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 a grocery chain in a challenge to a consummated merger
  • Represented intellectual property holder as plaintiff in civil lawsuit, and victim in parallel criminal prosecution, both arising out of alleged intellectual property theft by an agent of a foreign government; cases resulted in substantial civil settlement and criminal conviction
  • Represented plaintiff in two jury trials that resulted in the first ever successful 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

  • Represented intellectual property holder as plaintiff in civil lawsuit, and victim in parallel criminal prosecution, both arising out of alleged intellectual property theft by an agent of a foreign government; cases resulted in substantial civil settlement and criminal conviction
  • 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.

Memberships

  • 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, 2015-2019

Insights

  • Events

    • Speaker, Podcast: Another Way to Unring the Bell? Private Litigation Challenging Consummated, July 13, 2020
    • 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

    Publications

    • 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