Stefan M. Meisner

McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Stefan M. Meisner provides legal services to clients in connection with antitrust matters and electronic discovery issues. He is a member of the Firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. Stefan focuses his antitrust practice on complex, multi-district class action litigation alleging Sherman Act violations, US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, merger investigations and intellectual property issues. He counsels clients on the antitrust implications of patent licensing and settlements of infringement litigation. In addition, he counsels clients on global strategies for addressing cartel prosecutions and defenses, from the inception of government investigations, to the initiation of civil class action litigation in a variety of jurisdictions. Stefan also advises on major mergers and acquisitions, and on merger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and multinational notification regimes. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, defense and aerospace, high-tech, semi-conductors, building materials, hospitals, alcohol beverages, steel, mining and aggregates. To develop efficient and effective solutions for businesses facing issues with e-discovery and management of electronically stored information, Stefan counsels clients on electronic discovery issues in the litigation and regulatory arenas. He counsels clients on developing effective strategies for managing electronic records in light of evolving standards on preservation and production of electronic documents and data under the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Stefan also has extensive experience with investigations that involve forensic examination of electronic media and data. Stefan serves on the Firm’s pro bono, strategic planning, new business and recruitment committees. He is active in representing individuals seeking asylum in the US and US service veterans who are seeking government benefits related to their service.


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805 Bulletin

Stefan M. Meisner, Nicole L. Castle, Paul M. Thompson The Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice publishes new policy that significantly enhances the importance of compliance programs


THE LATEST: NEW DOJ ANTITRUST DIVISION POLICY MAKES COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER* What Happened: Last week, the Antitrust Division reported that it has changed its Justice Manual to state that it will consider antitrust compliance at the charging stage in criminal antitrust (...)

Ashley L. McMahon , Stefan M. Meisner The US DoJ reaches settlement with six broadcast television companies and prohibits share of competitive sentitive information in the television spot advertising market (Sinclair Broadcast Group / Raycom Media / Tribune Media Company / Meredith Corporation / Griffin Communications / Dreamcatcher Broadcasting)


THE LATEST: DOJ Reaches Settlement with Six Broadcast Television Companies* The Department of Justice (DOJ) and six broadcast television companies reached settlements last week after the DOJ claimed that the companies shared competitively sensitive information that allowed the parties to alter (...)

Stefan M. Meisner, Anthony S. Ferrara, Lisa A. Peterson The Texas District Court declares that a licensing offer based on end device is compliant with FRAND commitments (HTC / Ericsson)


Standard-essential patent holders and implementers may face uncertainty regarding licensing practices following a May 23 Texas court ruling. In the ruling, a Texas federal judge reached a conclusion different from a recent California court decision — FTC v. Qualcomm — on the question of whether (...)

Stefan M. Meisner, Lisa A. Peterson The U.S. Northern District Court of California requires the holder of a standard essential patent for cellular communication to license it to all those willing to pay a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory rate (Qualcomm)


FTC Secures Partial Victory Requiring SEP Holder to License to All Comers in Antitrust Case* Summary Recently, a federal district court in California granted partial summary judgment for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an important intellectual property and antitrust case involving (...)

Ashley L. McMahon , Stefan M. Meisner The US Supreme Court holds that federal courts should accord respectful consideration to foreign government submissions when analyzing comity issues but are not bound by them (Animal Science products / Hebei welcome pharmaceutical)


Supreme Court Clarifies Principles of International Comity in Vitamin C Ruling* Alert: The Supreme Court clarified the principles of international comity this week in a ruling pertaining to the long-running vitamin C antitrust class action litigation. International comity is the recognition a (...)

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