Jason C. Murray is a partner and vice-chair of Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on antitrust litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, antitrust counseling, and complex commercial litigation. Jason has tried or arbitrated numerous matters as first chair and has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit and the California Court of Appeal. He also routinely counsels clients on antitrust compliance issues and represents them before the DOJ and FTC in competition matters.
Jason has handled a wide variety of litigation and antitrust counseling, with a particular emphasis on antitrust cartel litigation and monopolization and exclusive dealing cases for companies in the health care, energy, technology, and telecommunications areas, among others.
Jason is a member of the Steering Committee of Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group and helps lead the California Antitrust practice, which was recently selected by Global Competition Review as a "Highly Recommended" competition practice for GCR's 2015 California Bar Survey (GCR 100). He also has consistently been selected a "Southern California Super Lawyer" in Antitrust Litigation (2007 and 2009-2016).
Jason is also a leader in the Los Angeles Antitrust and Litigation Bar and the community at large. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter, and is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Antitrust Section, and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. Jason also serves on the Board of the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles Chapter.
Jason received his B.A. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, where he was an articles editor on the University of Southern California Law Review. He also clerked for the Honorable Charles E. Springer of the Nevada Supreme Court.
- Prime v. Kaiser
Lead defense counsel for managed care provider in Section 1 case raising novel Noerr-Pennington and labor exemption issues. Now pending before the Ninth Circuit following dismissal with prejudice by the federal district court for the Southern District of California.
- In re: RFG Patent/Antitrust Litigation
Obtained federal court approval of cypres settlement on behalf of major oil company following years of vigorously contested litigation in consolidated federal and related state antitrust class actions alleging misconduct arising from participation in California Air Resources Board rulemaking for low-emissions gasoline (RFG) and its related portfolio of RFG patents.
- PharmaRx v. GE Healthcare, et al.
Lead defense counsel for owner of nuclear pharmacies in Section 1 and Section 2 case pending in federal district court for the Central District of California.
- In re: LCD Antitrust Litigation
Currently representing Motorola Mobility, Inc. in cert. petition before the United States Supreme Court in cartel litigation. Also represented Target Corporation, Sears, Inc., ViewSonic Corporation, RadioShack, NewEgg, and others in obtaining settlements of litigation and related government investigations into market for TFT-LCD technology used for mobile phones, computers and televisions.
- In re: Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation|
Currently lead antitrust litigation counsel for Target Corporation and ViewSonic Corporation in MDL cartel litigation and related international arbitration relating to market for CRTs used int televisions and computer monitors.
- In re: LCD Antitrust Litigation
Currently representing Motorola Mobility, Inc. in cert. petition before the United States Supreme Court.
- In re: Confidential Arbitration of Covenant Not to Compete
Lead antitrust counsel for major agricultural company in confidential litigation involving covenants not to compete and Capper Volstead immunity.
- In re: Joint Technology Venture
Represented major entertainment company in establishing joint venture to develop new distribution technology for high value content.
- In re: Apple/ATTM Antitrust Litigation
Lead antitrust counsel for telecommunication company in litigation over exclusive service provider relationship for iPhones.
- In re: DOJ investigation into Packaged Ice Industry
Represented manufacturer in all aspects of DOJ investigation and related civil litigation into alleged collusion in the packaged ice industry.
- Ricoh Corp. v. Katun
Represented manufacturer in antitrust counterclaim brought by direct competitor alleging monopolization over aftermarket products and services.
- Coalition for Internet Transparency v. ICANN
Successfully defeated TRO and PI and obtained dismissal of antitrust claims alleging monopolization and conspiracy in .net and .com registries.
- FSPA v. Diebold
Defeated PI and obtained dismissal of antitrust claims brought by third party service providers alleging antitrust claims premised on refusal to license patents and copyrights.
Admitted to practice: all California State Courts, all federal district courts in California, and Ninth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.
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Speeches & Presentations
"An Evening with Wall Street’s Top Cop: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara," Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles, CA
(November 11, 2014).
Moderator: Jason C. Murray; Panelist: Janet Levine.
"Turning the Corporate Legal Department into a Profit Center," Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Chapter
(June 24, 2013).
Presenters: Daniel A. Sasse, Jennifer S. Romano, Jason C. Murray, and Steven D. Allison.
"Improve Your Results and Reduce Your Outside Counsel Costs," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Multi-venue MCLE Program
Presenters: Daniel A. Sasse and Jason Murray.
"Litigation Forecast 2016: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year," a Crowell & Moring LLP publication
"Antitrust - Agencies Show New Willingness to Litigate," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2016
Contributor: Jason Murray. Also published in Westlaw Journal's Antitrust Report.
"3rd Circ. Ruling May Significantly Expand Antitrust Standing," Law360
(January 3, 2016).
Authors: Jason C. Murray, Robert B. McNary, and Dylan Burstein.
"Thoughts On Consolidating Federal And State Antitrust Cases," Law360
(January 30, 2015).
Co-Authors: Jason C. Murray, Robert B. McNary, and Danielle Richards.
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