Adam Hudes focuses his practice on representing litigants in antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Adam places a particular emphasis on pricing and distribution practices, single-firm conduct, and the application of the antitrust laws to high technology industries. He is a group leader of Mayer Brown’s Antitrust & Competition practice and is recognized as a Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers.
Adam's representations have included some of the largest antitrust and unfair competition cases filed in recent years by private plaintiffs and the class action bar. These cases have addressed a variety of legal theories including price-fixing, monopolization, Robinson-Patman Act violations, exclusive dealing, sham litigation, false advertising, patent misuse, and other business torts. Adam represented Nestlé USA in In re Chocolate Confectionery Antitrust Litigation, one of the largest multi-district antitrust litigation matters to date involving allegations of a conspiracy to fix the price of chocolate candy products. The defense of Nestlé USA was nominated by Global Competition Review for 2015 “Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defense.” Adam has also represented companies in investigations and merger reviews conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice, and state authorities.
In addition, Adam regularly counsels clients on marketing, distribution, resale pricing, brand protection, and other trade practice matters. He often speaks at client retreats on antitrust compliance and advises on the design and implementation of antitrust compliance programs. Adam has authored numerous articles and analysis regarding antitrust law developments, distribution matters, and litigation practice.