Jay Srinivasan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Srinivasan practices in the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group with a focus on intellectual property and technology-related issues, and previously served as partner in charge of the Los Angeles office. The Daily Journal named him their 2022 “Top Antitrust Lawyers” list, which features California’s top Antitrust lawyers. He represents a wide range of clients in the energy, entertainment, medical, and high tech industries in litigation, and also provides antitrust advice in the context of mergers/joint collaborations, government investigations, and proposed business practices. In addition to his antitrust practice, Mr. Srinivasan specializes in complex business litigation and class action defense.
Representative antitrust engagements include:
- Representation of Hewlett-Packard Company in its competition/breach of contract dispute with Oracle Corporation regarding Oracle’s failure to meet its obligations to support HP’s mission critical servers, resulting in a jury award of over $3 billion.
- Representation of Time Warner Cable against putative class of subscribers seeking over $6 billion in restitution for TWC’s alleged failure to afford subscribers the opportunity to opt out of new Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers sports channels, resulting in dismissal by California Superior Court and affirmance by California Court of Appeal.
- Representation of Intel Corporation in a case brought by the New York Attorney General asserting state and federal antitrust claims on behalf of New York state agencies, municipalities, and consumers for alleged microprocessor overcharges, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
- Representation of Intel Corporation in a Section 5 case brought by the Federal Trade Commission challenging wide-ranging conduct. Mr. Srinivasan’s focus has been on the technical claims, including allegations about software functionality, industry benchmark design, and industry standard-setting.
- Representation of Intel Corporation in a Section 2 Sherman Act case brought by a competitor regarding broad-ranging business and engineering practices, resulting in a settlement of all claims.
- Representation of Cox Communications in a consumer class action alleging a Section 1 Sherman Act conspiracy regarding the bundling of cable channels to subscribers, resulting in a dismissal of all claims on the pleadings.
- Representation of Sempra Energy in a consumer class action alleging a conspiracy regarding the supply of natural gas in California, resulting in a favorable settlement after three months in trial.
- Representation of American Airlines, Inc. in a case brought by travel agents alleging a Section 1 Sherman Act conspiracy regarding travel agent commissions, resulting in a dismissal of all claims on the pleadings.
Representative non-antitrust engagements include:
- Representation of Boston-based AEW in an action stemming from a real estate development joint venture, in which the plaintiffs sought almost $12 billion in damages. After a multi-week bench trial on AEW’s motion for terminating sanctions, the Court granted AEW’s terminating sanctions motion, finding that the plaintiffs had engaged in the forgery of key contracts, committed perjury and engaged in widespread evidence destruction in an effort to cover up the wrongdoing.
- Representation of MGM Studios against putative class of profit participants relating to the studio’s home video revenue.
- Representation of DFS Galleria in its successful lawsuit against the Guam International Airport Authority for its improper awarding of the Airport’s duty-free retail concession in violation of Guam Procurement Law.
- Representation of Hewlett-Packard Company in a proposed nationwide class action alleging state tort and unfair competition claims regarding inkjet printer cartridges, resulting in denial of class certification and granting of summary judgment on all claims.
- Representation of Hewlett-Packard Company in consumer class actions filed in California, Texas, and South Carolina alleging state tort and unfair competition claims regarding representations about hard drive capacity, resulting in a nuisance-value settlement of all claims.
Mr. Srinivasan is a co-editor of the current edition of the ABA’s Antitrust/Intellectual Property Handbook, and is the editor of the current edition of the Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust Handbook, which has long served as a reference of first resort for in-house counsels regarding antitrust-related issues.
Mr. Srinivasan received his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law, in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1991, after which he worked for a software company in Silicon Valley.