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Steven A. Reed is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Litigation Group. Mr. Reed has more than 20 years of commercial litigation experience, with particular emphasis on high stakes securities, corporate governance, and antitrust litigation. He has represented leading companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, chemical and petroleum, entertainment, finance, insurance, technology, accounting, paper and office products, retail, and transportation. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Reed served from 2009 until 2011 as vice president and deputy general counsel at a global biopharmaceutical company, where he managed the internal lawyers and external law firms that handled the company's litigation, employment, and regulatory law matters, and advised with respect to antitrust, disclosure, governance, and commercial matters. He also sat on a number of interdisciplinary policy and steering committees for the company, including its global compliance and enterprise risk management committees. For more information, view Mr. Reed's biography at


Previously, Mr. Reed was a partner at a boutique litigation firm that he helped to found in 1992, specializing in complex commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels throughout the United States.


Member, Central Board of Trustees for the Settlement Music School


University of Pennsylvania, 1990, J.D.; Franklin & Marshall College, 1987, B.A.

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

Steven Reed leads the global antitrust group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from the Philadelphia office. Reed is currently acting for a generic drug manufacturer in a government investigation into allegations of price fixing and customer allocation. In other highlights, Silicon Valley's Mark Krotoski and New York-based Richard Taffet are currently advising a major technology company on a DOJ investigation into a potential Sherman Act violation as well as allegations of collusion regarding the development of technical standards. Deputy practice leader Jon Roellke sits in the Washington DC office alongside Clayton Everett, Jr and Scott Stempel. Roellke has a strong record assisting clients with antitrust issues in the financial services sector, while Everett and Stempel have recently handled matters in the technology and electronics space. Ryan Kantor recently joined the practice from the DOJ in Washington DC.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

The 'super practical and goal-oriented' team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP fields 'true experts on antitrust who just get the job done'. Particularly noted is the 'excellent' and 'super-responsive' Jon Roellke, whose advice is 'clear, consistent and actionable'. In Philadelphia, global practice head Steven Reed obtained a dismissal on behalf of Shire ViroPharma in a case brought by the FTC alleging the client tried to hinder generic competition to its drug by abusing government processes. Also notable in Philadelphia is Brendan Fee, who is a 'real star in the making' and 'just gets it'; he collaborated with Reed to advise clients such as Comcast, Uber and Gemtex. Richard Taffet is a key name to note in New York and recently led a cross-office team in the representation of Qualcomm in a variety of consumer class action claims alleging that the client's licensing and chip supply practices violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. Ryan Kantor recently joined the team from the DOJ in Washington DC and is a key contact, as is San Francisco's Brian Rocca.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's group stands out for its ability to bring together individual partners with 'unique strengths and expertise', who 'work together effectively to deliver great results'. The global practice handles matters throughout the US and around the world, including the full spectrum of investigations and criminal proceedings. Philadelphia's Eric Sitarchuk leads the white-collar litigation and government investigations team, while Boston's Timothy Burke heads the securities enforcement and litigation group. Together with Steven Reed (also in Philadelphia), Sitarchuk is defending Teva USA and Cephalon in a major multi-district litigation concerning allegations of false and misleading opioid medicine marketing. Acting as co-counsel with a team from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Century City's Nathan Hochman successfully defended Eric Pulier in his federal criminal prosecution involving allegations of fraud arising from the sale of ServiceMesh to Corporation Service Company; charges were dismissed in the Central District of California. Other names to note include Susan Resley in San Francisco, Tinos Diamantatos in Chicago and New York's David Miller, who is praised for his 'sharp mind, strategic thinking and client-focused advice'.

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