Schulman Bhattacharya


We are commercial litigators. Our focus is on resolving the most complex and challenging commercial disputes facing our clients—through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and informal negotiation. We have vast experience representing clients in nearly every industry sector. We represent companies of all sizes, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. We represent individuals with valuable commercial interests to protect. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants.

What sets us apart?
Results. Tenacity. Attention to Detail. Candor.

Recent News

Federal Judge Sides with Schulman Bhattacharya in Ongoing False Advertising Dispute, Holds Pharma Companies in Contempt for “Blatant” Violations of Permanent Injunction

In a decision issued yesterday, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled in favor of Schulman Bhattacharya’s client, ExeGi Pharma, LLC, holding its competitors Alfasigma USA, Inc. and VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in contempt of the Permanent Injunction entered last year aimed at halting false advertising of the probiotic medical food VSL#3. This is the latest round in the ongoing legal battle over the highly successful, proprietary probiotic formulation invented by Schulman... Read More »

Maryland Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Protecting Interest of Schulman Bhattacharya Client in $480 Million Asset Sale

Schulman Bhattacharya, on behalf of its client, Sachs Capital, LLC, filed a Complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, seeking to protect Sachs Capital's interests in the proceeds of a $480 million sale of a major national petroleum company. Sachs Capital, and its related entities, invested more than $31 million in the petroleum company and is set to receive a preferred return on its investment as the sale... Read More »

D.C. Federal Court Upholds Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Brought By Schulman Bhattacharya Against Howard University

Schulman Bhattacharya, on behalf of its client, Dr. Mohsen Mosleh, filed a complaint against Howard University in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for its violations of the D.C. Human Rights Act.  Dr. Mosleh, a tenured professor at Howard University of Iranian descent, asserts claims against the university for its long-standing discrimination against him on the basis of race and national origin and various acts of retaliation against him.  On February 27, 2020, Judge Carl J. Nichols... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya’s Bio-Tech Litigation Practice Secures Another Victory in Federal Court

Schulman Bhattacharya’s bio-tech litigation practice, which helped clients win more than $91 million dollars in trial verdicts over the past three years, has secured another significant victory.  This time, Schulman Bhattacharya represented a defendant, renowned pharmaceutical executive Gregg Lapointe, in a case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  The plaintiff in Washington County Board of Education v. Mallinckrodt Ard Inc., et al., sought to buttress its case by adding Mr. Lapointe as a defendant, alleging... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Successfully Defends Famed Investment Banker; Quashes Series of Subpoenas Aimed at Obtaining his Personal, Private Information

A famed, foreign investment banker retained Schulman Bhattacharya after a series of third-party providers, including Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, received subpoenas demanding production of the bankers’ emails, browsing history, payment details, and other invasive personal and business information.  The subpoenas were issued as part of far-reaching discovery in a case currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and sought to drag the banker into the heart of that case.  Schulman Bhattacharya faced... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Engaged to Represent Hormuud Telecom in U.S. Defamation Cases and United Nations Disputes

Hormuud Telecom, the largest telecom company in Somalia and the country’s largest employer and taxpayer, has engaged Schulman Bhattacharya to defend its interests in contentious disputes with various U.S.-based media organizations and the United Nations.  Commenting on the engagement, Jeremy W. Schulman, the Firm’s Managing Member, stated:  “We are pleased to be representing one of the most vital companies in East Africa, helping to protect its legal rights and interests and clearing its name of scurrilous allegations intended to hamper... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Continues Rapid Growth—Famed Corporate Lawyer and Executive Joins the Firm, Along with Experienced Commercial Litigator

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of two new attorneys who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office.  Jamie Karson joins the firm as Of Counsel.  Jake Schaller arrives as an Associate. Jamie Karson is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Steve Madden Ltd. (NASDAQ: “SHOO”), one of the most iconic footwear brands in the world.  During his tenure at the helm of Steve Madden, the company’s market capitalization reached... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Files Sixteen Count Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against Distributors of VSL#3 Probiotic Product–Named Plaintiff-Victims from Massachusetts, California, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Washington, Florida, and Idaho

On July 23, 2019, Schulman Bhattacharya commenced a class action lawsuit against the U.S. licensor (VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and distributors (Alfasigma USA, Inc. and Leadiant Biosciences, Inc.) of the VSL#3 probiotic product.  Our complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, asserts sixteen cause of action on behalf of a nationwide class of victims who purchased VSL#3 since June 2016, as well as consumers in subclasses in Massachusetts, California, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan,... Read More »

Federal Judge Upholds $18 Million Jury Verdict in Favor of Schulman Bhattacharya’s Clients, Enters Broad Permanent Injunction to Block Further False Advertising of the VSL#3 Product

In 54 pages of rulings issued this past Friday, June 21, 2019, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland found decisively in favor of Schulman Bhattacharya’s clients—Professor Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC—upholding our $18 million jury verdict from November 2018 and entering a permanent injunction against the current and former distributors of VSL#3, halting their false advertising of the product.  The rulings conclude over four years of litigation in which... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Prevails After Filing California Federal Court Action—Major Internet Commerce Companies Yield to Demand to Block On-Line Sales Transactions for VSL#3 Product

In Schulman Bhattacharya’s ongoing battle over the VSL#3 probiotic product, the Firm successfully resolved a contentious dispute between its client, ExeGi Pharma, LLC, and a group of companies in California that were facilitating the processing of online sales transactions for VSL#3.  The e-commerce companies in question are Nexternal Solutions, Inc., True Commerce, Inc., and HighJump Software, Inc.  Last November, the Firm prevailed before a jury in Maryland federal court and then obtained a judgment holding that the VSL#3 product was... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Wins Attorney’s Fees Challenge in New York Federal Court for Client Benihana of Tokyo

In a 19-page written decision released today, Judge Engelmayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sided with the Firm and its client, Benihana of Tokyo, LLC, and denied counter-party Benihana Inc.’s petition to vacate a portion of an arbitral award.  The award resulted from a long-running dispute over operation of a Benihana restaurant in Hawaii.  Schulman Bhattacharya was engaged to represent Benihana of Tokyo after the conclusion of the arbitration, which was handled... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya in the News: Law Firm Sues to Uphold Rights of Partner in New York Student Housing Project

The Rochester Business Journal and the Daily Record are reporting on our case against real estate developers John Yurtchuk and David Huck, which centers on their breaches of fiduciary duty and other serious misconduct involving a successful student housing project adjacent to the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.  Schulman Bhattacharya is proud to be representing famed real estate developer Thomas Masaschi in his fight to preserve his ownership interests in the project.  We have a long, successful track... Read More »

National Law Review Reports on Schulman Bhattacharya’s $18 Million Jury Trial Win

Among the many news reports covering our recent trial victory for clients Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC, the National Law Review ran a story on December 21, 2018 taking an in-depth look at the case, which is shaping up to be one of the leading verdicts in BioTech litigation in 2018.  We are proud to stand with Professor Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma in this fight and will continue to work zealously to protect their product, which... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Wins Major Federal Jury Trial—$18 Million Awarded to Clients Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma for False Advertising, Unjust Enrichment and Unpaid Royalties

A federal jury today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland unanimously ruled in favor of the Firm’s clients, Claudio De Simone and ExeGi Pharma, LLC, awarding them damages totaling $18,014,041.  De Simone, a renowned Italian inventor and university professor, sued his former business partners as part of a bitter international dispute concerning false advertising, ownership of his proprietary high-potency probiotic formulation, and unpaid royalties. Professor De Simone accused his former partners of making a counterfeit... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Settles Contentious Multi-Jurisdictional Trade Secrets Dispute

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC successfully settled multiple state and federal lawsuits for its clients, a leading international company focused on development and commercialization of scientific discoveries in the biotech field, and the company’s founder.  The lawsuits concerned misappropriation of proprietary and confidential information and intentional interference with contractual relations by certain former employees and independent contractors. The confidential settlements resulted in Schulman Bhattacharya’s clients securing their proprietary information, allowing the company to continue its mission of helping entrepreneurs commercialize novel, unique,... Read More »

European Parliament Passes Unanimous Measure in Support of Schulman Bhattacharya Clients

On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament passed a unanimous resolution condemning human rights violations perpetrated against the Firm’s clients Omar Faruk Osman and the National Union of Somali Journalists.  Specifically, the measure states that the Parliament “strongly condemns the grave violations of freedom of association and freedom of expression against Somalia’s free and independent trade unions and in particular, the longstanding repression against the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), and insists... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Continues to Expand Litigation Team with Addition of New Associate Attorney

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of another new associate attorney, Sabina Schiller, who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office.  Ms. Schiller previously worked for a well-known boutique commercial litigation firm, where she successfully represented major international corporations and high-net worth individuals in all stages of complex commercial controversies in federal and state courts across the country.  Ms. Schiller earned her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where she served as Notes... Read More »

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds $73.2 Million Award for Schulman Bhattacharya Client Wellstat Therapeutics

In a unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., the Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a $73.2 million award granted last fall to Wellstat Therapeutics. In its opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the vast majority of the lower court’s judgment against BTG in favor of Wellstat, making only a minor adjustment in the dates used to calculate prejudgment interest. Wellstat will recover at least the full amount of the original judgment, if not more, given that... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Resolves Hotly Contested Litigation for Celebrity Chef in Dispute Over Ownership and Management of Washington Restaurant Ventures

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC concluded litigation for its client, famed chef Erik Bruner-Yang, against Mr. Bruner-Yang’s former business partners.  The dispute involved the successful Washington, D.C. restaurant ventures Toki Underground, Brothers and Sisters, Maketto, Honeycomb, and Paper Horse.  The case, commenced in 2016 in District of Columbia Superior Court, was terminated as it was nearing the end of deposition and document discovery.  Mr. Bruner-Yang’s legal team was led by Firm partners Jeremy W. Schulman and Jeffrey S. Gavenman.  Mr. Gavenman noted,... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Expands Litigation Team with Addition of Two New Associate Attorneys

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of two new associate attorneys who will be resident in the Firm’s Washington-area headquarters office.  Jonathan A. Barnes comes to the Firm from Carr Maloney, where he was a successful commercial litigator handling construction, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, and products liability cases.  Prior to that, Mr. Barnes worked for two other leading law firms in the Washington-area, was a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Maryland, and law clerk to Hon. Richard E.... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Represents Major Journalist Trade Union In Dispute With United Nations

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC has been engaged by the National Union of Somali Journalists and its Secretary General (Omar Farouk Osman), in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists, to assist in their fight for press freedoms and labor rights in Somalia. The Firm is coordinating legal efforts worldwide to protect NUSOJ and its leadership from a coordinated reputational smear campaign that is being facilitated by certain elements within the United Nations. The Firm is overseeing trademark infringement and defamation actions... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya In The News: Law Firm Halts Sale Of White Flint Mall Property

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC commenced a lawsuit against a trust controlled by Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner and the family of real estate developer Sonny Abramson to block the sale of the former White Flint Mall property in Rockville, Maryland. According to the complaint filed by the Firm, the threatened sale represents a material breach of the fiduciary duties of the controlling members of the Maryland Limited Liability Company that owns the White Flint property. After obtaining an emergency court order... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Client Released From Unlawful Detention in Mogadishu, Somalia and Regains Full Access to His Property

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC was engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. Early last month, Mr. Abdalla was removed from his home at gunpoint and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arose out of a commercial real estate dispute. Under sustained pressure from Schulman Bhattacharya, Mr. Abdalla has now been released from custody and he has been permitted to return... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Engaged to Represent U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Detained in Mogadishu, Somalia

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC has been engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. This morning, Mr. Abdalla was illegally removed from his home and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arises out of a commercial real estate dispute. Jeremy W. Schulman, Managing Member of Schulman Bhattacharya, stated: “We are gravely concerned about the illegal and unwarranted detention of... Read More »

U.S.-Based Internet Service Provider Blocks Malicious, Defamatory Articles Targeting Somali Union Leaders

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2018: Under pressure from Schulman Bhattacharya, A2 Hosting, Inc., the Michigan-based company hosting the website for Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu, Somalia, agreed to remove a series of demonstrably false and defamatory articles about the law firm’s client, Omar Faruk Osman. Mr. Osman is a leading member of civil society in Somalia and is an outspoken advocate for the rights of Somali journalists and other workers. Mr. Osman is the Secretary General of the National Union of... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Forces $21.3 Million Buy-Out of Client’s Interests in Nine Washington Area Real Estate Companies

Schulman Bhattacharya secured a $21.3 million buy-out for its New Jersey-based client after a more than three-year effort to invoke and implement complex buy/sell provisions in the operating agreements for nine leading real estate companies in the Washington, D.C. area.  Jeremy Schulman was lead counsel in the engagement, assisted by Koushik Bhattacharya and Jeffrey Gavenman.  The Schulman Bhattacharya team crafted and prosecuted the strategy to secure a third-party buyer for various properties, present the offer to invoke the stipulated buy-sell... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Client Wellstat Therapeutics Awarded Over $70 Million by Delaware Court

The Firm’s client, Wellstat Therapeutics, has been awarded an estimated $70 million against BTG International, Inc. in a pharmaceutical contract dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster issued a Memorandum Opinion, awarding Wellstat $55.8 million in damages plus prejudgment interest estimated to be in excess of $15 million plus attorney’s fees. In the lawsuit, Wellstat sued BTG over the marketing of Vistogard®, a life-saving drug designed to serve as an antidote for over-exposure to certain... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Secures Confidential Settlement in Battle over Intellectual Property Royalties

Schulman Bhattacharya obtained a confidential settlement for our client after six days of trial before Judge Motz in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The case concerned a co-development agreement covering the creation and sale of valuable intellectual property rights for the training program “Negotiating with the Savvy Buyer.” We brought the suit for breach of contract, an accounting, and fraud, seeking unpaid royalties and punitive damages for sales of the program over a more than... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Secures $19.5 Million Settlement in Hotly-Contested Real Estate Dispute

Schulman Bhattacharya won a $19.5 million settlement for clients in a dispute over the application of a complex buy/sell provision in a real estate company’s operating agreement. The case settled on the fifth day of trial, after our successful cross examination of the opposing side’s key witnesses and as we were nearing completion of putting on our case in chief. The Schulman Bhattacharya team was headed by partners Jeremy Schulman and Koushik Bhattacharya. Mr. Schulman was lead counsel in the... Read More »

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We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and we have successfully defended clients facing billions of dollars in potential liabilities.

Proudly serving clients from our headquarters in metropolitan Washington, D.C. and from our branch office in Maryland’s dynamic bio-technology corridor.

Jeremy W. Schulman

Koushik Bhattacharya

Jeffrey S. Gavenman

Edwin R. Schulman

Jessica J. Bustamante

Sabina Schiller

Sandra Schiller

Jake Schaller

An experienced team with a proven track record of success.