The Daily Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney for 2017. Dean is one of 40 outstanding lawyers in California under the age of 40 to be honored with this prestigious award.
The Journal highlights Dean’s achievements in an in-depth profile, focusing on his active involvement in the High-Tech Antitrust Litigation, a case the Daily Journal calls “the most significant antitrust employment case in recent history.” This class action against major tech giants like Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems claimed the tech giants conspired to suppress worker wages, including by agreeing not to actively recruit each other’s employees.
As Dean explained to the Daily Journal, “It was really an adventure. It was really an ambitious and risky case. We tried to think of a way to get compensation for everyone injured. We mapped out the connections, the overlapping board memberships, the close ties between [tech pioneers] Bill Campbell and Steve Jobs. Both men were involved in every alleged agreement, and that seems to be no coincidence.”
The high-tech employees class action resulted in a $435 million settlement – the largest resolution in history of employment claims against private employers. In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 11-cv-2509 (N.D.Cal., filed May 23, 2011).
About Dean Harvey
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Dean Harvey represents individuals and companies in antitrust, business tort, employment, and intellectual property litigation. His cases seek to remedy and prevent wrongful conduct by dominant firms. These precedent-setting lawsuits concern a wide variety of industries and markets. Remedies include reimbursing purchasers who have overpaid for price-fixed products; preventing monopolists from stifling innovation and eliminating competition; and obtaining damages for businesses, inventors, and copyright owners.
Mr. Harvey was a leader in the High-Tech Antitrust class action against Google, Apple, Intel and other tech giants for allegedly conspiring to suppress the mobility and compensation of their technical employees. This landmark case resulted in the largest recovery (by far) of any class action asserting antitrust claims in the employment context: $435 million. Mr. Harvey continues the fight to ensure that employees receive competitive compensation, currently representing a doctor in a class action alleging an unlawful no-hire agreement between the medical schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina.