William V. Reiss has nearly two decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high profile antitrust litigation. Mr. Reiss was a member of the successful trial team in the precedent-setting antitrust litigation captioned Coalition for a Level Playing Field, L.L.C. v. AutoZone, Inc., 00-cv-00953-LDW (E.D.N.Y.).
Mr. Reiss focuses his practice on complex antitrust litigation and class actions. Mr. Reiss also provides extensive antitrust counseling work on behalf of generic pharmaceutical companies. He currently serves as co-lead class counsel on behalf of a class of end-payor purchasers of automobiles in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation for which he has been instrumental in achieving the largest indirect purchaser recovery in U.S. history (more than $1.2 billion in settlements to date). In addition, Mr. Reiss currently serves as co-lead counsel in In re Interior Molded Doors Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation where he recently secured a settlement of $19.5 million on behalf of his clients. Mr. Reiss is also co-lead counsel in In re Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation, a proposed class action which alleges that Keurig obtained an unlawful monopoly through a multifaceted scheme of anticompetitive acquisitions, exclusive dealing, and sham patent litigation.
Mr. Reiss, who was recently named an “Up and Coming” Attorney by Chambers USA (2020), is a recipient of the "Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Practice" Award from the American Antitrust Institute (2019), and was named an “Antitrust and M&A Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal (2018).
Mr. Reiss serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. He is also committed to pro bono work and has successfully advocated on behalf of the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in several pro bono World Trade Center Victims’ Compensation Fund hearings before the Special Master, Kenneth R. Feinberg. He currently provides pro bono representation on behalf of immigrant children who have suffered abuse and/or neglect in their home countries.
In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation – Involving alleged price-fixing conspiracies as to various automotive parts that are components of new motor vehicles. Partial settlement to date in excess of $1.2 billion, the largest indirect purchaser recovery in U.S. history.
In re Interior Molded Doors Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation – settlement of $19.5 million (subject to final approval)
In re Optiver Commodities Litigation – settlement of nearly $17 million.
In re Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation – settlements in excess of $53 million. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
In re Marine Hose Antitrust Litigation – settlements totaling nearly $32 million. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
- Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Board of Directors
- KIND (Kids In Need of Defense), Volunteer Lawyer
- Competition Cases to Watch in 2015, Law360 (January 2, 2015)
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