On May 22, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey discussed competition and antitrust in employment practices at the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s “Tech-Savvy and Talented: Competition in Employment Practices,” teleconference.

The teleconference was designed to address how recent cases involving high-tech employees and animation workers reflect a growing interest in the application of antitrust laws to the employment area, while at the same time, newly issued guidance from the DOJ and FTC focuses on such practices as “naked” no-poaching agreements or wage-fixing agreements. Speakers also addressed why media and technology industries have been focal points of antitrust concern over hiring and compensation.

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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