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30 July 2008

George Macintosh & Sean Hern Assist in Largest Us Jury Verdict (2007)

Farris Partner and head of litigation, George Macintosh, Q.C., and Associate Sean Hern, feature in this Lex Mundi Success Story… Stopping Fraud in its Tracks: US Law Firm Reaches out to Farris to Assist Automotive and Trucking Industry Client Alston & Bird LLP, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Georgia, was approached by a major German truck manufacturer to pursue a complicated fraudulent transfer action case against a Canadian subsidiary of a worldwide leader in the automotive and trucking industry. The German manufacturer was a longstanding client of the firm’s New York International Litigation Practice. During early discussions, the client had expressed concern about having to “start from scratch” to find qualified counsel if it was determined that Canadian law (and not U.S. law) applied in the case. A Partner with Alston & Bird said that his firm was able to assure the client that through their membership in Lex Mundi the Georgia firm would be able to immediately recommend a Canadian member firm that was both reliable and very knowledgeable in regards to the legal issues pertaining to the case. As a result, the client retained Alston & Bird, who then worked closely with counsel in several countries including Canada… the Partner said that the assistance provided by Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Lex Mundi’s member firm for British Columbia, was greatly appreciated. In the end, the client’s international fraudulent transfer action case resulted in the largest jury verdict awarded in the U.S. that year, as recognized by The National Law Journal. Download the PDF file here. About Lex Mundi Farris is the exclusive member firm for British Columbia of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Lex Mundi is the mark of excellence for legal services globally. With more than 20,000 lawyers in 560 offices in more than 100 countries, Lex Mundi member firms provide legal representation and local market knowledge just about anywhere needs may arise. Our firm’s membership in Lex Mundi provides us with global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve clients’ needs around the world.

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