On Monday, September 23, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate in a panel discussion at the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department’s public workshop on “Competition in Labor Markets” at the DOJ Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The event will feature a number of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars.

The speakers will address the role of antitrust labor markets and promoting robust competition for the American worker. Dean’s panel will review how labor markets should be defined in antitrust analysis and the appropriate tools, methods, and categories of information required for such analysis. His panel will also go over market definition in merger and non-merger cases, and when antitrust enforcers should investigate labor monopsony theories in merger reviews.

Other topics to be covered at the workshop include:

  • Anticompetitive no-poach and wage-fixing agreements
  • Approaches to labor market definition
  • The role of employer collaboration and contractual arrangements between employers on competition for workers
  • Labor monopsony in merger enforcement
  • Antitrust exemptions for union activity and collective bargaining

Learn more about the workshop on the DOJ’s site.

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.

Dean 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. Dean 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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