Alyse F. Stach

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Through her litigation practice, Alyse Stach handles a wide range of antitrust and competition matters, as well as complex commercial litigations. She frequently represents clients in the sports, technology, hospitality, media and financial services industries, applying her broad complex commercial litigation skills to their particular cases. Notably, Alyse has significant experience handling matters before federal and state courts, government agencies, and alternative dispute resolution tribunals.

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  • Defending downstream energy company Alon USA Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Delek US, against allegations of price fixing in the California gasoline market. Pending in federal court in the Southern District of California, the cases were brought against multiple major oil refiners by putative classes of direct and indirect gasoline purchasers under the Sherman Antitrust Act and California’s antitrust statute, the Cartwright Act. The plaintiffs allege that California consumers were overcharged at the pump between 2012 and 2015 due to the defendants’ allegedly coordinated refinery shutdowns and other purported actions to restrict the supply of gasoline or create an appearance of a gasoline shortage in California. Persian Gulf Consolidated Antitrust Litigation (S.D.Cal.)
  • Key member of the team representing a private equity sponsor in a high-profile Chapter 11 restructuring in connection with fraud and other allegations against the sponsor alleged to be in excess of $1 billion. Following extensive discovery efforts and one week of trial, the matter settled on favorable terms.
  • Represented third-party acquirer in a protracted FTC investigation relating to the merger of two of the top three competitors in the technology industry.
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Experience

  • Defending downstream energy company Alon USA Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Delek US, against allegations of price fixing in the California gasoline market. Pending in federal court in the Southern District of California, the cases were brought against multiple major oil refiners by putative classes of direct and indirect gasoline purchasers under the Sherman Antitrust Act and California’s antitrust statute, the Cartwright Act. The plaintiffs allege that California consumers were overcharged at the pump between 2012 and 2015 due to the defendants’ allegedly coordinated refinery shutdowns and other purported actions to restrict the supply of gasoline or create an appearance of a gasoline shortage in California. Persian Gulf Consolidated Antitrust Litigation (S.D.Cal.)
  • Key member of the team representing a private equity sponsor in a high-profile Chapter 11 restructuring in connection with fraud and other allegations against the sponsor alleged to be in excess of $1 billion. Following extensive discovery efforts and one week of trial, the matter settled on favorable terms.
  • Represented third-party acquirer in a protracted FTC investigation relating to the merger of two of the top three competitors in the technology industry.
  • As lead counsel, obtained dismissal of AAA arbitration demand on behalf of sports league client relating to its online auction platform.
  • Represented team members of a major sports league in a high-profile insurance coverage litigation between the league and its insurers.
  • As second-chair trial attorney representing hotel manager, obtained relief sought in AAA arbitration including approval for the renovation of the hotel under the contract standards.
  • As key team member in international arbitration representing a hospitality client, received a favorable decision following a five-day arbitration concerning the termination of a hotel management agreement.
  • Represented financial services client in New York State Court through several motions concluding with the dismissal of the third amended complaint alleging fraud and various business torts in connection with a CFTC action.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • National Basketball Association: Intellectual Property Counsel
  • New York City Law Department, Appeals Division: Assistant Corporate Counsel
  • The Honorable Richard Klein, Pennsylvania Superior Court: Appellate Court Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • New York
  • [Pennsylvania Bar admission pending]

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2010; Journal of International Law, Alumni and Public Relations Editor
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2007, magna cum laude; Dean's List

Blog

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Antitrust Advocate
When Routine Merger Review Opened More Than a Can of Tuna
By Carl W. Hittinger, Alyse F. Stach
February 4, 2020
The shelf-stable tuna industry has been decidedly unstable behind the shelves. In 2014, two of the “big three” industry leaders – Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea – announced a proposed merger that would have swamped the...
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