Howard Ullman, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Litigation and the Antitrust and Competition Groups. He focuses his practice on competition and antitrust law, trade regulation, unfair competition, class action and complex litigation issues.
He has extensive experience advising on distribution law and distribution
system issues (including competitor collaborations, pricing issues, non-price restraints and dealer
termination issues). He routinely addresses and counsels on the antitrust /
intellectual property interface.
Howard represents Nanya Technology Corporation and Nanya Technology
Corporation USA in the national DRAM antitrust price-fixing cases. Other
price-fixing experience includes representation of a defendant in the DRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation and a large purchaser in
connection with the SRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation, and representation
of companies in alleged school milk and paint pigment cartels.
He has also worked on antitrust cases for PG&E Corporation, Equifax, One
Technologies, and a number of other companies. He regularly counsels companies
on competition issues, including Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination) issues and market
concentration issues. He has worked on a number of Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code
Section 17200 (unfair competition) litigations. He has also worked on a number
of antitrust-healthcare related matters, including mergers and acquisitions.
Howard has worked on antitrust cases in the life insurance industry and
for Microsoft Corp. in connection with intellectual property issues. He
recently finished cases for for a supplier of industrial equipment (commercial
scales) and involving below-cost pricing in the retail gasoline industry. He
also recently worked on a Section 2 case for a pool products manufacturer that