Lucius B. Lau
Lucius B. (Albie) Lau is a litigator with extensive courtroom experience. Over the course of his career, Albie has argued or tried 105 separate cases at various state and federal courts, including 22 cases argued on appeal.
In the antitrust arena, Albie handles both civil and criminal matters. He has experience handling all facets of complex, civil antitrust cases, from case development, to discovery, to motions practice, to obtaining a successful resolution for the client. Albie has litigated multi-district antitrust cases brought by putative classes as well as direct action plaintiffs. He has conducted internal investigations and represented corporations facing antitrust grand jury investigations. Albie has defended corporations in criminal antitrust trials and has successfully enforced immunity agreements with the government.
Albie has unique qualifications in cases involving the federal government. Prior to joining White & Case, Albie spent nine years working for the federal government, first as an attorney-advisor for the US Department of Commerce and then as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice. In 2002, Albie was named Assistant Director in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he supervised numerous antidumping, countervailing duty, and customs penalty cases pending at the US Court of International Trade. Drawing on this experience, Albie has effectively represented clients in a variety of matters involving the federal government, including customs penalty lawsuits and claims arising out of the False Claims Act.
Albie takes a pragmatic and practical approach to all of his cases. No two cases are alike, and Albie strives to identify strategies that will result in meaningful solutions for the client.
Economics (with departmental honors)
Counsel for major electronics corporation in multi-district litigation brought under federal and state antitrust laws.
Counsel for corporation in complex commercial dispute administered by the American Arbitration Association.
Counsel for corporation facing multi-million dollar customs penalty (19 USC § 1592) in US Court of International Trade.
Trial counsel for corporation in successful effort to preserve its amnesty under the Corporate Leniency Program of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice.
Counsel for corporation concerning civil investigation demand issued by US Department of Justice.
Counsel for corporation in False Claims Act litigation.
Litigation counsel for Chapter 11 liquidating trustee in fraudulent conveyance and preference lawsuits.
Lead trial and appellate counsel in successful defense of special import duties imposed by the President of the United States.
Lead appellate counsel in case preserving Chevron-deference for antidumping determinations rendered by the US Department of Commerce.
Pro bono guardian ad litem for minor child in eight-year custody dispute.
Pro bono counsel for World War II veteran seeking veterans benefits.
Enforcing the Promise of Amnesty in the Courts, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency (Global Legal Group 2010), (co-author with J. Mark Gidley)
Atlantic Sugar and De Novo Review on Appeal: The Right Answer for Appellate Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Determinations, 13 Fed. Cir. B.J. 221, 2004
Agency Interpretations of the Statute after Mead with a Special Emphasis on the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws, 12 Fed. Cir. B.J. 223, 2002