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Mr. Badger represents clients in commercial and complex business litigation matters, arbitrations and appeals. His litigation practice focuses on business disputes, frequently those involving competition in regulated and unregulated industries in which his background in economics is advantageous.
Mr. Badger's litigation experience has included, for example:
• regulation of competition, including federal and state antitrust laws and by administrative bodies in regulated industries • business valuation issues arising, for example, in fraudulent transfer cases, securities cases, commercial transactions and shareholder litigation• lender liability and defense of banks and financial institutions in class actions alleging fraud or misconduct • covenants not to compete, trade secrets and confidentiality obligations related to an employment relationship or sale of a business • unfair competition, trademark infringement and copyright infringement • contract disputes, termination of distributors and franchisees, corporate governance (including fiduciary duties of directors, officers and majority shareholders)
Mr. Badger’s media law experience includes representing media organizations, journalists and writers in litigation involving defamation, privacy and First Amendment rights of expression, access and newsgathering.
Mr. Badger also regularly handles cases involving insurance law and professional negligence, including defense of insurance brokers, lawyers and accountants.