Daniel M. Wall is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Wall is recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States, with a practice that covers the gamut from complex antitrust litigation, government conduct investigations, merger reviews and counseling. His specialties are single-firm conduct litigation (e.g., monopolization actions) and the application of the antitrust laws to high technology industries.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Wall has represented some of the world's leading companies in antitrust litigation, including Apple, Oracle Corporation, Intel, Eastman Kodak, Compaq Computer and DIRECTV. He has also represented clients in dozens of government antitrust investigations into proposed mergers, suspected anticompetitive business practices and cartels.
Mr. Wall is recommended by every significant publication ranking antitrust lawyers, including Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and the Global Competition Review's GCR 100. He was named one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in California" by the Daily Journal in 2011.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wall has been active in the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law, and was recently named to the Section's Council for a three-year term. Previously, Mr. Wall was a founder and served four years as Editor of Antitrust magazine, and organized and chaired The Stanford Conference on Antitrust in the Technology Economy (2003) and The Berkeley Conference on Antitrust in the Technology Economy (2005). Mr. Wall is much sought after as a speaker on antitrust issues and has also authored numerous articles on the application of economic theory to antitrust issues, and on high technology antitrust.
Mr. Wall's representative matters include representing:
- Oracle Corporation as lead trial counsel in United States v. Oracle Corp., the US Department of Justice challenge to Oracle's hostile tender offer for PeopleSoft, Inc. Mr. Wall's victory in that case was hailed by the National Law Journal as the "Top Defense Win of 2004."
- Genentech in a challenge to a patent settlement agreement
- Movielink LLC (a joint venture of five motion picture studios) in monopolization litigation
- Sempra Energy in actions stemming from the California electricity crisis
- INVISTA in numerous class and direct actions following a DOJ price-fixing investigation
- Varian Medical Systems in monopolization litigation