Antitrust

Representative clients

Major League Baseball Players Association  •  Google Inc.  •  Visa Inc  •  American Honda Company •  Electronic Arts

Keker, Van Nest & Peters’s antitrust practice is well-versed in the sensitive issues affecting civil and criminal matters. On the civil side, we defend against and prosecute individual and class action antitrust claims in federal and state court, administrative proceedings and investigations by government authorities. On the criminal side, we represent individuals and corporations facing federal and state investigations.

Keker, Van Nest & Peters’s antitrust practice is well-versed in the sensitive issues affecting civil and criminal matters. On the civil side, we defend against and prosecute individual and class action antitrust claims in federal and state court, administrative proceedings and investigations by government authorities. On the criminal side, we represent individuals and corporations facing federal and state investigations.

Fans Strike Out in Suit over MLB Stadium Safety Netting

11/17/2016

Keker & Van Nest defeat a proposed class action accusing Major League Baseball of failing to protect spectators at ballparks with safety netting. Read more

MLB Gets Antitrust Claims Tossed In Scout Wage Suit

09/30/2016

Wyckoff -- a former scout for the Kansas City Royals -- sued Major League Baseball and all 30 clubs in the Southern District of New York. On behalf of a purported class of scouts, Wyckoff alleged that the defendants had conspired to suppress scouts’ wages and mobility. Read more

Adam Lauridsen Named Rising Star

05/02/2016

Mr. Lauridsen blends enthusiasm for sports with sophistication of sports law, tackling landmark cases involving Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, franchise relocations and First Amendment disputes, landing him a spot on Law360's list of top attorneys under age 40 Read more

San Jose Strikes Out In MLB Antitrust Immunity Challenge

10/06/2015

John Keker, Adam Lauridsen and Tom Gorman score a win for Major League Baseball. Read more

MLB Antitrust Exemption Binds Minor Leaguers, Judge Rules

09/14/2015

John Keker and Adam Lauridsen protect Major League Baseball from a putative class action. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Antitrust Victory for Major League Baseball

10/11/2013

A federal judge struck out San Jose's illegal-monopoly claims against Major League Baseball over a stalled Oakland A's move. Read more

Major League Baseball Hires John Keker as Lead Counsel for San Jose Litigation

07/03/2013

The city of San Jose sued Major League Baseball in an effort to move the Oakland Athletics to the South Bay, challenging baseball’s 91-year-old antitrust exemption. Read more

Law Ace John Keker to Defend MLB in San Jose Suit

07/03/2013

The lawsuit accuses the league of violating federal laws that bar monopolies to foster business competition by blocking the Oakland A's efforts to build a new San Jose ballpark. Read more

Judges’ Panel on Effectively Presenting Expert Witnesses

10/25/2012

Asim Bhansali will moderate a panel at The State Bar of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section's 22nd Annual Golden State Institute. Read more

Antitrust Issues Stemming From Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Disputes

06/20/2012

Asim Bhansali and Sharif Jacob will lead this webinar brand and generic drug companies' in-house counsel. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Motion to Sever Antitrust Counts

12/13/2011

The firm defends the scion of a legendary California agribusiness family from accusations of racketeering, price-fixing, honest services fraud and obstruction of justice. Read more

Top Gun Defense Lawyer John Keker Joins Tomato Mogul's Legal Team

08/18/2011

Indicted tomato king has won the right to hire one of the sharpest legal minds – and one of the fiercest courtroom combatants – to help defend him in one of the biggest scandals to hit the U.S. food industry, writes The Sacramento Bee. Read more

John Keker and Elliot Peters Called "Defense Dream Team"

08/10/2011

In denying prosecutors' attempt to disqualify Keker & Van Nest from representing Frederick Scott Salyer in an alleged fraud and price-fixing case, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton said he believed that "the government has got nothing but altruism motivating its motion and its deep concern with fairness for Mr. Salyer. I believe that, but I also believe in the tooth fairy." Read more

Offensive Collateral Estoppel In Civil Antitrust Cases

Fall 2010

The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section published Asim Bhansali's article on recent developments in competition and antitrust law. Read more

Current Trends and Issues in Antitrust Litigation

09/17/2010

Asim Bhansali will address the future of brand-generic pharmaceutical settlements, merger guidelines in litigation; and the potential effect of conduct in standard-setting bodies. Read more

Reverse Payment Settlements in Brand v. Generic Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation

Spring 2010

Asim Bhansali's article discusses recent developments in competition and antitrust law. Read more