Complex Litigation

December 08, 2016

Mr. Kelly will lecture on Advanced Trial Techniques at the National Business Institute’s December 20, 2016 seminar, to be held in Toms River, New Jersey. Mr. Kelly will speak on the topic of Opening Statements and Direct Examination, and participate in a round table discussion with three other trial attorneys. CLE credits will be offered to attendees.

October 17, 2016

Robert Littleton, Robert Joyce, James Ughetta, and Robert Kelly were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List; Dennis Dozis was named as a 2016 New York Metro Rising Star; and Christine Delaney was named as a 2016 New Jersey Rising Star. The firm recognizes and congratulates its attorneys for their accomplishments.

August 22, 2016

As global commerce continues to expand, the volume of cross-border disputes regarding commercial and intellectual property disputes has increased substantially. Contract, business and intellectual property disputes are protected by laws which might vary from region to region. The question naturally arises as to the proper forum to handle international litigation between parties located in different countries and across cultural divides. Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) allows interested parties to explore options, beyond traditional judicial intervention, to handle global commercial and intellectual property disputes.

This article provides an overview of the benefits of ADR to international intellectual property and commercial disputes, and argues that ADR and the support of world intellectual property organizations offers a proper medium to address the unique substantive and procedural issues of international litigation.

The citation and link are:
44 Rutgers L Rec 1 (2016) (Published online at, as well as WestLaw and Lexis)

July 15, 2016

BTI Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships announced that clients in the chemical industry recognize Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly for its unparalleled client relationships. BTI's research placed Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly to the Honor Roll of Core firms in Chemicals, in the top 10% of law firms in the Chemicals Industry. It's gratifying for a firm our size to receive so much client recognition among the many larger firms sharing this space.

February 17, 2016

Scott Toomey and Daniel Kain presented a sports litigation lecture at DRI’s recent Product Liability Seminar held in New Orleans.   Based on their experience as national coordinating counsel, Messrs. Toomey and Kain discussed procedural and substantive defenses available to manufacturers and other entities involved in head injury class actions and personal injury lawsuits.  The presentation focused on state of the art research and expert theories involved in the defense of modern sports litigation.  The presenters also shared trial strategies employed in three recent sports litigation trials that resulted in defense verdicts for Littleton Joyce’s clients.

January 28, 2016

Jessica Diotalevi, of the firm’s Los Angeles office, gave an employment law presentation entitled ‘How to Keep Your Business on Track: New Laws for 2016’ to the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Diotalevi discussed amendments to the California Family Rights Act, the minimum wage increase, and changes to harassment and discrimination laws.”

January 11, 2016

In a well-reasoned opinion and order, the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed all of the cross-claim plaintiffs’ allegations against a German parent corporation based upon lack of general jurisdiction.  In so holding, Judge Scheindlin applied the United States Supreme Court’s holding in Daimler AG v. Bauman and chipped away at New York’s general jurisdiction statute.  The motion practice and order absolved the German parent of liability in a $200 million admiralty action.

The motion practice was spearheaded by appellate counsel, Dennis Dozis, with the support of trial counsel, Robert Littleton and Robert Kelly, and admiralty counsel, Thomas Grasso.