Partners Chris Yates and Aaron Chiu convinced US District Judge to side with The Fédération Internationale de Natation in claims that it did not leverage its position to prevent an upstart professional swim league.
Aaron Chiu defends sophisticated clients in complex, enterprise-defining antitrust disputes and advises on emergent and antitrust issues.
Mr. Chiu leverages experience litigating marquee matters that test antitrust law’s boundaries and his acutely commercial focus to represent market-leading clients in precedent-setting cases involving:
- Antitrust risks for digital platforms
- Issues at the intersection of sports and antitrust
- Sprawling class actions
He advises household names on preserving their ability to innovate while limiting the risk of litigation or investigation. Mr. Chiu regularly handles complex cases in sports, entertainment, and technology, defending clients from plaintiffs’ evolving theories.
Mr. Chiu maintains an active pro bono practice, regularly handling appeals through the Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program.
As an active member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, he serves on its Joint Conduct Committee and on the Editorial Board for its Antitrust Law Developments treatise. Mr. Chiu also participates on the Education Subcommittee of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section.
Mr. Chiu served as a law clerk to Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.