Antitrust Litigation and Class Action Defense - McDermott Will & Emery

Antitrust Litigation


– Client Testimonial

McDermott lawyers have been on many of the landmark antitrust litigation cases of this century. From securing summary judgment in the precedent-setting price-fixing chocolate confectionary litigation to prevailing on behalf of several hospital systems in the first batch of wage-fixing class actions, we have successfully litigated and defended on appeal the full gamut of novel antitrust cases.

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  • In the DOJ’s first-ever criminal “no-poach” labor antitrust trial, obtained acquittal for a former senior executive of major healthcare provider DaVita
  • After a lengthy, seven-year legal battle, secured summary judgment – a precedent-setting motion in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Third Circuit) – on behalf of Mars, Incorporated, in class actions alleging that chocolate candy manufacturers conspired to fix prices in the US
  • Achieved complete dismissal – the third in a string of victories in the long-standing case – of all remaining claims against the largest dairy cooperative in the US in nationwide and statewide putative class actions alleging monopolization and conspiracy in the market for cheese and dairy products, having successfully resolved parallel regulatory and criminal investigations

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