Daniel A. SASSE

Crowell & Moring (Irvine)
Lawyer (Partner)

Dan is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office and serves as head of that office. He focuses his litigation and counseling practice on antitrust law. His litigation practice includes defending clients in criminal investigations and civil litigation as well as representing many Fortune 500 companies as plaintiffs in recovery actions when they have been the victim of price-fixing cartels. In these matters, Dan has recovered more than $1 billion for clients in recent years. In 2014, Dan was recognized as an Up and Coming California Antitrust attorney by Chambers USA, regarding him as "very knowledgeable" and "remarkably responsive." The Daily Journal has called Dan one of "10 Emerging Law Firm Leaders in California." Dan has also been named as a "Rising Star" by the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC-SoCal) and by Competition Law360, who placed him on the nationwide list of 10 competition lawyers under 40 to watch. Additionally, one of his cases was listed as one of the Top 25 California Plaintiff’s Verdicts by the Daily Journal.Dan has also consistently been recognized as a "Southern California Super Lawyer - Rising Star" in Antitrust Litigation since 2007. Dan has also been a leader in Orange County Bar and community organizations. He serves on the ABTL/OC Board of Governors, is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and serves as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is also a past president of the Federal Bar Association/OC, and served as a member of the CD Cal Local Rules Committee. Dan is also heavily involved in Crowell & Moring’s award winning pro bono program and served as an attorney coach for the Fountain Valley High School Mock Trial Team. Before joining Crowell & Moring, Dan clerked for two years for the Honorable, H. Dean Whipple, Chief Judge United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

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225 Bulletin

Chahira Solh, Daniel A. SASSE, Robert A. Lipstein, Ryan C. Tisch The Kansas Supreme Court holds that resale price maintenance, whether purely vertical or in a dual distribution setting, is per se illegal and rejects applicability of federal rule of reason analysis to claims brought under Kansas antitrust law (O’Brien / Leegin Creative Leather Products)


UPDATE NOTE: On April 16, 2013, the Kansas legislature reversed the decision discussed below, and adopted a "reasonableness" standard for analyzing vertical price agreements. On May 4, 2012, Kansas joined the growing trend among states to limit the distribution flexibility that had been (...)

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