Rich Winter is a commercial litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. Mr. Winter has tried cases in Illinois, Texas, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska and South Dakota and has appeared in federal and state courts in twenty additional states. His experience includes litigation and resolution of disputes for clients involved in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, insurance, healthcare, life sciences and transportation. Mr. Winter's litigation experience includes the following:
- Shareholder and fiduciary litigation. Representation of fiduciaries, beneficiaries and shareholders in corporate governance, trust administration and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)-related issues.
- Insurance. Litigation of claims involving coverage (Commercial General Liability, Property, Errors and Omissions (E&O), Directors and Officers Liability, Fidelity, Business Interruption, Professional Liability), brokers E&O, trade secrets and non-compete issues.
- Trade secrets and non-competition agreements. Prosecution and defense of trade secret claims, and non-competition agreements in software, insurance, plastics, food processing, distribution, electronics and other industries.
- Antitrust and business torts. Prosecution and defense of price fixing, monopolization and exclusive dealing claims, as well as civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims, fraud and tortious interference theories.
- Contingency fee commercial litigation. Prosecuted contract, antitrust, business torts, trade secrets, insurance coverage and shareholder matters, with more than 10 cases resulting in settlement/judgments between $1 million and $725 million.
- Business valuation-related litigation. Various representations involving business valuation issues, ranging in values from $1 million to $500 million.