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Byron Tuyay

Byron Tuyay is a senior associate in the Firm's North America Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Los Angeles. He has experience representing individuals and corporations on matters involving a broad range of antitrust law issues including civil enforcement and cartel investigations by the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and international competition authorities. Byron was an Assistant United States Attorney at the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California where he gained trial experience, coordinated multi-agency investigations, and prosecuted a wide variety of federal crimes including white collar crimes and COVID-19 related fraud schemes. He has also briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining the US Attorney's Office, Byron was an associate at an international law firm where he practiced antitrust and competition law in that firms' Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices.

A federal judge granted six individual defendants’ joint motion for judgment of acquittal in a criminal antitrust trial involving allegations that the defendants conspired to allocate the labor market for aerospace industry employees. The ruling was issued mid-trial before the jury was asked to deliberate. This ruling marks another loss for the Department of Justice in a series of no-poach and wage-fixing criminal prosecutions and is significant because the court held that the alleged no-poach agreement did not constitute a per se market allocation violation as a matter of law.