Ty Harper is a partner in DLA Piper's Litigation group, based in Seattle. He... more
Ty Harper is a partner in DLA Piper's Litigation group, based in Seattle. He represents clients in white collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement matters, internal corporate investigations, class actions, securities cases, employment litigation and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Harper has represented individuals and organizations in enforcement proceedings and investigations ... view profile
My diverse practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in securities, investment... more
My diverse practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in securities, investment fraud, antitrust, consumer fraud, employment, environmental, and intellectual property cases. I have substantial experience in managing multi-state and nationwide class actions through an organized, coordinated approach that implements an efficient and aggressive prosecutorial strategy in order to place maximum pre... view profile
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.