Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick partners Mark Hansen and Aaron Panner are defending Facebook Inc in antitrust lawsuits filed this week by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state, a representative for the social media company confirmed.
The lawsuits, which allege Facebook snapped up rivals and kept smaller competitors at bay, are the biggest antitrust cases in a generation, comparable to the lawsuit against Microsoft Corp in 1998. That case helped make trial lawyer David Boies a household name and his then-fledgling law firm Boies Schiller Flexner a litigation powerhouse.
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