Multinational Steel and Trading Company Representation
Over the course of ten years, Keith Ketterling and Steve Berman represented a multinational steel and trading company and its principal in litigation across the globe. The litigation included disputes over the ownership of off-shore special purpose vehicles, as well as various director, employee, and third-party actions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. Ketterling and Berman successfully defended against multiple claims, including alleged interference with a $90 million military equipment sale contract, breach of contract, common law, and securities fraud. The firm obtained dismissal or summary judgment in each of the five cases brought in the United States against the company and its principal, and successfully defended the appeal of one of those dismissals before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Steve Berman subsequently obtained a $725,000 award for the client in an arbitration in London to enforce a settlement agreement. ISTIL Group, Inc. v. Masood, USDC (D. Or.) Case No. CV 03-1765 AS (2004 WL 948376); Integral Resources (PVT) Limited v. ISTIL Group, Inc., USDC (D. Del.) Case No. 03-904 (GMS) (2004 WL 2758672, affirmed, 155 Fed. Appx. 69 (3rd Cir. 2005).