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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
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Work +1 202 263 3000
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Carmine Zarlenga

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Work +1 202 263 3227
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Mayer Brown

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Litigation

Position

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.

Education

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

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Mayer Brown's global antitrust offering is led by Washington DC-based Mark Ryan, who has substantial experience representing clients in high-stakes investigations and criminal litigation before the FTC and DOJ. The group was recently strengthened by the promotions to partner of Matthew Provance in Chicago and Stephen Medlock in Washington DC. Other key names include Adam Hudes and Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Mark Ryan leads Mayer Brown's global antitrust practice. The team was recently bolstered by the promotion to partner of Matthew Provance in Chicago and Stephen Medlock. In the banking sector, HSBC appointed the group to advise on a putative class action alleging a conspiracy among financial institutions to manipulate the market for USD-denominated SSA bonds, as well as a separate class action claiming financial institutions harmed competition in the trading of interest rate swaps. Chicago-based Britt Miller is acting for CDK Global and its partially owned joint venture CVR in multi-district litigation alleging CDK conspired with its primary competitor - the Reynolds and Reynolds group - to exclude third parties from the data integration market and monopolize the after-market for applications. Andrew Marovitz recently provided counsel to clients such as  ArcelorMittal, Lear Corporation and BASF, and is also a name to note in Chicago. Carmine Zarlenga, Adam Hudes and William Stallings are also key names to note. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Noted for its 'abundant knowledge', the team at Mayer Brown handles a range of complex disputes across the construction, energy, finance, insurance, maritime and aerospace sectors, but has particular expertise in disputes in the petroleum industry. Headed by New York-based Ted Howes, the team successfully represented an environmental company in a $15.7m arbitration concerning a stock purchase agreement. Other key contacts include Michael Lennon in Houston, who has expertise in energy-related arbitration. The practice group also spans the firm’s Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC offices, where key figures include Robert Kriss in Chicago, Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC, and Sarah Reynolds who splits her time between Chicago and Palo Alto.

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

The team at Mayer Brown is recognized for its ‘remarkable technical skill’ and stands out for its work in the food and beverages sector. The highly regarded Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC and ‘thought leader’ Dale Giali, who co-lead the practice alongside Keri Borders, successfully defended NestlĂ© USA in a false advertising action regarding the labeling of Coffee-Mate products. Other work highlights include defending Kind in 12 consumer class actions related to allegedly misleading labeling on snack bar products, and acting for the Big Ten Conference in the putative class actions seeking recovery on behalf of former college football players for alleged concussion-related injuries. Mark Mansour departed to Foley & Lardner LLP in February 2018. Unless indicated otherwise, named lawyers are based in Los Angeles.

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