Mr. Markham and Mr. Bishop both have substantial, successful experience litigating a broad array of commercial disputes. Each has obtained successful results at trial and by settlement, and each has an extensive, excellent command of the various laws and precepts that govern commercial dealings, the law of contracts, stockholders’ rights, securities matters, commercial fraud, RICO claims, partnership and membership matters, officers and directors’ liability, and a wide range of matters that govern dealings within and between companies and businesses of all kinds. Mr. Markham has written well-received articles on partnerships, contract law, the use of special referees in complex proceedings, and the construction of ambiguous phrases in contracts, and he has been interviewed and quoted by national news media on various business topics. Mr. Markham also has closely followed business and economic trends and studied the evolution of various industries and markets in order to perform his antitrust work, and this knowledge is also useful in commercial business disputes of all kinds.
You can read more at the following links about our experience handling specific kinds of business litigation: trademark infringement and related offenses; false advertising; patent misuse; securities fraud; claims under the RICO Act and white-collar defense; and insurance disputes.
Our Ability to Accept Large Cases
Several times we have been opposed by teams of highly capable attorneys fielded by leading global law firms. In any such matter, or whenever the need arises, we can quickly assemble our own team of first-rate professionals who have worked with us successfully on prior occasion, and we can also procure essential litigation services from reliable outside service-providers, so that we are never outmatched or overwhelmed even by the largest or most pro-active global firm. We think that our work in these matters has reflected favorably on us, and we have obtained successful results for our clients in exceedingly difficult, sprawling, and complex antitrust controversies. All the while, we are able to maintain our reasonable billing arrangements because of the manner in which our practice is structured and our lean fixed costs.
Our Articles on Antitrust Law
Mr. Markham and Mr. Bona have given lectures on antitrust law for other attorneys (MCLE classes) and written extensively about antitrust law. Mr. Markham provides occasional commentary in his blog about antitrust issues that make the news, and Mr. Bona does this same in his own blog. Below you will find links to three articles on antitrust law written by Mr. Markham that have become reference sources for other attorneys and the general public:
The Qualcomm Case Isn’t Even a Close Call: Qualcomm Blatantly Misused Its Standard-Essential Patents to Restrain Trade and Monopolize Markets. By William Markham (© 2020).
The Extraordinary Qualcomm Case. The defining antitrust issues of our time are at stake in the landmark case of Fed Trade Comm'n v. Qualcomm Inc., (N.D. Cal. 2017, Case No. 17-CV-00220-LH) ("Qualcomm"). Qualcomm specifically concerns standard-essential patents and...
The DOJ’s Investigation of the Auto Producers’ Draft Agreement with California: It Is Misguided and Likely an Abuse of Power. By William Markham © 2019
The United States Department of Justice has reportedly begun an antitrust investigation of four major automakers for possible unlawful collusion in violation of United States antitrust law. The cause of this investigation? The automakers tentatively agreed with the...
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...
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