Eliot A. Adelson

Partner | San Francisco

eadelson@mofo.com | (415) 268-7243 eadelson@mofo.com
(415) 268-7243

Eliot handles complex legal issues facing clients across the globe. He provides clients with strategies for resolving a broad range of disputes, including civil and criminal antitrust litigation, and internal and government investigations.

Eliot has appeared in federal and state courts and tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict. He has litigated matters for both corporations and individuals, and has significant experience in civil and criminal antitrust litigation and internal and governmental investigations.

Among his recent matters, Eliot represents a Japanese global manufacturer of electronic components in a putative class action; the largest local TV station operator in the U.S. in a putative class action; and represented an auto parts company in several antitrust investigations.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Eliot cultivated an international client base across industries and geographies over his fifteen-year tenure at another global law firm. Japanese companies, in particular, look to him for his deep knowledge of antitrust matters.

In addition to his private practice experience, Eliot served as a Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County in California. Eliot is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Bar Association of San Francisco's Antitrust and Business Regulation Section.

Representative Experience

  • Representing Murata Manufacturing in a putative class action alleging that manufacturers conspired to fix the prices of inductors
  • Representing Nexstar Media Group in a putative class action alleging that companies conspired to fix the prices of local television advertising
  • Representing a Japanese manufacturer in connection with the TFT-LCD and CRT price fixing cases
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a price fixing and market allocation investigation
  • Represented Tenneco in connection with a DOJ and other enforcement agencies’ auto parts investigations
  • Represented a number of individual executives in the DOJ Antitrust Division’s auto parts investigation
  • Represented a number of individual executives in the DOJ Antitrust Division’s capacitor investigation
  • Represented Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) in connection with the DOJ’s second request concerning TICO’s acquisition of Cascade Corporation
  • Represented Bain Capital in connection with the DOJ’s second request concerning Big Tex’s acquisition of American Trailer Works
  • Represented TIBC in response to an investigation of the semiconductor packaging industry
  • Represented an equipment manufacturer in response to a confidential investigation into its sales practices
  • Represented clients in multiple shareholder class action lawsuits challenging mergers and acquisitions
  • Represented Morgan Stanley in several securities actions
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