Speaker details

15th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference

6 Jun - 7 Jun 2019

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker information

Daniel G Swanson

Biography

Daniel G. Swanson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, with offices in Los Angeles and Brussels. Mr. Swanson’s practice focuses on antitrust and competition law, including trial and appellate litigation, class actions, grand jury and civil investigations, merger review, regulatory and competition policy matters, and antitrust counseling. He is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, which is the world’s largest organization of international antitrust practitioners. Mr. Swanson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, where he was a Harvard Teaching Fellow. He is a member of the California and Brussels Bars, and is a solicitor of England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland (nonpracticing). Chambers USA gives Mr. Swanson a “Band 1” ranking and reports that he “has a vast amount of antitrust expertise covering everything from merger investigations to civil and criminal litigation” and describes him as “a highly regarded trial lawyer with a wealth of experience” and as “a ‘tough opponent’ in civil and criminal litigation, alleged cartel matters and IP-related issues.” WHO’S WHO LEGAL comments that “Daniel Swanson is a leading competition litigator whose ‘economics PhD is part of what makes him an outstanding attorney,’” and who “scores very highly for his ‘tenacious and persuasive’ litigation practice across a wide range of competition matters.” THE LEGAL 500 places him in a small group of Leading Lawyers for U.S. antitrust and class action litigation. BENCHMARK LITIGATION GUIDE ranks Mr. Swanson as an Antitrust “National Star” and as a California “Litigation Star.” He has repeatedly been named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Antitrust Litigation in Los Angeles, most recently for 2020. Mr. Swanson has litigated dozens of Sherman Act Section 2 monopolization and dominance cases—including so-called “bet the company” cases—based on a wide range of alleged conduct (e.g., exclusive dealing, refusals to deal, tying, bundling), including defeating the landmark predatory pricing case brought by the Department of Justice, United States v. AMR Corp., 140 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Kan. 2001), aff’d, 335 F.3d 1109 (10th Cir. 2003). Mr. Swanson’s practice has a strong focus on the tech sector, network industries, digital platforms, and media and entertainment businesses. He regularly handles antitrust matters involving patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

Session

Cartels: to file or not to file for leniency?

Thursday 6 June (0920 - 1045)

Imperial Hotel

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