CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

The Canadian Bar Association

Speaking Engagement | October.17.2019 - October.18.2019

Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Orrick Antitrust partner Russell Cohen will be participating in this year’s CBA Competition Law Fall Conference October 17-18 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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.

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Technology Sector
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Recovery

Russell P. Cohen Partner Antitrust & Competition, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

San Francisco

Russell Cohen is a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office with experience litigating antitrust and other complex business disputes on behalf of companies and individuals, particularly in the technology sector.

Russell represents clients in company-critical antitrust and unfair competition matters, particularly in the technology sector. He has extensive experience litigating some of the most challenging and topical issues, including multi-sided platform pricing and strategy; software interoperability and the duty to disclose interface information; duty to deal claims; the IP-antitrust interface; and employee non-compete and other mobility-restricting arrangements. He has represented clients in direct and indirect purchaser antitrust class actions, unfair competition cases and competitor suits in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and international forums. 

Russell also represents clients in other complex business disputes, including venture capital investor disputes, insurance recovery for financial, property and other losses, and other commercial matters in federal and state court, and in arbitration proceedings.

Russell also works with clients on data-breach response efforts, including utilizing cyber insurance as part of a coordinated, comprehensive strategy for managing and recovering from data breaches. 

Russell is 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.