Joseph Bial

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Joseph Bial is a partner in the Antitrust Group of Cadwalader’s Litigation Department, resident in Washington, D.C. He regularly represents both defendants and plaintiffs in antitrust and commercial litigation in federal district and appellate courts, as well as before state and federal regulatory agencies. In recent years, Joe has led, or been instrumental in, several high-profile monopolization cases on behalf of entrepreneurs in high-tech industries. At the same time, he regularly defends clients in cases alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws across a broad range of industries. These cases include defending clients against antitrust class actions in the steel, municipal derivatives, sorbates, auction rate securities and oriented strand board industries. He has particular expertise defending clients against alleged participation in international cartels, as well as defending civil actions following grand jury and other government investigations.
Joe received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona. He graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was both a Bradley Fellow and a John M. Olin Fellow, received the Olin Prize in Law & Economics, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Joe clerked for Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Robert L. Eastaugh of the Alaska Supreme Court. He has also testified as an economic expert and consulted as an economist and has been an Adjunct Professor at George Mason School of Law, teaching Advanced Antitrust, and at the University of Alaska College of Business and Public Policy, teaching business law.

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