McIntyre, Kenneth J.


University of Michigan

B.A., With Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Theta Kappa

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., With Honors
  • Finalist, Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition
  • Member, University of Michigan Law School National Moot Court Team

Bar Admission



Kenneth J. McIntyre


Prominent Assignments

Leader of the Antitrust Practice Group.

Recent dismissal of False Claims Act, ("Qui tam") complaint against University as "Arm of the State" not subject to FCA suit, affirmed by Court of Appeals.

Summary judgment dismissing $1.5 billion false claims act, antitrust, RICO, and breach of contract suits against automotive manufacturer.

Dismissal of compressor manufacturer from criminal and civil class allegations of international price fixing.

Dismissal of Japanese corporate executive from criminal investigation of international price fixing of auto parts.

Representation of trade associations and members in discrimination and boycott cases. 

Successfully litigated numerous antitrust cases, alleging monopolization, conspiracy, price discrimination, resale price maintenance or predatory pricing, including health care provider and trade associations cases.

Defeated certification in numerous national class actions involving a broad variety of subject matters and legal issues, including alleged product failure, consumer protection, advertising, price fixing, fraud and truth-in-lending.

Successfully defended over 50 cases involving termination, non-renewal or discriminatory treatment of trade association members, dealers, distributors, franchisees or representatives.

Prevailed in the defense of various automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in complex litigation, including RICO, fraud and breach of contract.

Frequently serves as local or co-counsel in major class action and patent cases.

Defended numerous criminal grand jury investigations or inquiries by the DOJ, FTC. or state attorneys general, without indictment issuing or conviction.

Successfully defended False Claims Act ("Qui Tam") cases against universities, corporations and individuals.

Won numerous cases involving "dealer statutes" including, Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, Automotive Dealer Day In Court Act, Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, and Wine and Beer Distributing Acts.

Prevailed in numerous administrative proceedings, including dismissal of class action allegations that automotive insurance underwriting standards constituted racially discriminatory "redlining".

Defended various health care industry cases, including summary judgment dismissing allegations of collusive denial of certificate of need by state officials for construction of hospital.

Representative Clients

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Emerson Electric
  • General Electric
  • Michigan Funeral Directors Association
  • Automobile Club of Michigan
  • Carhartt Inc.
  • Fanuc Robotics
  • Wayne State University
  • The Enhanced Protective Glass Association

Professional Involvement

  • Member of American Law Institute
  • Former Chairperson of State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust and Franchise Law Section 
  • Certificate of Completion of General Mediator Training  
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation and Antitrust Law
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Detroit Goodfellows, Old Newsboys
  • St. Andrews Society of Detroit


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Areas of Practice