In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
A. Christopher Young, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Marketing Section of the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, was quoted in the February 20, 2020 Women's Wear Daily article, "Alleged ‘No-Hire’ Pact at Saks, Luxury Brands Raises Complex Antitrust Issues."
Saks Fifth Avenue is facing allegations by three former sales associates claiming that it conspired with brands operating shops-in-shop to keep staff from jumping ship. “It depends on a lot of the facts,” said A. Christopher Young, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP who advises clients on antitrust issues and is not involved in the case.