Stefan focuses his antitrust practice on complex, multi-district class action litigation alleging Sherman Act violations, US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, merger investigations and intellectual property issues. He counsels clients on the antitrust implications of patent licensing and settlements of infringement litigation. In addition, he counsels clients on global strategies for addressing cartel prosecutions and defenses, from the inception of government investigations, to the initiation of civil class action litigation in a variety of jurisdictions.
Stefan also advises on major mergers and acquisitions, and on merger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and multinational notification regimes. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, defense and aerospace, high-tech, semi-conductors, building materials, hospitals, alcohol beverages, steel, mining and aggregates.
To develop efficient and effective solutions for businesses facing issues with e-discovery and management of electronically stored information, Stefan counsels clients on electronic discovery issues in the litigation and regulatory arenas. He counsels clients on developing effective strategies for managing electronic records in light of evolving standards on preservation and production of electronic documents and data under the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Stefan also has extensive experience with investigations that involve forensic examination of electronic media and data.
Stefan serves on the Firm’s pro bono, strategic planning, new business and recruitment committees. He is active in representing individuals seeking asylum in the US and US service veterans who are seeking government benefits related to their service.
Defended Mars, Incorporated in a class action price fixing litigation, winning summary judgment for Mars, Incorporated (In re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation)
Defended Static Control Components, Inc., in a copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and patent infringement action, including assertion of patent misuse defense, obtaining favorable jury verdict after five-week trial, successful Sixth Circuit appeal, and favorable decision from US Supreme Court (Static Control Components, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.)
Defended Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd. achieving a motion to dismiss with prejudice related to charges of conspiring with other suppliers not to license the plaintiff’s technology and to manipulate certain safety standards
Obtained merger clearance in multiple jurisdictions for Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Sikorsky
Representing NGK Insulators, Ltd. in the antitrust multi-district litigation relating to automotive parts (In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation), following US Department of Justice investigation and resolution
Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims