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Owen is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation, Financial Institutions Litigation and Motor Vehicle Groups.

Owen represents clients in complex litigation matters, including antitrust defense, securities litigation, bank regulatory and other financial-related matters, civil RICO and conspiracy actions, and actions involving fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Owen represents clients in a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, automotive manufacturing, distribution, and franchising, and consumer products.

Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Owen was an attorney with a large international law firm in New York, where his practice focused on securities litigation, antitrust counseling and defense, and general contract disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of luxury automotive manufacturer and distributor in antitrust litigation involving alleged violations of the Robinson-Patman Act and state antitrust laws.
  • Representation of a “Big Six” book publisher in civil antitrust investigations by federal and state authorities relating to competition and pricing in the e-book market.
  • Representation of a luxury furniture manufacturer in civil antitrust investigations by state authorities relating to “resale price maintenance.”
  • Defense of investment bank against claims for conversion, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty relating to securities repurchase (repo) transactions.
  • Defense of various financial institutions in securities class actions and direct actions, including issuers, underwriters, and others alleged to have made fraudulent and/or negligent misrepresentations or omissions in connection with the issuance and sale of equity securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, and limited partnership units.
  • Defense of an international bank against claims relating to the bank’s right to charge-back client accounts.
  • Defense of large commercial real estate developer against claims relating to dissolution of a partnership and a joint venture.
  • Representation of national retail pharmacy corporation in breach of contract and breach of warranty claims arising from its acquisition of a medical services company.
  • Representation of automotive manufacturer and distributor in connection with class action litigation involving diesel emissions issues.
  • Representation of luxury automotive manufacturer and distributor in multi-jurisdiction litigation involving rights of first refusal over asset and real estate sales transactions.
  • Defense of foreign and domestic automobile manufacturers in litigation relating to dealer terminations and the realignment of dealer territories.

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Richard Conway Casey, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006-2007

Articles & Publications

  • "Getting the Deal Through - Vertical Agreements 2011,"
    March 2011Global Competition Review
  • "On Life Support for Leeginaire's Disease: Can the States Resuscitate Dr. Miles?"
    Summer 2008Antitrust, an ABA publication

Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit
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