Siemens (New York)

Deirdre McEvoy

Siemens (New York)
Senior Regulatory Counsel

Deirdre McEvoy is Lead Antitrust and Regulatory Counsel at Siemens. She was Counsel in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler’s Litigation department and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Team. Ms. McEvoy most recently served as Chief of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to heading the Antitrust Division’s New York Field Office, Ms. McEvoy served for ten years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she spent three years as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. During her time in the Southern District, she successfully investigated and prosecuted a wide array of complex securities and commodities fraud offenses, including accounting fraud, insider trading, investment adviser fraud, market manipulation, broker bribery and mail and wire fraud. Following law school graduation, Ms. McEvoy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Deirdre McEvoy, Jake Walter-Warner The US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismisses a lawsuit over patent settlement where generics were granted early-entry licenses with acceleration clauses (Takeda Pharmaceuticals)


Better Early than Never : SDNY Dismisses Lawsuit over Patent Settlement where Generics were Granted Early-Entry Licenses with Acceleration Clauses* On September 22, Judge Ronnie Abrams of the Southern District of New York dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals and (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Taylor J. Kirklin The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit turns on the interpretation of the Twombly plausibility standard and the application of the Supreme Court’s precedent on pleading standards to antitrust actions at early stages of litigation (Sawstop / Black & Decker)


Divided Fourth Circuit Panel Slices Up Twombly in Table Saw Boycott Suit* Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit issued a significant decision in a boycott conspiracy case, SD3, LLC v. Black & Decker, No. 14-1746 (4th Cir. Sept. 15, 2015). The suit, at its heart, (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Taylor J. Kirklin The US Supreme Court declines to resolve a closely watched circuit split on the applicability of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (Motorola / AU Optronics)


Supreme Court Surprises the Antitrust World with Denial of Cert in Motorola and AU Optronics* Today the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in two cases, Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics et al. and Hsiung and AU Optronics Corp. America Inc. v. United States, declining to (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Jennifer A. Dixon The US District Court for the Northern District of California allows a class action alleging price-fixing in the capacitors sector to go forward (Capacitors Antitrust Class action)


In re Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Litigation Survives Motion to Dismiss* Direct and indirect capacitor purchasers who filed class action complaints against an alleged worldwide cartel of capacitor manufacturers have, for the most part, survived a motion to dismiss in the Northern (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Jennifer A. Dixon A US District Judge finds that plaintiffs’ allegations can be sufficient to support their antitrust claim even if they failed to adequately define a cognizable market (Aluminum Warehousing)


In re : Aluminum Warehousing : Cats Live for Another Day* On March 26, 2015, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York, in a very colorful decision that metaphorically describes the plaintiffs as cats trying to locate a “rat” in the world of aluminum (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Nicole Paschal The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit stresses the importance for Sherman Act litigants to support their claims of antitrust injury-in-fact with market facts (Netflix)


Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Netflix Antitrust Suit* Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a multidistrict class action brought by Netflix subscribers who claimed the company conspired with Walmart to dominate the online DVD sales and rental markets. In 2005, Netflix (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Kathrina Szymborski The US District Court for the Southern District of New York allows a claim of alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates to go forward, distinguishing the case from the LIBOR ones (FX Benchmark rates)


Motion to Dismiss Denied in FX Rigging Case* A federal judge in New York on Wednesday allowed a consolidated class action by U.S.-based investors concerning the rigging of the foreign exchange (FX) market to move forward. In denying a motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Harry Sandick, Jennifer A. Dixon The US Supreme Court provides certainty to plaintiffs about the timing of their appeal in multidistrict litigations (Gelboim / Bank of America)


Supreme Court Revives LIBOR Antitrust Appeal in Gelboim et al. v. Bank of America Corp. et al.* On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a highly anticipated decision in a LIBOR-based antitrust class action suit allowing a plaintiff to immediately take a direct (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Kathrina Szymborski The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit leaves open the possibility that a single entity could conspire with its own members or sub-parts (Abraham & Veneklasen / AQHA)


When Can an Organization Conspire with Itself ?* The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week reversed a jury verdict and rendered judgment for American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in a much-contested antitrust case about AQHA’s ban of cloned horses. The Fifth Circuit left (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, George LoBiondo The US District Court for the District of New Jersey allows bid-rigging claims concerning municipal tax lien auctions to proceed (New Jersey Tax Sales Certificates)


Antitrust Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss in the New Jersey Tax Lien Bid-Rigging Class Action* The plaintiffs’ antitrust claims in the New Jersey municipal tax lien auction bid-rigging class action may proceed, the federal judge presiding over the litigation has ruled. New Jersey (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, George LoBiondo The US District Court for the District of New Jersey notes that even if a Court accepts the premise of a reverse non-monetary payment, plaintiffs may allege facts to allow an estimate of the monetary value of that settlement or risk facing dismissal (Lipitor)


Plausibly Alleging Non-monetary Settlements as Reverse Payments After Actavis* In In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation, No. 12 Civ. 2389 (D.N.J.), U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan has confirmed his prior ruling that under the Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly, Iqbal, and FTC v. (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Terra Hittson The US District Court for the Southern District of New York finds that plaintiffs adequately plead a conspiracy to restrain trade because the defendants “abruptly and simultaneously” switched their positions and harmed their interests (Credit Default Swaps)


In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation : Big Banks Still Must Face Section 1 Sherman Act Claim* In a decision upholding most of the class action antitrust claims against 12 of the world’s largest financial institutions, Judge Cote of the Southern District of New York held that the (...)


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