Jeremy M. Suhr

Kansas City, Missouri / Shareholder

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Jeremy Suhr focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, including class action, antitrust,and patent litigation. Mr. Suhr represents both corporations and individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in federal and state courts in Missouri, Kansas, and throughout the country. Mr. Suhr also has experience in conducting internal corporate investigations and representing individuals in governmental investigations and enforcement matters.

Mr. Suhr’s recent and current matters include: representation of a Kansas-based commodity-trading company on multiple matters; defense of several national law firms in professional malpractice lawsuits; representation of a large furniture manufacturer and prosecuting price-fixing conspiracy claims; representation of taxpayers in settlement negotiations with the IRS and in Tax Court; defense of an oil and gas producer in a class action involving claims of market allocation in Kansas federal court; defense of an electric utility company in a class action; and representation of an oil and gas company and prosecuting its claims associated with the sale of oil and gas interests in the Bakken field in North Dakota.

Significant Representations

Obtained $31.3 million jury verdict on behalf of Hallmark Cards Incorporated in a trade secret misappropriation action against Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, which used stolen Hallmark trade secrets to acquire a competitor to Hallmark.  The jury returned the verdict following a two-week trial that included substantial evidence of misappropriation and computer forensic evidence of document destruction. Prior to trial, obtained $12.5 million settlement against affiliated consulting company. Hallmark Cards, Incorporated v. Monitor Clipper Partners (W.D. Mo.). On appeal, the 8th Circuit affirmed the judgment. Hallmark Cards, Incorporated v. Monitor Clipper Partners, LLC, — F.3d —-, 2014 WL 3408853 (8th Cir. July 15, 2014).

Hallmark Wins $31 Million Verdict (Mo. Lawyers Weekly, Nov. 26, 2012)

Represented corporate executive in antitrust class action alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages resulting from alleged conspiracy to reduce prices paid to dairy farmers for raw milk. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client.  In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation, 2011 WL 2749587, — F. Supp. 2d —- (E.D. Tenn. 2011)

Defended national gaming corporation against a $40 million breach of contract claim, obtaining summary judgment in favor of client. Kansas Penn Gaming, LLC v. HV Properties of Kansas, LLC, 727 F. Supp. 2d 1100 (D. Kan. 2010)

Obtained complete dismissal of class action claims against oil and gas producer in case alleging market allocation. Catron v. Colt Energy, et al. (Kansas state court 2016)

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Securities
  • Appellate
Prior Work Experience

Law Clerk, Judge Karen Nelson Moore
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2007–2008

Summer Law Intern
United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section, 2006

Summer Law Clerk
United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri, Organized Crime Strike Force Unit, 2005

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Magna Cum Laude, 2007
• Order of the Coif
• Michigan Law Review, Executive Note Editor

Kenyon College, B.A.
Magna Cum Laude, 2002

Honors & Awards

Missouri and Kansas Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-Present

Best Team and Best Brief Award
Michigan Law School’s 83rd Annual Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, 2007

Publications

“Opting Out of an Antitrust Class Action: Should Your Company Do It and, If So, When?”
The Antitrust Counselor, December 2011.

Reading Too Much Into Reeder-Simco?
106 Mich. L. Rev., 169 (2007)

Keeping the Door Ajar for Foreign Plaintiffs in Global Cartel Cases after Empagran
105 Mich. L. Rev., 779 (2007).

Memberships

Missouri Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Federal Courts Advocates Section
• FCAS Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair, Western District of Missouri 2013–2015

President, Young Lawyer Section, 2016
• Junior Member-at-Large 2014-2015
• Executive Committee, 2011–2013

Bar Admissions

Missouri

Kansas

United States District Court for Western District of Missouri

United States District Court for the District of Kansas

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit