David H. Suggs

Partner, New York



David Suggs is a member of the Firm's Global Antitrust/Competition Group. David dedicates much of his practice to helping clients navigate government investigations and large civil litigations, including cartel matters and claims of unlawful monopolization. David also advises multinational clients with respect to large, cross-border joint ventures and other transactions as well as general antitrust compliance matters.  Although he has worked with companies in a range of industries, he has particularly deep experience in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

As a litigator, while David has tried cases before both juries and judges, he also has obtained notable pre-trial victories. For example, in a class action involving antitrust conspiracy claims, his client was the only defendant out of seven to win dismissal on summary judgment. Likewise, David achieved a very rare victory on a motion to dismiss cartel claims in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, extracting his client from the case before any discovery was taken.

On the transactional and advisory side, David has more than a decade of experience helping clients successfully complete transactions and understand and mitigate antitrust risks.

Bars and Courts
New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Georgetown University Law Center
Davidson College


His significant experience includes:

Henry v. Brown University
Representing university accused of conspiring with other universities to increase the net price of attending college for students receiving financial aid.

Mesabi Metallics Company LLC v. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
Representing mining company asserting claims for unlawful monopolization and unreasonable restraints of trade under federal and state antitrust law and for tortious interference.

Pfizer, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson
Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in bellwether litigation asserting that rival manufacturer has unlawfully suppressed competition from lower-cost biosimilar.

In re Automotive Wire Harness Systems Antitrust Litigation
Represented maker of wire harness systems in civil class actions and state court litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of auto parts.

Washington County Health Care Authority v. Baxter International
Represented producer of IV saline solution in civil class action litigation alleging defendants agreed to reduce the supply of IV saline solution. Client succeeded in obtaining dismissal of the initial complaint without prejudice and later won dismissal of an amended complaint with prejudice.

In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation
Represented defendant in civil class action antitrust litigation and related litigation filed by individual plaintiffs. Plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy to raise the price of drywall. Client won summary judgment in the class actions and was voluntarily dismissed in the related litigation.

In re Brand Name Prescription Drug Antitrust Litigation
Represented pharmaceutical company in class action antitrust litigation alleging violations of Robinson-Patman Act. Client was granted summary judgment.

Black v. JP Morgan Chase, et al.
Represented credit bureau in civil antitrust action claiming credit bureaus conspired with banks to limit the availability of loans. Client was dismissed on the pleadings.

Fair Isaac Corporation v. Equifax, et al.
Represented credit bureau in civil action filed by Fair Isaac Corporation alleging violations of antitrust, trademark, and advertising laws. Client won summary judgment on the antitrust claims and prevailed in a jury trial on the remaining claims.

United States v. Stolt-Nielsen S.A.
Represented shipping company in criminal and civil antitrust action brought by the Department of Justice alleging a violation of the parties' amnesty agreement. The court dismissed the indictment against client after a three-week evidentiary hearing.

Counseling various companies with respect to investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.

Represented low-income women pro bono in family law matters in New York Supreme Court and New York Family Court.