Luke Taeschler is a senior associate in the Litigation practice. He represents clients in connection with complex litigation, government investigations, and antitrust counseling. Most recently, Luke represented SS&C Technologies in a case involving theft of company trade secrets, helping secure a $44 million jury verdict. Luke has also worked on numerous other litigation matters spanning a variety of industries and products, including contact lenses, nuclear waste disposal, flexible plastic packaging, pharmaceuticals, payment processing technology, and oriented strand board.
Luke also has written articles on topics ranging from the FTC’s authority to prosecute cybersecurity data breach cases to the treatment of “big data” and two-sided markets under current antitrust law to the import of antitrust law to the private equity and e-commerce industries. He actively works on pro bono cases as well. Luke has secured asylum for a gay Russian photographer, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense regarding application of the federal sentencing guidelines in synthetic marijuana cases, and is currently representing a criminal defendant on appeal in the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Luke is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches an upper-level legal writing class focused on brief writing.
Luke has represented a variety of clients, including:
- SS&C Technologies, Inc. in securing $44 million jury verdict in case involving theft of company trade secrets
- Express Scripts in securing dismissal of multiple claims, including antitrust and contract claims, brought in the Eastern District of Missouri, and affirmance of dismissal by the Eighth Circuit
- NYU, Columbia, Fordham, St. John’s and Cardozo law schools in securing the dismissal of multiple federal claims, including antitrust and RICO claims, brought in the Southern District of New York
- The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association in drafting association bylaws and successfully defending against a resulting preliminary injunction application brought by a competing rodeo association in the Northern District of Texas
- JPMorgan Chase in securing the affirmance of a dismissal by the Second Circuit in a case brought by consumers alleging that they were injured as a result of a price-fixing conspiracy to charge anti-competitive credit card processing fees
- EnergySolutions, Inc. in defending a Department of Justice lawsuit to enjoin its merger with Waste Control Specialists
- Bausch & Lomb, Inc. in defending against a putative antitrust class action brought by purchasers of contact lenses
- AEP Industries in its $765 million acquisition by Berry Plastics
- Ainsworth Lumber Co. in its $759 million acquisition by Norbord, Inc.
Brooklyn Law School
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School
- Co-Author, Antitrust Concerns About Big Data May Be Overblown, Expert Analysis, Law 360, May 3, 2018
- Co-Author, “Looking Backward to Look Forward: A Summary Of the FTC’s Cybersecurity Enforcement Agenda,” Bloomberg BNA’s White Collar Crime Report, October 13, 2017
- Author, Global Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Age: Recent Developments in E-Commerce, Lexology, January 18, 2016