Representative Matters

  • Developed legal theory in nationwide class action alleging antitrust violations by Monsanto relating to misuse of patents on genetically modified seeds.
  • Chief strategist of defense against antitrust and Constitutional attacks on title and practice acts for the practice of interior design.
  • Led successful defense of owner of California power generation assets in sale of $200 million of assets before the Antitrust Division, avoiding a second request while enabling a full investigation by the agency that cleared the transaction.
  • Led successful defense of supermarket chain in acquisition of almost two dozen supermarkets before the Federal Trade Commission and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, avoiding any need to divest assets.
  • Antitrust and general counsel to standard setting task force of trade association in developing industry standard for networked home appliances, and negotiated and drafted agreement among association and task force members covering intellectual property relating to standard.
  • Principal drafter of winning brief in Federal First Circuit for pharmacy chain and pharmaceutical benefits manager, affirming summary judgment and judgment as of law in antitrust suit challenging closed provider network, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
  • Settled on highly favorable terms antitrust suit against pharmacy claiming acquisition of pharmacy files of neighboring pharmacy was anticompetitive, that did not affect client’s future acquisitions.
  • Defended model management company against price fixing and other antitrust claims in class action by models, Fears v. Wilhelmina Model Agency, Inc., that settled on favorable terms.
  • Defended antitrust counterclaims in patent infringement suit involving computer network packet switching standards.
  • Defended antitrust claims involving undersea oil drilling equipment standards, that settled on favorable terms.
  • Represented California Attorney General in antitrust prosecution of electric utilities regarding transactions and conduct pursuant to de-regulation of energy industry.
  • Defended vitamins manufacturer in antitrust price fixing grand jury investigation and private treble damages actions to satisfactory resolutions of investigation and major claims.




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