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Jonathan Watkins
Counsel
San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3400
San Francisco CA 94104
TEL: (415) 633-1935
FAX: (415) 693-0770
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Jonathan M. Watkins

Jon is a commercial litigator in the San Francisco office where he specializes in antitrust, employment and class action law.  He has extensive litigation and trial experience involving complex civil cases and class actions in state and federal courts.  In 2012 Jon represented a generic pharmaceutical company in a multi-party antitrust case and negotiated a significant settlement on behalf of his client.  Jon has also participated in the trial of several major class action cases in both federal and state courts, all of which resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts.  Before joining the firm, Jon served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C. where he litigated a wide variety of employment matters and also prosecuted criminal civil rights cases. 

Representative Matters

Roxane Laboratories, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline (E.D. Pa.)(represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a multi-party antitrust case alleging unlawful exclusion of client’s generic drug by a brand name pharmaceutical company)

Feuerabend v. United States Tobacco Co. et al, (Wis. Cir. Ct.) (co-lead counsel in an antitrust class action that resulted in a settlement valued at $65 million, one of the largest class action settlements ever in the State of Wisconsin) 

In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litig. (D. Nev.) (prosecution of federal and state antitrust class action claims arising out of the California Energy Crisis of 2000)

Articles & Presentations

"Pay-For-Delay In 2014: Courts Fill In The Actavis Gaps," Competition Law360December 19, 2014, author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

Awarded U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Special Achievement Award for exceptional performance in criminal prosecutions   

Awarded U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Special Achievement Award for exceptional performance in civil litigation

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