Brent W. Landau
Brent Landau is the firm’s Global Managing Partner and an accomplished antitrust lawyer who represents plaintiffs in complex cases. Recently named a "Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar" by Law360, he also has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America, by the National Law Journal as an “Antitrust Trailblazer and Pioneer,” by The Legal Intelligencer as a "Distinguished Leader," 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 represented a class of air freight customers that 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. When the verdict was challenged on appeal, Brent helped obtain a 9-0 victory in the United States Supreme Court, allowing the case to continue.
- In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation, in which Brent serves as co-lead counsel for a class of over 100,000 purchasers of dental supplies alleging price-fixing among dental distributors. In August 2018, the parties reached an $80 million settlement.
Brent has been invited to speak on panels regarding the antitrust laws and other topics and is the author of several published articles. He 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.
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2001
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998;
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Affiliations & Memberships
Named a 'Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar' by Law360 (2019)
Named to The Lawdragon 500 List of Leading Lawyers in America (2019)
Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation), American Antitrust Institute (2018)
Listed in Who’s Who Legal, Competition: Plaintiff (2016-2019)
Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2015-2019)
Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (In re Air Cargo Antitrust Litigation), American Antitrust Institute (2016)
Recognized by The Legal 500 in Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions (2015)
Recognized by The Legal 500 in Antitrust - Cartel Enforcement (2015)
Named by the National Law Journal as an "Antitrust Trailblazer & Pioneer" (2015)
Named as one of Law360's "Rising Stars" for 2013 in the Competition category
Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 (2010)
Judicial law clerk to Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2001-2002)
Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
News & Press
Ethics Of State Farm Attys To Take Stage In Rigged Judge Trial (August 31, 2018)
Supreme Court Says Foreign Gov't Submissions Not Binding (June 14, 2018)
Celgene Hit With Expansive Antitrust Suit Over Thalomid (September 29, 2017)
Allergan Eye Drop Antitrust Suit Revived By 3rd Circ. (September 7, 2016)
Pa. Medical Suppliers Can’t Duck Antitrust Class Action (July 30, 2014)
China Airlines to Pay $90M to Exit Price-Fixing Suit (May 8, 2014)
Pfizer Can't Shake Skelaxin Pay-For-Delay MDL (May 20, 2013)
Cargolux, Others OKd To Pay $49M To Exit Air Cargo MDL (July 18, 2011)
Air Cargo Plaintiffs Seek €799M EU Cartel Decision (June 1, 2011)
Polar Worldwide Forced Into Air Cargo Suit (Apr. 13, 2011)
Co-Author (with Gary I. Smith), "Bundling Claims Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act: Focusing on Firms' Abilities to Create Anticompetitive Effects in a Market, Rather Than Their Share of It," Antitrust Health Care Chronicle, Vol. 28/ No. 1, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (Jan. 2015).
Co-Author (with Brian A. Ratner), Chapter 39: USA, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency (2014)
Author, Has Hydrogen Peroxide Really Made Antitrust Class Certification More Difficult?, 7 Antitrust Practitioner 2 (2010)
Author, "Sovereign Immunity and You: How New York State Employees Can Enforce Their Federal Employment Rights," United University Professions Working Paper Series (Dec. 2005) (presented at November 2005 UUP conference on “Preserving the Rights of Public Employees”)
Author, "State Employees and Sovereign Immunity: Alternatives and Strategies for Enforcing Federal Employment Laws," 39 Harv. J. on Legis. 169 (2002)
Author, "State Bans on City Gun Lawsuits," 37 Harv. J. on Legis. 623 (2000)