Steven J. Cernak
Recognized in:Antitrust Law
Law School:University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location:28175 Haggerty RoadNovi, MI 48377
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MA, graduated 1989
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, JD, graduated 1989
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, AB, graduated 1986
- Michigan, 1989
- ABA Antitrust Law Section - Marketing Officer
- State Bar of Michigan - Member
- University of Michigan Law School - Adjunct Professor
- WMU Cooley Law School LLM Program - Adjunct Professor
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Antitrust Law
- State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey Award (Pro Bono Lawyer of Year) 2001
Tell us a little bit about your practice and what makes it unique.
- I spent decades in-house, so I understand how fast-paced business can be and why clients need timely and actionable advice. Having taught for more than ten years, I can explain complicated antitrust concepts in easy-to-understand language. Writing two books and frequently commenting on today's hottest antitrust topics means I can keep up the most complicated concepts and debates.
What common questions are you asked by clients, and what are your answers?
- How do the antitrust laws affect the way that I want to buy, sell, and distribute my goods and services? Of course, the easy answer is "it depends" but my knowledge of business and antitrust law allows me to answer that question with specific, actionable advice.
Describe one of your most interesting or memorable cases in the past year.
- One of the more frequent questions that I've answered this year is how the US antitrust laws affect how companies can impose and implement minimum advertised pricing programs.
What is most challenging about your area(s) of expertise?
- In antitrust, it is helpful to know the history of the law and business practices but you also must keep up with latest in economic theory and business developments.
Were there any particular inspirations (people or events) that spurred your interest in your practice area(s)?
- Because I was studying for my masters in applied economics at the same time I was in law school, antitrust was a natural practice for me, especially when I began at General Motors. I found that I enjoyed it and haven't left.