William 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, with particular focus litigating antitrust claims in the pharmaceutical, automotive, marine products, and financial services industries. In addition, Mr. Reiss 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 one of the largest indirect purchaser recoveries in U.S. history (approximately $1.2 billion in partial settlements to date). In addition, Mr. Reiss currently serves as co-lead counsel in In re Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation, a proposed class action against Keurig for allegedly obtaining an unlawful monopoly through a multifaceted scheme of anticompetitive acquisitions, exclusive dealing, and sham patent litigation, and In re Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litigation. He was recently named The National Law Journal’s “Antitrust and M&A Trailblazer.”
Mr. Reiss is 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 of approximately $1.2 billion.
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)
- KIND (Kids In Need of Defense), Volunteer Lawyer
- Asociación de Mexicanas Aliadas, Advisor
- Competition Cases to Watch in 2015, Law360 (January 2, 2015)
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