Sujal J. Shah’s practice focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling, complex commercial litigation, and appellate matters. He specializes in complex antitrust matters, including class actions, and has represented clients in price-fixing, bid-rigging, tying, exclusive dealing, and monopolization cases. He also has experience representing clients seeking merger approval before the Department of Justice and counsels clients as to the antitrust implications of joint venture agreements and vertical sales and distribution agreements.
Sujal represents clients with a broad range of products and services, including internet search, microprocessors, flash memory, credit card processing, wireless communication services, telecommunications hardware and networking equipment, and medical residency programs.
In addition to his antitrust experience, Sujal has worked on appellate cases concerning products liability and regulated industries. He has also worked extensively on pro bono matters, including representing an inmate on death row, challenging a state law on Equal Protection grounds, and challenging the scope of consular immunity with regard to wage and hour claims.
In 2008, Sujal completed a two-year fellowship at Columbia Law School where he was in the Associates-in-Law Program. While at Columbia, he taught legal writing to first-year law students and deepened his knowledge of antitrust law through research on issues regarding the intersection of antitrust standing and IP law, technological tying, and innovation markets.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Sujal was a partner in the antitrust and trade regulation practice of another international law firm.
In re Intel Corporation Microprocessor Antitrust Litigation — Representing Intel in putative nationwide class actions
In re Flash Memory Antitrust Litigation — Representing defendant in putative direct and indirect purchaser class actions under the Sherman and Cartwright Acts
Visa USA, Inc. v. First Data ― Represented First Data in connection with Sherman Act counterclaims; see 2006 US Dist LEXIS 18482 (N.D. Cal.)
DOJ and State AG Investigation of Cingular Wireless/AT&T Wireless Merger ― Represented AWS in connection with HSR investigation of $42 billion merger
Jung v. Association of American Medical Colleges et al. ― Represented hospital group in connection with Sherman Act conspiracy claims
Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County v. Dynegy Power Marketing, Inc. ― Represented energy company against state antitrust and unfair competition claims, see 384 F.3d 756 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 125 S. Ct. 2957 (US)
Coral Const., Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco ― Drafted amicus brief for the Coalition for Economic Equity supporting San Francisco’s contracting ordinance
Park v. Shin ― Represented domestic worker who claimed that consular official lacked immunity from wage and hour claim; see 313 F.3d 1138 (9th Cir.)
Duke University, 1998, Bachelor of Arts
Yale Law School, 2001, Juris Doctor
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Supreme Court of the United States
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2020)
Recognized, Benchmark Litigation Top Litigator under 40 (2017–2018)
Recognized, Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation (2016)
State Bar of California, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
Co-chair, Civil Rights Committee and Board member, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
Jack W. Londen Award, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Co-President, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
Bingham McCutchen, Keta Taylor Colby Pro Bono Award (2009)