C. Scott Hataway

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C Scott Hataway is an antitrust and competition partner in the litigation department of Paul Hastings, where he focuses on competition and trade regulation matters. His areas of practice include merger, civil nonmerger, and criminal antitrust counselling; district court and appellate litigation; and advocacy before the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and international enforcement agencies. Mr. Hataway has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional merger review and has appeared before the European Commission, China’s Ministry of Commerce, the Korean Fair Trade Commission, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. As both a private practitioner and a former trial attorney with the DoJ’s antitrust division, Mr Hataway has successfully led merger review cases in such industries as consumer electronics, telecommunications, national defence, information technology, energy infrastructure, primary metal production, broadcast communications, and transportation. He has also represented clients in criminal and civil non-merger investigations, including state and federal inquiries into alleged unlawful licensing practices in the music industry, alleged tying and standard-setting violations in the communications industry, alleged monopolisation in the pharmaceuticals industry, and alleged collusion in the electronics industry. Complementing his work with federal agencies, Mr Hataway has also represented clients involved in various competition-related commercial disputes in state and federal court, including alleged Sherman Act violations, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and other unfair business practices.

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