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Steven Reiss

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


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


Within: Cartel

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s cartel team, which is jointly led by New York-based duo Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock, covers a broad spread of cartel defense work for companies and individuals in industries such as aviation, consumer electronics and automotive, among others. In addition to handling DOJ-led criminal antitrust investigations, the group assists clients with investigations in the EU and elsewhere around the world as well as in related civil litigation. The group’s experience includes matters involving issues such as bid-rigging, market allocation and price-fixing.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Adam Hemlock and Steven Reiss are representing Japanese auto parts manufacturer Calsonic Kansei in eight MDL class actions in the US, and oversee its strategy in the international aspects of matters in Canada, Japan, Europe and Brazil. Kevin Arquit and Washington DC-based Carrie Mahan are representing Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (the second-largest poultry producer in the US) in federal antitrust class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers in Re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, and by purported classes of broiler growers in Re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation. Eric Hochstadt and David Lender are representing C&S Wholesale Grocers in an MDL connected with an alleged market allocation conspiracy with Supervalu. Arquit is global co-head of the antitrust practice, along with Washington DC-based Steven Newborn. Named individuals are based in New York, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Based largely in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s broad practice spans areas including the media and publishing and financial sectors, with clients including Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Pandora Media and PayPal. Gregory Silbert led a team representing Simon & Schuster in the Second Circuit appeal, affirming the summary judgment against Abbey House Media and Lavoho in a dispute involving allegations of market conspiracy. At the Federal Circuit, Silicon Valley-based Edward Reines acted for Stanford University in an appeal stemming from a dispute with Chinese University of Hong Kong over inventorship of a non-invasive test for Down syndrome. Steven Reiss is also recommended. Adam Banks made partner.

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