Hershel A. Wancjer
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Areas of Practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1999; Executive Notes Editor, Journal of International Law
University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 1995; Class Honors
District of Columbia and Michigan
United States District Courts: District of Columbia
Hershel Wancjer’s main practice areas include antitrust and complex commercial litigation.
Since joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Mr. Wancjer has served on litigation and trial teams for a number of federal and state court litigations, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including airlines, agribusiness, payment systems, and telecommunications. Mr. Wancjer has also counseled clients on their e-discovery and data management practices.
Examples of Mr. Wancjer’s matters include:
- Advising Cogent Communications Group, one of the largest Internet access and data transport companies in the world, on competition, regulatory and policy issues;
- Defending American Express against claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, several states and various merchants alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act;
- Representation of a foreign government in an international arbitration arising out of an investment dispute;
- Representation of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in litigation involving antitrust, patent and contract issues;
- Defense of Delta Air Lines, Inc. in a lawsuit challenging its merger with Northwest Airlines Corp., and representing Delta in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice’s review of that merger;
- Representation of American Express in antitrust litigation against Visa, MasterCard and several banks, in which American Express obtained a record-breaking settlement in excess of $4 billion;
- Representation of Northwest Airlines in governmental investigations concerning alleged price fixing for air cargo transport services;
- Conducted multiple internal investigations in connection with Fortune 500 client’s pricing and merchandising practices;
- Defense of a major U.S. corporation against charges it had violated the Robinson-Patman Act and Section 2 of the Sherman Act;
- Defense of AT&T/Southwestern Bell Telephone against monopolization claims brought in Texas state courts and in federal court in Oklahoma concerning the payphone industry;
- Defense of AT&T/Southwestern Bell Telephone in an antitrust and commercial dispute involving the provision of long distance telephone service from Mexico; and
- Representation of Northwest Airlines against the United States' attempt to undo the acquisition of an equity interest in a competitor.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Wancjer managed national congressional policy conferences on a variety of issues including tax reform, health care and education.
Cogent Communications Holdings Inc. (National Law Journal)
Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)
Firm Report: April 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue I) (04.01.2007)