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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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Fax +1 202 263 3300
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www.mayerbrown.com

Adam Hudes

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Work +1 202 263 3298
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Mayer Brown

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Litigation

Position

Adam Hudes focuses his practice on representing litigants in antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Adam places a particular emphasis on defending market leading companies against challenges to their pricing, distribution, marketing, and strategic business practices. He is recognized as a Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers 2014. Adam's representations have included some of the largest antitrust and unfair competition cases filed in recent years by private plaintiffs and the class action bar. These cases have addressed a variety of legal theories including price-fixing, monopolization, Robinson-Patman Act violations, market allocations, sham litigation, false advertising, Lanham Act violations, and other business torts. Most recently, Adam helped obtain summary judgment for Nestlé USA in In re Chocolate Confectionery Antitrust Litigation, one of the largest multi-district antitrust litigation matters to date involving allegations of a conspiracy to fix the price of chocolate candy products. Adam has also represented companies in investigations and merger reviews conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice, and state authorities. In addition to his litigation work, Adam regularly counsels clients on marketing, distribution, resale pricing, brand protection, and other trade practice matters. He has spoken at numerous client retreats on antitrust compliance and distribution practices and has advised clients on the design and implementation of antitrust compliance programs. Adam has also authored a number of articles and analysis regarding antitrust law, distribution, and litigation practice.

Education

Cornell Law School, JD 2004 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor Duke University, BA 2001 Duke University, BA 2001


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Mayer Brown’s practice is led by Mark Ryan, who was the first-ever director of litigation at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. The team has an excellent record of securing summary judgments and appellate victories at US federal and state level. Andrew Marovitz and Britt Miller, who are located in Chicago, are defending Lear Corporation against direct, indirect and public entity purchaser putative class actions connected with alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging by manufacturers of automotive wire harnesses and related components. Elsewhere, litigated merger challenges are another pillar of the practice; William Stallings, Ryan and others acted for CNH Industrial as the initial complainant in the DOJ’s lawsuit against Deere & Company’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto. Other notable practitioners include Carmine Zarlenga and Adam Hudes. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise noted.

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