Cadwalader Adds Top Antitrust Litigation and Trial Team in DC

March 16, 2011

Peter Moll and Brian Wallach Join Partnership; Bring Team of Trial Practice Associates

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Peter Moll and Brian Wallach, two renowned antitrust trial attorneys have joined the Partnership. Moll and Wallach, formerly with Howrey, LLP., will reside in Cadwalader’s D.C. Office. They are joined by three Associates, Gregory Langsdale, Jessica Thompson and Elizabeth Wright.

“We are delighted that Peter and Brian, together with a group of outstanding associates, will be joining our firm. They are stand-out litigators who bring extraordinary talent and passion to our antitrust practice. We welcome them to the Partnership,” said W. Christopher White, Chairman of the Firm.

Peter has tried numerous complex commercial cases in federal and state courts nationwide. He has litigated antitrust and other claims covering a broad spectrum of legal areas, including price-fixing, vertical restraints, monopolization, unfair and deceptive trade practices, mergers, patents, distributor terminations and many constitutional challenges.

Brian Wallach has litigated some of the largest commercial and antitrust cases to be tried in state and federal courts over the last ten years. These cases have concerned the full spectrum of antitrust issues. In addition, Brian has substantial experience representing clients in connection with class action litigation, theft of trade secrets, civil RICO and fraud, business torts, distributor terminations, trademarks, false advertising, defamation and contract disputes.

Peter and Brian represent numerous major corporations, including Anheuser Busch/InBev, Nestlé and First Data Corporation. Peter has argued appeals before nearly every U.S. Court of Appeals including the Federal Circuit.

“As we contemplated our steps, we felt that it was critically important to find the right home that offered an environment where we could best serve our clients and control our own destiny” stated Moll. Cadwalader’s antitrust practice, led by Rick Rule, former head of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is outstanding. The more we did our homework, the more Cadwalader became the only choice for our practice.” he said.

“Cadwalader gives us the depth to field the highest quality antitrust litigation team in the industry today. We look forward to this great opportunity and to work with a very talented group of great attorneys. We are excited to be joining the Firm,” said Wallach

Peter graduated in 1971 from Boston College and in 1975 from Boston College Law School. He received both degrees summa cum laude and was Order of the Coif in law school. He is a admitted to the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and New Jersey bars. He has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of litigation topics, including the use of technology and multimedia in the courtroom to gain a competitive edge.

Brian graduated in 1986 from Emory University with honors and in 1989 from Georgetown University Law Center cum laude. He is admitted to the District of Columbia and New York bars. He has appeared on a number of panels on a variety of litigation issues, and has also been active in pro bono matters, including the representation of senior-assisted group houses in a five-day bench in a case involving violation of restrictive covenants.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter, Brian, Greg, Jessica and Elizabeth to the D.C. Office and to the antitrust group,” stated Rick Rule, head of the antitrust practice and member of Cadwalader’s Management Committee. Peter and Brian’s extensive trial experience in some of the highest-profile antitrust matters sets them apart from their peers in the antitrust bar. We consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have attracted two of the best antitrust litigators in the country to Cadwalader. They are a fantastic complement to our already strong antitrust practice. We look forward to working with them to provide premiere, full-service antitrust representation to current and future clients.”