Antitrust is a game changer. It determines industry structure, how companies compete, and who can work together. It affects competitive tactics, customer and supplier relationships, and trade association efforts. Antitrust presents serious challenges. But it also presents opportunities.
I help companies navigate the antitrust laws, win antitrust litigation, and deal with antitrust enforcement agencies. I am a former government antitrust official with 20-years of experience litigating antitrust cases and counseling on antitrust issues. I have won antitrust cases at trial, defeated antitrust claims through dispositive motions, successfully advocated before the DOJ and FTC, and written in leading antitrust publications.
Here is what I can do for you:
Minimize antitrust risk.
I provide antitrust counsel that allows companies to minimize antitrust risk while achieving business goals. I don’t simply say “no.” I help you develop solutions.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I help businesses avoid antitrust issues through customized compliance training.
Level the competitive playing field.
I champion challenges to anticompetitive competitor tactics through strategic and focused litigation and spurring antitrust enforcement agencies to action.
Protect business strategies.
I efficiently defend against antitrust claims and agency investigations by using my knowledge of antitrust law to identify weaknesses, litigation savvy to exploit those flaws, and compelling advocacy to bring the matter to an end.
Here are a few examples:
1-800 Contacts, Inc.: Co-counsel for respondent in five-week antitrust trial challenging settlements of trademark litigation.
Realcomp II Ltd.: Lead trial counsel for the FTC in challenge to rules set by a real estate broker joint venture. Won unanimous Commission decision.
Union Oil Company Of California: Trial counsel for FTC in 43-day monopolization trial involving patents covering reformulated gasoline. Obtained complete relief through consent decree.
Rambus Inc.: Trial counsel for respondent in 54-day trial of monopolization claims involving patents and standard setting. Obtained dismissal of all claims.
AFMS LLC v. UPS and FedEx: Defended transportation company against antitrust claims involving alleged refusal to deal. Won summary judgment.
Nikon Metrology v. FARO: Lead counsel for antitrust issues in patent infringement case involving antitrust counterclaims. Won summary judgment dismissing antitrust claims.
Vizio v. Funai: Lead antitrust counsel in case involving alleged monopolization through standard-essential patents. Won dismissal of monopolization claims.