Mona Solouki

Sheppard Mullin (San Francisco)
Special Counsel

Ms. Solouki is a special counsel at Sheppard Mullin’s San Francisco office. Ms. Solouki specializes in defending individual and nation-wide class action lawsuits under both state and federal antitrust and consumer protection statutes. Ms. Solouki’s experience includes managing complex antitrust actions from inception to trial through discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. She is also experienced in working with economic experts on liability and damages issues, and has taken and defended expert depositions. Ms. Solouki appears before both state and federal courts and also has experience in private arbitration before the Court of International Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Solouki’s recent case experiences include, among others, In re SRAM Antitrust Litigation; Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc., et al.; DRAM Claims Liquidation Trust v. Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. et al.; and In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation. She is also currently involved in defending an opt-out action involving allegations of price fixing and market allocation in the LCD market. Ms. Solouki is a member of the California Bar. She is also admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California. She holds a J.D. from University of California (2001).

Articles

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Mona Solouki The U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio dismisses indirect purchaser class actions challenging proposed reverse payment agreements as anticompetitive on an allegation of preventing a cheaper generic medicine to enter the market sooner (Plavix Indirect Purchaser)

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Indirect Purchaser Plavix Class Actions Tossed for Lack of Antitrust Standing* On January 31, 2011, the District Court for Southern District of Ohio granted defendants’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion, dismissing indirect purchaser class actions that challenged proposed reverse payment agreements as (...)

Mona Solouki A US District Court dismisses antitrust claims arising from an allegation of foreign related conduct that affected the plaintiff’s foreign sales (AMD / Intel)

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Court dismisses AMD’s “foreign commerce claims” against Intel for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and standing* In a recent opinion, the District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed AMD’s antitrust claims against Intel that arose out of Intel’s alleged foreign-related conduct that (...)

Mona Solouki A US Court of Appeals rules that the District Court did not err in dismissing the antitrust claims based on an alleged economic retaliation against a nurse after she rebuffed his sexual advances (Stark / Ear Nose & Throat Specialists of Northwestern Penn)

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Asserted Economic Retaliation Against Plaintiff Based on Plaintiff’s Rejection of the Defendant’s Sexual Advances Did Not Violate Section 1 or 2 of the Sherman Act* In an unpublished opinion, designated as "not precedential," the Third Circuit recently affirmed the District Court’s dismissal (...)

Mona Solouki The U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit confirms the dismissal of antitrust claims related to an alleged loss of competitive technologies being deemed so diffuse that it could not possibly be adequately measured (Kloth / Microsoft)

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Indirect Purchaser and Remoteness Doctrines Barred Antitrust Claims Against Microsoft by End-User Software Licensees* A question arising from end-user license agreements ("EULAs"), which accompany applications software programs that have been preinstalled on personal computers, is whether they (...)

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