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—   INBLF Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Event – San Francisco, California October 19th – 22nd, 2017 Are you ready to leave your heart in San Francisco?  We hope…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-18, 2016 Hosted by the Chicago Chapter   Twelfth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Miami, Florida October 15-18, 2015 Hosted by…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

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  • James M. Mulcahy

    Mulcahy LLP
    4 Park Plaza
    Suite 1230
    Irvine, California 92614, U.S.A.
  • Franchise and Distribution Law, Antitrust/Competition Law

    Bio

    • University of Arizona, B.A., J.D.; Phi Beta Kappa • Faculty Member: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Midwest Regional Program, 1995; 2003 College of Trial Advocacy, Orange County Bar Association; General Counsel, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, 1997-2001 • Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law for the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization • Author: “Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to the Forum Where it Belongs: The Market,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Pricing Conduct Committee’s Price Point Newsletter, (pending publication); “California Courts Are Beginning To Reexamine Their Outdated Decisions Addressing Vertical Price and Other Distributional Restraints Under The Cartwright Act,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Distribution & Franchising Committee’s Newsletter, September 2013; “Chapter 5: Handling Department of Corporations Enforcement Actions,” and “Chapter 11: Antitrust Law Issues,” California Franchise Law and Practice, California Continuing Legal Education, 2009, updated 2013; “AT&T Mobility v. AU Optronics Extends the California Cartwright Act’s Expansive Geographical Scope,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Pricing Conduct Committee’s Price Point Newsletter, Summer 2013; “Franchisors Wince as Some Courts Re-Label Franchisees as Employees,” Executive Counsel Magazine, January 2013; “Are Franchisees Employees?” Franchise Update Magazine, Franchise Law News, September 2012; “Dispute Resolution: Protecting the Franchisor – Keep Your Brand Out of Costly Lawsuits,” Franchise Update Magazine, April 2012 (co-authored with Steven Emmons); “Inadvertent Franchises and the GrayBar Hotel,” Orange County Lawyer, June 2010 (co-authored with Gerald Davey); contributing author of “Chapter 5: Tying Law and Policy in Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section 2006; “Recent Decisions and Legislation: California Franchise and Distribution,” published in the June, 2006 edition of Business Law News for the California State Bar, Business Law Section; “Franchising Fundamentals - A Guide for the Uninitiated from a Regulatory, Transactional and Litigation Perspective,” Franchise Law Committee, Business Law Section, California State Bar Association Annual Meeting, September 2003; “Current Developments in Franchise Law,” Business Law Section, Franchise Law Committee, California State Bar Association, March 2003; “The Exclusive Distributorship and Dual Distribution: How to Avoid Dealer Litigation,” Orange County Lawyer, November 2002 • Presentation: “Capitalizing on the International Franchising Boom: What’s Hot, What’s Not, And How To Avoid Landmines” – program leader, Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012; “Building Winning Programs for Multi-Unit Franchise Growth” – panelist, Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012; “Best Practices in Franchise Litigation” – roundtable facilitator, Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011; “Financial Performance Representations: Should You Make Them and, If So, What Should You Say Or Not Say” – moderator and panelist, Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011; “Inadvertent Franchises: Risks and Remedies,” San Diego County Bar Association Financial Professional Liaison Section, 2009; “Inadvertent Franchises: Risks and Remedies,” Orange County Bar Association Business & Corporate Law Section, 2009; “Hidden Franchises: Definition and Consequences, Federal and State Laws,” California State Bar Section Education Institute, 2007; “An Overview of New Franchise Legislation and Pre-Dispute Arbitration Provisions: Issues of Unconscionability and Enforceability under California Law,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2006; “Franchise Agreement Drafting – Basic Tracks,” International Franchise Association’s Annual Legal Symposium, 2006; “Hot Topics in Franchise Litigation: Recent Developments Involving the Rights, Remedies, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures for California Franchisors and Franchisees,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2005; “Franchising Fundamentals: A Guide for the Uninitiated from a Regulatory, Transactional and Litigation Perspective,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2004; “Hot Topics in Franchise Litigation,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2004; “Hot Topics in Franchise Litigation: Rights and Remedies of Franchisees and Franchisors,” California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2003; “Current Developments in Franchise Law,” Business Law Section of the California State Bar Association, 2003; “Partnership Within the Law: Developing Legal Issues Among Manufacturers, Agents and Retailers,” 29th Annual National Sporting Goods Association Management Conference, May 1993 • Member: Orange County (Member, Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Sections), Los Angeles County (Member, Antitrust & Unfair Business Practices Sections), California State Bar (Member: Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section; Co-Chair, 2005-2006, Franchise Law Committee, Business Law Section; 2005-2007, Franchise Law Consulting Group, and Franchise & Distribution Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization); American Bar Association (Member: Forum on Franchising; Section of Antitrust Law; Antitrust Law Committees: Distribution & Franchising, Economics, Intellectual Property, Pricing Conduct; Section of Intellectual Property Law; Section of Litigation); Federal (Orange County Chapter); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County Chapter); International Trademark Association • Assigned Martindale Hubbell's highest AV rating • Named a “Super Lawyer” by Southern California Super Lawyers and Los Angeles magazines (2012-2014) • Mr. Mulcahy is the president of INBLF’s Los Angeles County/Orange County chapter