Manuel John Dominguez (“John”) has spent more than 25 years as a litigator dedicated to competition law, representing those who are harmed by supra-competitive pricing or stymied by constraints and prices imposed by companies that unlawfully scheme to quell competition and stifle innovation. His clients include consumers, hospitals, physicians, manufacturers, pension funds, and farmers.
John’s vast litigation experience and knowledge of antitrust law has earned high praise from his clients, peers, and national publications. He is also recognized for investigating new matters and bringing cases that push the competition law envelope – eschewing “copycat” cases for matters that break new ground.
Currently, John serves as lead counsel in In re Da Vinci Surgical Robot Antitrust Litigation (on behalf of purchasers of robotic surgery devices), Mohawk Gaming Enterprises LLC v. Scientific Games, et al. (on behalf of purchasers of automatic card shufflers), and In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation Counsel (representing certain gas retailers processing purchases via Visa and MasterCard). In a series of cases brought on behalf of purchasers of certain auto parts – including bearings, mini-bearings, valve timing control devices, alternators, and ignition coils – John formed part of the leadership team that recovered over $80 million for direct purchasers in the class. In In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, he served on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee that returned more than $33 million to direct purchasers. John was also involved in antitrust litigation related to Marine Hoses and TFT LCD (flat panel) which recovered $32 million and $400 million respectively.
John’s litigation experience extends beyond antitrust actions. He is currently counsel for individuals suing Church of Scientology International and its leader, David Miscavige, for engaging in human trafficking, forced labor, and peonage. He has been involved in litigating securities class actions that resulted in $150 million in shareholder recoveries, including cases against Symbol Technologies and GreenSky. He also led consumer litigation on behalf of consumers whose search data was released by AOL that led to changes in the way personal information is used and maintained, and recovered millions of dollars from AOL.
- Chair, Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Regulation Committee, Business Law Section, Florida Bar