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David L. Hanselman, Jr. represents clients in a broad range of antitrust and class action lawsuits. He is a member of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice, which has been named to Global Competition Review’s “Global Elite” list of the top 25 competition practices in the world for five years running. David defends businesses in large, complex antitrust litigations and specializes in antitrust class actions. Read David Hanselman's full bio.

Obtaining Class Certification in the United States


By , and on Oct 31, 2019
Posted In Private Litigation

Developments in antitrust class actions over the past year highlight the critical role that the certification decision plays. In the United States, the denial of class certification “may sound the ‘death knell’ of the litigation on the part of plaintiffs.” To obtain class certification, plaintiffs must satisfy the four requirements in Rule 23(a) of the...

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Optical Illusion: Lack of Overcharge Evidence Yields Summary Judgment Victory for Optical Disk Drive Manufacturers


By , , and on Dec 29, 2017
Posted In Private Litigation

Manufacturers of optical disk drives defeated electronics companies’, retailers’ and indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ conspiracy claims after seven years of litigation. On December 18, 2017, the US District Court for the Northern District of California issued simultaneous orders that granted summary judgment in favor of defendants after finding that the electronics companies, retailers and indirect purchasers failed...

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Bag Fee Case Highlights Antitrust Risk Of Public Statements


By , and on Apr 12, 2017
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, FTC Developments, Private Litigation, Uncategorized

For publicly traded companies, earnings calls are routine business events, as are press releases, speeches, investor conferences and trade association meetings. However, in the world of antitrust law, words uttered in these situations can provide fodder for plaintiffs to claim that instead of providing information for investors and the public, the communication’s purpose was to...

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