SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Constantine Cannon LLP is pleased to announce that Henry C. Su, a former FTC trial lawyer, has joined the firm's antitrust practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California offices. Mr. Su will counsel and represent clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology sectors in the courts and before government agencies, legislators, and other policymakers. With a partner dedicated to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley region, the firm will strengthen its California competition practice, focusing on issues related to intellectual property, technology, and innovation.
During Mr. Su's six-plus-year tenure as a public servant with the FTC, he played several key roles within the agency. He was a senior trial lawyer in the Bureau of Competition's Litigation Group, representing American consumers in both anti-competitive merger and conduct cases. Notably, he acted as lead attorney in the FTC's successful challenge to the merger between St. Luke's Health System and Saltzer Medical Group in the District of Idaho and the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Su served as a senior advisor to then-Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, from 2015 to 2017, and the former-Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch, from 2011 to 2013, on competition matters, projects, and issues coming before the Commission.
Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Su practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer with several firms in Virginia and California, including Howrey LLP and Fenwick & West LLP, where he was a partner in their respective Silicon Valley offices. While at Howrey and Fenwick, he represented technology companies such as Cisco Systems, O2 Micro International, and Qualcomm on antitrust and intellectual property matters. Mr. Su also led a legal team that successfully tried a class action case against the Social Security Administration for failing to give blind and visually impaired beneficiaries notices in alternative formats.
"Antitrust and intellectual property disputes don't just play out in the courts; there are also opportunities for clients to engage in other forms of advocacy with government regulators and policymakers." Su said, "With the time I have spent in both Silicon Valley and Washington, I can better serve as a critical bridge between business and government interests."
"Henry's diverse and wide-ranging career is a testament to his dedication and spirit," said W. Stephen Cannon, Chairman of Constantine Cannon LLP, and Managing Partner of the D.C. office. "He is an exceptional lawyer with the experience to guide clients through the D.C. legal and political playing field. We are happy to welcome him to the team."
"Building upon Constantine Cannon's established presence in New York, Washington, and London, we look forward to a stronger antitrust presence in California," said Richard Aborn, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon LLP. "We welcome Henry and know that he will lead in this endeavor."
Mr. Su has been a highly sought-after thought leader, frequently speaking and writing on a variety of topics and issues. At the FTC, he contributed his ideas and insights to a number of agency projects, including the agency's report of a multi-year empirical study on "Patent Assertion Entity Activity" and the FTC's amicus brief in Woodman's v. Clorox, which clarified an aspect of price discrimination law under the Robinson-Patman Act in an appeal before the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Su earned a B.S. degree, cum laude, from Yale University, and a J.D. degree at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a recipient of the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics. He is licensed to practice in Virginia, California, and the District of Columbia, and is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Su is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation. He has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list five times, received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award and a President's Pro Bono Service Award from the State Bar of California, and was named a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation in 2011.
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