Two Keker, Van Nest & Peters teams were recently included in The AmLaw Litigation Daily's Litigators of the Week Runners-Up.
Medidata v. Veeva Systems
Runners-up honors also go to a trial team at Keker, Van Nest & Peters led by partner Khari Tillery. Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff entered judgment as a matter of law last week for Keker client Veeva Systems, a cloud-computing company focused on the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries in a trial that started July 11. At trial, Veeva rival Medidata Solutions was seeking as much as $450 million claiming Veeva misappropriated trade secrets dealing with clinical trial data and operations software. Rakoff, ruling from the bench Friday, said there was “a clear lack of specificity” in Medidata’s alleged trade secrets. The Keker trial team also included partners Laurie Mims, Reid Mullen and Ben Rothstein, and associates Luke Apfeld, Taylor Reeves and Zainab Ramahi. Read more.
Camps v. Roberto Guillermo Bravo
Runners-up honors also go to Ajay Krishnan, Franco Muzzio and Neha Sabharwal of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and their co-counsel at the Center for Justice and Accountability and Markus/Moss. After a five day trial, a Miami federal jury this month awarded $24.25 million in damages to their clients, the families of four people who were either killed or tortured in the Trelew Massacre, where 16 political prisoners in Argentina were killed in August 1972. The jury award included $12 million in punitive damages against the defendant, former Argentine naval officer Roberto Guillermo Bravo, who was held liable for extrajudicial killings. The suit was brought in collaboration with Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, which has represented families of the victims in criminal proceedings in Argentina. Read more.