Thomas G Slater Jr is group head emeritus for Hunton & Williams' litigation, labour and competition practices, and has over 30 years' experience handling antitrust and competition trials. His work focuses on complex antitrust, intellectual property, franchise, and unfair trade practice disputes, as well as white-collar criminal defence representations.
Mr Slater is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He has handled more than 70 jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States and served as lead trial counsel for Fortune 100 companies in numerous national and state class-action antitrust and patent infringement cases.
Notable recent representations include successful results in major national litigation in the processed meat, electric utility and mobile telecommunications industries. Mr Slater recently led a team that successfully defended a leading food service operator in a putative antitrust class action in Alabama state court. The class action sought to hold unlawful the way that the company does business with state universities; the complaint was dismissed based on the "state action immunity" doctrine advocated by the Hunton & Williams' team.
Mr Slater has been included in Best Lawyers in America for over 20 years for antitrust and corporate litigation. He has been recognised on numerous occasions as a "top litigator" in Chambers, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America, and as a "trial ace" on Lawdragon's "Top 500 Leading Litigators" list. He was part of the winning team in the antitrust trial showcase programme at the 2005 annual meeting of the ABA antitrust section.
Mr Slater received his LLB from the University of Virginia and his BA from Virginia Military Institute. A member of the Virginia and DC Bars and a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, he is admitted to practise in the Fourth, Fifth, Federal, and District of Columbia US Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the US Supreme Court.
WWL says: Thomas Slater Jr is a "superbly gifted litigator", he remains a major player in this sector
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