On September 23, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey participated in a public panel discussion presented by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on “Competition in Labor Markets” at the DOJ Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The event featured a group of well-known antitrust and competition lawyers, experts, and scholars.

The various speakers addressed the role of antitrust labor markets and the importance of promoting robust competition for American workers. Dean co-led a panel discussion on “Approaching Labor Market Definition,” which reviewed how labor markets should be defined in antitrust analysis and the appropriate tools, methods, and categories of information required for such analysis. This  panel also covered market definition in merger and non-merger cases and when antitrust enforcers should investigate labor monopsony theories in merger reviews.

Full video of the panel is now available for viewing.

The full panelist list was:

Orley Ashenfelter, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Patrick Greenlee, Economist, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice

Dean Harvey, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

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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