David H. Suggs
David Suggs is a member of the Firm’s Global Antitrust/Competition Group. Much of his practice is dedicated 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.
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. Although he has worked with companies in a range of industries, he has particularly deep experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors.
Pfizer, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson
Representing 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
Representing 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
Representing 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.
In re Premiere International Holdings
Represented an ad hoc committee of bondholders in a Chapter 11 proceeding involving Six Flags.
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.