Howard Mark Ullman
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law
  • California, Ohio
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Attorney, private practice. I handle civil litigation and also advise and counsel primarily in the areas below.


* I represent clients (both defendants and corporate plaintiffs) in antitrust litigation. On the defense side, I have represented clients in private suits, class action litigation, class action opt-out litigation, and government actions.
* I routinely work on claims involving pricing, price fixing, below-cost pricing, information exchanges, monopolization, attempted monopolization, and unfair competition.
* I often work on cases at the intersection of antitrust and competition law and intellectual property (“IP”) law -- particularly on cases involving patents.
* I have worked on the responses to numerous government subpoenas (including grand jury subpoenas), civil investigative demands (“CIDs”), and Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) second requests.
* I work on cases at all levels of the judicial system, from trial courts to appellate courts.


I provide counseling on, among other things:

* Exclusive dealing
* Joint ventures
* Information exchange issues
* Product tying
* Intellectual property (“IP”) licensing
* Distributor or supplier terminations
* Price discrimination, resale price maintenance, minimum advertised price programs, and below-cost pricing
* Distribution system structure
* Market concentration and market definition
* The application of state unfair antitrust and competition laws
* Other related issues

Antitrust, unfair competition, intellectual property (“IP”) law, complex litigation

?My industry sector experience includes computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health care, energy, banking, and retail.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Antitrust and Compliance Counseling
  • Commercial Litigation
  • High Stakes Litigation
  • International Antitrust
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Private Antitrust Litigation
  • Proposition 65 Counseling and Defense
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Harvard Law School
magna cum laude
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University of Chicago
B.A. (1989)
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Professional Associations
Activities: Taught trial practice.
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Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Activities: Litigation and business law.
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United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Law Clerk
Activities: Law Clerk to the Honorable David Nelson.
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Articles & Publications
UCL Claims May See a Surge: Recent Decisions Have Lowered the Pleading Hurdle for Plaintiffs Alleging They Were Misled by Product Labeling
The Recorder
Websites & Blogs
My Distribution Law
Contact & Map
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 773-5652
Cell: (415) 728-1491
Fax: (415) 773-5759