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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.

 
 

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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. One of us held a federal clerkship and 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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Our 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:

  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals and healthcare services
  • Healthcare staffing
  • Computer hardware and software
  • E-commerce, online platforms, and information technology
  • Telecommunications services
  • LED products
  • Retail sales
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Property development
  • Foreclosure auctions
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Utilities installations
  • Logistics and supply chains
  • Petrochemical products
  • Automobile dealerships
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Automobile parts

Successful Antitrust Matters

Antitrust Litigation and Publicly Disclosed Settlement: Recovery of $40 Million

In 2016, Mr. Markham developed an antitrust challenge against 1-800 Contacts, which is the leading online retailer of contact lenses in the United States. Mr. Markham raised this challenge on behalf of online purchasers of contact lenses…

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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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Reversal on Appeal of Dismissal of Antitrust Case.

Mr. Markham was engaged to appeal a federal district court’s dismissal of an antitrust case brought by another attorney. He succeeded in the effort, convincing the Ninth Circuit Court…

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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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$2,200,000

Settlement of an Insurer’s Bad-Faith
Denial of Insurance Obligations

On behalf of an insured – a prominent sales executive of a Fortune 500 company – Mr. Markham brought suit in federal court against a disability insurer…

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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. One of us held a federal clerkship and 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.

Our Team

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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