Al Van Kampen
Mr. Van Kampen is a founder of Van Kampen & Crowe. He was formerly a partner at one of the Seattle's largest law firms, Bogle & Gates, where he spent 16 years. His practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, securities arbitration, insurance coverage, health care and complex litigation.
Mr. Van Kampen has extensive experience in counseling manufacturers, distributors, trade associations, health care providers and high technology firms on antitrust and intellectual property matters. He regularly advises clients concerning the protection of intellectual property, prosecutes trademark and copyright applications, and appears before the Trademark and Appeals Board of the Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Van Kampen also has represented clients in a number of antitrust and government contracting investigations by federal and state enforcement agencies. These investigations have focused on a variety of industries, including automobiles, timber, health care and insurance. He has advised clients on mergers and other business arrangements.
Within securities law, Mr. Van Kampen has represented customers, brokers and broker-dealers. He has successfully litigated and arbitrated multimillion dollar securities cases for his clients. He is an arbitrator for FINRA and National Arbitration Forum, and was an arbitrator for the NASD and NYSE.
In the health care field, Mr. Van Kampen regularly represents practitioners and institutions in staff privileging, credentialing and disciplinary matters.
Significant Litigation Cases:
GT v. Ocean Transportation
Lead counsel in breach of contract case resulting in $21 million arbitration award for client.
Nicholson v. Thrifty
Co-counsel defending against $59 million contract claims. Obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims asserted, and judgment for client on counterclaims and attorney fee recovery, with ruling affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
Fabri v. United Technologies
Represented plaintiff in five week jury trial focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Received verdict for plaintiff resulting in award in excess of $2 million. Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City affirmed and remanded the case, resulting in a favorable settlement.
Heutmaker v. International Gold Resources
Lead counsel in one week trial that resulted in judgment in favor of client for $1.2 million in case concerning Rule 144 stock.
GT v. Peridot Associated
Lead counsel in 6-day AAA arbitration that culminated in arbitration award and then judgment in excess of $6 million for breach of contract concerning two aircraft owned by foreign companies. The award and judgment also dismissed a multimillion dollar counterclaim filed by one of the foreign companies. Collected the entire judgment, plus attorney fees and interest through execution proceedings.
Wendling v. Merrill Lynch
Lead counsel for customers in securities arbitration over handling of incentive stock options. $1.74 million award for customers.
North Pacific Aviation v. GT
Lead counsel defending $17 million arbitration concerning modification of business jet. Achieved favorable settlement for client.
WeHash Technology v. CNA
Represented policyholder on business interruption coverage claim. Achieved favorable, confidential settlement for client without litigation.
Wiggs Enterprises v. Seattle Bike Supply
Lead counsel defending against class action RICO and consumer fraud claims. Successful in convincing the court to dismiss case.
Phillips v. Providence Everett Medical Center
Lead counsel representing cardiac surgeon on medical staff privileging matters. Represented physician from hospital hearings through lawsuit, and negotiated settlement of $1.5 million.
GT v. B/E Aerospace
Lead counsel representing plaintiff on $12 million claim against aircraft interior subcontractor. Negotiated confidential settlement for client.
Hollander Glass v. Spectrum Glass
Lead counsel defending specialty glass manufacturer on antitrust and tortious interference claims brought in Texas. All claims dismissed on pretrial motion before any discovery.
Morrow v. Seattle Bike Supply
Lead counsel defending class action consumer fraud suit in Illinois. Case dismissed.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber v. Whiteman Tire, 86 Wn. App. 732, 935 P.2d 628 (1997)
Lead counsel representing the plaintiff and defended against dealer termination and tortious interference counterclaims of $10 million. Judgment entered on plaintiff's claims; summary judgment entered dismissing counterclaims; and court of appeals affirmed.
Hairston v. Pacific-10 Conference
Co-counsel defending athletic conference in highly-publicized multimillion dollar damages and injunctive claims in antitrust suit. Suit dismissed by summary judgment.
GT v. Insurance Company
Lead counsel for insured in insurance coverage case. Insured recovered more than $1 million in confidential settlement just before trial.
Lamb-Weston v. McCain Foods
Represented plaintiff on patent and trademark infringement claims in two week trial.
Alaska Cargo Transport v. Crowley Maritime
Co-counsel defending barge transportation company against antitrust claims of $74 million. All plaintiffs' claims dismissed on motion to dismiss before extensive discovery.
Mills Bros. v. Paramount Services
Lead counsel for plaintiff in two week jury trial. Judgment for plaintiff on contract and negligence claims.
King Merchandising v. CNA
Lead counsel for plaintiff on bad faith claims against insurer. Plaintiff's verdict after two week jury trial.
King v. Swedish Hospital
Co-counsel defending hospital against antitrust and other claims for $3 million resulting from suspension of physician's staff privileges. Court dismissed antitrust claims by summary judgment.
Triangle Pacific v. Pankratz Forest Industries
Lead counsel defending distributor termination suit. Suit dismissed on summary judgment after minimal discovery.
Alpine Meadows v. Buchanan
Lead counsel for plaintiffs in Alaskan construction case involving claims of $4 million. Plaintiffs received favorable settlement after mediation.
Beacon Med-Care v. St. Peter Hospital
Co-counsel defending hospital against antitrust claims. Case settled with plaintiff receiving no monetary payment.
Pacific Loan v. Bernhardt
Co-counsel defending against bank fraud claims exceeding $10 million. Defendant received favorable settlement.
Park Condominium Association v. Hall Development Corp.
Lead counsel representing defendant in trial of real estate case. Court granted judgment in favor of defendant,
Bjorklund Volkswagen v. Riviera Motors
Co-counsel defending distributor in trial of antitrust and other claims by automobile dealer. Court dismissed case on summary judgment and Court of Appeals affirmed.
There are no guaranteed outcomes in the law. Every case is different, and the results obtained will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of a client's situation.
Professional Memberships and Awards
Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
National Super Lawyers Business Selection 2017-2022
Washington Super Lawyers Selection 2014-2023
A-V Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorneys in Washington 2017 - Seattle Met Magazine
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Master, Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
American Bar Association
Antitrust Section (Section Appreciation Award, 1998-99)
Chair of the Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Law Committee, 1987-1988
Washington State Bar Association
Antitrust Section (Chair, 1994-1995)
Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
Activities & Publications:
Author, Insurer's "Historical Practice" Held To Be Bad Faith (2012)
Panelist, The Consumer Protection Act's Next 10 Years (2001)
Editor and Author, Sample Jury Instructions in Civil Antitrust Cases (1999)
Author, Antitrust in Transactions, Wash. St. Bar Ass'n Health Law Deskbook (1999)
Speaker, Distribution Issues: Can a Manufacturer Exercise Downstream Control of the Sale of its Products? (1992)
Author and Panelist, Architect-Engineer Liability under Washington Law (Cambridge Institute 1991)
Speaker, Antitrust Claims by Practitioners Against Hospitals (1990)
Co-Author, Contribution and Claims Reduction in Antitrust Litigation (1986)
Author, Commercial Treaties and Foreign Companies: The Mutually Reinforcing Principles of Remedial Antitrust and National Treatment, 16 U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 181 (1982)
Board, University of Michigan Club of Seattle
Mayor's Citizen Forecast Committee (addressed Seattle's future electric power requirements)
Little League Umpire
J.D., University of Michigan (1983); Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
B.A., magna cum laude, Economics, University of Michigan (1979)
Admitted to the Washington Supreme Court Bar in 1983. Admitted to practice before the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and District of Connecticut. Specially admitted to practice before the Alaska, Oregon, Texas, Illinois and California courts in a number of cases.
Arbitrator for the NASD, New York Stock Exchange, FINRA and National Arbitration Forum.