More than 40 years of experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation at trial and on appeal in a broad range of areas, including business litigation, technology, intellectual property, employment and product liability. Rick's commercial litigation experience includes the successful defense of an international corporation in a $40 million breach of contract/fraud claim before an AAA arbitration panel and the successful prosecution of a Lanham Act false advertising case that stopped the publication of false statements about an international company. He also successfully defended a $35 million trade secret and patent infringement claim case while recovering $1 million in damages on a defamation counterclaim. He has also defended automakers and other manufacturers in product liability cases. He has handled numerous professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty cases.