Jake Kramer is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition group. He works on all phases of antitrust litigation and provides thoughtful and pragmatic advice to clients on a broad array of antitrust issues. He is committed to helping clients, judges, and juries understand and evaluate complex antitrust issues, including issues related to monopolization, monopsony, tying, vertical distribution restrictions, price discrimination, price fixing, and group boycotts.
Jake has particular insight into challenges facing companies that adopt a “razors and razor blades” business model, which sometimes results in disputes between such companies and distributors or independent service organizations that offer competing aftermarket goods or services. Most recently, he served as trial and appellate counsel for a telecommunications and software company in a precedent-setting aftermarket case involving such a dispute. In addition, Jake regularly writes and speaks about trends and emerging legal issues related to aftermarkets. As a result of this experience, he is able to work with clients to develop forward-thinking and proactive strategies for securing aftermarket revenues, managing risk, and avoiding litigation. If litigation is unavoidable, he has extensive experience defending his clients’ business interests.
Jake also has a successful complex litigation practice. Among many other areas, he has worked on cases involving regulatory challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act, FTC investigations and class actions involving advertising and marketing claims, and qui tam whistleblower claims brought under federal and state false claims acts. As with his antitrust practice, he works hard to distill and simplify complex legal issues for clients and courts.