Brendan P. Glackin chairs Leiff Cabraser’s antitrust practice group. He has practiced antitrust law for nearly two decades and has tried more than 20 civil and criminal cases. His successes include the titanium dioxide antitrust class action; the liquid crystal displays (LCDs) price-fixing litigation; and the Norvir antitrust litigation. He leads Lieff Cabraser’s work in the federal class action against Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, and Softbank Group challenging the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, a merger that reduced the overall number of mobile carriers in the U.S. from four to three and thereby removed all meaningful incentives for competition between the three remaining behemoths: the new T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.
Mr. Glackin serves on special assignment as lead trial counsel to a coalition of 40 states and U.S. jurisdictions prosecuting Google for anticompetitive dominance of Android app distribution. He works in that matter as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Utah. He has also has contributed groundbreaking work in litigation against drug makers for blocking access to affordable generics including the blockbuster brand-name prescription drug Cipro, which led to a 2016 “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year” (CLAY) award. He also serves as lead counsel for Nashville General Hospital and District Council 37 in a class-action antitrust case against Sandoz and Momenta Pharmaceuticals for monopolizing enoxaparin, the generic version of the blockbuster anti-coagulant Lovenox.
Mr. Glackin also shared with others at the firm a well-deserved 2019 “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” award from the American Antitrust Institute for his work on Seaman v. Duke, a class action case around wage suppression, challenging a secret no-hire agreement between the Duke and UNC Medical School Deans in 2019. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, Mr. Glackin was named one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America and The Daily Journal named him a Top Antitrust Lawyer in California in 2020. He has also been listed as a “Super Lawyer for Northern California” from 2013 to 2021.
Mr. Glackin’s many contributions to the bar and the practice of law include the following. He has regularly been tapped to teach trial advocacy and negotiation skills by the Practising Law Institute (PLI); he is also annually invited to teach trial advocacy with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He serves as a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Global Private Litigation Committee, and was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He has been a past panelist at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, the pre-eminent gathering of antitrust lawyers in the world. He routinely speaks, publishes, and teaches on antitrust issues.