United States: Thelen Appointed Defense Liaison Counsel In SRAM Antitrust Litigation
Last Updated: June 8 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, SILICON VALLEY, and LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2007)—Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP was recently nominated by its 21 co-defendants, and appointed by United States Federal Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California, to be defense liaison counsel in the SRAM Civil Antitrust Litigation.

Plaintiffs in the SRAM cases allege that defendant manufacturers conspired to fix SRAM prices and allocate markets between 1998–2005. SRAM stands for "Static Random Access Memory," which is used in computers, cell phones, and other electronic products.

Since the announcement last fall that the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division was conducting a criminal investigation into alleged price fixing in the SRAM industry, more than 80 Federal court civil class actions have been filed in 30 states. The cases were consolidated by the MDL panel and transferred to Oakland.

The firm's client in this matter is one of the semiconductor manufacturers. Our team currently consists of partners Bob Pringle, Paul Griffin and Jonathan Howden, and associates Jonathan Swartz, Kathleen Kelly, Eva Chan, Matt Richards, Gina Fornario, Mamta Ahluwalia, Sonah Lee, Peter Hoefs, Nicole Duckett, Laura McKaskle, Rita Gevondyan, Micael Estremera, and Nadine Delich.

For the past five years, the firm has also been defending its client in similar criminal and civil class actions involving the DRAM memory chip industry. These cases, most of which are still pending, are now among the largest in U.S. antitrust history.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Livingston
National Manager of Public Relations
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

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