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Chris Yook represents clients in actions pursued by antitrust enforcement agencies and in complex litigation, including some of the largest class actions. His recent matters include obtaining one of the first dismissals of a corporate defendant in the In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation. He also regularly advises public and private companies on the antitrust implications of strategic business decisions.

Chris is recommended in the Legal 500 US guide and he has been named a “Rising Star” for antitrust litigation in Washington SuperLawyers from 2016 through 2021. He currently serves in a leadership position in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law as Vice-Chair of the Content Committee. Chris also sits on the executive board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland and is an American Bar Foundation Fellow.

Publications

  • Contributor, Antitrust Law Developments (8th ed.)
  • Contributor, 2018 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments
  • Contributor, 2017 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments
  • Perils of the Perilous-Leading Theory and Output Decisions, Antitrust Magazine, Vol. 33 No. 3 (2019)
  • A Call for Greater Consistency in the Failing Firm Defense, 17-3 ABA Antitrust Source 3 (2017)
  • Antitrust Post-Mortem of the Health Insurance Merger Decisions, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Avoiding Failure: Applying Decision Theory to the Eminent Domain Jurisprudence, 20 Fed. Cir. B.J. 443 (2011)
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Credentials

J.D., George Washington University Law School, with honors

B.A., Johns Hopkins University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recommended in Legal 500


Legal 500 US Antitrust

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016-2021

Ones to Watch, Antitrust Law


Best Lawyers, 2021-2022

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Recommended in Legal 500


Legal 500 US Antitrust

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016-2021

Ones to Watch, Antitrust Law


Best Lawyers, 2021-2022

Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in antitrust countersuit against music publishers and in defending against copyright infringement claims.

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action.

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Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in antitrust countersuit against music publishers and in defending against copyright infringement claims.

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action.

Counseled Oschner Health System in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Secured dismissal of generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer from price-fixing cartel multidistrict litigation (In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation).

Represented two Japanese automobile parts manufacturers in price-fixing cartel actions and government investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions (In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully counseled manufacturing company in responding to anticompetitive conduct by a trade association.

Advised pharmaceutical company on antitrust implications of pricing policy.

Counseled medical device manufacturer on antitrust issues related to development of product distribution policy.

Second-chaired jury trial, obtaining defense verdict for corporation in civil action involving fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in antitrust countersuit against music publishers and in defending against copyright infringement claims.

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action.

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Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in antitrust countersuit against music publishers and in defending against copyright infringement claims.

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action.

Counseled Oschner Health System in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Secured dismissal of generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer from price-fixing cartel multidistrict litigation (In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation).

Represented two Japanese automobile parts manufacturers in price-fixing cartel actions and government investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions (In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully counseled manufacturing company in responding to anticompetitive conduct by a trade association.

Advised pharmaceutical company on antitrust implications of pricing policy.

Counseled medical device manufacturer on antitrust issues related to development of product distribution policy.

Second-chaired jury trial, obtaining defense verdict for corporation in civil action involving fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Credentials

J.D., George Washington University Law School, with honors

B.A., Johns Hopkins University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recommended in Legal 500


Legal 500 US Antitrust

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016-2021

Ones to Watch, Antitrust Law


Best Lawyers, 2021-2022

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Recognition

Recommended in Legal 500


Legal 500 US Antitrust

Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016-2021

Ones to Watch, Antitrust Law


Best Lawyers, 2021-2022