Alan H. Silberman is the chair emeritus of Dentons' Antitrust & Competition Practice. A 1964 graduate of Yale Law School, he has 52+ years’ experience in antitrust and franchising litigation, counselling and related transactional representation, as well as in general commercial litigation. He served as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law for 1993- 94 and as immediate past chair during 1994-95, having also held various officer positions in the Section since 1988, previously serving as a member of the Council of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and as a member of its Special Committee on the Role of the Federal Trade Commission, and a member of the ABA House of Delegates. He has represented franchisors and manufacturers in a number of negotiated, litigated and arbitrated disputes and regularly advises clients in domestic and international activities. He has acted as counsel for insurance companies in various antitrust cases involving the legality of provider arrangements and similar claim-handling practices designed to obtain competitive prices for numerous insurance companies and their policyholders, throughout the United States. He acted for Baker & Taylor (then the leading US book wholesaler) in the Children's Library Book Antitrust Litigation; led Allstate's defence in the Insurance Antitrust Litigation (MDL No 767), and served as national counsel for BASF (Knoll Pharmaceutical Company) in the Prescription Drug Antitrust Litigation (MDL No 997) and in related state court actions pending throughout the United States. He has acted as outside counsel for McDonald’s Corporation in various litigated matters, and has counselled McDonald’s on multiple franchise, antitrust, marketing and trade regulation matters. He also acts for a wide range of manufacturing and distribution clients, counselling them on the application of antitrust principles and related issues, and has been involved in acquisition and transactional representation for many of these firms, such as the acquisition of real estate brokerage assets from Merrill Lynch Realty and their integration into Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, amongst others.