Mr. Markham has significant experience litigating substantial foreclosure matters, such as judicial foreclosures and challenges to improper trustee sales. His article on foreclosure law became famous during the prolonged crisis in the housing and mortgage markets from which the country is finally emerging. He composed the article in 2000 after litigating a major foreclosure dispute in Northern California. From 2007 onward, he began to receive calls almost daily from lenders, borrowers, and others who had questions about the foreclosure laws of California. During the long “foreclosure crisis,” which ran from 2007 until 2012 or so, he was interviewed extensively on foreclosure matters by major news media, and he made appearances on the San Diego affiliate of NBC to answer and debate issues of foreclosure law. The New York Times, which interviewed and quoted him twice on foreclosure law, characterized him as an “expert” on this topic. He also served as a lecturer on foreclosure law during this period, giving MCLE classes on the subject to other attorneys.
Mr. Markham accepts only substantial foreclosure disputes or novel questions of foreclosure law, but we may be able to refer less significant matters to other qualified practitioners.
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 has given lectures on antitrust law for other attorneys (MCLE classes) and written extensively about antitrust law. Mr. Markham also provides occasional commentary in his blog about antitrust issues that make the news. 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:
Senator Klobuchar’s Bill Really Might Become Law. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has proposed a landmark antitrust bill, entitled the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act,” which after negotiation and modification might well receive bipartisan...
The Qualcomm Case Isn’t Even a Close Call: Qualcomm Blatantly Misused Its Standard-Essential Patents in Violation of Antitrust Law (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
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...