Glenn A. Mitchell Partner
Glenn A. Mitchell is one of the founders of Stein Mitchell Muse Cipollone & Beato LLP. He and Jacob Stein founded the firm in 1965 with a handshake. After leaving the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust trial staff in 1964, Mr. Mitchell has engaged in a wide variety of civil and administrative litigation. Since 1973, his practice has concentrated on antitrust, trade regulation and commercial cases.
He is co-author of Stein, Mitchell & Mezines, Administrative Law (Matthew Bender 1996).
Successfully defended an FTC complaint challenging an acquisition in the automotive parts industry with combined market share of approximately 50%. In re Echlin Manufacturing Co., 105 FTC 410 (1985).
Successfully defended Detroit Auto Dealers Association charged by the FTC with collusion to reduce sales hours. The case involved two appeals to the Sixth Circuit and ultimate settlement. In re Detroit Auto Dealers Association, 955 F.2d 457 (6th Cir. 1992).
Successfully defended an association of alarm monitoring companies in private Sherman Act antitrust suit alleging monopoly and predatory pricing. Security Information Network v. Central Station Alarm Association, No. 4:94CV00805 (CEJ) (E.D.Mo. 1994).
Successfully defended private Sherman Act antitrust suit alleging monopolization, predatory activity and conspiracy by a television/radio/newspaper company. Summary judgment for the defendant was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Midwest Radio Co. v. Forum Publishing Co. 942 F.2d 1294 (8th Cir. 1991).
Counsel for defendant Giant Food Inc. in suit by Merck-Medco for alleged conspiracy to boycott. Defendants' motion for summary judgment granted. Merck-Medco Managed Care, Inc. v. Rite Aid, et al., Civ. Action No. L96-499 (1998).
Successfully defended an architectural engineering firm charged by the Republic of the Phillippines with bribery in connection with the construction of a nuclear power plant. Arbitral award for defendant in international arbitration in Geneva and jury verdict for defendant in Newark, NJ. The Newark case was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the top ten defense verdicts in 1993. Republic of the Phillippines v. Westinghouse Electric, et al., Civ. No. 88-5150 (D.N.J. 1993).
Represented the National Automobile Dealers Association in settling charges against NADA for alleged violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. U.S. v. NADA, 1996-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) ?71, 470 (D.C.D.C. 1996).
Counsel for the PGA TOUR in 1995 closing of FTC's five year antitrust investigation of the PGA TOUR.
Obtained a judgment of $4.7 million in a suit for wrongful termination of a Subaru distributorship in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Bednarik v. Subaru of America.
Represented National Automobile Dealers Association in FTC trade regulation rule proceedings involving used car rule, credit practices rule, and holder in due course rule.
Handled numerous mergers and acquisitions involving Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and negotiations.
Community & Professional Activities
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
District of Columbia Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Association Committee, Past Chairman