Co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, Ken Gallo has substantial trial experience in antitrust, patent and major commercial disputes. He has tried cases involving the banking and payments industries, computer hardware and software products, medical and telecommunications equipment, commercial real estate and biotechnology products.
Experience — MasterCard Incorporated Antitrust Matters - Ken has represented MasterCard in a series of government and private antitrust actions. He is lead counsel for MasterCard in litigating and settling the so-called "Interchange" class action litigation brought by all merchants in the country that accept MasterCard, as well as in the dozens of individual actions related to that case. He is currently representing the company in three related antitrust class actions brought by consumers and independent ATM operators challenging a MasterCard nondiscrimination rule in the ATM space. He has defended the company in civil investigations and lawsuits brought by the United States; in private suits brought by competitors under the Sherman Act; against class action merchant complaints of alleged tying of credit and debit products; and against claims brought by classes of indirect purchasers in more than 20 states.
Sharp Corporation - Ken recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of Sharp dismissing a $3 billion damage claim brought by Motorola for alleged price fixing of LCDs. He also represented Sharp in settlements in LCD class action opt out cases brought by AT&T, Best Buy, and Dell. He currently is representing Sharp as a plaintiff alleging several manufacturers fixed the prices of CRTs.