Ali M. Stoeppelwerth is an antitrust and regulatory lawyer who has extensive experience successfully representing clients in FTC and DOJ merger reviews and conduct investigations, civil litigation including class actions and multidistrict litigation and related FCC, SEC and DOT regulatory inquiries. She also provides counseling and compliance training in connection with licensing, distribution, pricing, advertising and other strategic business issues. She has particularly deep experience in the media, telecommunications, e-commerce, aviation and financial services industries.
Author, United We Stand: Antitrust Aspects of Collaboration Among Corporate Bondholders, The Business Lawyer, 67(2) 393 (February 2012)
Author, Antitrust Issues Associated with the Sale of e-Books and Other Digital Content, Antitrust 69 (Spring 2011)
Co-author, Refusals to Deal in Patents and Patented Goods, in Issues in Competition Law & Policy 103 (American Bar Association, W. Dale Collins ed. 2008)
Co-author, The CSU Case: Facts, Formalism and the Intersection of Antitrust and Intellectual Property, 10 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 407 (2002)
Panelist, International Mergers in the Airline Industry, ABA Antitrust Section Program, December 2013
Panelist, Does Aspen Skiing Apply to Intellectual Property Rights? ABA Antitrust Section Program, September 2013
Panelist, Essential Questions About Standard-Essential Patents, ABA Antitrust Section Program, November 2012
Presenter, Omega v. Costco: The First Sale Doctrine, 36th Annual Intellectual Property Institute, November 2011
Panelist, Private Placements and the Antitrust Laws, American College of Investment Counsel, 2011 Annual Meeting and Investment Conference, October 2011
Panelist, When Can Lenders Talk?, American College of Investment Counsel, 2010 Spring Investment Forum, April 2010
Panelist, Implied Repeals of the Antitrust Laws: How Far Are the Courts Willing to Go?, ABA Antitrust Section Brown Bag Discussion, March 2009
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, (9th Circuit)
Representation of major commercial bank in multidistrict class action challenging interchange fees and rules set by payment-card networks (In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Antitrust Litigation).
Successfully represented major telecommunications technology and equipment provider in private antitrust lawsuit challenging conduct by participants in a standards-setting organization (TruePosition v. Ericsson et al.).
Successfully represented internet domain name registry in private antitrust lawsuit alleging conspiracy with ICANN to monopolize adult-content domains (Manwin Licensing v. ICM Registry et al.).
Obtained dismissal of private antitrust lawsuit against leading newspaper syndication service (Paddock v. Chicago Tribune) and summary judgment in case alleging various antitrust violations by Washington newspapers (Berlyn v. Gazette Newspapers).
Obtained antitrust clearance from the DOJ and FTC for numerous significant media transactions, including acquisitions by newspaper, broadcast and internet clients.
Successfully represented major investment banks in securing dismissal on implied-immunity grounds of three separate antitrust class actions challenging various IPO underwriting and short-selling practices. (Credit Suisse Securities v. Billing, Friedman v. Salomon Smith Barney, Electronic Trading Group v. Banc of America).
Served as antitrust counsel for trade association of corporate bondholders and institutional investors.
Representation of India-based IT company Wipro in its acquisition of U.S.-based cloud services company Appirio for $500 million.
Representation of The Madison Square Garden Company in connection with its $181 million acquisition of a majority stake in nightclub operator Tao Group.