Howard Ullman – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Practice/Organization Description

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,

I live in Marin County, north of San Francisco, with my wife and two children.

Bar Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuits; Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California; Southern District of New York; 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.


405 Howard Street
San Francisco , CA 94105, United States

  • 415-773-5652
  • 415-773-5759

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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