The Firm has extensive experience representing corporations, small businesses and individuals in their efforts to resolve complex competition disputes. Past engagements have included such diverse matters as the Visa/MasterMoney antitrust litigation, litigation on behalf of Ford Models Inc. relating to model contracts and defense of Newsday, Inc. in a broad array of business torts.
- Ford Models, Inc. v. Next Management, LLC — The Firm represents a leading model management agency in multiple ongoing litigations and an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association alleging, among other things, that a competitor agency tortiously interfered with Ford’s contracts with its models.
- Conte v. Newsday—The Firm represents a newspaper publisher in defense of a wide-reaching complaint brought by a purported competitor asserting claims under the RICO statute, the Lanham Act, and the Sherman Act.
- In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation— The Firm joined as co-counsel in one of the largest and most important antitrust litigations in U.S. history. Plaintiffs consisted of over 5 million U.S. merchants who alleged tying and monopolization claims against Visa and MasterCard. The Firm was retained to prepare the case for trial, playing the role of defense counsel in a one-week mock trial conducted before 40 “jurors” and assisting in witness preparation and jury selection for trial. The case settled on the eve of trial for $3 billion – the largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history.
- Pillsbury Company v. Upper Crust Ltd. – The Firm represented a Canadian manufacturing business in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in an unfair competition and product-labeling dispute.