Allyson Maltas is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. She is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the firm's nationally recognized Antitrust & Competition Practice. Ms. Maltas focuses on defense of corporate clients in complex civil litigation and class actions, and in national and global antitrust cartel investigations.
In her civil litigation work, Ms. Maltas represents clients in all stages of complex civil and multi-district class action litigation, as well as in business-to-business antitrust litigation. Her work includes defense of cases brought under federal and dozens of state antitrust laws, for conspiracy, monopolization and attempted monopolization, tying, and illegal merger. She has resolved litigations for antitrust defendants though dispositive motions, favorable settlements, and victory at trial.
In her criminal practice, Ms. Maltas has represented clients in successful applications for amnesty in jurisdictions across the world, and in investigations by competition authorities in the United States and other countries. Ms. Maltas has investigated and litigated in a variety of industries, including energy (oil, gas, and electricity), automotive parts, computer and consumer electronic components, musical instruments, construction material, private equity, and cable television services.
Ms. Maltas’ trial experience includes the successful representation of one of the largest cable television companies in the country in a jury trial followed by a directed verdict for the defendant, which was recently upheld by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She also recently won judgment in favor of her client in an antitrust class action related to the natural gas transportation, wholesale electricity, and resale electricity markets, with the court holding that plaintiffs’ complaint was barred by the filed rate doctrine and failed to plead monopolization and antitrust injury as a matter of law.
Ms. Maltas currently represents multiple auto parts manufacturers in the largest multi-district litigation in the country and has resolved the claims against those clients with extremely favorable settlements.
Ms. Maltas’ current and recent complex class action litigations include:
- Breiding v. Eversource Energy, Inc.
- In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Lease Antitrust Litigation
- In re Inductors Antitrust Litigation
- Royal Mile v. UPMC
- In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation
- In re Cox Enterprises Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation
- In re GPU Antitrust Litigation
Recently, Ms. Maltas successfully closed a DOJ investigation without indictment on behalf of an individual defendant in the oil and gas industry. And, as part of the government investigations in the auto parts industry, Ms. Maltas has represented clients in connection with government investigations in Mexico, India, Taiwan, South Africa, and Singapore.
Ms. Maltas also maintains a robust pro bono practice and is currently representing a Texas inmate in a habeas corpus proceeding and recent evidentiary hearing.