Jason C. Murray

Partner
jmurray@crowell.com
+1.213.443.5582

Jason C. Murray is a litigation partner in Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust & Competition Group. His practice focuses primarily on antitrust litigation for both 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, technology, entertainment, and telecommunications areas, among others.

Jason also helps lead the firm's California Antitrust practice, which has been consistently selected by Global Competition Review as a " Recommended" competition practice. It is also recognized by Chambers USA as a leading California Antitrust practice.

Since 2018, Jason has been named one of the top lawyers in the antitrust field by Chambers USA. He has also consistently been selected a "Southern California Super Lawyer" in Antitrust Litigation (2007 and 2009-2021). He is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Antitrust Section, and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

Jason’s deep commitment to public service spans both his adopted home of Venice, California, and his birth country of New Zealand where he serves on the Board of Trustees for a Maori Trust. Closer to home, Jason works on issues of homelessness and job training and recovery services for veterans as a Board Member of the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles, the largest provider of services to LA County's homeless community.

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.

Representative Matters

  • In re: Resistors Litigation
    Lead litigation defense counsel for manufacturer of resistors in multidistrict litigation brought by putative classes of direct and indirect purchasers alleging Section 1 violation.
  • Prime v. Kaiser
    Lead litigation defense counsel for managed care provider in Section 1 case raising novel Noerr-Pennington and labor exemption issues, brought by hospital chain in the federal district court for the Southern District of California. Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims, affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit. 
  • PharmaRx v. GE Healthcare, et al.
    Lead litigation defense counsel for owner of nuclear pharmacies in Section 1 and Section 2 claims brought by putative class of independent pharmacies in federal district court for the Central District of California. Obtained dismissal with prejudice, later affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit.
  • In re: LCD Antitrust Litigation
    Lead plaintiffs' litigation counsel for Motorola Mobility, Inc., Target Corporation, Sears, Inc., ViewSonic Corporation, RadioShack, NewEgg, Rockwell Corporation, and others in opt out lawsuits as part of sprawling multidistrict litigation against alleged cartel in market for TFT-LCD technology used for mobile phones, computers, and televisions.
  • In re: Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation
    Lead plaintiffs' litigation counsel for Target Corporation and ViewSonic Corporation in opt out lawsuits brought as part of multidistrict cartel litigation and related international arbitration against manufacturers of CRTs used in televisions and computer monitors.
  • 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
    Antitrust counsel for major entertainment company in establishing joint venture to develop new distribution technology for high value content.
  • In re: Apple/ATTM Antitrust Litigation
    Lead litigation defense counsel for telecommunications company in Section 1 and 2 litigation over exclusive service provider relationship for iPhones.
  • In re: RFG Patent/Antitrust Litigation
    Obtained federal court approval of cy pres 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.
  • In re: DOJ investigation into Packaged Ice Industry
    Represented manufacturer in all aspects of DOJ criminal 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.


Affiliations

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 (March 2011). Presenters: Daniel A. Sasse and Jason Murray.


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Firm News & Announcements

June 1, 2022 Chambers USA 2022 Ranks 70 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 37 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 19, 2022 Los Angeles Business Journal Names Jason C. Murray and Renée Delphin-Rodriguez to “Top 100 Lawyers” List
December 16, 2021 Global Competition Review Once Again Recognizes Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100"
November 23, 2021 Daily Journal Names Jason Murray and Chahira Solh to 2021 “Top Antitrust Lawyers” List
August 19, 2021 The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, One Selected as Lawyer of the Year
June 14, 2021 Legal 500 United States Ranks Crowell & Moring in Six Practice Areas in 2021 Guide
May 20, 2021 Chambers USA 2021 Ranks 63 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 30 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
December 18, 2020 Global Competition Review Ranks Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100"
November 9, 2020 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Wins Dismissal with Prejudice for Antitrust and Labor Claims Against Port of Los Angeles
October 14, 2020 Antitrust Litigator Stefan Meisner Joins Crowell & Moring
July 20, 2020 Legal 500 United States Ranks Crowell & Moring in Five Practice Areas in 2020 Guide
April 23, 2020 Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
February 13, 2020 Global Competition Review Lists Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group as "Highly Recommended" in 20th Annual "GCR 100"
December 9, 2019 Crowell & Moring Launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team
September 20, 2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
June 18, 2019 General Motors’ Litigation Counsel Joe Lines Joins Crowell & Moring’s Orange County Office
April 29, 2019 Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
October 15, 2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
May 9, 2018 Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
October 31, 2017 Super Lawyers Recognizes 79 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
November 30, 2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 71 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
June 29, 2016 Litigation Note: Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. v. Service Employees International Union, et al.
October 27, 2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
September 30, 2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
January 31, 2014 Crowell & Moring Among Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Competition, Consumer Protection, and Government Contracts
September 1, 2013 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 64 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
September 1, 2012 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
September 1, 2010 Super Lawyers 2010 Recognizes 36 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
January 15, 2009 Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles Office Expands With Antitrust Litigator Jason Murray