Lieff Cabraser partners Brendan Glackin and Dean Harvey will speak at the “Antitrust and Silicon Valley: New Themes and Direction in Competition Law and Policy” symposium at the Santa Clara University School of Law on Friday, March 1, 2019. The event, co-sponsored by the California Lawyers Association: Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section, will feature a number of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars.

The speakers will address a number of contemporary and challenging issues facing antitrust lawyers, judges, and policy makers. Brendan will discuss “Antitrust Law in Silicon Valley – Platform Markets, Illinois Brick and Standing to Sue, EU Enforcement and other Antitrust Issues,” on a panel running from 1:00-2:30pm and Dean will discuss “No-poach Agreements and Litigation in Silicon Valley,” on a panel running from 4:00-5:30pm.

Other topics at the symposium include:

  • Concept of dominance in technology fields such as search engines and platform markets;
  • Platform markets and two-sided markets;
  • Intellectual property and its interface with antitrust law;
  • Competition and collusion issues in markets for pharmaceutical products; and
  • How antitrust effects “gig economy” markets.

Learn more about the symposium online.

About Brendan Glackin

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Mr. Glackin represented direct purchasers of titanium dioxide in a nationwide antitrust class action lawsuit; direct purchasers of flat-panel TV screens in litigation against the world’s leading LCDs manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices; retailers in a monopolization pricing lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories charging that the company exploited the market for AIDS medicines used in conjunction with Abbott’s prescription drug Norvir, and represented employees in the high-tech workers class action alleging that major Silicon Valley firms colluded to reduce competition for workers. He presently serves on the Lieff Cabraser team representing The Charles Schwab Corporation in the LIBOR manipulation suit.

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.

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