

– Earth Share of Georgia, Board of Directors (2006-2013)

 

Fauzia N. Amlani

Fauzia N. Amlani is an associate attorney in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration, assisting corporate clients in the process of hiring and employing foreign nationals. Ms. Amlani has experience with filing non-immigrant visas, immigrant petitions, labour certifications, and permanent residency applications before various government agencies including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Labour.

Ms. Amlani has several years of immigration experience, both working as an attorney at a boutique immigration firm in Atlanta, where she practiced all aspects of U.S immigration law, and volunteering with non-profit organizations advocating for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking within the immigrant and refugee population.

Firm Overview:

At Ogletree Deakins, we understand that clients have choices among labour and employment counsel. Why choose Ogletree Deakins?

We represent employers.

  • We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We provide coverage throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

  • We have 53 offices, located in 30 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
  • Our lawyers are admitted to practice in over 45 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, England, France, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.

We strive to provide consistent, client-focused representation in accordance with our Client Pledge.

  • Our attorneys pledge to provide our clients with value, innovation, quality, collaboration, and effective communication.

We offer rates and rate structures that meet clients’ needs.

  • We have representation agreements with major corporations based on alternative fee arrangements structured for their situations.
  • We routinely offer tailored alternative fee arrangements to interested clients.

We are committed to diversity.

  • We believe our diverse group makes us better—as lawyers, and as people.
  • Our lawyers are involved in numerous diverse bar associations and programs.

We offer value-added client service.

  • We provide multiple seminar programs, briefings, and webinars for our clients.
  • We keep our clients updated with newsletters and e-alerts on new developments.
  • We conduct client assessment surveys to assess and improve our performance.

We offer distinguished labour and employment counsel.

  • We are proud that our firm was named the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labour & Employment category in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.
  • We have more than 225 attorneys listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers.
  • Our lawyers have received many other accolades for their experience in labour and employment law.

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Joon Chung

Joon Chung’s practice focuses on patent litigation in district courts and has participated in multiple stages of litigation from discovery to trial. In recent cases he has worked developing invalidity charts, responses to pre-trial, trial, and post-trial motions; and handling various aspects of discovery. Joon has a background in Electrical Engineering. He was a Summer Associate at Fish in 2016.

Global Reach:

As one of the world’s premier intellectual property and litigation firms, Fish works with clients to protect and enforce intellectual property rights globally, providing portfolio strategy and representation in multinational litigation. Our office in Munich, Germany—home to the European and German patent offices and the German Federal Patent Court—serves clients’ needs throughout Europe. From this office we are able to deliver significant cost savings through the efficiency of inter-office collaboration on US/EU matters. Our extensive network of relationships with counsel around the world ensures we are ready to provide comprehensive IP services in virtually any jurisdiction.

Firm Overview:

Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878.

Shri Abhyankar

Shri Abhyankar is a member of Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Shri focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counselling, with an emphasis on patent litigation and enforcement. He represents clients in patent infringement lawsuits in federal district courts across the United States as well as before the International Trade Commission. Shri has been named to the 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star list.

Shri received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007 from Georgia State University College of Law, where he served as associate editor of the Georgia State University Law Review. He earned his B.S. in neuroscience and behavioural biology in 2003 from Emory University.

Shri is active in the Atlanta community, including service as a founding board member of Buckhead Charities Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that benefits local charities across the city of Atlanta.

Firm Overview:

Alston & Bird LLP has grown to become a leading national and international firm while remaining steeped in a culture with client service and teamwork as the cornerstones of all that we do. We develop, assemble and nurture the strongest and broadest array of legal talent and expertise necessary to meet our clients’ needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.

Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Featured Experience

During his career, Mr. Dailey has:

  • Handled litigation establishing copyright protection of computer screen displays;
  • Negotiated a $300,000 sexual harassment recovery without even filing suit;
  • Secured, within 8 days of suit having been filed, a $1.5 Million securities recovery against a major software services provider, on behalf of a group of founding company shareholders;
  • Won a settlement in the amount of $825,000 – the precise amount sued for – on behalf of a commissioned salesman suing one of the world’s biggest and best known technology service providers;
  • Recovered $2.2 Million for his client in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action against one of America’s largest magazine and newspaper publishers;
  • Successfully defended a software developer at trial from $3.5 Million in asserted damages stemming from claims for misappropriation of program code and design;
  • Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.
  • Successfully defended multi-state professional practice from dual contract claims of $16.53 Million and $15.62 Million, respectively.

Recognitions

Mr. Dailey is an AV Preeminent Lawyer – the highest rating issued for legal ability and ethical standards by the LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Dailey was an Instructor in the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program.

Mr. Dailey has been an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1988 and has heard and decided some 60 arbitration cases.

Mr. Dailey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the CIArb European Branch.

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D. Degree – 1977
Founder – Joint Committee On Law And Medicine

Duke University
A.B. Degree – 1973
Member, Chancellor-Provost Search Committee
Member, Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees
Federal Relations Assistant, Office of the President

Admissions

State Bar of Georgia – 1977

Supreme Court of Georgia – 1977

Georgia Court of Appeals – 1977

Supreme Court of the United States – 1991

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – 1978

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 1981

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – 1980

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia – 1996

Publications

“Whelan Associates, Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Laboratory, Inc.: Towards A New Understanding Of Copyrightable Expression,” Parts I and II. European Intellectual Property Review (1986)(1987) (Co-author: Henry L. Jones, Jr.)

“Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, et al.:
The ‘Look and Feel’ of Copyrightable Expression,” European Intellectual Property Review (1987)

“Interim Measures Available To U.S. Litigants: The Early Bird Gets The Worm,” European Intellectual Property Review (1988)

“For Those Who Live In Glass Houses: Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation And Hewlett-Packard Company,”
European Intellectual Property Review (1990)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1988

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1989

Speaker, Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1990

Speaker, New York Computer Law Conference, June 1991

Speaker, Second Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1991

Speaker, Information System Consultants Association, Atlanta, May 1992

Speaker, Third Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1992

Speaker, Fourth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1993

Speaker, Fifth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1994

Speaker, Sixth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1995

Speaker, Seventh Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1995

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1997

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1998

Speaker, AAA Arbitration Policy Issues, Atlanta, December 2001

Speaker, CILS International Arbitration Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2004

Speaker, Financing Emerging Growth Companies/JOBS Act, Atlanta, October 2012

Speaker, International Trade Law & Dispute Resolution, Iranian Central Bar Ass’n, Tehran, April 2013

Honors and Awards

Theatrical Outfit
Sanger Award – 1990

Leadership Gwinnett
1991-1992

Robert C. Lower Outstanding Volunteer Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2005)

Benjamin T. White Distinguished Service Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2007)

Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (2013)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014)

Community Involvement

Theatrical Outfit, Board of Directors (1984-1994), President (1987-1989)

ChildKind, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994)

Actor’s Express, Board of Directors (1990-1996), Vice President (1992-1993)

Duke University Drama Advisory Board (1993-1995)

Duke University Development Council (1993-1995)

Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994), President (1994)

Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-1995), President (1993-1995)

Mexican Center of Atlanta, Board of Directors (1996-1998)

Earth Share National, Board of Directors (2002-2006), Executive Committee (2004-2006)

Earth Share of Georgia, Board of Directors (2006-2013)