On Friday, February 5, 2018, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo issued an order upholding four of six counts in Noble v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. This first-of-its-kind litigation challenges Samsung's battery life assertions for the Gear S smartwatch.  Judge Arleo’s decision [hyperlink] follows a long and unsuccessful appeal by Samsung which sought to force Plaintiff Noble to arbitrate his claims rather than pursue them on behalf of the class.  The litigation will now proceed with discovery and active litigation.  Should you have any questions about this matter, please contact William Anderson, Esq. at 202-789-3960 or wanderson@cuneolaw.com. 02/05/2018.

On January 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco denied, in principal part, a motion for summary judgment filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) in the four-year-long Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation concerning Sikorsky’s small business subcontracting plan.   The Court ruled that the case would go to trial as to whether information being withheld by DOJ and Sikorsky could continue to be withheld from public view on the basis that its release would reveal trade secrets. CGL’s client, the American Small Business League (ASBL) has been seeking an unredacted version of Sikorsky’s small business subcontracting plan since August 2013.   The Court held that disputed issues of fact require a trial, and that DOJ and Sikorsky were not entitled to a judgment based on the factual record presented to the Court. 01/23/2018.

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Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys are experienced advocates. Between them, our attorneys have

  • conducted approximately 200 trials;
  • conducted approximately 500 quasi-adjudicative, administrative or arbitral proceedings resulting in a final adjudication;
  • argued appeals in ten federal circuit court of appeals including two en banc arguments;
  • argued appeals in at least seven states
  • testified before Congress, state legislatures or federal or state administrative bodies at least 60 times; and
  • appeared in many cases before the United States Supreme Court


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys have held positions of trust in state or federal governments, including:

  • One was Solicitor to the House of Representatives and Assistant Counsel to the Senate;
  • One was the Executive Director of a Federal agency, the highest staff position;
  • Two were Section Chiefs of the United States Department of Justice;
  • Two were Assistant US attorneys and one was a public defender; and
  • Two were Counsel to Congressional Committees


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys have strong academic qualifications and many were judicial clerks or interns. Of our attorneys:

  • Eight were law review members or editors;
  • Twelve served as judicial law clerks or interns;
  • Three worked at the United States Court of Appeals;
  • Six worked at United States District Courts;
  • One worked for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (the district’s highest court);
  • Two worked for state circuit courts; and
  • One worked at the District of Columbia Superior Court.


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys are diverse. Among our attorneys and staff, we speak:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Turkish


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP supports many charities in our community, both in the United States and abroad. Over the past five years, CGL has contributed to organizations supporting equal justice, centers for human rights, groups combatting hunger, medical centers and universities in Israel, cancer research efforts, cancer survivor support, legal programs, law schools, juvenile justice initiatives, better government, and wounded veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars. CGL has also made a major financial commitment to help indigent clients seek representation in the District of Columbia through the “Raising the Bar” campaign of the D.C. Access to Justice Project.

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