David C. Eddy

Attorney in Columbia, SC

Highly Effective Counsel for Highly Complex Matters

For more than thirty years, David Eddy has been representing clients in complex antitrust and other major commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including plaintiff antitrust litigation, nationwide and regional antitrust class actions (including price-fixing, tie-in, and exclusive dealing claims), nationwide product liability class actions, large corporate antitrust litigation (including trademark, tort, and contract claims), and Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice investigations. David has represented clients in antitrust matters in a diverse array of industries, including ocean shipping, textiles, herbicides, chemicals, railroad freight, commercial airline manufacture, boats, timber, petroleum, fire arms, food products, trucking, electronic products, and polyurethane foam.

Working for Victims of Antitrust Law Violations

In 2000, David made a significant change in the focus of his practice when he moved to South Carolina to join Nexsen Pruet as Co-Chair of its Antitrust Practice Group. David leads a team of antitrust attorneys who develop comprehensive legal solutions for clients facing a wide range of issues related to federal and state antitrust laws. The primary focus of David’s practice is on representing, as plaintiffs, companies which seek to recover damages because they were significant purchasers of products or services impacted by price-fixing, bid-rigging, customer allocation, and/or other violations of federal and state antitrust laws.

David has been the lead lawyer in many of the firm’s biggest matters. David’s clients range from major Fortune 50 companies to small privately-held businesses. David’s clients have come to know David for his fierce commitment to delivering results in a responsive, timely, and efficient manner.

David also regularly advises clients on pricing policies, distribution policies, licensing agreements, competitor collaboration, and joint ventures and has prepared antitrust compliance guidelines and provided antitrust compliance training seminars for numerous clients.

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet in 2000, David was a partner in the law firm of Howrey, LLP in Washington, D.C.

Born in Wisconsin, David graduated from Wesleyan University, cum laude, and the George Washington University National Law Center, with honors. He moved to South Carolina in 2000.

Speaking Overview

Member of Panel at the 16th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Actions, “Sifting Through All the Big Shoulders.” Litigating Class Actions Alongside Opt-Outs - Free-Riding or Riding Shotgun

Outside Nexsen Pruet

David enjoys spending time with family, his dogs, sailing, reading, and enjoying life.

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Areas of Law

  • Class Actions
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Antitrust Counseling and Government Investigations
  • Litigation
  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Products Liability
  • Business Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, District of Columbia
2003, South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Law School Attended

George Washington University
Class of 1978
with honors

University Attended

Wesleyan University
Class of 1975
cum laude

Associations & Memberships

Civic & Professional Memberships•South Carolina Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•American Bar Association - Antitrust Sectio... More

Representative Cases

Notable: Successful prosecution and settlement of claims for more than $80 million in MDL 1516. In re Polyester Staple Fiber Antitrust Litigation on behalf of more than twenty textile, non-woven, and carpet companies located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina for price-fixing and customer allocation.; Representation of fifteen m... More

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David C. Eddy
 1230 Main Street, Suite 700,
Columbia, SC 29201


Nexsen Pruet, LLC (Columbia, South Carolina)

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