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Paul F. Novak is the head of Milberg’s Antitrust Practice Group and the managing partner of the firm’s Detroit office. He is active in a host of antitrust, securities, and consumer protection class action matters, and currently serves as interim co-lead counsel in multiple antitrust cases.
Prior to joining Milberg, Mr. Novak practiced law in both the public sector, as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and as the City Attorney of Lansing, and in the private sector consulting with clients on antitrust, environmental, and regulatory matters. As an assistant attorney general, Mr. Novak served as the Division Head of the Special Litigation Division with responsibility for antitrust enforcement, public utility matters, and securities litigation. He emerged as a national leader in multistate litigation involving pricing practices in the pharmaceuticals industry, and served as lead counsel on behalf of all fifty state attorneys general in the In re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation. He also served as lead counsel on behalf of the State of Michigan in several price fixing, monopolization, and merger cases in a broad spectrum of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, and in cases involving Microsoft and Oracle Corporation.
Mr. Novak is the former Chair of the Michigan Bar Association’s Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section and is a contributing editor of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust and Health Care Newsletter. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan United States Court Committee. He was awarded the Frank J. Kelley Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award for his work in antitrust enforcement. He has lectured on antitrust issues in the pharmaceuticals and insurance industries for the Practicing Law Institute. He served as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General ("NAAG") Midwest Antitrust Enforcement Task Force and as a member of the NAAG Airlines Industry Working Group and Prescription Drug Pricing Task Force.