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Carl F. Lettow

Of Counsel
Washington, D.C.

O: 202-289-1800
F: 202-289-1804

Practice Areas
  • Wake Forest University
  • School of Law, J.D., 1995

  • College of William and Mary,
  • B.A., 1992

  • University of Virginia School of
  • Law, Trial Advocacy Institute,
  • 1996
  • Hon. Thomas A. Fortkort,
  • Cir. Ct. Fairfax Cty, Va.,
  • Judicial Intern,1994
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Courts of Appeals:
  • District of Columbia and Fourth
  • Circuits

  • United States District Courts:
  • District of Columbia and Eastern
  • and Western Districts of Virginia

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts:
  • District of Columbia and Eastern
  • District of Virginia
  • Spanish

Mr. Lettow has broad experience representing companies, individuals and foreign governments in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He represents clients before federal and state courts across the country, and in arbitration and mediation.  

Mr. Lettow has particular experience in the areas of financial and insurance litigation, bankruptcy, audit liability, fraud, cyber crime, intellectual property, product liability, personal injury and telecommunications, as well as in general corporate and employment matters. He also serves as general counsel for an advanced materials technology company.

Representative Cases

  • Represented insurer in subrogation against Big-4 accounting firms for malpractice in broker-dealer/asset management firm audits: Vigilant Ins. Co. v. Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and Vigilant Ins. Co. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and (Conn. 2011)

  • Defended Travelers/St. Paul in $18 million loan loss investigations and multidistrict coverage litigation: United Bankshares, Inc., et al. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., et al. (S.D. W.Va.);  St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. United Bank (E.D.Va. 2010)

  • Represented South African investors in action to recover license fees paid to U.S. tech company for data compression software:  Hentiq 3343 (Pty) Ltd., et al. v. Qbit,LLC, et al. (D.C. 2009)   

  • Represented U.S. company and Chinese joint venture in suit under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for improper funds transfers

  • Represented pedestrian in personal injury action against motorist (D. Md. 2007)

Prior Related Experience

  • Represented BP subsidiary in action against Pakistani national for fraud and breach of contract: BP Products N. Am., Inc. v. Owais Dagra, 236 F.R.D. 270 (E.D.Va. 2006)

  • Defended former employee against claims of trade secret theft and breach of confidentiality under employment agreement: James Bell Associates, Inc. v. Ensign (Va. 2006)

  • Represented internet services provider in tax refund claim: PSINet, Inc. v. Virginia Dep’t of Taxation (Va. 2006)

  • Defended software company against competitor in action involving claims of unfair trade practices, fraud, patent infringement, and violations of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act and Copyright Act: Securelnfo  Corp. v.Telos Corp. (E.D.Va. 2005)

  • Defended Sears and Electrolux against personal injury claims: Hess v. Sears Roebuck & Co. et al. (Va. 2005)

  • Represented BP subsidiary in claims against gasoline station chain in bankruptcy through appeal. BP Products N. Am., Inc. v. Fas Mart Convenience Stores, Inc. (4th Cir. 2004)

  • Represented software company in breach-of-contract case involving marketing of software to the federal government: Export Management Services,ltc. v. !SERA Group, LLC  (E.D.Va. 2004)

  • Represented Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation in efforts to preserve employee pension funding in airline bankruptcy: In re US Airways, Inc. (Bankr. E.D.Va. 2004)

  • Represented satellite communications company in fraud and breach-of-partnership agreements action against General Dynamics, leading to jury verdict for $120 million: Final Analysis Comm. Corp. v. General Dynamics Corp. (D. Md. 2003)  

  • Defended Digex in contract suit over obligation to pay commissions, obtaining summary judgment: Live Entertainment, Inc. v. Digex, Inc., 300 F. Supp. 2d 1273 (S.D. Fla. 2003)  

  • Represented Spacenet in action to enforce non-compete and confidentiality provisions of former executive's employment contract: Spacenet, lnc. v. Biederbeck (E.D. Va. 2003)

  • Defended U.S. Steel Corp. in product liability suit alleging benzene exposure: Rideout v. SafetyKleen Corp. (E.D. Va. 2003)  

  • Represented a competitive Local Exchange Carrier in arbitration against BellSouth, involving antitrust and Federal Communications Act violations: Supra Telecommunications & Information Systems, Inc. v. BellSouth Telecom., Inc.  (2003)

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

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