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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.
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Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2001

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998;

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New York

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

Publications

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)

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