Dean Harvey Talks to Law360 About the Invalidated Visa MasterCard Antitrust Settlement

Dean Harvey Talks to Law360 About Invalidated Visa MasterCard Antitrust Settlement

The Second Circuit has invalidated a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement between Visa and MasterCard relating to interchange fees. A June 30 Law360 article (subscription) sees this as a “powerful signal” that class reps must be extremely careful about seeking case resolutions that might “[compromise] someone else’s fundamentally conflicting interests.” [Read more…]

Dean Harvey on the 5 Writing Mistakes Antitrust Lawyers Should Avoid

Dean Harvey on the 5 Writing Mistakes Antitrust Lawyers Should Avoid

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey spoke with Law360 to offer advice to antitrust lawyers on “five writing mistakes that can tilt the balance against your antitrust clients.” Along with Hausfeld LLP’s Scott Martin and Daniel Francis of Hunton & Williams, Mr. Harvey was tapped by the legal journal for his knowledge and expertise in the face of an inherent problem for antitrust attorneys created by “the complexity of competition law [which] puts them at a heightened risk of hurting their chances of victory by writing briefs that judges struggle to read.” [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Provides Tips For Aspiring Antitrust Lawyers

Dean Harvey Provides Tips For Aspiring Antitrust Lawyers

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean Harvey provided a wealth of useful content to Law360‘s recent article, “5 Career Tips For Aspiring Antitrust Lawyers.” The piece, which seeks to instruct fledgling competition attorneys on developing their skill set, contains numerous tips and guidelines for mastering antitrust law and carving out a practice aimed at becoming “a top-tier antitrust practitioner.” [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Named Experts in Competition and Antitrust Law in Global Competition Review’s “Who’s Who Legal Guide 2016”

Lieff Cabraser Partners Named Experts in Competition and Antitrust Law in Global Competition Review’s ‘Who’s Who Legal Guide 2016’

Lieff Cabraser partners William Bernstein, Eric Fastiff, Brendan Glackin, and Dean Harvey have been listed as experts in the Global Competition Review’s “2016 Who’s Who Legal Guide” in the Competition/Antitrust category. [Read more…]

Dean Harvey Comments on FTC’s New Challenge to No-Authorized-Generic Drug Agreements

Dean Harvey Comments on FTC's New Challenge to No-Authorized-Generic Drug Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made its first outright challenge towards so-called “no-authorized-generics” agreements between branded drug makers and generic drug companies. The agency initiated legal action against Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and other drugmakers for making anti-competitive payments through the mechanism of illegally withholding authorization for the production of generic versions of certain drugs. The FTC concludes these pharmaceutical companies violated antitrust laws by blocking lower-cost generic versions of branded drugs from consumers with pay-for-delay payments.

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California Lawyer Recognizes Eric Fastiff, Brendan Glackin, and Dean Harvey With 2016 CLAY Award for Cipro Case

California Lawyer Recognizes Eric Fastiff, Brendan Glackin, and Dean Harvey With 2016 CLAY Award

Lieff Cabraser attorneys selected as California Lawyers of the Year for antitrust case against Bayer over anticompetitive pricing of the blockbuster antibiotic drug Ciproflaxacin, sold as Cipro

California Lawyer has selected Lieff Cabraser partners Eric Fastiff, Brendan Glackin, and Dean Harvey as recipients of its 20th annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award. The prestigious award is given to lawyers whose work had a significant impact in the preceding year. The team was recognized for their outstanding work on In re Cipro Cases I & II, JCCP 4154/4220, a case that led the California Supreme Court to resoundingly endorse the rights of consumers to challenge pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay” settlements under California competition law.

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Lasting Effects of the Silicon Valley No-Poach Case Spread

High-Tech No Poach Case

According to The Recorder, “The groundbreaking [High-Tech Antitrust] class action, one of the first to successfully apply antitrust law to employment activity, has ushered in a wave of similar suits targeting California animation studios, North Carolina medical schools, a mixed martial arts promoter and additional tech companies.” [Read more…]

Dean Harvey to Discuss Future of Antitrust Enforcement at American Antitrust Institute Young Lawyers Breakfast

Dean Harvey Discusses Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will participate in a panel discussion titled “The Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement” at the American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI) Young Lawyers Breakfast on November 18, 2015. [Read more…]

FIFA Bribery Scandal & Potential For Private Lawsuits

FIFA Bribery Scandal & Potential For Private Lawsuits

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced a 47-count indictment charging nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with a vast, 24-year scheme to “enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer.” Soccer officials solicited and received over $150 million in bribes from sports marketing companies in return for lucrative marketing rights — including television and radio broadcasting rights, advertising rights, sponsorship rights, licensing rights, hospitality rights, and ticketing rights — to FIFA events and matches.

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Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey Discuss Class Action Trends

Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey Discuss Class Action Trends

Lieff Cabraser partners Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey will be discussing the latest trends in class actions at the Eleventh Annual Comprehensive Conference on Class Actions on June 4th & 5th in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by Law Seminars International, the conference will bring together distinguished practitioners in state and federal class actions. Ms. Kruse will address developments in securities law on a panel entitled “Raising Capital: Class Actions and Market Manipulation.” Mr. Harvey will speak on the “Cases at the Intersection of Class Actions and Employee Protection Regulations” panel.

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Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring

Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and the Section of Labor and Employment Law presents a panel discussion titled “From High-Tech Labor to Sandwich Artists: The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring” on March 25, 2015. Lieff Cabraser attorney Dean M. Harvey will serve as moderator for this event.

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Dean Harvey Speaks at ABA Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee Town Hall Meeting

Dean Harvey Speaks at ABA Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee Town Hall Meeting

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee (BTCR) presents a Town Hall Meeting on December 15, 2014. Lieff Cabraser attorney Dean M. Harvey will be featured as a panelist in a discussion about the committee’s mission, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.

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