Delaware Jury Returns Verdict In Favor of Williams & Connolly Client Alcon Research, Ltd.

June 2017

On June 15, 2017, a Delaware jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Williams & Connolly client Alcon Research, Ltd.  The plaintiff, a medical device start-up, brought multiple claims related to purported misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as contract-related claims arising from a stock purchase agreement involving milestone payments.  The start-up claimed damages in excess of $400 million.  After winning summary judgment on the trade secrets claims, the Williams & Connolly team secured a jury verdict on the contract claims.

Led by partners and trial lawyers Heidi Hubbard and Dan Shanahan, the trial team included associates David Riskin, Tamara Rubb, and Michelle Hood.

back to top