Douglas Wald has many years of experience representing companies on a broad range of antitrust matters, in litigation, counseling, and government proceedings. He provides advice with respect to sales and distribution matters, such as pricing policies (including compliance with the Robinson-Patman Act), territorial and customer restrictions, diverse forms of marketing programs, joint ventures, and competitor interactions. He assists clients both in structuring programs to avoid antitrust risk and in assisting clients in defending programs that are challenged under the antitrust laws.

In addition to counseling clients on antitrust matters, Mr. Wald also has extensive experience representing clients in private litigation, including federal class actions and multidistrict proceedings, at both the district court level and in courts of appeals. In addition, he represents clients before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. Mr. Wald has been recognized over the years as a leading antitrust lawyer by publications such as Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Experience

  • VIBO Corp. v. Conway, 669 F.3d 675, represented defendant tobacco manufacturer in multidefendant antitrust action challenging nationwide tobacco settlement agreement.
  • JBDL v. Wyeth-Ayerst, 485 F.3d 880, represented defendant pharmaceutical company in federal antitrust class action alleging monopolization and exclusive dealing in prescription drug sales.
  • In re Canadian Import Antitrust Litigation, 470 F.3d 785, represented a defendant pharmaceutical company in multidefendant class action under federal and state antitrust laws, alleging a conspiracy to deter importations of prescription drugs.
  • In re DDAVP Antitrust Litigation, represented a defendant pharmaceutical manufacturer in class actions alleging monopolization.

Perspectives

Recent Changes to the FTC's Robinson-Patman Act Guidance
Arnold & Porter Advisory
FTC's Robinson-Patman Act Guidance: Updated but Mostly Unchanged

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

Supreme Court Limits State Action Immunity
Arnold & Porter Advisory

Recognition

Best Lawyers
Antitrust Law (1995-2018)
Litigation – Antitrust (1995-2018)
Chambers USA
Antitrust (DC) (2004-2017)
Washington, DC Super Lawyers
Antitrust Litigation (2007-2009, 2013-2017)
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • AB, Harvard College, 1975
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, The Honorable William H. Timbers
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