Jake Kramer serves clients in all phases of antitrust litigation, from initial case evaluation through trial and appeal. He also provides thoughtful and pragmatic antitrust counseling to help clients evaluate antitrust risk and navigate antitrust issues arising from distribution networks, patent licensing and enforcement, sham litigation, and myriad other business transactions and situations. He is committed to helping clients, judges and juries better understand and evaluate complex antitrust issues related to monopolization, tying, vertical distribution restrictions, patent misuse, price discrimination, price fixing, monopsony and group boycotts.
Jake has particular insight into challenges facing companies that adopt a “razors and razor blades” business model, which can result in disputes with distributors or independent service organizations that offer competing aftermarket goods and services. He advises clients on issues relating to aftermarkets, including forward-thinking and proactive strategies for securing aftermarket revenues, minimizing antitrust risk and avoiding litigation. If litigation is unavoidable, he has vast experience trying cases and otherwise defending his clients’ business interests.