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US: Robins Kaplan adds two antitrust experts in Silicon Valley

 |  June 29, 2017

Robins Kaplan has bolstered its office in Mountain View, California, by hiring a pair of antitrust and trade regulation experts in Aaron Sheanin and Tai Snow Milder.

Milder, who joined the firm last week, spent nearly the past eight years as a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division in San Francisco. Sheanin joined Robins Kaplan this week from Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, where he was of counsel at the Bay Area-based firm.

Sheanin typically represents plaintiffs in class action suits. In February, he helped a group of student-athletes obtain a US$208 million settlement from the National Collegiate Athletic Association over the nonprofit organization’s capping of scholarship packages, and last year he achieved an US$87 million jury verdict against Toshiba in connection with an alleged price-fixing scheme.

Robins Kaplan’s commitment to growing its antitrust practice made the firm an easy sell for Sheanin, he said. It helped that he had also worked a couple of years ago with Hollis Salzman, a co-chair of Robins Kaplan’s antitrust and trade regulation group, on class action litigation against polyurethane foam manufacturers.

“I’ve always admired Robins Kaplan for the dynamic team of litigators, its willingness to take on challenging cases and its commitment to clients,” Sheanin said.

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