Don Campbell focuses his practice on complex business and commercial matters, with a special emphasis on cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and/or professional liability. Don has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in suits alleging breaches of duty by directors and officers, attorneys, accountants, trustees, partners and other fiduciaries and professionals.
In addition, Don has experience handling a wide variety of general business and commercial cases. Don has represented clients in cases involving fraud and negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, business disparagement, unfair competition, tortious interference with business, enforcement of noncompete agreements, lender-liability, negligence and gross negligence, products liability, environmental liability and other legal theories. Don represents clients in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.
- Represented former directors and officers of the nation's largest quick-serve food distribution company as defendants in a suit brought by a liquidating trustee claiming damages. The trustee alleged that the directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties to the company and its creditors by approving an acquisition which contributed to the company's bankruptcy and ultimate liquidation.
- Represented the nation's largest wholesale pharmaceuticals distributor as defendant in litigation brought by the parent of a major competitor claiming damages. The plaintiff claimed that the pharmaceutical distributor breached fiduciary duties, engaged in unfair competition and committed business disparagement in connection with a failed merger, which allegedly forced the competitor into bankruptcy and liquidation.
- Represented a Swiss investor as plaintiff in litigation against a law firm alleging breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice. The investor alleged that the law firm, which had been retained to perform due diligence, failed to discover the existence of a city permit limiting the production capacity of a major Napa Valley winery in which he invested.
- Represented a developer and its senior executives as defendants in litigation brought by a commercial real estate broker claiming a partnership interest in the developer's projects. The broker claimed damages resulting from alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by his "partners" in denying his claims of partnership, failing to make distributions to him and failing to account for the alleged "partnership's" affairs.
- Represented a group of German investors as plaintiffs seeking damages in a suit against their general partner alleging breach of fiduciary duties in connection with a partnership formed for the purpose of acquiring and operating a chain of full-service car washes.