Mr. Wapner is a member of the Business Litigation group, representing corporations, small businesses and individuals in complex litigation involving commercial torts and contract disputes. He handles a broad range of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels, on behalf of diverse clients representing industries including health care, consumer electronics, software, financial services, alternative energy, manufacturing and real estate, to name a few.
He regularly appears in federal and state court as well as in arbitration forums in matters involving shareholder disputes, trade secrets and non-competition agreements, employment claims and antitrust issues. His antitrust work centers around price-fixing, horizontal market allocations, group boycotts, anticompetitive competitor collaborations/joint ventures/trade association conduct, tying, exclusive dealing, dealer terminations, monopolization, anticompetitive licensing of intellectual property and price discrimination. He also advises on all aspects of the Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification process.
In 2011, Mr. Wapner was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) for its “40 Under 40” list. According to its Editor-in-Chief, the NJLJ generally chooses attorneys “who have developed practice niches, demonstrated leadership potential by work in practice groups or committees and amassed a thick book of business and/or a solid record of trial, appellate or transactional work.” The NJLJ selects for inclusion in its “40 Under 40” list those attorneys with “special attributes that supersede their résumés,” and those who stand out as having established themselves “by proven expertise in practice areas, by acceptance of important management roles at their firms, by rainmaking ability and by strong community involvement and volunteerism – all of which make up the stuff of future leaders of the profession.”