Keker, Van Nest & Peters Wins High-Profile Antitrust Suit

State of New York v. Intel Corp.

We were lead trial counsel for Intel Corp. in a high-profile antitrust case. The New York Attorney General claimed Intel violated federal and state antitrust statutes by maintaining an illegal monopoly in the microprocessor market since at least 2001. New York sought damages for every computer purchased by New York consumers, as well as computers purchased by state agencies, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. KVP came in as lead trial counsel in March of 2011. We won several key motions in late 2011 that "effectively eviscerated the State's damages claims." New York settled shortly thereafter with a payment by Intel of only $6.5 million in partial repayment of some of New York's costs. As part of the settlement, Intel did not admit to any violations of the law or change how it conducts business. "We have always said that Intel's business practices are lawful, pro-competitive and beneficial to consumers, and we are pleased this matter has been resolved," said Doug Melamed, senior vice president and general counsel at Intel.

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