Evan Kreiner represents clients in connection with a broad range of antitrust issues related to litigation, government investigations, counseling and advisory matters. He has worked for clients in a diverse range of industries, including technology, travel, health care, pharmaceuticals and financial services.
In the antitrust litigation area, Mr. Kreiner has handled cases involving monopolization, price fixing, exclusionary conduct, tying and other restraints of trade, as well as class actions. His extensive litigation experience includes conducting the direct examination of Sabre Corporation’s technology expert and cross-examining a Nobel Prize-winning economist, the plaintiff’s damages expert and a technology expert on behalf of Sabre in the successful defense against claims for unlawful monopolization and unreasonable restraints of trade brought by US Airways. In addition, Mr. Kreiner was a core member of Skadden’s trial team that secured judgment in favor of Sabre Corporation in the Department of Justice’s suit to enjoin Sabre’s proposed acquisition of Farelogix.
Mr. Kreiner’s litigation experience also includes presenting oral argument on a motion to dismiss on behalf of Chase Bank USA, N.A. and six other banks that issue Visa or Mastercard credit cards in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy among credit card networks and card-issuing banks in connection with the conversion to cards with chip-based technology. Following oral argument, all claims against the banks were dismissed.
Other representations include LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton in litigation regarding its proposed acquisition of Tiffany & Co.; Postmates in a class action alleging price fixing and anticompetitive conduct regarding online meal ordering platforms; Express Scripts and its affiliates in a number of litigations in federal and state courts alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, the RICO statute, and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, as well as investigations by state attorneys general; and JPMorgan Chase in antitrust class actions and other litigation alleging a conspiracy among Visa, MasterCard and certain banks to set credit and debit card interchange fees and network rules.
Mr. Kreiner is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University Law School, where he teaches a course in legal writing.