Luke van Houwelingen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. He practices in the Antitrust and Commercial Litigation groups. Luke represents clients in technology, transportation, and other industries in antitrust and other complex civil litigation and arbitration.
Luke recently represented DuPont in defense of antitrust counterclaims brought by Kolon Industries for monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. 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. This was the second major win in Crowell & Moring's work for DuPont stemming from trade secrets litigation against Kolon. The first was a jury award of $919.9 million for DuPont for theft of trade secrets related to Kevlar® business and technology used by DuPont. Luke's other recent matters include:
- Representing a major distributor of medical and surgical supplies in litigation alleging unlawful tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing under Sherman Act Section 1 and Clayton Act Section 3.
- Representing Amazon.com in a putative class action brought by "brick-and-mortar" bookstores alleging Sherman Act Section 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 a dispute 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.
- Representing a Class I railroad in arbitration against a transportation logistics company involving a complex contract dispute.
- Representing major trade associations in a successful challenge to EPA Clean Water Act regulation in federal appellate court.
- Representing a major trade association in litigation against EPA challenging a nationally significant Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
- Representing a mining company in a challenge to orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal appellate court.
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. While at Georgetown, he served as executive articles editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and as vice president for Programming for the American Constitution Society. During law school, Luke interned in EPA's Water Enforcement Division and at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he participated in a major Clean Water Act enforcement action. Luke received a bachelor of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland
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"DOJ and FTC Hold Joint Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices,"
Antitrust Law Alert
(June 27, 2014).
Contacts: Mary Anne Mason, Shawn R. Johnson, Jason C. Murray, Luke van Houwelingen
"Supreme Court Reverses the Ninth Circuit and Restores Order to Clean Water Act Permitting, Rejecting Reallocation of Permitting Authority Over Discharges of "Fill Material" from Corps of Engineers to EPA,"
Environment, Energy & Resources Law Alert
(June 22, 2009).
Contacts: Richard E. Schwartz, Kirsten L. Nathanson, Luke van Houwelingen
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