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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER, SEVENTEENTH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111, USA
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Work +1 415 434 9100
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Gary Halling

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Work 415.774.3234
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition

Position

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.

Career

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

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

Education

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

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has been handling global cartel investigations for more than 40 years. In San Francisco, practice head Gary Halling worked with James McGinnis and Michael Scarborough in representing Samsung SDI in US and cross-border investigations into alleged price-fixing of CRTs, as well as in related class action litigation. Michael Cohen in San Francisco is recommended along with Leo Caseria in Los Angeles and Donald Klawiter.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has ‘top-notch practitioners, who are focused on achieving excellent results’. Michael Scarborough is ‘a tough advocate, who is also professional and fair’, and group chair Gary Halling is ‘a pre-eminent competition attorney’. Michael Cohen is experienced in government-initiated merger litigation and strategic cases, including monopolization and joint venture claims. In 2015, Cohen acted for Twin America, the joint venture vehicle created by a merger between City Sights and Gray Line New York, against a federal district court lawsuit brought by the DOJ and New York Attorney General in a bid to unwind the merger. James McGinnis and Leo Caseria (Los Angeles) are other notable individuals in the group, which is also recommended for private litigation and class actions covering the gamut of antitrust violations. The team has particular expertise in the interplay between antitrust and intellectual property issues in the technology sector, and advises technology companies on issues such as patent pooling and licensing restraints, among other areas. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where otherwise indicated.

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