Daniel D. Ambar

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA
Profile Experience

Daniel Ambar is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice and Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Ambar represents global companies in high-stakes litigation, government investigations, and merger control matters.

Mr. Ambar has extensive experience defending and prosecuting cases on behalf of companies in the technology, consumer products, telecommunications, media, and transportation industries.

Mr. Ambar also worked as in-house counsel privacy counsel for WarnerMedia prior to joining the firm, and has a particular interest in the intersection of privacy and antitrust laws.

Mr. Ambar experience includes representing:

  • AT&T and Time Warner successfully at trial and on appeal of the US Department of Justice’s challenge to their merger under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.*
  • Samsung in connection with a criminal investigations and follow-on private suits seeking over US$3 billion in damages on allegations of price-fixing of Optical Disk Drives. Mr. Ambar’s team defeated certification of a direct purchaser class, and then obtained summary judgment against the remaining indirect purchaser and direct action purchaser plaintiffs.*
  • Samsung in connection a multi-billion patent licensing dispute with a leading US technology company, which involved antitrust counterclaims.*
  • American Airlines and US Airways in a suit challenging certain restrictions in contracts with Sabre, a Global Distribution System, as unlawful under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.*
  • Asiana Airlines in connection with class action private suits alleging price-fixing of air cargo.*
  • A Japanese executive in the auto-parts industry in connection with an investigation of price-fixing in the industry by the US Department of Justice, resulting in an immunity agreement.*
  • A leading media company in baseball-style arbitration over rates for licensing video content.*
  • Warner Bros. in a copyright infringement dispute over a mobile video game.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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