Cozen O’Connor: Antitrust Litigator Joins Commercial Litigation Department

Antitrust Litigator Joins Commercial Litigation Department

Thursday, April 5, 2018

New York – April 5, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor announced today that antitrust litigator David H. Reichenberg — who has successfully represented some of the country’s best-known technology brands, including Google, Netflix, Twitter, and YouTube — has joined its nationally recognized Commercial Litigation Department. Reichenberg, who comes to the firm from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, joins as a member and will work out of Cozen O’Connor’s midtown New York City office.

As a litigator, Reichenberg advises and defends clients in bet-the-company cases involving unfair competition allegations, often matters that involve the complex intersection of antitrust and intellectual property (IP) law. He also advises Fortune 500 clients on the antitrust implications of potential business initiatives — including corporate mergers and acquisitions — and represents them, when necessary, before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.

“Antitrust authorities, both in the United States and around the world, are heightening enforcement efforts and initiating more ambitious inquiries than ever before,” said Jeffrey G. Weil, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department. “David’s experience litigating complex Fortune 500-level antitrust matters, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, will prove invaluable to our clients. I’m happy to welcome David to the firm and I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”

In 2014 Reichenberg successfully represented Google in Martin v. Google — a headline-generating case in which a California court found that despite the opposition’s claims that it monopolizes the search engine business, Google's search results are protected free speech under the First Amendment (the decision was upheld on appeal). Reichenberg has also successfully defended Netflix in a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California and Universal Surveillance in a monopolization case.

“Cozen O’Connor is known for its trial lawyers and I think I strengthen that bench with my antitrust experience,” Reichenberg said. “I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues across offices and groups.”  

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2009, Reichenberg was an associate at Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where his practice focused on merger clearance and other complex litigation, including trademarks and antitrust.

Named to New York Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" listing from 2015 through 2017, Reichenberg also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently he was first-chair on a trial team that secured a favorable jury verdict in the Eastern District of New York on a 1983 civil rights claim under the Fourth Amendment.

Reichenberg earned his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law and his B.S. in policy analysis and management at Cornell University.

Cozen O’Connor is one of the country’s most successful commercial litigation firms. With 350 highly respected litigators, including numerous fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, it is the go-to firm for sophisticated clients with complicated and consequential business litigation. Its lawyers routinely appear in courtrooms across the nation. They know the judges and procedural norms of nearly every state and win cases in the most challenging jurisdictions. Cozen O’Connor is a trial firm — not simply a litigation firm. That commitment to actual trial work benefits its clients both in the form of decisive verdicts and advantageous settlements.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 29 offices across two continents.

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