The Canadian Bar Association
Speaking Engagement | October.17.2019 - October.18.2019Shaw Centre, Ottawa
This two-day conference is the leading Canadian event for competition law and policy professionals, bringing together all segments of the competition law community, including Canadian and international enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, economists, and academics in order to share knowledge, experience, and advice regarding all areas of competition law and policy, including mergers, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action proceedings, and deceptive marketing practices.
Russ will be speaking on the panel, “Prosys v. Microsoft – Anatomy of a Class Action Trial,” a case study that will dissect how a competition law class action actually goes to trial, including the approaches taken by plaintiffs and defendants in respect of factual and expert evidence as well as the customized procedures adopted by the BC Supreme Court to manage this type of litigation.
Russell Cohen represents some of the world's leading tech companies in antitrust and other complex business disputes.
Russ is an experienced litigator with a focus on antitrust and unfair competition disputes, venture capital and other complex litigation, particularly in the technology sector. He has represented industry-leading clients, including Microsoft, LinkedIn, Netflix, Zillow, and others, in federal and state court, and in arbitration proceedings.
Russ is also committed to pro bono legal work and community service. He was counsel in the successful Alien Tort Statute case against one of the assassins of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered in El Salvador in 1980. He is currently representing a parent and child separated at the Southern border, has represented former Guantanamo detainees pursuing damages for torture and unlawful detention, and was amicus counsel for a group of Canadian and international human rights organizations and scholars in the U.S. Supreme Court in Arar v. Ashcroft.