Luke van Houwelingen, Counsel Washington, D.C.
lvanhouwelingen@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2583
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Luke van Houwelingen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Antitrust Group. Luke represents clients in technology, transportation, health care, and other industries in antitrust and other complex civil litigation and arbitration.

Luke recently represented Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc., the nation’s largest distributor of medical and surgical supplies, in defense of litigation alleging unlawful tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing under Sherman Act § 1, Clayton Act § 3, and Kansas state law. In March 2017, Owens & Minor prevailed in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the District of Kansas’s March 2016 grant of summary judgment for Owens & Minor and its co-defendant, dismissing all claims.

Luke's other recent matters include:

  • Representing DuPont in defense of antitrust counterclaims brought by Kolon Industries for monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act § 2. In April 2012, on the eve of trial, the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment for DuPont and dismissed Kolon's counterclaims with prejudice.
  • Representing Amazon.com in a putative class action brought by "brick-and-mortar" bookstores alleging Sherman Act Sections 1 and 2 violations related to e-books. Amazon's motion to dismiss was granted with prejudice.
  • Representing a Class I railroad in defense of a multi-district class action antitrust litigation alleging conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices.
  • Representing a Class I railroad in arbitration with a major energy utility company over a long-term coal transportation contract.
  • Representing a leading server manufacturer as a plaintiff in DRAM chip price-fixing litigation to recover overcharges caused by an international cartel.  

Luke is also active in pro bono matters, with an emphasis on disability rights and special education litigation.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Luke clerked for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan  of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Luke received his J.D. from Georgetown Law Center in 2007, graduating cum laude. Luke received a bachelor of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002.



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Mar.14.2017 Litigation Note: Crowell & Moring Wins Appellate Victory Affirming Summary Judgment on Tying and Exclusive Dealing Case
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Apr.06.2012 Crowell & Moring Client DuPont Granted Summary Judgment in Kolon Antitrust Claim