Hogan Lovells (Washington)

William Tripp Monts

Hogan Lovells (Washington)

William "Tripp" Monts is a partner with Hogan Lovells based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Tripp got interested in antitrust litigation as a law student when he got involved in a case involving waffle flour and waffle irons. The industries have changed over the years, but that fascination with handling antitrust cases has not. Whether they be class actions, government suits, or individual claims, Tripp has handled virtually every kind of antitrust dispute – price fixing, market allocation, boycott, tying, price discrimination, and monopolization – for major international companies and domestic clients and associations in industries as diverse as automobiles, energy, health care, software, insurance, and the professions. He views his job as learning a client’s business quickly and figuring out how to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently to meet the client’s business aims. An athlete whose schoolyard ambitions outstripped his talent, Tripp has also found that games and the law do mix. He has been privileged to advise numerous clients on the sports field on a host of antitrust and commercial issues, ranging from the design of athletic contests to telecasting arrangements to athlete eligibility to relations with governing bodies and other similar issues. Tripp also has a keen interest in foreign affairs and has been fortunate enough to represent sovereign clients in a host of cases under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and analyzed an array of legislative proposals that would alter the provisions of that statute. The issues he has litigated have spanned a broad gamut from property expropriations to trademark issues, ordinary commercial contracts, and garden-variety torts involving sovereign states.

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Daniel E. Shulak, Katie Hellings, William Tripp Monts, Eric Richard Sega The US DoJ secures its first criminal conviction in decades for attempted monopolization (Nathan Nephi Zito)


On 31 October 2022 the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ or the Division) announced that the president of a Montana paving and asphalt contractor pled guilty to one count of violating Section 2 of the Sherman Act for attempting to monopolize the market for highway crack-sealing (...)

William Tripp Monts, Chuck Loughlin, Edith Ramirez, Justin W. Bernick, Benjamin F. Holt The US District Court for the Northern District of California announces a $100,000 fine and sentences a former CEO to 40 months in prison for his role in a tuna price fixing conspiracy involving two competitors (Bumble Bee Foods)


On 16 June 2020, the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined US$100,000 for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors. This sentence is one of the most significant penalties ever imposed on a corporate executive in a criminal (...)


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