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Trail blazers from the antitrust and competition bar will answer questions posed by the Honorable Mary E. Wiss about recent victories, proud career moments, overcoming obstacles, and finding and defining success in their practices. The panelists will analyze statistics, discuss obstacles facing women, and provide advice on how to not just survive, but thrive in the practice of competition law. Join us for an evening of sharing stories, celebrating victories, and offering advice. The evening will conclude with a hosted networking reception featuring delectable bites and beverages by Bi-Rite Catering.
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One of his particularly notable cases is In Re: Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, a case alleging a
conspiracy among the world’s largest banks to maintain opacity of the credit
default swaps market as a means of maintaining supra-competitive prices of
bid/ask spreads. As Co-Lead Counsel, Bruce
was instrumental in achieving a landmark settlement amounting to $1.86 billion.
It is one of the largest civil antitrust settlements in history.
He was also one of the lead trial attorneys in the In Re: TFT-LCD Flat Panel Antitrust
. In recent times, this is
one of a handful of antitrust class actions that has gone to a jury verdict in
favor of the plaintiffs. The case was
tried right here in the N.D. Cal, and resulted in a verdict of $87 million
before trebling. Total settlements in
the case amounted to $473 million.
Bruce has just been appointed
co-lead counsel in
In Re: German
Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation
. He represents indirect purchasers who allege
collusion among the largest German car companies to stifle innovation, restrict
supply and fix prices for their vehicles.
Bruce’s achievements are not limited to the courtroom. He is
the former Chair of this Section and remains an advisor and active
contributor. After Co-Chairing an ABA
task force to increase participation of the plaintiffs’ bar in the Antitrust
Section, and leading the Global Private Litigation Committee, Bruce is now on
the Council. Bruce is also a past Chair
of the Board of Directors of his alma mater, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and
served on the Board for 12 years.
Upon learning of his selection, Bruce stated, “I am so honored
and humbled to be chosen. It is
particularly poignant given the many friendships I have made during my service
with the Section. “Antitrust Lawyer of
the Year” is built on the high quality and talent of all who participate in the
Section, and in particular, those who have received the award in the past. Being associated with all of you has taught
me so much and has always kept me on my toes.”
You will hear much more about Bruce at the “Antitrust Lawyer of
the Year” Dinner and Ceremony on November 8, 2018, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom
in the Merchant Exchange Building in San Francisco. The Dinner and Ceremony
will cap off what is shaping up to be a fantastic 28th Annual Golden State
Institute, the preeminent competition law conference in the Western United
States. Mark your calendars now!
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to
submit nominations for the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. The Executive
Committee received many excellent nominations which made the decision all the
more difficult. The process was a wonderful reminder of the bounty of
accomplished antitrust lawyers who practice in California. On a personal note,
I am particularly delighted the Executive Committee chose to bestow this honor
on a fellow member of the plaintiffs’ bar. I know Bruce not just an eminently
qualified antitrust lawyer with a noteworthy career, but as one heck of a nice
Please join us in congratulating Bruce L. Simon on his
selection as the 2018 “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year!”
Jill M. Manning
Chair, Executive Committee
Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section
Rebekah S. Guyon and Breeanna N. Brewer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., __ F. 3d __, 2017 WL 3480695 (9th Cir. Aug. 15, 2017), on remand from the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit clarified when an intangible injury is “sufficiently concrete” for Article III’s standing requirements. The Ninth Circuit recognized that in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016) (“ Spokeo II”), the Supreme Court made clear that “a plaintiff does not ‘automatically satisfy the injury-in-fact requirement whenever a statute grants a person a statutory right and purports to authorize that person to sue to vindicate that right.’” Robins, 2017 WL 3480695, at *3 (quoting Spokeo II, 136 S. Ct. at 1549). Read More
David M. Goldstein
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
In a decision welcomed by the defense bar, the Second Circuit held that Uber and its former CEO could compel arbitration of an Uber user’s claim alleging that Uber’s software application allowed third-party drivers to unlawfully fix prices. The Second Circuit’s decision provides helpful guidance to companies regarding the types of website disclosures that may be sufficient to put customers on notice of arbitration provisions in their contracts, at least under New York choice of law rules and Second Circuit precedent. Spencer Meyer v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., Nos. 16-2750-cv, 16-2752-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 17, 2017). Read More
Pritzker Levine, LLP
On July 28, 2017, Judge Lucy H. Koh denied Apple, Inc.’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ first amended complaint in Grace v. Apple Inc., 2017 WL 3232464 (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2017), rejecting Apple’s arguments that plaintiffs lacked the requisite Article III standing and finding that plaintiffs sufficiently alleged claims for trespass to chattel and violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), when Apple disabled FaceTime on iPhones with iOS6 or operating earlier systems. Read More
Andrew Hasty, Karen Porter and Jason Bussey
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Plaintiffs face several key strategic considerations in deciding whether to challenge corporate mergers under Section 16 of the Clayton Act or, alternatively, alongside the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. The standards to secure injunctive relief under the two statutes differ. And as two recent district court decisions highlight, a plaintiff’s post-suit ability to recover the costs of litigation—including attorneys’ fees—may, too. Read More
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