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May 2013

Maxwell Blecher, the founding partner of Blecher & Collins in Los Angeles, has litigated cases resulting in precedent-setting decisions in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2000, the California State Bar named him Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. He is the recipient of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's 2006 Maynard Toll Award.

Eric B. Fastiff chairs Lieff Cabraser's antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation practice groups. He represents companies, municipal governments, and consumers in individual and class action cases. Mr. Fastiff's notable successes include litigating against the world's leading TFT-LCD manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices, which resulted in settlements totaling over $470 million, and negotiating the $295 million settlement in the De Beers diamonds monopolization class action. Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers have both recognized him in the field of antitrust litigation.

Marie L. Fiala, a partner with Sidley Austin in San Francisco, has a trial, litigation, and counseling practice in the federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies with an emphasis on complex antitrust, energy, and financial issues. She was recognized in 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America in antitrust, commercial litigation, and energy law, and in 2012 by Chambers USA in California antitrust, Legal 500, and Northern California Super Lawyers in energy and natural resources, antitrust litigation, and business litigation.

Gary Reback, of counsel with Carr & Ferrell, has represented Silicon Valley's best-known companies in the most important antitrust battles of the last three decades. He has been profiled in The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine, The Financial Times, and BusinessWeek, among other publications. Mr. Reback's book Free The Market! was published by Penguin Group in 2009. Later that year, he cofounded the Open Book Alliance to successfully oppose the Google Book settlement.

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