- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, 1993
- University of California Los Angeles, B.A. Business Economics, 1989
- Atlanta Chapter of Federal Bar Association
- Antitrust Section of American Bar Association
- Antitrust Section of State Bar of Georgia
Innovative Health v. Biosense Webster
Represent reprocessor in case alleging monopolization, illegal tying, and exclusive dealing against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary in aftermarkets for high-density mapping catheters and ultrasound catheters for use with the defendant’s cardiac mapping systems in electrophysiology studies.
Restore Robotics v. Intuitive Surgical
Represent independent service organization (ISO) in case alleging monopolization, illegal tying, and exclusive dealing against world’s largest manufacturer of surgical robots in aftermarkets for service of robots and repair and replacement of robot instruments. Court denied motion to dismiss. Discovery is ongoing.
American Contractors Supply v. HD Supply
Represent tilt distributor in monopolization case against nation’s largest tilt distributor.
Columbus Drywall v. Masco
Represented class of insulation contractors alleging that nation’s largest insulation contractor coordinated with manufacturers to fix prices of fiberglass insulation sold nationwide to class. Defendants settled for $112 million. Final defendant settled for $75 million on weekend before trial.
Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions
Retained by multiple individual defendants charged by Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice for rigging bids on real estate foreclosure auctions in Metropolitan Atlanta. Defendants received sentences below range recommended by U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
Represented company and individual under investigation by U.S. Attorney’s Office and Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice for payment of consulting fees to purchasing official at Atlanta Public Schools. Purchasing official pled guilty and cooperated in investigation of vendors, which led to trial and conviction of one vendor. USAO and DOJ declined to prosecute my clients.
United States v. Eco-Tech
Represented Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice in prosecution of conspiracy to rig bids on water treatment equipment to various municipalities in Southeastern United States. Defendants charged in case plead guilty.
High Fructose Corn Syrup ("HFCS") Investigation
Selected by Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to work on grand jury investigation into possible collusion by manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup after execution of search warrants in investigation of price fixing on lysine. Assistant Attorney General later closed HFCS investigation after Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) agreed to pay a record fine of $100 million for fixing prices on lysine.
United States v. Scuba Retailers Association
Represented Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice in civil action against national trade association for organizing a group boycott of scuba equipment manufacturers that sold equipment directly through mail order. Obtained judgment against defendant.
United States v. Sunrise Carpet
Represented Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice in grand jury investigation of nationwide conspiracy to fix prices on carpet by manufacturers. Defendants charged in case pled guilty.