Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Matthew Freimuth is of counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Antitrust Practice Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Freimuth focuses on complex litigation with an emphasis on antitrust matters. Mr. Freimuth’s antitrust practice focuses on class action litigation, regulatory investigations, mergers, compliance, and client counseling. He regularly appears in federal court and before the DOJ, FTC, and several state attorneys general on enforcement matters. In addition, Mr. Freimuth’s practice includes global regulatory advocacy and counseling on competition, trade regulation and other commercial matters.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Mr. Freimuth is a member of the American Bar Association (Antitrust Section) and the New York State Bar Association.
Prior to joining Willkie, Mr. Freimuth was with Hunton & Williams (2005-2009) and Dewey Ballantine LLP(2001-2005).
Selected Significant Matters
Currently defending a leading global payments solution company against price-fixing, tying and exclusive dealing allegations in nationwide class action and related state and federal regulatory proceedings
Defending private equity firm in nationwide class action alleging joint bidding for public companies
Defended a global pharmaceutical company in a nationwide class action asserting antitrust claims related to the settlement of a patent dispute
Represented a regional food distributor in a price discrimination action under the Robinson-Patman Act
Represented a global spirits manufacturer in a governmental investigation into potential violations of state and federal antitrust laws
Represent clients in a variety of other commercial litigation matters, including: representation of a loan servicer in two lender liability actions; representation of a state agency in action for fraud, conversion and breach of fiduciary duties against directors and officers of an insolvent insurance company; and representation of an audit committee of a software company under investigation for alleged accounting and reporting irregularities
Selected Publications and Lectures
"In re Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation," Antitrust Practioner (May 2011)
"Review Of 2009 Antitrust Case Law," Competition Law360 (January 15, 2010)
"Sotomayor’s Approach To Antitrust," Competition Law360 (July 9, 2009)
"Life After ‘Twombly’," New York Law Journal (June 16, 2008)
"Antitrust Disputes Nixed: SEC Governs IPO Underwritings," New York Law Journal (August 23, 2007)
"Settlement Class Certification: Application of a More Flexible Certification Standard Since AmChem," Antitrust Practioner (July 2006)
2001, Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
1998, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut