Richard Hernandez, Esq.



Trustee - Region 5 (Morris, Sussex & Warren Counties)

Mr. Hernandez is a partner in McCarter’s Business Litigation Group and the Chair of the firm’s Antitrust practice. He 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 also represents franchisors, franchisees, sports teams, amateur and professional sports leagues, sports and entertainment venues, food and beverage manufacturers and distributors, hospital systems, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, high-tech companies, automotive companies, heavy and light industrial manufacturers and banks in a wide variety of counseling and litigation matters.

Mr. Hernandez has been recognized as a Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Star for antitrust litigation in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He also was recently named to the 2014 Top 50-Under-40 list by the New Jersey Law Journal. He is a member of McCarter’s Diversity and Professional Personnel Committees.

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