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.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland
Highlights, News & Knowledge
"Effective Advocacy Need Not Be Adversarial," Bloomberg BNA Digital Discovery & e-Evidence
(September 25, 2014).
Co-Authors: David D. Cross and Luke Van Houwelingen.
"Data Law Trends & Developments: E-Discovery, Privacy, Cybersecurity & Information Governance," a Crowell & Moring LLP publication
"To Be Or Not To Be Produced—That Is The Question," Crowell & Moring's E-Discovery Law Insights
(April 21, 2014).
Co-Authors: Luke van Houwelingen and David D. Cross.
"Domestic Arbitration," Chapter 8 of Litigation Management, published by American Lawyer Media's Law Journal Press
Co-Authors: George D. Ruttinger, Joseph L. Meadows and Luke van Houwelingen.
"Selected Administrative Procedure and Practice Topics," American Law of Mining 2d, Ch. 186
Co-Authors: Tim Means, Kirsten Nathanson and Luke van Houwelingen.
"Major Supreme Court Victory For Mining Industry Under Clean Water Act," Crowell & Moring Mining Law Monitor, Vol. 25, Issue 1
Author: Luke van Houwelingen.
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"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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