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Greenberg Traurig Team Secures $31M Victory for Firm Client Lord & Taylor in Breach of Contract Case  

WASHINGTON – Aug. 14, 2015 – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has successfully represented Lord & Taylor LLC in a dispute with White Flint, L.P. in Maryland federal court. The jury awarded $31 million in damages to Lord & Taylor for its lost profits. The award is the largest verdict in the federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The trial examined whether the owners of White Flint mall breached a 1975 contract with Lord & Taylor that set the terms for the store’s opening and required that the owners operate an “enclosed mall” around it. Lord & Taylor sued White Flint for breach of contract.

“We are very pleased with the successful result for our client Lord & Taylor in this hard fought case,” said Michelle D. Gambino, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig who served as lead counsel on this case.

In addition to Gambino, the Lord & Taylor team included Litigation shareholders David G. Barger, Kevin B. Bedell, and Timothy C. Bass; associates Michael A. Hass and Theresa A. Queen; and paralegals Barbara E. Mcbrayer and Gabrielle D. Butler.

Greenberg Traurig’s national Real Estate Litigation Practice is comprised of trial lawyers who have devoted their careers to handling real estate-related litigation on a recurring basis.

Greenberg Traurig's Trial Practice is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced trial attorneys who regularly try complex cases in nearly every state and federal court throughout the country. At times, members of the Trial Practice are also called on to step in at the last minute in complex, risky trials in which the litigation was previously handled by prior counsel. The team has the in-house technological capabilities to swiftly and efficiently prepare for and handle multiple trials simultaneously and can transition seamlessly from one trial to the next if necessary. The Trial Practice is an integral part of the firm’s Litigation Practice, comprised of more than 600 litigators across the U.S. and abroad.