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Gary I. Smith Jr.

Gary is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where he focuses his practice on antitrust litigation. In his young career, Gary has already secured over $882.5 million to benefit the victims of anticompetitive practices.

Gary has represented a diverse range of clientele, including hospital systems, investment and pension funds, universities, local governments, dental laboratories, pediatricians, farmers, and construction contractors.

Gary has litigated cases at every level, from state trial court all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, during which he has gained a wide range of experience briefing and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, and serving on trial teams, inclusive of first- and second-chair jury trial experience. He has gained experience and institutional knowledge challenging monopolistic practices and cartel activity in a wide range of industries—from the agricultural sector to the transportation and aviation sectors to the financial markets—with a particular emphasis on healthcare, where Gary has litigated cases concerning biologics (vaccines), pharmaceuticals, and medical product distribution markets. 

Gary also regularly writes on antitrust topics, most notably contributing to the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust’s seminal publication, Antitrust Law Developments. Gary has earned local accolades as a Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2017-2019) and national accolades as one of five Rising Star under 40 in Health Care Law by Law360 (2017).

He has played a leading role in cases that have gained nationwide attention, including:

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Practice Areas

Education

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D. 2011

University of Arizona, B.S.B.A. in Business Economics, 2008

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Arizona

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations & Memberships

Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Antitrust Litigation Rising Star (2017-2019)

Law360, Rising Star Under 40 in Health Care Law (2017)

American Bar Association,

 - Section of Antitrust Law

 - Young Lawyers Division

Contributor, ABA Antitrust Section, Antitrust Law Developments 8th Edition 

Pennsylvania Bar Association 

Willard H. Pedrick Scholar 

News & Press

Dentists Extract $80M From Supply Cos. In Antitrust Deal

16 Big Banks To Face Revived Libor Antitrust Suit

Barclays Pays $120M To Exit Part Of Libor MDL

$250M Citi, Barclays Libor Deals Look Worthy, Judge Says

Susman Godfrey L.L.P. and Hausfeld LLP Announce Lawsuits and Settlements Totaling $340 Million That Impact Individuals and Institutions Who Owned a U.S. Dollar LIBOR-Based Instrument Between August 2007 and May 2010

HSBC Inks $100M Deal With OTC Investors In Libor-Rig MDL

Judge Certifies OTC Libor Class But Denies Others

Deutsche Inks $240M Deal To Settle Libor-Rigging Row

OTC Investors Win Class Cert. On Libor Antitrust Claims

Hausfeld, Susman Awarded $58.4M In Libor MDL Fees, Costs

Hausfeld, Susman Win $63M In Attys' Fees In Libor MDL

Dental Distributors Fire Back Against Antitrust Action

Dentists Smiling as Price-Fixing Conspiracy Case Survives

Dentists Get $80M From Supply Cos. To End Collusion Case

Airlines Can't Ditch Price-Fixing MDL, 9th Circ. Rules

EVA, Others To End Trans-Pacific Price-Fix Row For $50M

Airline Passengers Win Class Cert. In Price-Fixing Suit

EVA Airways Settles Price-Fixing Class Action For $21M

Airline Pushes Supreme Court To Hear Filed-Rate Fight

Flyers Ask Justices To Pass On Antitrust Filed-Rate Fight

Justices Skip Airline’s Challenge To 9th Circ. Rate Ruling

Flyers Ink $58M Deal With Last Airline In Price-Fixing Suit

Chicken Farmers Accuse Processors of Illegal "No Poach" and Wage Suppression

Merck Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Vaccine Bundle Discounts

Doctors' Counsel Nab $27M In Sanofi Vaccine Antitrust Row

Rising Star: Hausfeld's Gary Smith

Presentations & Speeches

Panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Agriculture and Food Antitrust Case Update 2019, February 28, 2019