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Representative Matters

Mr. Barentzen has over 20 years of experience representing individuals and both large and small businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in state courts, federal courts, mediation and administrative proceedings in a broad array of complex civil litigation matters.  A representative sample of these matters includes:

Plaintiffs' Cases

  • represented a class of former medical residents in action against the nation's largest hospital who alleged they were cheated out of FICA tax refunds because of a secret agreement the hospital made with the IRS to settle a separate and unrelated matter.  The case settled for over $6.6 million months after the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.
  • represented regional wireless telephone company with respect to multi-million dollar claims against its former law firm, an AMLAW top 20 global firm, for overbilling and fraud.  The case settled pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement;
  • represented Sonoma County winemaker in trademark infringement action and obtained preliminary injunction against subsidiary of world's largest alcoholic beverages manufacturer.  The case settled favorably shortly thereafter pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement;
  • represented individuals and their S-Corporation with respect to accounting malpractice and overbilling claims against top 5 accounting firm.  The case setlled favorably pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement;
  • represented Pakistani construction company in arbitration against American defense contractor in multi-million dollar dispute arising out of the construction of barracks for the Afghan National Army in a remote province of Afghanistan.  The case settled favorably pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement;
  • successfully represented a former dean in employment dispute against large university and negotiated significant severance package pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.
  • successfully represented government contractor in action against the United States government successfully converting a termination for cause to one for the government's convenience resulitng in over $2 million in damges;
  • successfully represented adult victim of childhood sexual assault in action against prominent Archdiocese of the Catholic Church.  The matter was settled pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement;
  • successfully represented large investment bank in action to enforce covenant not to compete against executive that left to work with rival bank;
  • successfully represented former executive of financial services company with respect whistleblower and fraud claims against her former employer;
  • successfully represented investors in complex multi-million dollar international collection matters brought in numerous courts around the country and in Mexico seeking repayment on defaulted bonds;
  • successfully represented individual in successful appeal in case of first impression before the Second Circuit in which individual sought to obtain discovery in aid of foreign litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1782.

Defendants' Cases

  • successfully represented software developer in the financial industry in multi-million dollar employment dispute;
  • successfully represented attorney at large international law firm against claims for breach of fiduciary duty;
  • successfully represented government contractor in breach of contract case against subcontractor;
  • successfully represented 22 individuals and entities, and obtained dismissals for all of them, in numerous actions consolidated as a multi-district litigation arising out of the September 11th attacks;
  • successfully represented well-known rapper in breach of contract action;
  • successfully represented government contractor in employment discrimination action;
  • successfully represented employment services and immigration company in civil forfeiture action resulting in the return of over $500,000 in funds seized by the government;
  • successfully represented employment services and immigration company and its former officers and employees in civil actions alleging fraud and breach of contract;
  • successfully represented member of Palestinian parliament and quashed subpoena served on her in action pending in United States federal court;
  • represented individual sued by former employer for allegedly violating covenant not to compete;
  • represented major accounting firm in employment discrimination action brought by terminated accountant with Tourrette’s Syndrome alleging violation of Americans with Disabilities Act; and
  • represented major life insurance company in various individual and consolidated actions alleging improper and fraudulent sales practices.