Mr. Van Der Weele has been an antitrust and commercial litigator
and an antitrust counselor for more than 30 years. His antitrust litigation
experience includes many high stakes monopolization/attempt cases, price fixing
cases, and contested merger cases. Mr. Van Der Weele’s background in economics
and mathematics has enabled him to work substantively and efficiently with both
experts and client representatives on issues such as market definition,
barriers to entry, competitive effects, and financial models.
In addition to litigating antitrust cases, Mr. Van Der Weele has
also counseled clients, many with annual sales over $1 billion, on a wide range
of antitrust matters. These matters include mergers, acquisitions and joint
ventures; collaborations between competitors; arrangements among health care
providers analyzed under the 1996 USDOJ/FTC “Statements of Antitrust
Enforcement Policy in Health Care”; the interface between intellectual property
and antitrust law; tie-ins; parts and services aftermarkets; vertical
restraints and resale pricing policies; dealer terminations and other refusals
to deal; Robinson-Patman compliance; non-compete agreements; conduct at trade
association meetings; and civil and criminal state and federal antitrust
investigations. Mr. Van Der Weele has also created client antitrust compliance
programs, trained employees on antitrust compliance, and spoken at numerous CLE
programs on a variety of antitrust topics.
Mr. Van Der Weele has also handled business litigation cases in
a number of areas, including Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code,
non-UCC contracts, indemnity agreements, construction lien foreclosure,
shareholder disputes/corporate governance, business valuation, business torts,
statutory unlawful trade practices, and trademark infringement.
- Speaker at numerous Antitrust Continuing Legal
Education Programs sponsored by the Antitrust Section of the Oregon State Bar
- Panelist, IBC Legal Conferences “Advanced U.S.
Antitrust Conference” (San Francisco, February 6, 2014)