K. Todd Wallace - Antitrust, Employment, Business Law

Mr. Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski.

Summary

K Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in legal services and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building. 


Contact


Wallace Meyaski, LLC

K. Todd Wallace, Lawyer

5109 Canal Blvd., Suite 102

New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 644-2011

info@walmey.com


News

  

“K. Todd Wallace is a featured presenter at the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) Annual Conference,” https://www.einpresswire.com/article/461517937/k-todd-wallace-is-a-featured-presenter-at-the-acadiana-society-for-human-resource-management-ashrm-annual-conference?n=2


“New Orleans Law Firm Wallace Meyaski offers unique "fixed fee" General Counsel services for small & mid-sized companies,” https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/sWVQNrVuvGfIOOD-bQB-gQ


“Attorney K Todd Wallace successfully moves federal court case from Louisiana to Client Home State of Texas,” https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/GL_QfXqOtoamItUoLLx5wQ


“Antitrust Attorney K. Todd Wallace Co-Authors Chapter in new Edition of ABA Intellectual Property Deskbook,” https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/5NksyIGm6YUHXY9EYqp7UA


“Antitrust Attorney K. Todd Wallace Starts Legal Blog and Commentary on Complex Antitrust and Trade-Related Legal Matters,” https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/vdM_ni5ujxGhmSFxrGehhA


“Respected Attorney K. Todd Wallace is featured Guest Speaker at NOLA Society for Human Resource Management,” https://www.einpresswire.com/article/456696388/respected-attorney-k-todd-wallace-is-featured-guest-speaker-at-nola-society-for-human-resource-management?n=2

Professional Formation and Experience

Mr. Wallace received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, LA (1998). While at Loyola, he served as the Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review, and as a member of the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Team. Before law school, he received his Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (1994).


Kenneth Todd Wallace began his professional career at the law firm of Liskow & Lewis (1998 - 2015), where he, among other assignments, served as the Chair of the Firm's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group (2010-2015); Vice Chair of Commercial Litigation Section (2014-2015); Executive Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary (2012-2015); Hiring Partner (2007-2012); Chair of Diversity Committee (2006-2015); and Minority Recruiting and Retention Partner (2006-2008).


Thereafter, he founded KTW Resources, LLC (September 2016 – September 2017) where he provided HR Consulting and Strategic Business Solutions.


Since September 2017, he has been an attorney (and Founding Partner) of the law firm Wallace Meyaski, LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Representative Matters

Mr. Wallace has successfully represented clients in matters across a broad range of industries including:


Successfully represented and obtained judgment for Miller Act plaintiff against contractor and its sureties in federal district court bench trial, and obtained judgment affirming the district court decisions from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.  United States ex rel. Jems Fabrication, Inc. v. Benetech, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108275 (E.D. La. Aug. 1, 2013), aff’d, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8175 (5th Cir. La. Apr. 30, 2014).


Obtained early dismissal of state antitrust claims on behalf of major biotechnology company brought by the Louisiana Attorney General and successfully represented the company on the remaining Average Wholesale Pricing claims (2012).


Led team in securing full dismissal of federal RICO charges and related ad valorem tax collection and fraud claims brought against a group of clients by the Terrebonne Parish tax assessor (2010).


Successfully represented a major crude oil offloading company in pursuing antitrust claims against international cartel members in the marine hose industry (2010).


Significant part of trial and appellate team, defended an international law firm and one of its senior partners in a two-week jury trial in Mississippi state court (2010).


Obtained early dismissal of state and federal monopolization claims on behalf of an international marine salvage company through a successful Rule 12(b)(6) motion (2009).


Secured full dismissal of state antitrust claims of price fixing and monopolization on behalf of Motiva Enterprises, LLP that was affirmed by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court (2009). Tuban Petroleum, LLC v. SIARC, Inc., 09-0302 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/15/09), writ denied, 09-0945 (La. 6/5/09), 9 So. 3d 877.


Obtained key victory on behalf of a major biotechnology company against claims of illegal tying arrangements brought by the Louisiana Attorney General (2008).


Obtained dismissal of antitrust price fixing claims filed by the Louisiana Attorney General against one of the world’s largest international consulting firms (2008).  State of Louisiana, ex. rel., James D. Caldwell v. Allstate Insurance Co., et. al., No. 07-9409 (E.D. La. Dec. 17, 2008).


Successfully defended a major maritime company in a Department of Justice investigation based on allegations of conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices in a series of government contacts (2008).


Developed a successful legal theory for removal of state attorney general suits against industry as disguised “class” and “mass” actions subject to the Class Action Fairness Act.  See State of Louisiana, ex. rel., James D. Caldwell v. Allstate Insurance Co., et. al., 2008 U.S. App. Lexis 15275 (5th Cir. July 18, 2008).


Successfully represented a major health care corporation and local hospital in pursuing attempted monopolization claims against competing hospital whereby the competing hospital ceased its attempt to monopolize the relevant clinic market following Hurricane Katrina (2005).


Assisted in successfully representing the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association in opposition to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) of proposed hotel development where the proposed TIF statute was found unconstitutional by the Louisiana Supreme Court (2005).  World Trade Center Taxing District v. All Taxpayers, 05-0374 (La. 6/29/05), 908 So. 2d 623.


Part of legal team that secured a key victory for a federal banking agency in the United States Fifth Circuit. The class action attacked the insured status of a federally insured banking institution.  Heaton v. Monogram Credit Card Bank, 297 F.3d 416 (5th Cir. 2002).


Part of the legal team in a professional liability case for a federal banking agency that secured an important victory in the United States Fifth Circuit involving the failure of Louisiana’s largest thrift institution (2000).  FDIC v. Barton, 233 F.3d 859 (5th Cir. 2000).

Publications

“Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Antitrust and Business Torts Litigation,” ABA Business Torts and Unfair Competition Handbook, Ch. 9 (3d ed.) 2014.


“Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law,” ABA Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer:  A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Ch. 13 (3d ed.) 2013. See http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/products/books/abstracts/5070623_Authors.pdf


“The United States Supreme Court Limits the Ability to Invoke Civil RICO for Lost Tax Revenue,” Defense Research Institute’s The Business Suit, Vol. 13, Issue 10, December 9, 2010.


“Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law,” ABA Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer:  A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Ch. 13 (2d ed.) 2009.


“Recent Indictments Serve as Reminder That Communication and Collaboration Among Competitors Can Still Lead to Significant Antitrust Risks,” Liskow & Lewis Monthly E-Newsletter, 2007.


“Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Antitrust and Business Torts Litigation,” ABA Business Torts and Unfair Competition Handbook, Ch. 9 (2d ed.) 2006.


“Class Action Reform Meets Challenge of Combining Fairness with Accessibility,” 1 ABA Antitrust Sec. Bus. Torts RICO Rep. 12 (2004).


“Control Without Restraint – The Interplay of Antitrust and Trademark Laws in the Franchise Relationship,” (with Marie Breaux), Distribution: Franchise and Dealership Committee Journal, ABA Antitrust Sec., Vol. 6 (2002).


“Elite Domination of College Football: An Analysis of the Antitrust Implications of the Bowl Alliance,” 6 Sports Law J. 57 (1999).

Recognition

Professional Associations


Mr. Wallace is a member of various distinguished professional organizations, including:


The Defense Research Institute (2008-2015)

Chair of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Special Litigation Group, 2013-2015

Commercial Litigation Committee Steering Committee, 2011-2015

DRI Leader Spotlight Award Recipient, 2012

Vice-Chair of Antitrust, Franchise, and Distribution Special Litigation Group, 2011-2013


American Bar Association (1998-Present)

Member, ABA Antitrust Section, 2000-Present

Member, Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee, 2000-Present


Louisiana Bar Association (1998-Present)

Member, Diversity Section, 2007-Present

Member, Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Business Tort Law Section, 2000-Present


New Orleans Bar Association (1998-Present)

Member of Executive Board of Directors of Young Lawyers Section, 2001-2003


Charitable and Civic Involvement


Mr. Wallace has been involved in several distinguished charitable and civic organizations, including:


Friends of Lakeview (2010-Present)

Founding Member and Board of Directors


VIA LINK - A United Way Agency (2008-Present)

Executive Committee of Board of Directors, 2010-Present

President of Board of Directors, 2011-2013


Lakeview Civic Improvement Association (2007-2015), see https://www.scribd.com/document/66083621/K-Todd-Wallace-Lakeview-Civic-Improvement-Assoc

President of Board of Directors, 2010-2012

Member of Board of Directors, 2009-2014

Chairman of NORA Committee, 2007-2010


Mayor Landrieu's Task Force on Blighted Property (2010-2012)

Member of Mayoral-Appointed Task Force


Lakeview Crime Prevention District (2010-2012)

Secretary of Board of Directors


Professional Presentations


Mr. Wallace frequently gives presentations and seminars on various professional matters, including:

Presenter, Discrimination Based on Physical Appearance – Title VII, ADA, and Other Legal Implications, Meeting of NOLA Society for Human Resource Management, Legal Perks Presentation, May 2018 and July 2018. See https://nola.shrm.org/events/2018/07/legal-perk-july


Presenter, “Ethics and Professionalism: Watch Your P’s and Q’s CLE,” Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2015.


Advisor, Training Seminar on Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance at Fortune 500 Oil and Gas Company Quarterly Meeting in Houston, Texas, February 2014.


Panelist, The Bench, the Bar, and the Academy United to Discuss the Future of Legal Education, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, January 2013.


Presenter, Antitrust Law Developments of 2012, DRI Commercial Litigation Committee Presentation, DRI Annual Meeting, October 2012.


Advisor, Training Seminar on Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance at MSCI Gulf Region Chapter Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama, 2011.


Presenter, The Significance of the Mentor in Developing Professionalism, New Orleans Bar Association, December 2009 and July 2010.


Panelist, Making the Business Case for Diversity, Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession Sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, March 2008.


Key Note Speaker, Celebrating the Challenge of Diversity, American Association of Law Librarians National Conference Annual Diversity Symposium, July 2007.


Advisor, Training Seminar on Antitrust and Trade Regulation Compliance at INEOS Americas National Sales Meeting in Sandestin, Florida, April 2005.


Honors and Recognitions


Among the honors and recognitions that Mr. Wallace has received throughout his career are:


Martindell-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. See https://www.martindale.com/new-orleans/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-604175-a/


Recognized by peers in Super Lawyers in the area of Antitrust Law (2015, 2016).


Named as Top Lawyer in New Orleans Magazine in the area of Antitrust Law (2014, 2015). See http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/November-2013/The-Top-Lawyers-in-New-Orleans/


Top-Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel (2013, 2014).


Featured as Attorney to Watch inaugural issue of Attorney at Law Magazine (2014). See http://www.targetmarketmediapublications.com/attorney-at-law-magazine-new-orleans/

Named to New Orleans CityBusiness' Leadership in Law Class of 2013.


DRI Leader Spotlight Award Recipient (2012).


Peter J. Compagno Citizenship Award Recipient (2010).


Client Reviews


"I have come to rely on Todd and the Wallace Meyaski team for my outside legal advice.  Not only are they an important and excellent resources for our company, but I do not hesitate to refer them to my own clients.”

Margaret Bruzdzinski - Owner and President of CFO 1 Source, LLC


“Todd always goes out of his way to respond quickly to my calls, my emails, and my questions.  He has great instinct on how to handle tough situations and has been a great help to me and my family-run business.”

Larisa Ivanova - Owner, Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy, Inc.


“The client that I have referred to Todd and to Wallace Meyaski have been extremely satisfied with both the quality of legal services and the professionalism of the customer service they received.  I would highly recommend Todd and Stacey.”

Craig Forshag - Human Resources Professional