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Adam Hudes

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Mayer Brown

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Litigation

Position

Adam Hudes focuses his practice on representing litigants in antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Adam places a particular emphasis on defending market leading companies against challenges to their pricing, distribution, marketing, and strategic business practices. He is recognized as a Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers 2014. Adam's representations have included some of the largest antitrust and unfair competition cases filed in recent years by private plaintiffs and the class action bar. These cases have addressed a variety of legal theories including price-fixing, monopolization, Robinson-Patman Act violations, market allocations, sham litigation, false advertising, Lanham Act violations, and other business torts. Most recently, Adam helped obtain summary judgment for Nestlé USA in In re Chocolate Confectionery Antitrust Litigation, one of the largest multi-district antitrust litigation matters to date involving allegations of a conspiracy to fix the price of chocolate candy products. Adam has also represented companies in investigations and merger reviews conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice, and state authorities. In addition to his litigation work, Adam regularly counsels clients on marketing, distribution, resale pricing, brand protection, and other trade practice matters. He has spoken at numerous client retreats on antitrust compliance and distribution practices and has advised clients on the design and implementation of antitrust compliance programs. Adam has also authored a number of articles and analysis regarding antitrust law, distribution, and litigation practice.

Education

Cornell Law School, JD 2004 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor Duke University, BA 2001 Duke University, BA 2001


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Mayer Brown's global antitrust offering is led by Washington DC-based Mark Ryan, who has substantial experience representing clients in high-stakes investigations and criminal litigation before the FTC and DOJ. The group was recently strengthened by the promotions to partner of Matthew Provance in Chicago and Stephen Medlock in Washington DC. Other key names include Adam Hudes and Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Mark Ryan leads Mayer Brown's global antitrust practice. The team was recently bolstered by the promotion to partner of Matthew Provance in Chicago and Stephen Medlock. In the banking sector, HSBC appointed the group to advise on a putative class action alleging a conspiracy among financial institutions to manipulate the market for USD-denominated SSA bonds, as well as a separate class action claiming financial institutions harmed competition in the trading of interest rate swaps. Chicago-based Britt Miller is acting for CDK Global and its partially owned joint venture CVR in multi-district litigation alleging CDK conspired with its primary competitor - the Reynolds and Reynolds group - to exclude third parties from the data integration market and monopolize the after-market for applications. Andrew Marovitz recently provided counsel to clients such as  ArcelorMittal, Lear Corporation and BASF, and is also a name to note in Chicago. Carmine Zarlenga, Adam Hudes and William Stallings are also key names to note. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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