Representing clients across
the county and beyond

Our attorneys have litigated or represented clients in states across the country, as well as internationally in Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, and Canada.



U.S. v. Arthur Anderson

Member of multi-firm defense team involved in internal investigation, federal criminal investigation, and trial of Arthur Andersen LLP for destroying documents related to Enron pursuant to a records retention policy. A jury found against Arthur Andersen after a six-week trial and ten days of deliberations, but the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the conviction because the trail judge did not instruct the jury to require conscious wrongdoing, which the defense team consistently argued did not exist.


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v. Thompson (Vermont)

Emergency Litigation Health Care

Plaintiff’s counsel for drug manufacturing and research trade association challenging the legality of a Medicaid demonstration project administered by the State of Vermont under the Social Security Act. After a U.S. district court judge ruled against PhRMA, Mr. Monthy assisted now Chief Justice John Roberts in appealing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals reversed the district court and remanded the case for entry of judgment in favor of the plaintiff.


In re Juan Raul Garza

Clemency counsel for first individual scheduled to be executed by the federal government since 1963. Mr. Garza successfully obtained a reprieve from President Clinton in December 2000 because of substantial racial and geographic disparities reflected in a Department of Justice study of the federal death penalty, and after oral argument by Mr. Monthy before the Organization of American States, Mr. Garza prevailed in obtaining a ruling by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that execution would violate international human rights. Mr. Garza’s subsequent petitions for clemency and commutation to President Bush and the U.S. Pardon Attorney were ultimately unsuccessful, and he was executed on June 19, 2001.


In re Gloria Taylor

Lead counsel for a former radio and television broadcaster from Sierra Leone seeking asylum. After several administrative trials, Ms. Taylor was granted resident status to escape persecution and care for her child in the United States.


Hwang Geum Jon v. Japan

Counsel for sovereign nation sued in U.S. federal court by putative class of foreign nationals suing for acts in World War II. The district court granted Japan’s motion to dismiss the suit on the basis that Japan enjoyed sovereign immunity and, after remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, that the case concerned a nonjusticiable political question.


Collins et al. v. Anthem Insurance Co.

Business Litigation Health Care

Defense counsel for health insurance company sued in Connecticut state court by putative class of providers displeased with managed care model. After substantial discovery and related proceedings, the court rejected Plaintiffs’ efforts to certify a class action.


American Tower Corp. v. District of Columbia

Plaintiff’s counsel for company constructing a 756-foot communications tower in the District of Columbia. After permits were approved and the tower was half-built, city officials caved to local political pressure to rescind the permits. American Tower sought emergency relief in federal district court. After the case was permitted to advance into discovery and re-venued to D.C. Superior Court, the District of Columbia entered into a favorable settlement for American Tower.


Alcatel Space, S.A. v. Loral Space & Communications Ltd.

Plaintiff’s counsel for French space systems manufacturer seeking a preliminary injunction against satellite manufacturer and operator who breached agreements by teaming up with another company to pursue a competing project. Mr. Monthy’s team gathered facts from witnesses in Europe and the United States on an emergency basis and satisfied the rigorous requirements to obtain a preliminary injunction on behalf of Alcatel.


Jackson v. District of Columbia

Plaintiff’s counsel for over 250 Rastafarian and Sunni Muslim prisoners challenging new inmate grooming policy under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The U.S. district court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the policy from being applied one day before the policy’s effective date. The case was later tried and appealed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.