NSS Labs Inc. v. Crowdstrike Inc. et al.

Wilson Sonsini secured win for Symantec in the antitrust suit.

On December 3, in response to a motion to dismiss filed by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, NSS Labs called off an antitrust action against cybersecurity standards development group Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) and members Symantec and ESET. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represented Symantec in the matter.

Late in 2018, NSS Labs sued AMTSO and the cybersecurity vendors, claiming they and others conspired to boycott the lab because of its testing policies and approach. Symantec moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a legal claim, and the court granted the motion in August 2019. In October 2019, the lab filed an amended complaint and Symantec and the other defendants moved to dismiss in November. NSS dismissed the case the day before its response would have been due.

The Wilson Sonsini team was led by Jonathan Jacobson (Picture), Wendy Waszmer, Daniel Weick, and Lisa Davis.

Involved fees earner: Jeremiah Armstrong – Feinberg Day LLP; Marc Belloli – Feinberg Day LLP; Elizabeth Day – Feinberg Day LLP; Ian Feinberg – Feinberg Day LLP; Hong Lin – Feinberg Day LLP; Stephen Sullivan – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC; Lisa Davis – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jonathan Jacobson – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Wendy Waszmer – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Daniel Weick – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Feinberg Day LLP; Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO); NSS Labs, Inc.; Symantec Corporation;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti