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Carmine Zarlenga is a seasoned advocate who has handled a wide variety of complex antitrust, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. During a career of over 20 years, he has appeared in over 50 different state and federal courts across the United States on behalf of some of the largest national and international companies in the world. He is recognized as a Washington DC "Super Lawyer." Carmine's litigation experience ranges from large, complex class actions with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion and attendant publicity to smaller, private disputes. He has handled matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, business torts, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and false advertising. In addition, he regularly counsels leading companies on marketing, distribution, pricing and other trade practice matters. He also has substantial arbitration and mediation experience, and has directly negotiated settlements in numerous litigation and non-litigation matters. In matters requiring litigation, he has examined, cross-examined and defended witnesses including CEOs and CFOs. He has worked with (and against) nationally renowned experts in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, accounting and forensics. Clients place a high value on Carmine's strategic insight. He frequently counsels corporate boards and senior corporate management on litigation and non-litigation matters. He takes great pride in finding innovative solutions to the most challenging and varied legal problems.
Ohio State University, BA, cum laude 1981 University of Cincinnati College of Law , JD 1984 University of Cincinnati Law Review, Student Articles Editor (1982-1983)
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Mayer Brown is noted for its ‘excellent value for money’ as well as for the ‘knowledge and understanding’ of its lawyers. A cross-office team of New York and Paris attorneys, including Richard Steuer, is representing Société Générale in the civil litigation that followed the LIBOR manipulation scandal, which involved several international banks. In Washington DC, Carmine Zarlenga and Adam Hudes are leading advice to Nestlé USA in a sizeable MDL consisting of over 90 federal lawsuits alleging that the multinational food company conspired with Mars, Hershey and Cadbury to fix the price of chocolate products sold in the US. Chicago-based Britt Miller, who is ‘very efficient and has excellent client interaction skills’, and Palo Alto-based Edward Johnson, who recently acted for Google, are additional key contacts.