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Val H. Stieglitz

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Overview

Val Stieglitz represents U.S. and foreign companies in business torts, unfair competition, commercial, intellectual property, trade secrets, insurance, and products liability litigation. His experience ranges from injunctive proceedings through trial and appeal.  He has also mediated and arbitrated a wide range of business and personal injury claims, and counsels on litigation risk management.  Val is the leader of the firm's Business Litigation Group, which by itself would count as one of the largest law firms in South Carolina. Val also works regularly with lawyers and businesses in China concerning their U.S. matters, and heads Nexsen Pruet's China Business Group.

Val's case experience includes:

  • Class actions;
  • Business torts and contractual disputes;
  • IP litigation;
  • Bad faith insurance claims;
  • Product liability claims involving automobile tires, tire hoists, forklifts and other construction equipment, Propane tanks, gasoline nozzles, cranes, nails, human tissue transplants, electrical equipment;
  • UCC breach of warranty claims involving a wide variety of goods;
  • Tobacco Escrow,MSA, and TTB litigation;
  • Trademark and Lanham Act claims involving a wide variety of marks and advertising;
  • Employee defection, non-compete, trade secret, and employee loyalty claims;
  • Lender liability and related contract and tort claims;
  • Supplier/distributor disputes;
  • U.S. litigation risk management.

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Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1984
  • University of South Carolina, M.A. (ABT), 1977
  • College of William & Mary, University of South Carolina, B.A., 1974
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Former Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Former Chair, Business Litigation Committee
    • Former Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
  • DRI
  • LAWorld, an international legal network - Two-time Board of Directors Member
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation since 2013
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers 2009
  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - International Law, 2012; Commercial Litigation, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubble Register of Preeminent Attorneys, 2017

 Reported Appellate Decisions:

  • Degenhart v. Knights of Columbus, 420 S. E. 2nd 795 (S.C. 1992)
  • United Parcel Service v. S.C. Tees, Inc., 508 S.E. 2nd 34 (Ct. App. 1998)
  • Tobaccoville USA, Inc. v. McMaster, 692 S.E. 2nd 526 (S.C. 2010)
  • Hansen v. Beechwood Development Group of S.C., LLC, 763 S.E. 2nd 31 (S.C. 2014)
  • Hall v. Greentree Servicing, LLC, 2015 WL 4002236 (Ct. App. 2015)

 

Overview

Val is the author of "Unfair Competition - The Migrating Insurance Agent," published as a monograph by the International Association of Defense Counsel in 1995 and The Tort Law Desk Reference - South Carolina. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on business topics both in the U.S. and abroad.

He is a frequent contributor to IADC Committee Newsletters and CLEs as follows:


China Seminars & Presentations:

  • Yangtzejiang Legal Group Annual Conference (Harbin, 2008)
  • Yangtzejiang Legal Group Annual Conference (Suzhou , 2009)
  • Hong Kong - US Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • Ng & Shum Joint Seminars (Kunshan, Wuxi, 2010)
  • LAWorld Annual Meeting (Beijing, 2011)
  • LAWorld Annual Meeting (Hong Kong, 2014)
  • DHG Resources/Investing in the U.S. (Jinan, Qingdao,Chongqing, Chengdu, 2015)
  • LAWorld - Jointide Asia/Pacific Conference (Investment in the U.S. - Legal Issues & Protection) (Jinan, Qingdao, 2016)
Val Stieglitz Main bio 2017