Partner, Firmwide Chair, Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation Practice
Shylah Alfonso is a partner in the Business Litigation practice and is the Firmwide Chair of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Litigation Practice. She focuses her practice on antitrust counseling and litigation, antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, class action and complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Shylah has extensive experience working with multinational companies across the market spectrum. Whether involving the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice or private litigants, she has represented manufacturers, retailers, distributors, research and development companies, and patent portfolio holders in a range of industries, including telecommunications, semiconductor, computer software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, manufacturing, retail, the internet and aerospace. She has particularly in-depth experience working with technology companies on issues arising from the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust.
Shylah also routinely counsels and trains companies on the antitrust aspects of joint ventures, pricing, distribution agreements, IP licensing, trade association participation, involvement in standard-setting organizations and other transactions or trade activities. Representative clients have included TriQuint Semiconductor, Intel, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, REI, Starbucks, Costco Wholesale Corporation, HTC, T-Mobile, The Boeing Company and Tri-Marine International Inc.