Promoting fair competition and safeguarding patents and copyrights
The power of dominant corporations to fix prices, restrict supply, stifle innovation and harm smaller companies, entrepreneurs, governments, and consumers gave rise to the nation’s first antitrust laws more than a century ago.
Bold advocates for competition
Lieff Cabraser is at the forefront of innovative and landmark cases promoting fair competition in the marketplace. We assist companies, governments, and consumers affected by anticompetitive conduct, assess market circumstances and determine whether and how to pursue legal action to achieve their goals.
In 2014, the Chambers USA Guide awarded our antitrust practice group with its nationwide Band 1 ranking. Chambers ranks law firm practice groups worldwide, with Band 1 being the highest rating.
One year earlier, The Recorder recognized our Antitrust lawyers as finalists for its first ever California Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year Award.
In 2012, the Daily Journal selected our antitrust practice group as one of the top five practice groups of leading California law firms, observing:
With De Beers, it was a monopoly on diamonds. With vitamin makers, price-fixing. No matter the transgression, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP will avenge it. Because of that tenacity, the firm’s antitrust practice group over the past 20 years has evolved into one of the most formidable in the state.
Successfully challenging cartels and monopolies
We have successfully challenged global cartels, conspiracies among would-be competitors, monopolies, and other anti-competitive practices. The result: judgments and settlements in excess of $6 billion in antitrust cases in which our firm has had a leading role.
Our advice springs from a sophisticated understanding of the legal, economic and business issues related to antitrust cases. With a blend of courage, superior legal skills, and high principles, we protect our clients’ interests and help them achieve their goals by winning highly-complex antitrust lawsuits against those that have abused market power to eliminate competition.
Protecting the rights of innovators and creators
Our intellectual property practice represents inventors, startups, and businesses in intellectual property disputes against some of the world’s largest technology companies. Our attorneys handle all phases of IP litigation, from pre-litigation licensing strategy to appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Knowledge across markets and industries
Our antitrust and IP attorneys handle cases spanning the global economic spectrum. From pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, computers, software, and industrial inputs to financial services, healthcare, and the high-tech industry, we draw on a deep reservoir of knowledge about the operational, marketing, economic and competitive issues relevant to these cases, along with our tested trial experience.
Lieff Cabraser’s Cases in Antitrust & Intellectual Property
|Airline Ticket Price Collusion||Price-fixing|
|Carolina HealthCare System||Anticompetitive conduct|
|Cathode Ray Tubes||Price-fixing|
|Cipro||Exclusionary agreements not to compete|
|Contact Lens Price-Fixing||Price-fixing|
|Duke/UNC No-Hire Agreement||No-hire agreement|
|LIBOR Manipulation||Manipulation of bank rates|
|Rechargeable Lithium Batteries||Price-fixing|
|Natural Gas Antitrust Cases||$1.25 billion settlement|
|Wholesale Electricity Antitrust Cases||$1.066 billion in settlements|
|Brand Name Prescription Drugs||$723 million settlement|
|Microsoft||Settlements valued at over $700 million|
|TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Screens||$470 million in settlements|
|High Tech Workers||$435 million in settlements|
|De Beers Diamonds||$295 million settlement and historic injunction|
|Cosmetics||Settlement valued at $175 million|
|California Pharmaceutical Cases||Settlement valued at $171 million|
|Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Class Action||$163 million settlement|
|Lupron||$150 million settlement|
|Comdata||$130 million settlement|
|California Vitamins Cases||$105 million settlement|
|Buspar||$90 million settlement|
|Travel Agency Commissions||$82 million settlement|
|Toys 'R' Us||$56 million settlement|
|Norvir||$52 million settlement|
|Carpet Antitrust||$50 million settlement|
|3M||Settlement valued at over $40 million|
|Lasik/PRK||$12.5 million settlement|
|Universal Music Group||$11.5 million settlement|
|CopyTele Lawsuit||$9 million settlement|
|Magnetic Iron Oxide||$6.35 million settlement|
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