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Ross Demain
Ross A. Demain
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5994 rdemain@cov.com Download V-card

Ross Demain represents clients in complex commercial and antitrust disputes across many industries, before a variety of courts and other decisionmakers. He defends class action and other antitrust litigation matters, represents clients in civil and criminal investigations before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust enforcers, and advises clients on a variety of competition issues, including mergers and acquisitions, trade association activities, regulatory compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and responding to Second Requests.

  • Representing Expedia in obtaining clearance from the Department of Justice in Expedia’s acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide.
  • Representing the National Football League in matters that include:
    • antitrust challenges to the League’s trademark licensing arrangements brought by a former licensee (American Needle, Inc. v. New Orleans La. Saints) and by a putative class of consumers (Dang v. San Francisco Forty-Niners, Ltd.);
    • a purported class action antitrust suit brought by retired players alleging a conspiracy to restrain a market for the sale of their images and likenesses (Washington v. National Football League);
    • responding to a series of third-party subpoenas arising out of the League’s licensing practices; and
    • disputes with the NFL Players Association over the interpretation and application of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advising an automotive parts manufacturer in connection with an antitrust grand jury investigation.
  • Representing Facebook in obtaining merger review clearance for its acquisition of WhatsApp.
  • Representing an automotive parts manufacturer in a civil antitrust case concerning alleged price fixing.
  • Defending KWC America, a manufacturer of high-end bathroom and kitchen fixtures, with respect to allegations of resale price maintenance in federal court in New York arising from alleged attempts to enforce an Internet Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy.
  • Advising a defendant airline in connection with an antitrust grand jury investigation.
  • Conducting internal investigation in connection with potential violation of the Anti-Kickback Act.
  • Representing a major American company in a government investigation.

Pro Bono

  • Representing an individual plaintiff in a child custody dispute in D.C. Superior Court.
  • Representing group of DC homeowners in a suit against builder, developer, and seller of deficient homes.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
    • Contributor, Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition)
    • Senior Editor, Competition Laws Outside the United States (2d ed. 2011)