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EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP IN ANTITRUST ISSUES & LITIGATION

If you are dealing with an antitrust issue, you can trust us to make the playing field an equal one.

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Experienced, Highly Qualified Trial
and Appellate Attorneys

We are a law firm of highly regarded trial and appellate attorneys located in San Diego, California. Our attorneys are graduates of the nation’s leading law schools (Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Law School) and alumni of leading global law firms. Two of us held federal clerkships and one served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office.

We conduct trials and appeals as well as provide strategic and ongoing advice only in our core areas of expertise, and we accept only a few matters at a time to ensure that we can devote sufficient, undivided attention to each engagement that we accept.

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The Amex Decision (By William Markham, © 2018)

The Amex Decision (By William Markham, © 2018)

I respectfully and strongly disagree with the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Amex case, in which the Supreme Court ruled, by a narrow 5-4 majority, that the government plaintiffs had failed to establish a prima facie case against American Express Company...

Antitrust Experience

The antitrust laws are supposed to apply to virtually all businesses and lines of commerce in the United States, with a few notable exemptions, such as “the business of baseball,” the insurance industry, and union activity, but there are “exceptions to the exemptions,” and the baseball exemption might soon be ended.

We have specific experience litigating antitrust disputes and providing antitrust counsel in the following industries:

  • Automobile dealerships
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Automobile parts
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Electronics
  • Hardware supplies
  • Telecommunications services
  • Foreclosure auctions
  • Public works
  • Retail sales
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Highway construction
  • Marine ports
  • Petrochemical products
  • Property development
  • Infrastructure and utilities infrastructure
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals and healthcare services

Successful Antitrust Matters

Antitrust Counsel to World’s Largest Manufacturer of LED Products.

Mr. Markham provided antitrust counsel to the world’s largest manufacturer of LED products during its contract negotiations with a world-famous, major producer of electronic devices. Mr. Markham acted as the lead …

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Antitrust Litigation and Settlement: Challenged Group Boycott and Related Restraints of Trade.

Mr. Markham obtained a highly favorable settlement for a major, publicly-traded retailer that alleged that its rival had coordinated a group boycott and employed false advertising …

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Antitrust Litigation and Settlement: Challenged Group Boycott.

Mr. Markham obtained a highly favorable settlement for a reseller of business equipment who challenged certain distribution restrictions imposed by the predominant manufacturers of these devices. The case was as follows …

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Antitrust Defense In Criminal Investigation and Related Civil Matter.

Mr. Markham successfully defended a manufacturer of polypropylene products against potential claims of price-fixing and horizontal market allocation brought under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. This supplier was initially …

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Large Settlements

$10,400,000

Settlement in Complex
Real Estate Dispute

In a confidential settlement agreement, Mr. Markham recovered approximately $10.4 million for a trust whose trustees had made complex, improper transfers of …

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$3,100,000

Settlement in Cutting-Edge Eminent
Domain Litigation

In a complex, novel eminent domain proceeding, which received first-page coverage in The New York Times, Mr. Markham represented the owner of commercial property …

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$4,400,000

Settlement in Complex Eminent
Domain Litigation

In a complex eminent domain proceeding, Mr. Markham represented a large polypropylene factory located in Alameda County. The Oakland Unified School District condemned…

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$2,455,000

Real Property Settlement in Novel
Post-Condemnation Dispute

In a sequel lawsuit to the Lau condemnation, Mr. Markham brought suit on behalf of Mr. Lau after the condemnor’s transferee defaulted on its payment obligations to Mr. Lau …

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Past Clients

Experienced, highly qualified trial and appellate attorneys

We are a law firm of highly regarded trial and appellate attorneys located in San Diego, California. Our attorneys are graduates of the nation’s leading law schools (Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Law School) and alumni of leading global law firms. Two of us held federal clerkships and one served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office.

We conduct trials and appeals as well as provide strategic and ongoing advice only in our core areas of expertise, and we accept only a few matters at a time to ensure that we can devote sufficient, undivided attention to each engagement that we accept.

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The Law Offices of William Markham, P.C.

  • 619.221.4400
  • 619.224.3974
  • 402 West Broadway, Suite 400
    San Diego, CA 92101.

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