Anthony F. King
J.D. Harvard University
A.B. Wabash College
State Bar Admissions: D.C., Maryland, Michigan
Direct Dial: 1.301.874.2474
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Tony has represented clients in a wide variety of complex cases in courts across the country and abroad. Tony has successfully defended class actions, mass tort actions, multi-million-dollar contract disputes, trade secret cases, media defamation matters, insurance coverage claims, and more. He has also successfully litigated a number of disputes regarding certified emission reduction transactions and projects undertaken pursuant to the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, and is expert on the CDM. In addition, Tony is an expert in challenges to administrative action and rulemaking, and represents clients before state and federal agencies, as well as in regulatory challenges and defenses to regulatory action, before federal and state trial and appellate courts. Tony also has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration and mediation of complex commercial disputes.
Prior to forming King Branson, Tony was a partner at Howrey & Simon and a founding member of Wallace King Domike & Reiskin.
Before beginning private practice, Tony was a law clerk for the Honorable Damon J. Keith, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
David J. Branson
J.D. Georgetown University
L.L.M. Cambridge University
A.B. Catholic University
State Bar Admissions: D.C., New York, Illinois
Direct Dial: 1.301.874.3171
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David has specialized in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution for three decades. He has participated as counsel in international arbitrations under the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association International and Domestic Rules, and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has taught the law of arbitration and mediation as Director of the ADR Center at the International Law Institute in Washington DC, at Palacky University in the Czech Republic and at City University of Hong Kong. David has published on international arbitration issues in journals such as the Virginia Journal of International Law and Arbitration International. His latest article, "Sympathetic Party-Appointed Arbitrators", was published in 25 ICSID Review 367 (2011). David's litigation practice spans the range of complex civil litigation, and includes his role as counsel for the successful petitioner in the seminal summary judgment case of Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242 (1986).
David served in the US Air Force and was discharged as a Captain.
April Denise Seabrook
J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A. University of Virginia
State Bar Admissions: D.C., Pennsylvania
Direct Dial 1.301.874.3146
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April has represented clients in all aspects of complex civil and white collar litigation matters, including defending clients in matters involving product liability and consumer protection claims, qui tam/whistleblower complaints, securities fraud, federal and state False Claims Acts, anti-kickback statutes, government procurement fraud, health care fraud, and insurance fraud. April also has broad experience conducting internal corporate investigations, including examining the conduct of corporate employees and in-house counsel, drafting corporate ethics and compliance policies to conform to Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, and investigating the marketing and promotional practices of foreign and domestic companies.
Prior to joining King Branson, April was an associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Tiana A. Bey
J.D. The George Washington University
B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College
State Bar Admissions: D.C., Maryland, Illinois
Direct Dial: 1.301.874.3145
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Tiana comes to King Branson from the George Washington University Law School, where she won the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence, which is awarded to only one member of the GW Law graduating class who received the top grades in both the pretrial advocacy and the trial advocacy courses. Prior to joining the firm, Tiana was a litigation and appellate legal assistant with Kirkland & Ellis LLP for over 15 years, where she worked on a wide range of civil actions within state and federal courts throughout the United States, including disputes involving tort claims, breach of contract, securities disclosure requirements, anticompetitive practices, and product liability. Tiana continues to work on civil disputes related to product liability, breach of contract, and international arbitrations and enforcement proceedings.
Michael D. McFerren
J.D. University of Michigan
ABD Philosophy and Economics, Wayne State University
A.B. Wabash College
State Bar Admissions: Michigan
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Mike has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, negotiation and administrative proceedings. He has a particular expertise in management/labor issues, but is expert in representing clients in a wide range of civil actions. Mike divides his time between Detroit, Michigan and our Washington, DC office.
Mike is also an award-winning educator who has taught for over 15 years in the Law School and the Philosophy Department at Wayne State University in Detroit.