For more than 25 years, Jack has been delivering results to clients with litigation needs in the antitrust, intellectual property and complex civil and criminal litigation spaces. He has garnered praise from clients and industry publications alike, with Benchmark Litigation calling him, in 2016, a “very effective antitrust lawyer.”
In addition to his ongoing civil litigation practice, Jack appears in court regularly on a wide range of criminal matters, including complex white collar fraud and taxation cases. The breadth of his experience is matched only by the depth of it: Jack has tried over 20 cases, including four trials last one month or longer. Beyond his work in private practice, he is a former trial lawyer with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
Jack is a former law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and recipient of a Fulbright Grant from the US Department of State, and has been named a Virginia “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.
In his pro bono work, he represents indigent criminal defendants and victims of parental kidnapping. Jack also currently lectures on antitrust in the global economy at the University of Virginia, and has taught several antitrust courses at the University of Toulouse, France.
Relevant Civil Experience
Representing plaintiff in a private challenge to a consummated merger
Represented a major retailer in an antitrust suit against a supplier that resulted in substantial settlements on the eve of trial
Represented the largest health insurer in a state in multiple antitrust suits by competitors, customers and state and federal antitrust authorities
Led a multinational team of attorneys on a two month fact-finding mission in Europe to assess litigation risk to a financial fund that invested in a notorious Ponzi scheme
Represented private equity firm in an antitrust challenge to alleged joint bidding for acquisition of public companies.
Represented plaintiff in RICO challenge to labor union corporate campaign. Managed large scale motion practice that survived summary judgment and favorably positioned case for trial. Managed 4-day pretrial conference. Case settled the morning of opening statements.
Co-lead counsel on a major merger review trial involving two Chicago area hospitals; obtained an administrative order unwinding the consummated merger of the hospitals.
Led a key portion of the trial of the FTC’s monopolization case against a top oil and gas refining company.
Led the FTC’s successful efforts to debunk the “efficiencies defense” at trial seeking to block the merger of two coal mines.
Represented a data hosting firm in a case which threatened the company’s survival. Took the case from filing through final trial on the merits, including extensive discovery and a successful motion for preliminary injunction, in ten weeks, and obtained favorable settlement for the company.
Represented major pharmaceutical manufacturer in antitrust dispute over patent licensing. After extensive portions of plaintiffs claim were rejected on summary judgment, plaintiff dismissed the suit.
Represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in an international patent/Lanham Act dispute involving generic drug competition. Obtained multimillion dollar settlement for client.
Relevant Criminal Experience
Two week jury trial in a white collar fraud case involving international extradition issues.
Retained by a federal government agency to represent its employees in a criminal matter being prosecuted by the US Attorney’s office.
Represented a company in connection with unauthorized financial transactions by an employee relating to product sales in El Salvador.
Representing defendant in a tax fraud case involving complex partnership tax issues and a Fourth Circuit appeal of sentencing guideline issues.
Constant maintenance and improvement of courtroom skills through a steady stream of criminal matters.
Former President, Federal Bar Association, Richmond Chapter
Member, Eastern District of Virginia CJA Panel
Former Member, Board of Trustees, Orchard House School
Former Board Member, Virginia State Bar Antitrust Section
Awards & Recognition
Listed as a Litigation Star, Virginia, Benchmark Litigation, 2016-2017
Panel Member, Antitrust Regulation of Joint Physician/Payer Negotiations, Virginia Bar Association 10th Annual Health Care Practitioners’ Roundtable, November 14, 2014
Speaker, Court Appointed Criminal Practice and the Civil Litigator, Federal Bar Association, Introduction to the Courthouse program for newly admitted lawyers, February 2014
Speaker, Multinational Antitrust Regulation and the Distribution Relationship, Virginia State Bar, Antitrust, International and Corporate Counsel Sections, Virginia Beach, Va. June 2009
Panel Member, The Role of Competition Agencies in Regulating State Interventions, panel discussion at forum on Continental Law and the Global Financial Crisis, co-sponsored by The World Bank and The Continental Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C. May 2009
Speaker, eDiscovery at the Antitrust Agencies, internet based CLE seminar sponsored by Fios, Inc. September 2006
Panel Member, Electronic Discovery and Private Litigation in the European Union, panel discussion at seminar, The Legal and Strategic Guide to E Discovery, New York City, June 2006
Speaker, Introduction to United States and European Competition Law, Faculté des Lettres, Langues, Arts et Sciences Humaines, Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France, January 2006
Author, Le prix minimum de revente aux USA: qui a le droit de faire le droit?, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, January-March 2008
Author, La 'culture de litige,' la recherche de la vérité et le dossier Microsoft, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, January-March 2007
Author, Private Antitrust Litigation in Europe: What Fence is High Enough to Keep Out the U.S. Litigation Cowboy?, European Competition Law Review, Issue 1, 2007
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