Lawyer profile for USA 2021
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Mr. Blechman’s practice concentrates on antitrust law with a focus on dominant firm conduct and conspiracies (i.e., cartels) in restraint of trade. An experienced trial lawyer, he typically represents the specific client interests as plaintiffs of large public and private companies and entrepreneurs. He has participated in the civil prosecution of more than 25 domestic or international conspiracies and has been lead counsel in nearly all of the firm’s cartel cases. Industries included in these prosecutions include manufacturing, grocery, electronic payments, construction, pharmaceutical, electronics, airlines, railroads, shipping, beverages, and telecommunications. Mr. Blechman assists multinational corporations in formulating and implementing measured and principled strategies to maximize recoveries in connection with global cartel claims. His cartel practice spans the U.S. and Europe, and involves proceedings incident to competition enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the European Commission, and agencies in the Far East. Mr. Blechman also has a niche practice involving whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act and related federal statutes, including such industries as defense, health care, and education.