Mark Merley concentrates in class action and other antitrust litigation, as well as practice before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) on both merger and nonmerger matters. He also provides antitrust counseling on a range of issues. Mr. Merley has more than 30 years of experience in antitrust matters. He has been a partner of the firm since 1991.

Experience

  • Payment card company in federal antitrust class action challenging setting of interchange fees and other practices. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Payment card company in federal antitrust class action litigation challenging ATM access fees. (D.D.C.)
  • Payment card company in federal antitrust class action litigation regarding "chip card" implementation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Paper manufacturer in obtaining dismissal of federal and state antitrust class actions alleging price-fixing. In re Publication Paper Antitrust Litigation (D. Conn.)
  • Oil company in federal antitrust class action involving employee compensation. In re Compensation of Managerial, Professional & Technical Employees Antitrust Litigation (D.N.J.)

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions (2017)
Litigation: Antitrust (2007)
Chambers USA
Antitrust (2007-2011)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983, magna cum laude
  • BA/BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
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