Brent W. Landau
Brent Landau is the firm’s Administrative Partner and an accomplished antitrust lawyer who represents plaintiffs in complex cases. Recognized by the National Law Journal in 2015 as an “Antitrust Trailblazer and Pioneer,” Brent was also named by Law360 in 2013 as a “Rising Star” and by Super Lawyers as a top attorney in antitrust. The Legal 500 described Brent as “one of the brightest competition attorneys in the Bar” and “very professional and personable.”
Brent’s clients include large and small businesses seeking compensation for price-fixing, monopolization, and other wrongdoing. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, and has obtained significant recoveries in courts throughout the United States.
His representative matters include:
- In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, in which Brent represents a class of air freight customers that have recovered over $1.235 billion in settlements for airline price-fixing. Brent was a principal settlement negotiator and presented both the opening and closing arguments at a multi-day evidentiary hearing on the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, which the court granted in July 2015. Brent then successfully argued against the defendants’ motions for summary judgment, after which the remaining defendants settled.
- In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, in which Brent was a member of the trial team that secured a $162 million judgment for vitamin buyers following a jury verdict against defendants who argued they were compelled to fix prices by the Chinese government.
- Jabo’s Pharmacy, Inc. v. King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in which Brent served as court-appointed co-lead counsel for pharmacies that overpaid for a brand-name drug as a result of the exclusion of generic alternatives from the market. Brent successfully argued the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, and the case subsequently settled for approximately 85 percent of estimated damages.
Brent has been invited to speak on panels regarding the antitrust laws and other topics and is the author of several published articles. His pro bono work includes service as a volunteer mediator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in landlord-tenant appeals. Brent is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching a course in legal ethics.
Brent graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, Co-Chairperson of the Tenant Advocacy Project, and a Teaching Fellow. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.