Scott Hataway is global chair of the antitrust and competition practice at Paul Hastings. His work spans the field of competition law, including company-side cartel defence; district court and appellate litigation; and strategic advocacy in relation to various business combinations under antitrust scrutiny. In addition to court appearances, he has appeared before the US Department of Justice, US Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, China’s Ministry of Commerce, the Korean Fair Trade Commission, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

As a former trial attorney with the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Mr Hataway combines pragmatism with an extensive knowledge of agency practice and procedure. He has successfully led strategic merger review cases in a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, national defence, information technology, energy infrastructure, primary metal production, broadcast communications, and transportation, among others. He has also represented clients in criminal and civil non-merger investigations, including grand jury investigations into alleged collusion in the shipping industry, the transportation industry, and the electronics industry; federal inquiries into unlawful licensing practices in the music industry; actions by state attorneys general into alleged tying and standard setting violations in the communications industry; and federal investigation into alleged monopolisation in the pharmaceuticals industry.

Complementing his work with federal agencies, Mr Hataway also represents clients involved in various competition-related disputes in state and federal court, including alleged Sherman Act violations, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and other unfair business practices.