Peter Moll

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2220

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Patent & Trade Secret Litigation
 
University Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1971
 
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1975
 
Admitted1975, Massachusetts; 1976, District of Columbia; 1989, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Biography

Peter Moll is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial cases in federal and state courts nationwide. He has handled claims covering a broad spectrum of legal areas, including price-fixing, vertical restraints, monopolization, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, false advertising, RICO, unfair and deceptive trade practices, mergers, patents, technology, defamation, the Internet, franchises, fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, bankruptcy, distributor terminations and constitutional challenges. He also has represented clients in numerous class action and multi-district cases and in complex international arbitrations. In addition, he counsels clients on antitrust, distribution, franchise, trademark and technology issues.

Peter has published numerous articles and lectured extensively on trial practice, antitrust, electronic discovery and the use of multimedia in the effective presentation of evidence at trial. He is ranked as a National Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.

A graduate of Boston College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Boston College Law School, where he was an editor of the Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review.

Peter is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts; before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Indiana, and the District of New Jersey; before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit; and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

News Releases

• Cadwalader Named Among Leaders in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Rankings Nov 06, 2014

• Cadwalader Successfully Advises Anheuser-Busch in Trademark Infringement Case Jul 25, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Super Lawyers Recognizes Cadwalader's Washington, D.C. Attorneys Apr 25, 2014

• Cadwalader Litigators Recognized Nationally, Locally by Benchmark Litigation 2014 Nov 20, 2013

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cadwalader Attorneys May 01, 2013

• IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice Nov 06, 2012

• Benchmark Litigation Names Cadwalader Litigators as Outstanding in Their Fields Oct 18, 2012

• The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices Jun 06, 2012

• Cadwalader Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm by Benchmark Nov 17, 2011

• Super Lawyers Taps Cadwalader DC Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields May 20, 2011

• Cadwalader Adds Top Antitrust Litigation and Trial Team in DC Mar 16, 2011

Recognition

• Cadwalader Named Among Leaders in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Rankings Nov 06, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Super Lawyers Recognizes Cadwalader's Washington, D.C. Attorneys Apr 25, 2014

• Cadwalader Litigators Recognized Nationally, Locally by Benchmark Litigation 2014 Nov 20, 2013

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cadwalader Attorneys in Washington, D.C. May 01, 2013

• International Financial Law Review's 2013 IFLR 1000 Nov 06, 2012

• 2013 Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys Oct 18, 2012

• Super Lawyers 2012 Oct 15, 2012

• 2012 Legal 500 US Jun 06, 2012

Clients & Friends Memos

• U.S. District Court Confirms FTC Authority to Regulate Corporate Data Security Practices Apr 11, 2014

Experience
California Natural, Inc. v. Nestle Holdings, Inc., et al. Won a jury verdict for Nestle that it had not committed fraud or breached an alleged contract to purchase California Natural; trial involved contract, fraud, trademark and FDA issues.
Warren Distributing, et al. v. InBev USA & Anheuser-Busch, Inc.Won a verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch after thirteen-day jury trial in federal court in Camden, New Jersey in case brought by three terminated distributors of InBev brands.
Ginsburg v. InBev nv/sa and Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Defeated attempt by a group of consumers to obtain a preliminary injunction barring the merger of InBev nv/sa and Anheuser-Busch. Later obtained dismissal of entire case on motion for judgment on the pleadings.
In re Chocolate Antitrust Litigation. Represented Nestle USA in multidistrict proceeding involving 92 cases - direct class, alleged indirect classes, opt-out lawsuits.
In re Baby Food Antitrust Litigation. Obtained summary judgment for Nestle in a nationwide class action alleging price-fixing.
Uncle Bens / Mars v. Nestle Purina. Represented NPPC in trade secret case involving former Mars employees hired by NPPC.
In re ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation. Obtained summary judgment for clients First Data Corp. and Concord EFS in long-standing case challenging setting of interchange fees in the ATM industry.
Novelis Corporation v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Obtained summary judgment for Anheuser-Busch in a contract dispute relating to the purchase of aluminum cansheet.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. John Labatt Ltd. Jury trial resulting in a verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch that defendant Labatt did not have trademark rights in the words ice beer, and that Labatt had engaged in false and injurious advertising, and awarding Anheuser-Busch $5 million in punitive damages.
Fluke Corporation v. Chauvin Arnoux. Prevailed in a jury trial to protect Flukes trade dress in which the defendant consented to entry of injunction.
MicroStrategy v. Business Objects. Won a bench trial regarding theft of MicroStrategys trade secrets.
Elscint Ltd., et al. v ADAC Laboratories Inc. Successfully represented ADAC in a bench trial involving the validity and alleged infringement of multiple patents.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. A-B Distributors, Inc. Successfully represented plaintiff Anheuser-Busch in a jury trial alleging fraudulent conduct by a wholesaler with a price-fixing counterclaim.
New York v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., et al. Won a three-month bench trial in which the State of New York challenged as an antitrust violation the adoption of exclusive distribution territories.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. Natural Beverage Distributors. Was retained after Anheuser-Busch lost a jury trial. After obtaining a new trial, demonstrated that the defendant had intentionally destroyed evidence, engaged in fraud and committed perjury, which resulted in a judgment for Anheuser-Busch.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. Tri-Cities Beverage, Inc., et al. Won a jury verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch that a terminated wholesaler had engaged in fraudulent conduct, with an award of damages to Anheuser-Busch.
G. Heileman Brewing Co. and Miller Brewing Co. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Successfully defended Anheuser-Busch in a two-week bench trial against antitrust attempted monopolization claims by Heileman and Miller.
In re Milk Products Antitrust Litigation. Represented Land O'Lakes in purported class action alleging price-fixing. Class certification motions defeated in federal and state cases.
Maris Distributing Co., Inc. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Won a jury trial for Anheuser-Busch upholding distribution contract against antitrust challenge.
Package Shop, Inc. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Obtained summary judgment for Anheuser-Busch in statewide antitrust class action.
The Mead Corporation v. Occidental Petroleum Corp. Bench trial in which Mead successfully defended against Occidental Petroleum in attempted hostile takeover of Mead.

Newsletter

IP Insight

U.S. Federal Courts

• Supreme Court, in FTC v. Actavis, Rejects the “Scope of the Patent” Test, Holding that Antitrust Law's “Rule of Reason” Analysis Can Pierce the Shield of Patent Rights Jul 09, 2013

• Supreme Court Rules that a Naturally Occurring DNA Segment Is Not Patent Eligible, But cDNA May Be Patent Eligible Jul 09, 2013

• Federal Circuit Rules on Patentability of Business Method Patent Jul 09, 2013

• The Federal Circuit Has Jurisdiction over Appeals in Which Damages and Willfulness Remain Unresolved Jul 09, 2013

• Federal Circuit Clarifies Standards for a Clinical Trial to Be Public Use Jul 09, 2013

Videos

• Antitrust Litigation Apr 12, 2012

 
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U.S. District Court Confirms FTC Authority to Regulate Corporate Data Security Practices
Keith M. Gerver,Peter J. Isajiw,Peter Moll,Kenneth L. Wainstein, April 20, 2014
On April 7, 2014, Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the first ever motion to dismiss filed in Federal court that challenged the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (“the FTC”) to regulate corporate data security practices under...


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