The firm recently filed two lawsuits in federal court, one in California and the other in Texas, for claims arising under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of International Goods. In California, the firm’s client is a luxury fashion brand asserting claims against its former manufacturer, based in Italy, arising out of a supply contract for the 2015 spring and fall seasons. The firm completed service under the Hague Service Convention in less than two months and the action is underway in the client’s chosen venue of California. In the Texas lawsuit, we represent a well-known manufacturer and distributor of consumer good products, with a focus on ‘back to school’ products, in a lawsuit against the client’s former U.S. distributor. The firm successfully dismissed a counterclaim alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, and the matter is set for trial in late 2017.