Three years ago, Vivek Jayaram formed the Jayaram Law Group for the purpose of providing creative, energetic, and aggressive representation to businesses around the world. Since that time, the firm has grown to four lawyers, and has litigated cases in six states and provided legal advice to companies with an emphasis in technology around the world.
Below are a few highlights.
In Crane v. DEWB, et. al., the firm obtained dismissal in bankruptcy court on behalf of its client and publicly traded German company, Deutsche Effecten Und Wechsel Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (“DEWB”) on the basis that it was improperly served pursuant to the Hague Convention. In doing so, the firm also obtained dismissal of directors and officers of DEWB on personal jurisdiction grounds. These outright dismissals were obtained after Mr. Jayaram was able to thwart the Trustee’s attempts to freeze company assets through injunctive relief against the firm’s clients.
More recently, in Algierz v. The Source of Apparel, et. al., Jayaram Law Group obtained ex parte TRO and preliminary injunction on behalf of a cultishly popular LA-based apparel designer/distributor on various copyright claims arising out of a widespread scheme to manufacture and distribute counterfeit versions of the firm’s client’s apparel around the United States. The firm was also able to prevail on its efforts to seize counterfeit goods on an ex parte basis with the assistance of the United States Department of Justice.
After more than one law firm failed to formulate a plan to recover funds owed to two of the firm’s engineering clients, Mr. Jayaram formulated a creative and aggressive way to obtain service in Federal Court domestically over the defendant Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation (“ADNOC”) for work performed on its world headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The firm did so by using the seldom employed Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”) and serving ADNOC through the UAE embassy in Washington DC based upon the fact that ADNOC is, in fact, an “agency or instrumentality” of the UAE government. Three years later, the case, General Energy, et. al. v. ADNOC, is on the road to a globally sound resolution.
In representing Scouler & Company, the firm recovered several hundreds of thousands of dollars owed from various private equity firms and hedgefunds around the United States. The firm’s efforts in this respect are emblematic of its business and commercial debt collection practice, which assists firm clients in making good on outstanding a/r.
On the corporate side, the firm has guided Tabula Digita, Inc. (now DimensionU) through a variety of transactional matters, ranging from IP licensing and contract preparation, to the administration of large, national math video game tournaments. The firm prepared, modified, and implemented rules, managed the sweepstakes process, and otherwise acted as the outside general counsel for this innovative company, which is an industry leader for children’s math video games.
Finally, the firm has been representing, since its inception, IT services companies in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Bangalore (India), providing them with general corporate advice governing their day-to-day business affairs. These companies include Media Systems, Inc., Entelli LLC, SPAN Systems Corporation, SRA Systems, Inc., and Saggezza, Inc.
These examples provide a snapshot of the firm’s many successes, and as the business grows (particularly in the areas of copyright litigation and technology transactions), it anticipates many more ahead.
JAYARAM LAW GROUP, LTD. PROVIDES LEGAL SERVICES TO BUSINESSES IN AND AROUND THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. WE LITIGATE COMMERCIAL, REAL ESTATE, AND IP MATTERS, ADVISE AND COUNSEL OUR CLIENTS ON BUSINESS ISSUES AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, AND ADD VALUE BY STREAMLINING THE LEGAL PROCESS IN A TIMELY, COST-EFFECTIVE MANNER.