Paul Hastings Continues Antitrust and Competition Expansion with Addition of Prominent Partner in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2012) - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that
"Tom has a cutting-edge practice at the convergence of financial services, IT and antitrust, particularly in the area of payment systems, where Tom is among the leading practitioners with concentrated across-the-board expertise for this emerging and constantly evolving industry, helping us expand our capabilities serving the financial services sector and technology clients throughout the firms global network," said
"We have strengthened our global antitrust capabilities significantly over the past year," said
Mr. Brown's practice focuses on competition law and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. In addition to strategically advising payment systems and financial services clients across a broad spectrum of regulatory issues, he has litigated notable antitrust cases, including class actions, in the financial services industry for more than fifteen years. Mr. Brown recently helped eBay defeat a putative class action in which plaintiffs claimed that eBays acquisition of PayPal enabled the company to charge supracompetitive fees. He was also a member of the trial team that handled the defense of the then largest civil antitrust class action in U.S. history for Visa U.S.A. Inc., In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation.
Immediately prior to joining O'Melveny, Mr. Brown was Vice President, Senior Counsel at Visa U.S.A. Inc. There he was responsible for managing the aftermath of the settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation, including the dozens of consumer class actions that were filed following the settlement. He was also deeply involved in the companys transformation from a co-op to a shareholder owned company.
Mr. Brown's hire will follow the arrival of
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