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Antitrust Litigation, Class Actions, Patent & Intellectual Property Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Government Investigations, Trade Secrets

State Bar:
District of Columbia

Georgetown University Law Center, JD
Georgetown University, BA

Mr. Farrell is a partner in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Farrell’s practice focuses on antitrust and intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Farrell has been involved in all aspects of litigation, from the drafting and filing of the initial Complaint through jury verdict at trial and post-trial appeals.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Farrell has substantial experience representing clients in merger clearance matters before United States and Foreign Competition Authorities.

Representative Matters Litigation:
GSI Technology, Inc. v. United Memories, Inc. and Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (U.S. District Court, N.D. California) – Jury Trial (2015) - Represented defendant, United Memories, Inc. against allegations of breach of a DRAM design Agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

ZF Meritor LLC, et al. v. Eaton Corporation (U.S. District Court, Delaware) - Civil Antitrust - Represented defendant Eaton Corporation defending allegations of monopolization and exclusive dealing in the manufacture and sale of heavy duty truck transmissions.

SmithKline Beecham Corp., d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories (U.S. District Court, N.D. California) – Civil Antitrust - Represented defendant Abbott in antitrust monopolization and breach of license agreement matter alleging more than $1 billion in damages;

In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Minnesota) – Civil Antitrust - Represented Defendant C&S Wholesale grocers in putative antitrust class action alleging illegal market allocation scheme;

Process Controls Int’l Inc. d/b/a Automation Service v. Emerson Process Management, et al. (U.S. District Court – E.D. Missouri) - Represented Defendant and Counterclaim Plaintiff FM Approvals against charges of conspiracy and unfair competition with regard to its safety certification marks as well as its affirmative trademark infringement counterclaims.

Sta-Rite Industries, LLC and Pentair Pump Group, Inc. v. Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio)– Represented Defendant Franklin Electric in matter alleging breach of settlement agreement and tortious interference with prospective business relations.

Representative Matters Merger Clearance:
In re Advocate Health Care Network, Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, NorthShore University HealthSystem - Represented Chicago area NorthShore University HealthSystem in Federal Trade Commission “Second Request” review of proposed $2 billion merger with Advocate.

Hill-Rom – Welch Allyn - Represented healthcare technology company Hill-Rom in its $2 billion acquisition of Welch Allyn, which required approval by United States and European Competition Authorities.

Lear Corporation – Eagle Ottawa - Represented automotive seat manufacturer Lear Corporation in $850 million acquisition of automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa. Transaction required, and received approval from Competition Authorities in the United States, China South Korea and the European Union.

Lubrizol Corporation – Weatherford International – Represented Weatherford International in $750 million divestment of its Oilfield Chemicals and Drilling Fluids business to Lubrizol corporation which required, and received approval from United States and foreign Competition Authorities.

Contributor to revised Third Edition of ABA Antitrust Discovery Handbook.

DOJ-FTC Most-Favored-Nation Clauses and Antitrust Enforcement and Policy Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law - Monopoly Matters - Winter 2012.

Co-Author: The Story Never Heard: Exonerating Your Client Before Indictment - Journal of ABA Section of Litigation - Spring 2011.