Berger & Montague represented a class of
employees suing technology and media giants including Apple Inc.,
Google Inc., Intel Corp., Adobe Systems Inc., Intuit Inc., Pixar
Animation Studios Inc. and LucasFilm Ltd. over alleged agreements
not to recruit each other's employees.
The Complaint alleged that when the defendants agreed not
to compete for each others' employees, a competitive market for the
employees' services was illegally inhibited. The class of
employees sought lost compensation stemming from the
wage-suppressing "do not poach" agreements between the
On April 19, 2012, Judge Koh denied the defendants'
motions to dismiss with regard to the antitrust claims.
On September 2, 2015, the court granted final
approval of a $415 million settlement.