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.
Representative Legal Matters
Prior to joining the firm, Byron handled the following matters:
- Acted as government trial counsel in a health care fraud and money laundering conspiracy matter in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
- Acted as government trial counsel in a drug distribution and National Firearms Act matter stemming from investigation on tribal land in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
- Acted as government counsel in appeal involving Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit resulting in affirmance of trial court's order in government's favor.
- Represented Texas-based promotional products manufacturer and supplier in DOJ price fixing matter in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- Defended executive in collegiate sports marketing industry in DOJ grand jury investigation into suspected antitrust violations.
- Defended financial industry executive in securities fraud matter in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
- Represented multinational hard disk drive manufacturer in connection with European competition authority cartel investigation and advised on antitrust compliance matters.
- Represented logistics industry executive in DOJ investigation involving bid rigging and price fixing allegations among fuel suppliers to US military bases in the Republic of Korea.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association - Section of Antitrust Law, Member
As part of Byron's pro bono practice, he:
- Assisted in writ of habeas corpus appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of client serving life sentence without parole
- Represented petitioner to the Office of Pardon Attorney and Bureau of Prisons under the 2014 Clemency Project
- California~United States (2015)
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (JD) (2015)
- New York University (BA) (2009)
Co-author, "Retaining Ephemeral Messages To Prepare For DOJ Scrutiny," Law360, July 2019