Mr. Iwrey's practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust, trade regulation and franchising law. His experience includes both litigation and counseling on mergers, joint ventures, dealer and franchise termination, tying, monopolization, price fixing, price discrimination and franchise disclosure and registration issues. He has represented clients from a number of industries, including health care, medical supplies, art, securities, fast food, motor sports, team sports, sporting goods, machine tools, computer hardware and software, automotive parts, automotive design, finance, toys, retailing, utilities and household products. Mr. Iwrey is a past Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section.
Mr. Iwrey also has extensive experience in trade secrets and non-compete matters, representing stockbrokers, securities firms and clients from a wide range of other industries in litigation and arbitration. Mr. Iwrey also is involved in the development of strategies for employment transition and the protection of trade secrets and negotiation of non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
Mr. Iwrey also has expertise in a number of regulatory areas, including Hart-Scott-Rodino, Exon-Florio and international premerger notifications, advertising, internet privacy, franchising, leasing, motor vehicle and equipment dealerships, warranties, consumer product safety, product pricing and labeling and sweepstakes.
Mr. Iwrey has represented clients in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States and in administrative and investigative matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Defense, European Union and a number of state attorneys general.
Joined the Law Firm in: 2003
Areas of Practice
Antitrust and Unfair Competition
Trade and Customs
Litigation Percentage 45%
Advocacy Organization for Patients and Providers v. Mercy Health Services, 987 F.Supp. 967 (E.D. Mich. 1997)
Aurora Gas Co. v. Presque Isle Gas & Elec. Co-Op, 1996 WESTLAW 627399, Util. L. Rep. ¶14,119 (CCH) (E.D. Mich. 1996)
Baum Research and Development Co., Inc. v. Hillerich & Bradsby Co., Inc., 31 F.Supp.2d 1016, 1999-1 Trade Cases P 72,468 (E.D. Mich., Nov. 19, 1998)
Beyer v. LakeView Community Hospital, 75 Antitrust and Trade Reg. Reptr. 11 (W.D. Mich. 1998), aff'd, No. 98-1813, slip op., (6th Cir. Jul. 26, 1999)
Dry Cleaning & Laundry Inst. of Detroit, Inc. v. Flom's Corp., 841 F.Supp. 212 (E.D. Mich. 1993) and 841 F.Supp. 212 (E.D. Mich. 1993)
Health First, Inc. v. Bronson Methodist Hospital, 1990-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶60,200 (W.D. Mich. 1990)
Helmac Products Corp. v. Roth (Plastics) Corp., 150 F.R.D. 563 (E.D. Mich. 1993) and 814 F.Supp. 560 (E.D. Mich. 1992)
In re Baseball Bat Antitrust Litigation, 75 F.Supp.2d 1189 (D.Kan. 1999)
In re Motorsports Merchandise Antitrust Litigation, 112 F.Supp.2d 1329 (N.D.Ga. 2000) and Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶72,524 (N.D.Ga. 1998)
Kerasotes Michigan Theatres, Inc. v. National Amusements, Inc., 139 F.R.D. 102 (E.D. Mich. 1991)
Moses v. Business Card Express, Inc., 929 F.2d 1131 (6th Cir. 1991), cert. denied, 502 U.S. 821 (1991)
Ruffin v. DePasse, 17 F.Supp.2d 699 (E.D. Mich. 1998)
United States v. Mercy Health Services, 902 F.Supp. 968 (N.D. Iowa 1995)
Virtual Maintenance, Inc. v. Prime Computer, Inc., 995 F.2d 1324 (6th Cir. 1993) and 11 F.3d 660 (6th Cir. 1993)
American Bar Association
American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law)
State Bar of Michigan (Chairperson, Antitrust, Trade Regulation and Franchising Section, 1999-2000)
The District of Columbia Bar
"Congress Considers Substantial Amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (5/2000)
"Two Recent Michigan Decisions Define The Scope of MARA Immunity", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (5/2000)
"Federal Court Invalidates Provision of Michigan Franchise Investment Law", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (Winter 2001)
"Hart-Scott-Rodino Reform Legislation Raises Reporting Threshold - and Filing Fees", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (Winter 2001)
"Michigan Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (8/1999)
"Physician Termination Case Dismissed for Failure to Alleged Properly Defined Relevant Market", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (8/1999)
"Franchisor Not Liable for Alleged Discriminatory Acts of Franchisee's Employee", Michigan Trade Regulation, State Bar of Michigan Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section (8/1999)
"Concern Over Kodak Decision May Be Overstated", Franchise Law Journal (Summer 1993)
"Pushing Out the Relevant Geographic Market Envelope", Health Care Notes, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law (Winter 1996)
State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section, 9/1995 - "Practice Under the Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, As Amended"
Second Annual Health Care Antitrust Forum, 5/1996 - "United States v. Mercy Health Services: A Case Study in Regional Competition"
State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section, and The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1993 - "Trade Marks, Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete"
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 12/1992 - "Representing Physicians and Their Practices: Joint Negotiations with Payors and Termination of Medical Staff Privileges"
State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section, and The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 7/1994 - "Product Distribution and Pricing: Proof of Damages in a Vertical Restraints Case"
American Bar Association, Health Law Section and the Section of Antitrust Law, 10/1996 - "Nuts and Bolts of Government Investigations: A View From the Respondents'' Side"
Michigan Health Care Institute, 3/1991 - "Critical Issues in Healthcare Law, Impact of Antitrust Laws"
Michigan Health Care Institute, 10/1991 - "Antitrust and Hospitals: The New Rules"
Professional Activities and Experience
Associate, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Washington, D.C. -- 1986-89
Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, Detroit, MI -- 1989-2003
District of Columbia 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 1989
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan 1990
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada 1992
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa 1994