Sheppard Mullin (San Francisco)

Nadezhda Nikonova

Sheppard Mullin (San Francisco)
Lawyer (Associate)

Nadezhda Nikonova is an associate in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on high-technology cartel and monopolization cases. She has special experience working with expert witnesses and applying sophisticated economic analysis to antitrust law. Ms. Nikonova earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was awarded the Certificate in Business Law. During law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal, clerked at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, and served as a research assistant to revise an antitrust law textbook. Ms. Nikonova formerly worked as an economic analyst with expert witnesses on antitrust litigation and merger clearance matters. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in economics and psychology from UCLA.


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1313 Bulletin

Thomas Dillickrath, Nadezhda Nikonova The US DoJ and FTC publish a statement on the violation of antitrust laws in connection with the manufacturing and the distribution or sale of public health products during the COVID-19 pandemic


DOJ and FTC To Focus On Antitrust and Consumer Protection Violations Relating to Coronavirus* The rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is impacting local and global companies, disrupting supply chains, creating volatility in the stock market, and causing great concern in local (...)

David R. Garcia, Nadezhda Nikonova The US DoJ settles a lawsuit regarding a hospital system anti-steering provisions againts health plans (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority)


U.S. Department of Justice Settles Anti-Steering Suit Against Hospital System; First Such Settlement After Amex SCOTUS Decision* On November 15, 2018, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice settled a two-and-a-half year long lawsuit against Atrium Health, a North Carolina (...)

Dylan I. Ballard, Nadezhda Nikonova The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit dismisses price-fixing claims based on overseas purchases of LCD panels made by foreign affiliates (Motorola Mobility / AU Optronics)


LCD Court Dismisses Motorola’s Multi-Billion Dollar Antitrust Claims Based On Overseas Purchases* On January 23, in a landmark decision that is one of the most important yet to be handed down in the sprawling LCD antitrust litigation pending in various federal courts since 2006, Judge Joan (...)

Nadezhda Nikonova The US District Court for the District of California dismisses an action brought by a putative class of consumers on claims of monopolization of the aftermarket for phone apps (Apple)


Plaintiffs Hit an Illinois Brick Wall: Indirect Purchasers of iPhone Apps Lack Standing to Bring Antitrust Suit* On December 2, 2013, United States District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the Northern District of California dismissed a case against Apple brought by a putative class of (...)

Dylan I. Ballard, Nadezhda Nikonova The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms a grant of summary judgment for defendants in an antitrust suit involving alleged price-fixing of ATM fees (ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation)


Brick By Illinois Brick: Ninth Circuit Builds High Wall For Indirect Purchaser Suits* The Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed a grant of summary judgment for defendants in an antitrust suit involving alleged price-fixing of ATM fees, holding that the plaintiffs were indirect purchasers within (...)

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