Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2023

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2023 ABOUT AARON SONNHALTER Aaron Sonnhalter is an experienced senior legal and business executive with over twenty-five years of experience counseling senior management on enterpriselevel legal and litigation risks. Throughout his career, Aaron has successfully led initiatives and litigation across platforms and industries taking the lead on legal issues in significant business, litigation, and regulatory matters. Among his achievements, Aaron had a lead role in negotiating and acquiring a major beverage competitor. Aaron is also the leader responsible for a number of notable litigation successes including a more than $335 million false advertising jury verdict that is one of the “largest Lanham Act awards” in United States history. Aaron also led the team that secured a judgment of more than $185 million and a 5% perpetual royalty in the “largest-ever U.S. trademark award.” His strategic approach was evident in an industry-first jury verdict in a case that defended a flagship product against product liability claims. This case was notable for its impact on the industry. Another notable matter includes filing and litigating what was believed to be the largest lawsuit filed against the United States Government at the time. The matter concluded with a settlement of over $538 million to the company. Aaron also counsels companies regarding investigations by government bodies including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Labor. Prior to taking his expertise in-house, Aaron spent a decade at two of the largest law firms in the United States representing a myriad of companies across industries counseling clients and litigating complex business issues. Throughout his career, Aaron Sonnhalter has demonstrated a consistent ability to lead in various legal contexts, combining his legal and business knowledge with strategic planning to accomplish his clients’ goals. Aaron P. Sonnhalter LITIGATION COUNSEL OF THE YEAR Senior Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel at Monster Energy USA 9

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