Donald Wall has more than 40 years of experience handling a broad range of commercial litigation, employment litigation and other methods of dispute resolution. His practice includes breach of contract, securities, fraud and misrepresentation, fiduciary duty, noncompete, trade secrets, intellectual property and a variety of business tort disputes. He has represented large and small businesses, governmental entities and individuals, including financial institutions, manufacturers, bankruptcy trustees and committees, inventors, insurers, and members of the hospitality industry. His work includes arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, as well as actions in federal and state courts and regulatory investigations.

    Don has considerable experience representing employers in employment-related matters, including discrimination and retaliation claims, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, reductions in force, sexual harassment claims and issues arising from employment agreements and policies. He has spoken at a number of seminars on various litigation and employment law issues.
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    • Representing a client in the prosecution of a patent infringement arbitration, including confirmation of the award in federal court.
    • Conducting an internal investigation for a publicly traded company regarding accounting issues and financial disclosures.
    • Advising a client regarding non-disclosure agreements and liens agreement.
    • Prosecuting an insurance coverage lawsuit.
    • Defending an insurance carrier in a trademark infringement lawsuit.
    • Arbitrating a lease dispute.
    • Representing the head of a large securities issuer in an SEC investigation regarding sufficiency of disclosure.
    • Defending against antitrust claims brought by direct and indirect purchasers of manufactured goods.
    • Representing a trustee of a bankruptcy estate in prosecuting fraudulent transfer and fiduciary duty claims.
    • Representing an employer in the prosecution of trade secret and restrictive covenant claims against a former employee.
    • Advising a resort hotel on the prosecution of a breach of contract action arising from cancellation of a scheduled convention.
    • Representing a city in an SEC investigation regarding securities disclosures.
    • Representing an insured in an insurance coverage dispute.
    • Defending a financial institution in a class action lawsuit alleging residential mortgage irregularities.
    • Defending a temporary restraining order and injunctive action against a financial transaction processing company.
    • Representing an owner in lease arbitrations with commercial and residential tenants.
    • Defending an employer in an age discrimination lawsuit.
    • Representing a bankruptcy creditors committee in connection with claims against financial institutions and others.
    • Representing the debtor owners of a hockey team in bankruptcy court disputes over team control.
    • Representing the owner in a dispute with contractors regarding construction defects in facility manufacturing plant.

    Education

    • Northwestern University, J.D., Order of the Coif, editor in chief, Northwestern University Law Review, 1971
    • Butler University, B.A., 1968

    Admissions

    • Arizona, 1982

    Courts

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, American Bar Association’s Sections of Tort and Insurance Practice, Litigation, and Labor and Employment Law
    • Member, Trial Practice and Employment and Labor Sections of the State Bar of Arizona
    • Member, Defense Research Institute
    • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Member, Squire Patton Boggs Ethics Committee
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Commercial Litigation
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the 2017 Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013
    • Recognized as a top lawyer for commercial litigation by AZ Business Magazine

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