Akerman Senterfitt Joins Lex Mundi

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 01:00

Akerman Senterfitt has been selected as the exclusive Florida law firm for Lex Mundi, a leading association of independent law firms. Members are chosen for the breadth and depth of their legal expertise, their reputations in their jurisdictions, and the quality of their client service.

Akerman Senterfitt announced that U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga handed down a 60-page order in favor of the firm' client, Arriva Pharmaceuticals Inc., after three months of post-trial motions. Alphamed Pharmaceuticals Corp. had brought the case to trial in September 2005, alleging that Arriva and an Arizona private investigation firm stole its trade secrets and tried to destroy its business. The ruling dismissed a jury recommendation presented in January of this year of $78 million in damages, resulting in the best possible outcome for Arriva. Akerman Senterfitt litigation attorney Jonathan Goodman was lead attorney for Arriva at both the trial and the post-trial motions.