The antitrust landscape has evolved at lightning speed in recent years, raising new challenges as businesses contend with sweeping changes to the economy, growing international operations, and aggressive enforcement in global markets.
We bring a trial lawyer’s perspective to the defense and prosecution of high-stakes antitrust matters, with an outstanding record of success both at trial and on appeal. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in civil antitrust cases involving monopolization, price fixing, and other claims in numerous industries, including the technology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. We also have a wealth of experience representing corporations and individuals in criminal investigations by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Because we represent both defendants and plaintiffs, we offer a targeted, strategic approach to clients in both areas. Our success is based on our ability to cut through the clutter, identifying and communicating the core issues that will enable our clients to prevail at trial.
Our work has been recognized by a wide range of publications and rankings organizations, including Benchmark Litigation, Law360, and The Best Lawyers in America. Chambers USA describes us as “hard-driving, insightful, and aggressive,” with “an energy that is tremendous.”
Secured settlement exceeding $300 million for Match Group against Google over its illegal monopolization and other anticompetitive behavior in the distribution of mobile apps and processing of in-app purchases. (See “Epic Games Against Google on Deck After Match Settlement,” Daily Journal; “The Match-Google antitrust settlement netted the dating app maker over $300M,” TechCrunch).
Successfully defended Masimo Corp. in cases in the U.S. and China against claims of monopolization of the pulse oximeter monitor market, conspiracy to monopolize, group boycott, agreement in restraint of trade, Walker Process monopolization, and tying. (Masimo Corp. v. Mindray DS USA Inc.)
Represented GlaxoSmithKline in a high-profile antitrust, unfair competition, and breach of contract action against Abbott Laboratories, alleging Abbott abused its market dominance and engaged in predatory pricing of HIV drugs. Settled on favorable grounds for the client.
Representing Yelp in connection with its involvement in antitrust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice and numerous state attorneys general against Google alleging unlawful monopoly maintenance through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search advertising markets.
Settled favorably with no charges pursued against a former AT&T executive in antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against DIRECTV and AT&T for alleged unlawful information sharing in connection with negotiations to telecast Dodgers games in the Los Angeles area. (United States v. DIRECTV Group Holdings LLC and AT&T Inc.)
Representing an officer of a major Korean energy companies charged with bid-rigging on sales of fuel to the U.S. Air Force in Korea in United States v. SK Energy, et al. In the course of the representation, we have worked with Korean counsel and successfully obtained a non-prosecution decision by the Korean Fair Trade Commission.
Represented a leading mobile handset manufacturer regarding price-fixing antitrust claims under U.S. and international laws against manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries worldwide.
Represented a Fortune 100 telecommunications company in assessing claims against manufacturers of LED and LCD parts used by the telecommunications company.
Represented a leading information technology manufacturer regarding antitrust and breach of contract claims against a major supplier.
Represented Sabry Lee, an auto lights distributor, in an antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of aftermarket auto lights. (United States v. Sabry Lee (USA) Inc.)
Represented Chef’s Choice Mesquite Charcoal, a leading distributor and seller of charcoal throughout the U.S., in an antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging conspiracy to refrain from competing for the sale of charcoal.
Represented United Talent Agency in a matter involving allegations of conspiracy to fix prices in the market for television and motion picture “packaging fees” in violation of the Sherman Act and Cartwright Act and unlawful group boycott. (WGA v. UTA, et al.)
Represented Warner Bros. in a matter involving allegations that the major studios, networks, and talent agencies conspired to fix prices by agreeing to a standardized “net profits” definition for profit participants. (Estate of Garrison v. Warner Bros.)
Represented Fortress in a matter involving allegations that Fortress, a unit of SoftBank Group Corp., violated federal antitrust law through an illegal “patent aggregation scheme.” (Intel v. Fortress Investment Group)