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Christopher S. Finnerty

Partner
+1.617.261.3123
Fax +1.617.261.3175
Christopher Finnerty is a partner in the firm’s Boston office where he leads a multidisciplinary, multinational team which represents clients in antitrust, distribution, and intellectual property matters. He focuses his practice in the design and implementation of resale price maintenance strategies focusing on limiting online price erosion and gray market disruption in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for consumer goods manufacturers. Over the past ten years Mr. Finnerty and his team have worked hand in hand with dozens of the world’s largest and most recognized corporations designing go to market price strategies, representing the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in products. Mr. Finnerty consults on the impact of strategy variants globally and their potential pricing implications and product lifecycles. Mr. Finnerty routinely litigates antitrust actions involving monopolization exclusive dealing, and unfair trade practices.

Mr. Finnerty’s intellectual property practice includes counterfeit and gray market litigation and counsel regarding brand dilution over the Internet. Specifically, Mr. Finnerty helps companies devise early detection strategies to limit gray market resale of their products and importation of counterfeit products by targeting consumer web sites and business-to-business web sites.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Finnerty was a partner at a national law firm.

Achievements

  • Named a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers (2011-2018)
  • Represented GN Netcom, Inc., a Danish-based global technology manufacturer, in civil antitrust litigation involving unfair competition and monopolization claims under the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act.
  • Represented Defending Nortek Security and Control, LLC in civil antitrust litigation alleging claims of tortious interference, corporate bribery, unfair competition and price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act.
  • Represented Ping Europe Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of custom golf products, on appeal before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in landmark online resale restrictions case.
  • Representing Roxul Inc., the North American division of the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer, in civil antitrust litigation involving unfair competition and monopolization claims
  • Savant Systems v Crestron Electronics, Massachusetts, Federal District Court. Confidential Settlement, represented plaintiff in Sherman Act litigation for monopolization.
  • Bose Corporation v. Zavala, Massachusetts Federal District Court (2012) - $14 million verdict against counterfeiter
  • Roger Cleveland Golf Co. Inc. v. Prince, South Carolina Federal District Court (2011) - $770,000 jury verdict against SEO Company for their contributory acts of counterfeiting
  • Bose Corporation v. Bahar, et al., Massachusetts Federal District Court (2011) - $2.2 million judgment in favor of Bose Corporation resulting from defendants’ sale of counterfeit products