Gene Crew has devoted virtually his entire career trying antitrust cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants alike. He has repeatedly led his experienced team in obtaining unprecedented recoveries for his firm’s clients in litigated cases, often enhancing the law with important new judicial precedents in the process. Mr. Crew’s defense clients have done well also, having never been held liable for damages in any case he has tried since he began practice in the early 1960s. The same clients often obtained substantial recoveries on their counterclaims against plaintiffs as well. Because of his antitrust trial successes, the U.S. Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) retained Mr. Crew to provide trial assistance in two major government cases during the 1990s – United States v. NASDAQ and United States v. General Electric.
Mr. Crew has argued for his clients before the United States Supreme Court and numerous trial and appellate courts across the country. He is a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Crew served as a Delegate to The Judicial Conference for The Ninth Circuit and on the Board of Governors of The Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He was also granted the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year award by the State Bar of California in 2009.
Mr. Crew has taught antitrust law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law for several years and currently teaches a course on the critical relationship between antitrust and intellectual property law at both Hastings and the University of San Francisco.
After conclusion of trial in Theme Promotions, Inc. dba Theme Co-Op Promotions vs. News America Marketing FSI, Inc., Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California declared: “Eugene Crew is a preeminent antitrust litigator, a lawyer truly at the top of the professional ladder.” Mr. Crew is listed in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA for Antitrust. In 2011, he was named by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in the area of Competition Law.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Member of Antitrust Section, Member of Litigation Section
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member Board of Governors
Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
Judicial Conference for the Ninth Circuit, Lawyer Delegate (1991-1993)