I am a litigator who focuses on antitrust, unfair competition, and business tort issues -- particularly those at the intersection of competition and intellectual property (IP) law. These include tying; patent and copyright abuse; issues posed by IP licensing conditions or patent pools; exclusive dealing; refusals to deal; and various pricing issues. I also have extensive experience with federal and state price discrimination statutes (on the federal side, the Robinson-Patman Act).
As an antitrust attorney, I also enjoy counseling clients on issues and helping them avoid litigation. For example, I have frequently drafted antitrust compliance policies and given presentations on antitrust compliance. I really enjoy the balance of litigation and counseling.
I have authored numerous articles and treatise chapters. I also write an antitrust column for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and publish my own articles at my blog, www.mydistributionlaw.com.
I live in Marin County, north of San Francisco, with my wife and two children.
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits; Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California; Southern District of Ohio
Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California
Southern District of Ohio
Harvard Law School
Professional Associations & Memberships
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Bar Association of San Francisco, California Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, American Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Co-editor, Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, 2006-present.
Member, California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, Executive Committee, 2005-2008.
Vice-Chair, Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2006-2008.
Vice-Chair, Health Care Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2004-2006.
Areas of Practice
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Appellate Practice
- Business Organizations
- Business Torts
- Class Action
- Commercial Law & Contracts
- Intellectual Property
- International Law & Trade
- Mergers & Acquisitions
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