Stephen McIntyre is a versatile antitrust lawyer who represents clients in civil and criminal investigations, government enforcement actions, and high-stakes private litigation. Stephen brings skill, insight, and practicality to each matter—be it a nationwide class action, a suit against a client’s chief competitor, or an inquiry from a federal or state antitrust enforcer.
Stephen has secured victories for clients in the pharmaceutical, technology, and entertainment industries, among others. His recent successes include a Ninth Circuit victory affirming the dismissal of antitrust conspiracy claims against manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips; a sweeping summary judgment win on behalf of ExxonMobil in an antitrust conspiracy case in which plaintiffs sought tens of billions of dollars in damages; the complete dismissal of monopolization and “reverse-payment” claims in In re Humira, an antitrust case involving the world’s highest-selling biologic drug; and an across-the-board summary judgment win in In re Optical Disk Drives, a consumer class action in which plaintiffs sought billions in alleged damages from major electronics companies.
Stephen is a leader in the antitrust community, having served on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section and the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section. From 2021 to 2022, Stephen served as Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal Competition. In 2022, Law360 honored Stephen as a “Rising Star” in Competition, and in 2021, The Daily Journal selected Stephen as one of its “Top Antitrust Lawyers” for the year.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Stephen maintains an active pro bono practice representing refugees and asylum seekers.