Todd Stenerson

Todd Stenerson

Partner

Todd is U.S. Head of Antitrust Litigation. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the courts of the US, Todd has played a leading role in matters of importance for three decades.

In addition to his extensive antitrust, multi-district litigation and arbitration experience, he has handled investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

As part of his complex commercial litigation background, he also has handled several dealer termination and RICO cases, as well as business torts, breach of contract and ERISA cases.

AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a BTI Client Service All-Star, Todd routinely garners praise from clients, peers, the judiciary and industry leading publications.

Most recently, Todd was again ranked by Chambers & Partners for general commercial litigation, with sources noting that “he’s extremely knowledgeable and he’s very good on his feet as an oral advocate.”

Four separate times, Benchmark Litigation has shortlisted him for “Antitrust Litigator of the Year” in addition to naming him both a “National Practice Area Star” and a “Local Litigation Star.” He has also been touted for his litigation skills by The Legal 500.

Clients have described Todd to these publications as being “very strategic,” “a really strong lawyer who has a very compelling style,” and “a great trial lawyer” who is “amazingly talented, articulate, confident, and a tenacious fighter.” Recognized for his versatility and ability to adapt to the needs of a given situation, clients also note that he is “very collaborative” and that, “with these big mega-cases, you think about trial or settlement, but Todd is taking depositions, making decisions, really thinking about how this is going to play out in trial. That’s not something you see every day.”

Experience

Representative matters

Major corporate clients in a variety of industries, including health care, retailing, automotive and banking.

Clients in a broad range of both domestic and international matters, including dealer termination, RICO, corporate sponsorship of professional sports, commercial lease disputes, and breach of contract and business tort issues.

Clients in intellectual property litigation, including trade secrets, patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyright issues.

Clients in connection with governmental antitrust and securities investigations.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “North American Competition Claims,” Global Legal Group’s Global Class Actions Symposium, November 2023

Awards

  • Shortlisted for “Antitrust Litigator of the Year,” Benchmark Litigation, 2020-2023
  • Ranked in General Commercial Litigation, Chambers & Partners, Washington D.C., 2021-2024
  • Recognized as a National Practice Area Star and Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2020-2024
  • AV Preeminent Peer and Judiciary Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Martindale-Hubbell’s webpage

Qualifications

Admissions

Washington, DC, 1999

Courts

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1995
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1996
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1997
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2000
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1999
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2003
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1999
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1996
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2022
United States Supreme Court, 1998

Academic

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1994
B.B.A., Western Michigan University, 1991

Languages

English
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.