Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the “Unrigging the Market: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets” program, taking place at Harvard Law School on June 13, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm ET. He will be participating in the panel titled “Anticompetitive Practices in the Labor Market.”
The panel will cover how the general reduction in labor competition among companies has helped shift the balance of bargaining power towards employers. This involves various impediments like growing labor market concentration and informal asymmetries regarding wage rates, as well as anticompetitive practices by employers, such as non-compete agreements and no-hire or no-poach agreements among competing employers. The panel will also touch on other worrisome labor market trends, including declining union membership, workplace fissuring, and the gender and race wage gaps.
Other program discussions will include: “Inequality and Market Concentration: Hidden Connections,” “Fighting Monopsony, a Lack of Competition that Harms Workers,” “Using Stakeholder Collaborations,” and “New Evidence, Proofs, and Legal Theories on Horizontal Shareholding.”
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.