PROFILEMaxwell M. Blecher, renowned for his expertise in antitrust and complex business litigation, has litigated significant cases resulting in many precedent-setting antitrust decisions, including United States v. General Motors, Handgards v. Ethicon, Image Technical Services v. Eastman Kodak, L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League, United States v. Syufy Enterprises, and many more. He has also argued cases in the California Supreme Court (Korea Supply v. Lockheed Martin and ABC International Traders v. Matsushita) and in the U.S. Supreme Court (USA Petroleum v. ARCO and State of Hawaii v. Standard Oil). He has testified before Congressional hearings; authored numerous articles on antitrust and civil litigation in the UCLA Law Review, The George Washington Law Review, Southwestern University Law Review, The Antitrust Law Journal, The Antitrust Bulletin, The St. John Law Journal and others. He lectures extensively at programs sponsored by federal, state and local Bar associations.
Mr. Blecher is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 1998, the California State Bar named him Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Blecher served on President Carter's National Commission for the review of Antitrust Laws and Procedure in 1978 to 1979. Since 1997 he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America; profiled in Chambers USA Guide: America Leading Business Lawyers; and is one of 14 attorneys profiled in America Top Trial Lawyers. Mr. Blecher has also been featured in California Lawyer and Los Angeles Magazine as a leading California lawyer.
Mr. Blecher is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School.
EDITORIAL REVIEWMax Blecher stands out among his competitors in the antitrust field. He was named Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in 1998 by the California State Bar for his work on groundbreaking cases. Blecher represented the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a high-profile win against the NFL, allowing the Raiders to move to Los Angeles in 1982. In another major antitrust case, he counseled a group of independent service operators in a successful lawsuit against Eastman Kodak. Blecher, the founding partner of Los Angeles firm Blecher & Collins, also served on former President Carter's National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws.
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