Peter E. Moll

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Peter E. Moll

Peter E. Moll

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Peter Moll is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial cases in federal and state courts nationwide. He has handled claims covering a broad spectrum of legal areas, including price-fixing, vertical restraints, monopolization, mergers, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, false advertising, RICO, and unfair and deceptive trade practices, patents, defamation, the Internet, franchises, fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and constitutional challenges. Peter has argued appeals before the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th Circuits, and state supreme courts. He also has represented clients in numerous class action and multi-district cases and in complex international arbitrations. In addition, he counsels clients on antitrust, distribution, franchise, trademark and technology issues.

Peter has published numerous articles and lectured extensively on trial practice, antitrust, electronic discovery and the use of multimedia in the effective presentation of evidence at trial. He has been recognized as a leading antitrust, intellectual property and business litigation lawyer in Washington, DC by Super Lawyers magazine (2017).

A graduate of Boston College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Boston College Law School, where he was an editor of the Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review.

Peter is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts; before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Indiana, and the District of New Jersey; before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit; and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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* California Natural, Inc. v. Nestle Holdings, Inc., et al. Won a jury verdict in federal court in New Jersey for Nestle that it had not committed fraud or breached an alleged contract to purchase California Natural; trial involved contract, fraud, trademark and FDA
* Warren Distributing, et al. v. InBev USA & Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Won a verdict in favor of Anheuser-Bush after thirteen-day jury trial in federal court in New Jersey in case brought by three terminated distributors of InBev
* Package Shop, Inc. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Obtained summary judgment for Anheuser-Busch in New Jersey statewide antitrust class action.
* Ginsburg InBev nv/sa and Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Defeated attempt by a group of consumers to obtain a preliminary injunction barring the merger of InBev nv/sa and Anheuser-Busch. Later obtained dismissal of entire case on motion for judgment on the pleadings.
* In re Chocolate Antitrust Litigation. Obtained summary judgment for Nestlé USA in multidistrict proceeding involving 92 cases – direct class, alleged indirect classes, opt-out lawsuits.
* In re Baby Food Antitrust Litigation. Obtained summary judgment for Nestlé in a nationwide class action alleging price-fixing.
* Uncle Bens / Mars v. Nestlé Purina. Represented NPPC in trade secret case involving former Mars employees hired by NPPC.
* In re ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation. Obtained summary judgment for clients First Data Corp. and Concord EFS in long-standing case challenging setting of interchange fees in the ATM
* Novelis Corporation v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Obtained summary judgment for Anheuser-Busch in a billion dollar contract dispute relating to the purchase of aluminum cansheet.
* Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. John Labatt Ltd. Jury trial resulting in a verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch that defendant Labatt did not have trademark rights in the words "ice beer," and that Labatt had engaged in false and injurious advertising, and awarding Anheuser-Busch $5 million in punitive damages.
* Fluke Corporation v. Chauvin Arnoux. Prevailed in a jury trial to protect Fluke's trade dress in which the defendant consented to entry of injunction.
* Miller Brewing Co. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Successfully represented Anheuser-Busch against claims of unfair and deceptive advertising.
* MicroStrategy Business Objects. Won a bench trial regarding theft of MicroStrategy's trade secrets.
* Elscint Ltd., et al. v ADAC Laboratories Inc. Successfully represented ADAC in a bench trial involving the validity and alleged infringement of multiple patents.
* Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. A-B Distributors, Inc. Successfully represented plaintiff Anheuser-Busch in a jury trial alleging fraudulent conduct by a wholesaler with a price-fixing counterclaim.
* New York v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., et al. Won a three-month bench trial in which the State of New York challenged as an antitrust violation the adoption of exclusive distribution territories.
* Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. Natural Beverage Distributors. Was retained after Anheuser-Busch lost a jury trial. After obtaining a new trial, demonstrated that the defendant had intentionally destroyed evidence, engaged in fraud and committed perjury, which resulted in a judgment for Anheuser-Busch.
* Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. Tri-Cities Beverage, Inc., et al. Won a jury verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch that a terminated wholesaler had engaged in fraudulent conduct, with an award of damages to Anheuser-Busch.
* Heileman Brewing Co. and Miller Brewing Co. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Successfully defended Anheuser-Busch in a two-week bench trial against antitrust attempted monopolization claims by Heileman and Miller.
* In re Milk Products Antitrust Litigation. Represented Land O’Lakes in purported class action alleging price-fixing. Class certification motions defeated in federal and state cases.
* Maris Distributing Co., Inc. v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Won a jury trial for Anheuser-Busch upholding distribution contract against antitrust challenge.
* The Mead Corporation v. Occidental Petroleum Corp. Bench trial in which Mead successfully defended against Occidental Petroleum in attempted hostile takeover of Mead.

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Peter E. Moll
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Education
JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1975

Boston College Law School was founded in 1929 at 11 Beacon Street in downtown Boston, the first dean, Dennis Dooley, envisioned a law school with a social conscience as well as an analytical mind. From its earliest days, Boston College Law School had a reputation for toughness and high standards. It won accreditation from the American Bar Association in 1932, just three years after its founding, joining the Harvard, Yale, and Boston University law schools as the only ones in New England to attain such a distinction.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1971

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
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Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
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