Burt Braverman

Davis Wright Tremaine (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Burt Braverman is a partner in the Washington DC office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Burt counsels associations, trade groups, standard setting organizations, group purchasing entities and other collaborative enterprises on a wide range of matters, including antitrust compliance, membership issues (e.g., admission, discipline), ethics, accreditation, standard setting and enforcement, intellectual property, advertising, group purchasing, the use of social media, data security, tax issues, and general commercial matters. Burt is a seasoned litigator, having litigated cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal and state courts across the country, as well as in numerous federal, state and local administrative agencies; arbitrated and mediated cases; and served as an arbitrator. In addition to litigating antitrust cases, he counsels clients on the full spectrum of antitrust and competition issues, including matters such as standard setting, trade association activities, joint ventures, group purchasing, exclusive distributorships, tying, and resale price maintenance. He also counsels clients on premerger notifications to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and has represented clients in responding to FTC and DOJ investigations. Burt has received a number of professional honors, including inclusion in Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers USA), The International Who’s Who Legal, and Washington SmartCEO Magazine’s "Legal Elite".


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Burt Braverman The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania finds anti-competitive conduct of major players in the international telecommunications market within the context of a standard-setting organization (TruePosition / Ericsson)


Antitrust & Associations: “Standard Setting Can Be Risky Business”* Virtually every industry, from telecommunications to agriculture, has benefited from standard-setting organizations (SSOs), whose collaborative work can advance technology, promote health and safety, and enhance quality and (...)

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