Success Stories


FH+H Settles Business Litigation Dispute

May 15, 2018

Partner Milt Johns and Counsel Jill Helwig of the FH+H Business Litigation team settled a dispute among owners in a close-hold business, where the FH+H-represented parties achieved all of their business goals.

The FH+H Business Litigation team handles all aspects of professional dispute resolution, including defending individuals and corporate entities against law suits in State and Federal courts across the nation, representing clients’ interests beyond final judgment and through the appeals process, and providing clients early advice to avoid litigation altogether.

Read more about the FH+H litigation team here.

Partner Craig Guthery Successfully Defeats Motion for Sanctions Against Lawyer-Client

April 17, 2018

The FH+H Litigation and Investigations team, led by Partner Craig Guthery, represented an out-of-state lawyer in an omnibus sanctions motion against plaintiff attorneys pending in federal court in Virginia. U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton denied the motion and imposed no sanctions against Mr. Guthery’s client.

The FH+H Litigation and Investigations team handles all aspects of professional dispute resolution, including defending individuals and corporate entities against lawsuits in State and Federal courts across the nation, representing clients’ interests beyond final judgment and through the appeals process, and providing clients early advice to avoid litigation altogether.

Read more about the team here.

Government Contracts Team Helps Resolve Invoicing Dispute in Six-Figure Settlement

April 17, 2018

On behalf of a small business client, Partner Milt Johns and Associate Rachel Leahey of the FH+H Government Contracts team settled an invoicing dispute with a government agency that resulted in a high six-figure payment to the client.

The FH+H Government Contracts team guides contractors through the maze of applicable rules and regulations to enable corporate success.

Read more about how the team can help clients here.

Partner Kevin Byrnes Helps Challenge the Completion of a Construction Contract

April 09, 2018

In a recent arbitration, FH+H Partner Kevin Byrnes prevailed on behalf of a private daycare against a construction company that failed to complete work under a service contract. 

The daycare wanted to improve the quality of the school under a D.C. set-aside program that provided loans for just that purpose, but the contractor failed to complete the work in a timely fashion and left the worksite unclean.

The contractor said the daycare’s requirement that the company not work during facility hours caused the delay and denied that the workers failed to maintain the cleanliness of the worksite.

The daycare facility presented pictures and text messages to confirm that the contractor had lacked diligence in the set work schedule and had left the conditions of the facility unsafe for the children in attendance - who were as young as six months.

The arbitrator rejected the contractor’s defenses, awarding the daycare with damages to complete the project and handle cleaning fees and the costs of arbitration.

FH+H International Trade and Transactions Team Successes

February 20, 2018

The FH+H International Trade + Transactions team, led by Partner Jennifer Huber and Senior Associate Adam Munitz, was recently successfully in serving the needs of many clients.

Our team:

  • Counseled a government contractor during negotiations to close a $250 million direct commercial sales contract from a friendly foreign government.

  • Successfully defended a corporate client in complex contract litigation.

  • Helped a client obtain licensing and approval for exports of more than $50 million in controlled defense articles and services.

  • Assisted a government contractor with registering to do business and finalizing corporate structure for performance of a complex direct commercial sales contract in the Middle East.

  • Represented a senior executive in a dispute with corporate business co-owners.

FH+H Attorneys Help Dismiss Unfounded Claim of Workplace Discrimination

February 15, 2018

FH+H Partner Milt Johns and Senior Associate Marlena Ewald worked with a client - a small, disadvantaged, service-disabled, veteran-owned business - to have a claim of unlawful discrimination dismissed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

A former employee of the client filed a complaint of unlawful workplace discrimination against the client. The FH+H team worked with the client to compile pertinent facts and draft the response to the complaint. The EEOC thereafter dismissed the complaint, finding no information upon which they could conclude a statute was violated.

FH+H's attorneys represent employers in all aspects of employment-related matters and have been successful in helping business entities of all sizes. For more information on our Employment Law Practice Group, click here.

Partner Jack White and FH+H Team Assist State Department Attorneys

December 06, 2017

FH+H Partner Jack White, the head of our employment practice, alongside members of the FH+H team, recently assisted the State Department in defeating the claims of a former State Department subcontractor.

FH+H had already successfully gotten its client out of the underlying employment litigation; however, the State Department had not been released from the underlying litigation. Because of the merits of this litigation, FH+H, alongside its client, assisted the Department of State in providing information that resulted in the withdrawal of the surviving claims against the State Department.

FH+H continues to serve the needs of its clients and the government in every way possible. 

FH+H Protects International Trademark

October 27, 2017
For the second month in a row, FH+H Partner Craig Guthery settled an international trademark dispute for a long-time client with an international presence.
Having initially obtained trademark registration of the client’s company name in Australia (among many other countries around the globe), Mr. Guthery enforced the mark against an infringing Australian company who claimed to have registered the same mark through a dubious broker and was using it to compete with FH+H’s client in the marketplace. 
Mr. Guthery led the negotiation of a settlement that resulted in the abandonment of the mark by the competitor and required no involvement by Australian or U.S. courts.

Partner Milt Johns Successfully Represents Whistleblower in $2.6 Million Settlement

October 20, 2017

FH+H Partner Milt Johns and a small team of attorneys represented a whistleblower in a significant and successful False Claims Act dispute with a large government contractor.

The Department of Justice intervened in the case, and eventually the matter settled for $2.6 million. The prosecution of the matter involved two successful arguments before the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Contractors must be held accountable for their actions, especially when the safety of government personnel is at stake,” Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (where the suit was filed), said in a WTOP article. “This settlement should remind contractors of the high value we place on safeguarding our personnel abroad.”

Mr. Johns and FH+H are leaders in the subject matter, representing whistleblowers and defending individuals and companies wrongly accused in False Claims Act cases.

Partner Craig Guthery Protects Client's Intellectual Property

October 02, 2017

After swiftly and aggressively pressing an infringement claim against the foreign owners of a mobile telephone application on behalf of a domestic client, FH+H Partner Craig Guthery successfully convinced the owners to remove their infringing app from the United States’ largest online app store. 

Mr. Guthery’s vigorous efforts to protect the client’s intellectual property resulted in total and immediate compliance by the foreign infringing party without resort to litigation.