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Harold R. Collins

Phone: (213) 622-4222

Harold R. Collins, Jr. is a founding partner of Blecher Collins & Pepperman and concentrates his practice on complex business litigation. He represents and advises clients on a wide variety of issues in the fields of antitrust, business torts, class actions, contracts, and trade regulation. He has lectured on antitrust and trade regulation at programs sponsored by federal and state bar associations. Mr. Collins’ trial and appellate practice includes clients in the following industries: aerospace; optical lenses; electronics; medical appliances; petroleum; telecommunications; and travel.

His areas of practice include antitrust, complex business, intellectual property, professional malpractice, and class action litigation. Mr. Collins also has significant experience in handling matters involving computer hardware/software; healthcare products and services; transportation and travel services; motion picture and television exhibition; food processing; and the petroleum industry.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully prosecuted an antitrust and tortious interference case between two manufacturers of contact lenses.
  • Defended a major petroleum company against charges of price fixing brought by the State of Hawaii.
  • Represented a major manufacturer of computer peripherals in an antitrust action against a major manufacturer of computers.
  • Represented a major manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in an antitrust action against a major telecommunications company.
  • Defended a large independent petroleum company against charges of price fixing in a class action brought by California consumers.
  • Represented a manufacturer of surgical equipment in an antitrust suit against a major supplier of medical equipment.
  • Represented a computer software company in an antitrust action against a major software company.
  • Defended a manufacturer and distributor of lighting and sporting equipment against patent infringement charges filed by a major manufacturer of flashlights.
  • Represented a large group of travel agents in an antitrust action against major airlines.
  • Defended the propriety of the sale by a property development company of 13,000 acres of land in Maricopa County, Arizona.
  • Successfully prosecuted an antitrust and tortious interference case between two manufacturers and distributors of sports equipment.
  • Represented a manufacturer of equipment used by major amusement parks in an antitrust case against a competitor.

Judicial Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, Honorable James A. Agee, California Court of Appeal

Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta