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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Recognized for its handling of antitrust class actions, federal investigations and merger clearance issues. Strong cartel practice, as well as notable experience representing companies in the healthcare sector. Further expertise advising companies on unfair competition matters related to technology licensing. Increasingly active on a global platform, especially in Europe and Asia. Demonstrates additional expertise in advising on IP-related antitrust issues.

Strengths

A client says: "They are phenomenal."

Work highlights

Represented Samsung Electronics in the global, highly publicized patent and standards-related antitrust governmental proceedings and MDL litigation involving Qualcomm.

Notable practitioners

Gary Halling has considerable experience representing clients in cartel cases and related class actions. He is particularly knowledgeable of the crossover between antitrust and IP law.
"He is a very solid cartel lawyer."

Michael Scarborough handles a variety of antitrust litigation on behalf of technology, finance and manufacturing clients. He has expertise in both civil and criminal litigation as well as agency enforcement proceedings.
"His advice and comments are always helpful and practical."

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Overview

Antitrust law has been a premier practice for decades at Sheppard Mullin, as one of the firm’s name partners co-founded the ABA’s Antitrust Section. That tradition continues today with our highly ranked global antitrust and competition practice, including more than 50 competition lawyers in California, Washington D.C., Brussels, London, Seoul and Shanghai.

The group regularly handles investigations by the U.S. DOJ, the FTC, State AG’s and international enforcement officials. In the U.S., our lawyers counsel clients and handle litigation involving the federal Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman Acts, and state antitrust statutes including California’s Cartwright Act, Unfair Practices Act and Unfair Competition Act. Internationally, we advise on EU competition law and state aid, UK and EU member states’ antitrust and regulatory matters, and China’s Anti-Monopoly law.

Strengths:

  • Top tier international price-fixing cartel expertise, including criminal governmental defense, MDL direct and indirect class cases, and major private opt-out actions
  • ​Cutting edge IP/ patent anti-trust experience relating to standard setting, patent pooling, product distribution and licensing restraints, joint ventures and competitor collaborations
  • Extensive direct and indirect purchaser class action litigation experience, government investigations and merger clearance
  • Merger and structuring issues, joint ventures and other competitor collaborations
  • Antitrust audits and antitrust compliance programs

Members

Derenne, Jacques (Head of Department)

Scarborough, Michael (Head of Department)

Ballard, Dylan

Carroll, John

Caseria, Leo

Cohen, Michael P.A.

Dillickrath, Thomas

Garcia, David

Halling, Gary L

Heinisch, Oliver

Klotz, Robert

Magielnicki, Robert

McGinnis, James

Moon, Yookyung

Newman, Bevin

Clients

AGI Publishing, Fresno, California

MasterCard, Purchase, New York

Reynolds & Reynolds, Kettering, Ohio

Samsung, Seoul, Korea

TaylorMade, Carlsbad, California

Industries

Automobiles and Parts

Food and Drink Producers

Healthcare

Media

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Antitrust Department

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

firm
Department location

Four Embarcadero Center

Seventeenth Floor

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94111

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Antitrust


Gary L Halling
Band 4
Michael Scarborough
Band 3