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David Lender

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


David Lender, co-head of Weil’s global Litigation Department, has more than 20 years of experience litigating complex disputes, with an emphasis on consumer fraud, patent, antitrust, and contract cases. Recent victories include a $170 million jury verdict for GE regarding wind turbine patents; numerous wins for StubHub in consumer class actions regarding resale of tickets; and successful representation of Credit Suisse in a RICO class action regarding loans made to property developers. He is a recognized expert on e-discovery and co-authored the treatise, Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice.


Duke University (BA); Duke University School of Law (JD).

United States: Antitrust

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

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ‘stands very strong’ in the US litigation market. The team remained busy throughout 2017 and was on track for another solid year in 2018, with several cases set to go to trial. The firm distinguishes itself for having a large number of partners with significant trial experience; among the names to note are Diane Sullivan (who splits her time between New York and Princeton), David Lender, David Yohai and Miami-based ‘experienced partner’ Edward Soto. Sullivan and Soto were part of a team that also included Princeton-based Allison Brown which represented Repsol in a dispute concerning the pollution of the Passaic River in New Jersey; after almost a decade of litigation, the team secured a successful close to the case in fall 2017. Elsewhere, Yehudah Buchweitz represented Showtime Networks in a breach of contract case against Charter Communications, which reached an amicable settlement in May 2017. Silicon Valley-based David Singh made partner in January 2017. Named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

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Leading trial lawyers

Within: Leading trial lawyers

David Lender - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s product liability and mass tort practice is headed by Arvin Maskin in New York and represents manufacturers in high-profile toxic tort litigation, often with cross-border elements. Led by Diane Sullivan and David Lender in New York, the team continues to act as lead trial counsel for Exxon Mobil in litigation related to the use of MTBE as an additive in gasoline. New York-based Theodore Tsekerides and Edward Soto in Miami are other key figures.

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