Mr. McGahan is a partner in Scott+Scott’s Connecticut and London offices and works closely with other members of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice in counseling corporate and institutional clients, evaluating potential claims, and developing strategies to recover losses caused by anticompetitive conduct. Mr. McGahan specializes in antitrust and commodities litigation before United States and English courts. He has also acted for clients in a variety of securities litigation, arbitrations (both investment treaty and commercial), and pieces of general commercial litigation.
In the United States, Mr. McGahan is a member on the Scott+Scott team acting as co-lead counsel on behalf of cattle ranchers and futures traders alleging a conspiracy amongst nation’s meatpackers to suppress fed cattle prices. In re Cattle Antitrust Litigation, No. 22-md-03031 (D. Minn.). Mr. McGahan also serves as Court-appointed liaison counsel on behalf of the rancher plaintiffs. Mr. McGahan is also part of the Scott+Scott leadership teams acting as Court-appointed co-lead counsel in Klein, et al. v. Meta Platforms, Inc., No. 5:20-cv-08570-LHK (N.D. Cal.) (“Facebook”) (alleging that Facebook monopolize the social advertising market) and acts on behalf of dairy-farmers accussing Dairy Farmers of America of anticompetive conduct in the North-East. S.R.J.F., Inc. v. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., No. 2:22-cv-00147-cr (D. Vt.).
Outside of antitrust, Mr. McGahan is active in commodities and securities manipulation cases, including Two Roads Shared Trust v. John Does, No. 20-cv-00831 (N.D. Ill.) (alleging manipulative trading of SPX Options in breach of the Commodities Exchange Act on behalf of a publicly traded investment vehicle in relation to losses exceeding $600 million), In re Netshoes Sec. Litig., No. 157435/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty.) ($8 million settlement on behalf of Netshoes’ investors), and Robinson v. Diana Containerships, No. 17-cv-6160 (E.D.N.Y) (alleging conspiracy between funder and various Greek shipping companies), among other matters.
Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. McGahan spent four years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. During this time, he acted in many of the leading English competition damages cases, including National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v. ABB Ltd. He also acted for numerous clients in competition law investigations, both internal investigations and those brought by the Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission, and other regulators.
- In re Cattle Antitrust Litig., No. 19-cv-1222 (D. Minn.)
- Two Roads Shared Trust v. John Does, No. 20-cv-00831 (N.D. Ill.)
- Robinson v. Diana Containerships, No. 17-cv-6160 (E.D.N.Y)
- In re Netshoes Sec. Litig., Index No. 157435/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
- While in London, he acted in many of the leading English competition damages cases, including National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd.
When not at work, Mr. McGahan enjoys cycling, hiking, and, skiing with his three children.
Mr. McGahan co-authored with Belinda Hollway, David Howe, and Devina Shah, Cartel Damages Settlements and the Damages Directive: The End of the Road for Contribution Claims, Global Competition Review (2017), Volume 10.
He also co-authored with David Howe and Cian Mansfield, Intel on Jurisdiction: An Intelligent Approach to Treating Anticompetitive Conduct across Global Supply Chains, Global Competition Review (2018), Volume 1.