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Steven Reiss

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Steven Reiss has represented a wide range of companies in major international antitrust investigations and civil litigations, including those involving the airlines, auction houses, auto parts, freight forwarders, cathode ray tubes, vitamins, lysine, carbon fiber, EPDM rubber, orthopedic implants and graphite electrodes industries. A nationally recognized expert in complex civil, criminal and international matters, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major class action litigation and recently secured a landmark class settlement with a performing rights organization on behalf of all commercial television stations in the United States.


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's global antitrust offering is headed by Steven Newborn in Washington DC. Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock continue to represent an international manufacturer and its US subsidiaries in the ongoing DOJ investigation into the auto parts cartel. Hemlock is also leading the advice to the former CEO of a US manufacturer of generic over-the-counter drugs in a DOJ investigation into price-fixing practices, while Reiss is acting for a senior executive in an investigation into alleged bid-rigging in the television commercial production industry.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock, both of whom are based in New York, recently obtained a preliminary settlement approval on behalf of Calsonic Kansei in two purported class actions brought by end-user purchasers and automobile dealers following the DOJ's landmark criminal investigation into the global auto parts cartel. The pair also advise Bridgestone and its US subsidiary in ongoing multi-district litigation arising from the auto parts investigation. In other highlights, General Chemical Corporation and its parent company appointed the group to defend it in a series of putative class actions alleging price-fixing practices in the liquid aluminum sulfate market. Panasonic is also a notable client.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

Within: Appellate

Headquartered in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s seasoned appellate lawyers handle litigation in areas such as intellectual property, finance, taxation and business torts, among others. Practice head Gregory Silbert represented appellee Hungarian State Railways in an appeal challenging US jurisdiction in a case brought by a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors before the Seventh Circuit, which sided with the client and dismissed the case on international comity grounds. At the Federal Circuit, Silicon Valley-based Edward Reines secured a victory for Life Technologies in a patent dispute with Promega over gene-testing technology. At the Eleventh Circuit, Bruce Rich led on scoring a win for clients Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Sage Publications in a copyright infringement dispute with Georgia State University. David Singh, Steven Reiss and Adam Banks are also key figures.

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