Moses & Singer LLP (New York)

Paul M.  Eckles

Moses & Singer LLP (New York)

Paul Eckles is a Partner in Moses Singer’s Litigation practice group and the Leader of the Antitrust Litigation practice. He has a diverse litigation practice focused on antitrust, breach of contract, unfair business practices, fraud, fiduciary duty, intellectual property and other complex litigation matters. He also represents clients in connection with government investigations, provides general antitrust counseling, and advises companies on supply chain issues. Paul has extensive experience navigating the nuances of defending and defeating class actions. He has earned a reputation as someone who devises innovative strategies and solutions. Paul’s class action representations include representing Teva Pharmaceuticals in defeating class certification in reverse payment antitrust litigation; representing the National Hockey League in defeating class certification in antitrust litigation relating to exclusive broadcast territories; and representing CEMEX in defeating class certification in antitrust litigation relating to alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging in the cement and concrete industries. Paul has successfully represented financial institutions in a number of antitrust class actions, including relating to the ISDAfix bench­mark rate, municipal derivatives, auctions rate securities, purported naked short selling, U.S.-denominated SSA bonds and U.S. treasuries. In the antitrust litigation area, Paul has handled litigations involving the full range of alleged anticompetitive conduct, including price-fixing, bid-rigging, group boycotts, exclusive dealing, monopolization, tying, price discrimination, interlocking directorates and mergers. He has successfully defended clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, sports, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, consumer products, and health care. Paul also has extensive experience in non-antitrust matters. He has represented numerous companies in connection with general business disputes, including supply chain disputes, contract disputes, and disputes with business partners. Paul also has significant experience in high profile litigation matters. He was part of the trial teams that successfully defended the National Football League in actions brought by the Oakland Raiders involving contract and fiduciary duty claims, in which the Raiders sought more than $1 billion in damages. He was a member of the team defending MGA Entertainment, Inc. in its multibillion-dollar “battle of the dolls” dispute against Mattel, Inc. He represented the National Hockey League in connection with the bankruptcy of the Phoenix Coyotes and in its defense against an attempt by the owners of the Coyotes to relocate the team over the NHL’s objection. He successfully defended Deltec Bank in connection with the failed launch of a new cryptocurrency. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Eckles was a litigation partner at K&L Gates LLP and before that an antitrust and litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Eckles has been named to Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000, and New York Metro Super Lawyers. He was also named as a “Litigator of the Week” by Global Competition Review for his work in defeating class certification in antitrust litigation relating to AndroGel.



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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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