William Lavery

Partner

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Washington

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  • In the Matter of Respondent McWane, Inc. - Counsel for Respondent in two-month “Part 3” trial against the Federal Trade Commission alleging price fixing and monopolization. The Commission dismissed six of its seven counts and the remaining count is on appeal.
  • Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority v. Oltrin Solutions LLC - Dismissal of defendant Olin Corporation from class action alleging violations of Sherman Act Section 1 case.
  • City of Moundridge, KS v. Exxon Mobil Corporation - As counsel for ExxonMobil, received a favorable summary judgment in a case charging the company and several competitors with conspiring to fix the price of natural gas. The district court found the testimony of plaintiffs' expert to be entitled to “no weight” because it was “wholly unsupported and speculative” and the D.C. Circuit affirmed.
  • ZF Meritor LLC and Meritor Transmission v. Eaton Corporation - Represented Eaton Corporation and received a final judgment of zero dollar damages and an order excluding the opposing damages expert as “insufficient and unreliable” in a Sherman Act Section 2 case.
  • Century Aluminum of South Carolina Inc. v. South Carolina Public Service Authority - Lead counsel for Century Aluminum in action brought in South Carolina federal court alleging Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 violations.
  • In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings Antitrust Litigation - Represents McWane, Inc. in price fixing and monopolization class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers.
  • In re Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Antitrust Litigation - Represents McWane, Inc. in direct and indirect purchaser price fixing class actions.
  • Satnam Distributors, Inc. v. Commonwealth-Altadis et al. - Represents HLA in antitrust action brought by Satnam Distributors. Received dismissal of Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 claims.
  • Waste Control Specialists LLC v. EnergySolutions LLC - Represents Waste Control Specialists in antitrust case brought by a competitor in federal court in Texas alleging violations of Sherman Act Section 2.
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation - Provided counseling to MeadWestvaco regarding clearance for its $16 billion merger with RockTenn Corporation.
  • In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation - Represents PLDS and related entities in all aspects of DOJ criminal matter including internal investigation, DOJ response, and coordination with European and other international counsel. Represent PLDS and related entities in class actions arising from this investigation.
  • Wallach v. Eaton, et al and In re Class 8 Truck Transmission Indirect Purchaser Litigation - Represents Eaton in antitrust class actions brought in federal court in Delaware alleging price fixing. Obtained denial of class certification in indirect purchaser class action, affirmed by the Third Circuit.
  • American Seed Co., et al. v. Monsanto Company - Represented Monsanto and defeated plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a class action alleging violations of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Denial of class certification affirmed by Third Circuit.
  • Monsanto Company v. Syngenta - Represented Monsanto against a Sherman Act Section 2 claim brought by competitor alleging monopolization.
  • Inco Limited - Received DOJ approval for acquisition of Falconbridge Ltd. (nickel and cobalt mining and refining).
  • Linde AG - Represented Linde in the divestiture of its industrial gas retailing and distribution business to Airgas, Inc.