Jones Day (New York)

Meir Feder

Jones Day (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Meir Feder is partner at Jones Day (New York). He has argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and in eight federal circuits; he also briefs and argues state court appeals and dispositive motions in significant trial level cases. He has experience in multiple practice areas, including securities, antitrust, class action, consumer, criminal, and employment litigation. Meir recently argued and won Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), in the U.S. Supreme Court. His other recent matters include successfully representing American Needle in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 130 S. Ct. 2201 (2010); obtaining the dismissal of a securities class action against Dell seeking more than $20 billion in damages; and representing the creator of the iconic Obama "Hope" image in copyright litigation over that image. Meir heads the Issues & Appeals Practice in the New York Office. Prior to joining the Firm, he was deputy chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Before assuming that supervisory position, he prosecuted criminal cases for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and tried seven cases in federal district court. Meir is one of the pro bono coordinators for the Firm’s New York Office and serves on the board of the Office of the Appellate Defender, a not-for-profit organization that provides appellate and post conviction representation in the New York State courts. He also has served as an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law, where he taught Supreme Court advocacy and co-directed the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.


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Meir Feder The US Supreme Court rejects special sports league exemption from antitrust scrutiny adopting a narrow view of Copperweld immunity (American Needle / National Football League)


The U.S. Supreme Court adopts a narrow view of Copperweld immunity in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act is, in important ways, extraordinary in its simplicity. It broadly prohibits all agreements—“[e]very contract, combination . . . or (...)

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