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Richard Hernandez

Antitrust and trade law Attorney at Newark, NJ

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Mr. Hernandez focuses his practice on antitrust litigation, counseling and compliance, as well as complex commercial litigation. His antitrust law experience extends to matters involving price-fixing, tying, exclusive dealing, product distribution (e.g., resale price maintenance policies, drafting and enforcement of distribution agreements, and other vertical restraints), franchising, monopolization, competitor collaborations/joint ventures, trade association conduct, and patent/antitrust matters, including reverse payment settlements, fraud on the Patent Office, and the licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He has litigated antitrust matters, including complex class actions, in a variety of industries in federal courts throughout the country.

Mr. Hernandez also focuses on Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification, merger analysis and seeking clearance for transactions reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).  He represents clients in government investigations conducted by the FTC, DOJ, and various state attorneys general into anticompetitive practices in a variety of industries.  He also develops and presents antitrust compliance training programs to clients in a variety of industries.

Mr. Hernandez has been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for antitrust litigation in 2013 and 2014. He also was recently named to the 2014 Top 50-Under-40 list by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Licensed for 21 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 03/09/2023

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Mccarter & English LLP
4 Gateway Ctr
Newark, NJ, 07102-4062


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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCarter & English
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler
  • 2001 - 2004


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Dartmouth College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Board of Directors Trustee for Region 5
  • N/A
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law
  • N/A
  • International Franchise Association
  • N/A
  • Great Oaks Charter School in Newark, NJ
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Attorney Under the Age of 40
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2014
  • Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2013
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Newark Antitrust and trade law Lawyer Richard Hernandez
Richard Hernandez
Antitrust and trade law Attorney
Newark, NJ
Licensed for 21 years