Paul M.  Eckles

Lawyer (Partner)

Paul M. Eckles is a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Antitrust group in New York. He represents a wide variety of clients in antitrust, unfair business practices, consumer fraud and other complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate court levels. Mr. Eckles also represents clients in connection with government investigations and provides general antitrust counseling. Mr. Eckles is representing CEMEX, Watson Pharmaceuticals, De Beers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in putative antitrust class actions. Other representations include, among others, successfully defending Activision Publishing, Inc. in an antitrust action challenging the purported tying of products; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in a putative antitrust class action brought by resident physicians; officers and directors of Stan Lee Media, Inc. in a securities class action and related commercial litigation; and International Paper Company in an antitrust class action alleging price-fixing.



1366 Bulletin

Matthew Martino, Paul M. Eckles, Tara L. Reinhart The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issues a decision holding that purchasers have standing to seek damages from suppliers accused of price-fixing (Processed Egg Products)


Last week, in In re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision holding that purchasers of processed egg products have standing to seek damages from egg suppliers accused of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman (...)

Gary A. MacDonald, Paul M. Eckles, Peter E. Greene, Steven C. Sunshine The US Supreme Court reverses class action certification raising hurdles for antitrust collective redress cases (Wal-Mart Stores / Dukes)


This article has been nominated for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On June 20, 2011, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision holding that discrimination claims on behalf of up (...)

Paul M. Eckles, Shepard Goldfein The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms dismissal of antitrust claims addressing the proper application of the implied preclusion doctrine (Electronic Trading Group / Banc of America Securities)


On December 3, 2009, in In re Short Sale Antitrust Litigation (No. 08-0420-cv), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action alleging collusion among certain financial institutions that serve as “prime brokers” in connection with short sale (...)

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