Ralph E. LabatonAssociate
Mr. Labaton’s diverse experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters provides his clients a unique, multi-dimensional perspective when responding to their needs.
Ralph E. Labaton is an associate in the New York office of Haug Partners, where he focuses on antitrust litigation and other complex litigation matters. He has significant experience litigating class actions across multiple industries, including reverse payment or “pay-for-delay” pharmaceutical actions. In addition to managing his active caseload, Mr. Labaton also advises clients seeking to obtain and protect intellectual property rights, such as patents and trademarks.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Labaton was an associate at a national litigation firm where he represented institutional investors, businesses, and consumers in complex antitrust, securities, and data privacy litigation. While in law school, Mr. Labaton worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement, and completed a fellowship with the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Mr. Labaton earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School (2016) with a concentration in Business Law & Regulation, where he was the Vice President of the Mock Trial Board and a Co-Founder of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Mr. Labaton also earned the CALI Award for Excellence for his efforts in the Securities Law Clinic, where he represented investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings. Mr. Labaton earned his B.B.A., cum laude, from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (2013).
Mr. Labaton also devotes his time to community efforts, including serving as a Member of the Young Professionals Committee of Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology.
- Currently defending major biopharmaceutical companies in several “pay-for-delay” cases in the District of Massachusetts.
- Currently representing a major biopharmaceutical company in a breach of contract action related to an unauthorized ANDA launch in the District of Delaware.
- Currently defending a U.K. internet marketing agency against fraudulent conveyance claims stemming from a Ponzi scheme in the Southern District of New York.
- Currently advising an apparel company seeking trademarks for various designs and logos.
- Defended major biopharmaceutical companies against alleged Walker Process patent fraud claims in the District of Delaware.
- Advised a startup company seeking to obtain patents and trademarks for a novel smartphone dating application.
- Successfully overturned dismissal of federal and state wiretap and invasion of privacy claims against social media company for allegedly tracking users’ web browsing while logged off under a novel unjust enrichment theory.
- Assisted in recovering an up to $500 million settlement for a nationwide class of smartphone owners who claimed that the defendant secretly throttled device performance.
- Achieved substantial injunctive relief and financial benefit for a class of homeowners, fixing a website vulnerability prior to a data breach.
- Recovered a $19.5 million settlement for investors in an energy and power company relating to the company’s claims regarding the value and growth prospects of its renewable energy segment.
- Shotlander, David, and Ralph E. Labaton. “9th Circuit Filets Tuna Classes, Holding That District Courts Must Evaluate the Degree of Uninjured Class Members Prior to Certification.” Haug Partners, 5 May 2021, www.haugpartners.com/article/9th-circuit-filets-tuna-classes-holding-that-district-courts-must-evaluate-the-degree-of-uninjured-class-members-prior-to-certification/.
- David Shotlander and Ralph E. Labaton, “No FRANDS in Antitrust? Qualcomm’s Rejection of FRAND Violations as a Predicate to an Antitrust Violation” Haug Partners LLP, October 6, 2020, https://www.haugpartners.com/article/no-frands-in-antitrust-qualcomms-rejection-of-frand-violations-as-a-predicate-to-an-antitrust-violation/.
- Laura Chubb and Ralph E. Labaton, “Ninth Circuit Reverses Northern District of California Decision in FTC v. Qualcomm Inc., No. 19-16122” Haug Partners LLP, August 13, 2020, https://www.haugpartners.com/article/ninth-circuit-reverses-northern-district-of-california-decision-in-ftc-v-qualcomm-inc-no-19-16122/.
- Mike Brockmeyer, Fred Kelly, Josh Barlow, David Shotlander and Ralph E. Labaton, “Defendants Successfully Disqualify Bankrupt Wholesaler Rochester Drug Co-Operative From Representing Class of Purchasers in Intuniv Antitrust Litigation” Haug Partners LLP, July 9, 2020, https://www.haugpartners.com/article/defendants-successfully-disqualify-bankrupt-wholesaler-rochester-drug-co-operative-from-representing-class-of-purchasers-in-intuniv-antitrust-litigation/.
- David Shotlander and Ralph E. Labaton, “FDA And FTC To Scrutinize Biologics Competition” Haug Partners LLP, February 6, 2020, https://www.haugpartners.com/article/fda-and-ftc-to-scrutinize-biologics-competition/.
- SuperLawyers® by Thomson Reuters, New York Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation, 2021
- Lawyers of Distinction for Antitrust Law, 2021
- 2021 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards for Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Top Read Article
- Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2020-present
- Cornell Law School, (J.D., 2016)
- Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (B.B.A., cum laude, 2013)
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Federal Circuit Bar Association