Sean Gates Hosts Panel at ABA Antitrust Conference
(Nov. 17, 2016). Sean Gates will host a panel discussion, at the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Fall Forum, focusing on litigating cases involving the state action doctrine in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in *North Carolina Dental Board v. FTC*.
Using a detailed hypothetical case, the panel will focus on practical strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants. The conference brochure is here.
Law360, New York (June 28, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT) — A former Morrison & Foerster LLP trial attorney specializing in the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law has launched business litigation and antitrust boutique Charis Lex PC in Pasadena, California.
Sean Gates, who had also served as deputy assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission’s anti-competition division, told Law360 on Tuesday that his new firm officially opened its doors for business on June 21.
(June 23, 2016) Sean Gates has left the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster, where he chaired the California antitrust practice, to launch his own firm.
“I am starting out as a solo at Charis Lex, looking to expand in the next year or so. At 48, and after 20 years with some of the best firms in the country, as well as a stint as a government enforcer, I am looking forward to building a first-rate litigation and antitrust boutique,” he said.