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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Michael Cohen

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Antitrust and International Competition

Position

Michael Cohen is a partner with Antitrust and International Competition Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Career

After beginning his career in law enforcement as an Assistant Special Prosecutor, Mr. Cohen has practiced all dimensions of competition law defending multinational clients without borders across continents in business conduct cases and investigations. He is among a short list of lawyers who have successfully defended mergers through trial and appeal in the United States, including serving as co-lead counsel to Western Refining in its acquisition of Giant Industries, which proceeded from complaint through trial in twenty-one days and through appeal in less than fourteen days. His practice includes concentrated experience representing clients in high tech, software, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing, food processing, broadcast, digital media, and healthcare industries. In addition, he helped pioneer a novel trade regulation practice area bridging environmental organizations and stakeholders with industry in sustainability joint ventures. Chambers USA noted that “he is a well-regarded antitrust practitioner who is credited by clients for being ‘very thoughtful and willing to bounce ideas around.’" Mr. Cohen is a professor at the Monterey College of Law, where he teaches core curriculum courses in Constitutional Law and Business Organizations. He also hosts the BizLaw and VoiceAmerica network International Business Corner segment of On the Law, a syndicated radio program reaching more than 1,100 stations across the world (including more than 300 across the United States).

Education

J.D., Washington and Lee University - School of Law, 1990, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Lead Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review; B.A., Virginia Tech, 1987


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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