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Gary Halling

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Antitrust and Competition


Gary Halling is the Practice Group Leader of Sheppard Mullin’s Antitrust and Competition Group. Mr. Halling was formerly with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he was a trial attorney in the General Litigation Section from 1976-1981.


Mr. Halling specializes in complex business litigation with emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters. He has extensive experience in civil and criminal antitrust matters involving both federal and state enforcement agencies. Chambers USA noted that he brings "instant credibility into the courtroom" and is a "straightforward, no-nonsense, upstanding lawyer."


Member, Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association; Member, Antitrust Section, State Bar Association of California


J.D., University of San Francisco, 1975, Articles Editor, Law Review; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1972, cum laude; Externship: Law Clerk, Justice Louis H. Burke, California Supreme Court, 1974

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s team has experience defending companies and executives in investigations and litigation involving issues such as price-fixing, bid-rigging and other types of collusive agreements. Michael Cohen is representing The Reynolds and Reynolds Company in an FTC investigation concerning allegations of collusion over automotive enterprise dealership management operating system software. Gary Halling and Michael Scarborough, who are located in San Francisco, acted for various Samsung SDI entities in DOJ Antitrust Division and foreign enforcement investigations, as well as related class action and direct action lawsuits, relating to alleged price-fixing of lithium ion batteries between 2000 and 2011.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP represents clients in class actions and large MDLs nationwide, and it also handles DOJ/FTC prosecutions, among other matters. Gary Halling, James McGinnis and Michael Scarborough acted for Samsung SDI in litigation brought by the State of Oregon (on behalf of consumers) in relation to an alleged conspiracy to fix the price of cathode ray tubes. Century City-based Seong Kim defended Korea Yakult and Paldo Co in a consolidated class action concerning an alleged conspiracy to fix the price of Korean ramen noodles being sold in the US. Dylan Ballard made partner in 2017. Named individuals are based in San Francisco, except where otherwise stated.

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