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Brian J. Boyle is an accomplished litigator and business lawyer who focuses his practice on antitrust and consumer protection law. He represents clients in complex litigation and investigations, merger control, compliance and government strategies. Brian has represented clients in courts across the country, including through trial and appeal. His experience includes consumer class actions, competitor lawsuits, qui tam litigation and other complex and cross-border disputes. Brian has represented clients in numerous antitrust or consumer protection investigations, including by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general. He also has significant experience before legislative bodies, including representing executives providing committee testimony, and acting as outside counsel to a senior elected official. Read Brian J. Boyle's full bio.
By Brian Boyle on Aug 3, 2021
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
A newly announced change in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy could have dramatic implications for the ways manufacturers of everything from cell phones to cars draft warranties, design products, and distribute replacement parts. Specifically, the FTC has set its sights on repair restrictions. On July 21, the Commission unanimously voted to approve a policy statement...
Second Circuit Rejects FTC Challenge of 1-800 Contacts, Highlighting Procompetitive Trademark Policy
By Brian Boyle and Reese Poncia on Jun 28, 2021
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, IP Antitrust
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated a final order of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which had found that agreements to refrain from bidding on keyword search terms for internet advertisements violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Court made clear that although trademark agreements are not necessarily immune from...