Antitrust - Georgia


Band 1 | Alston & Bird

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What the team is known for Continues to be a leading player in all forms of antitrust litigation and counseling, with an unmatched bench of top practitioners. Particularly active in large nationwide class action matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're willing to work in the way I want it done." 

"Alston & Bird has more antitrust lawyers than anyone."

Work highlights Acted for SunTrust Banks in its settlement with the proposed plaintiff class in the card interchange fee litigation.

Represented DIRECTV in defense of two putative class actions concerning NHL and MLB television distribution.

Notable practitioners  

Randall Allen is noted by sources as a "go-to" antitrust lawyer for big cases in the Atlanta area. His practice embraces a wide variety of complex litigation in addition to antitrust.

Adam Biegel is a junior partner making significant progress as an antitrust practitioner. He possesses "impressive knowledge" in the area and is also praised for his practicality and strategy.

Teresa Bonder is a "bright and energetic" antitrust lawyer who is "very practical in solving problems." She acted for SunTrust Banks achieving a settlement in the card interchange fee litigation.

Michael Kenny undertakes a wide variety of litigation matters, including antitrust. He has almost 30 years' trial and counseling experience.

Peter Kontio is a busy trial lawyer whose practice has an emphasis on antitrust work. He represented a telecommunications company in an antitrust suit relating to bulk text message processes.

Debra Bernstein is an up-and-coming litigator with a substantial antitrust aspect to her practice. Among her representations is for Interactive Communications International in an alleged price-fixing case.

Significant clients Dell, Nokia, Autoliv, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Delta Air Lines.

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What the team is known for Generally regarded as a top-tier practice in all manner of antitrust work including major class action litigation. Possesses a diverse range of skilled partners in the field.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"Their antitrust practice is really very good. I have every confidence in them."

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Cashdan is very well thought of by peers in the Atlanta market. He is regularly seen in a variety of antitrust litigation.

Russell Wofford is a "very bright" lawyer with impressive antitrust expertise, according to sources. His practice encompasses complex commercial litigation in addition to antitrust.

Senior associate Christine Hopkinson has left sources "very impressed by her intellect." She is considered "a very, very good lawyer." 

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What the team is known for Litigation expertise with a strong formula for success, with every lawyer trained as a complex litigator. Known for antitrust work in a range of industries, including healthcare and financial services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"The best litigation boutique in Atlanta." 

Notable practitioners  

Frank Lowrey is an "excellent lawyer" who sources "think the world of." His litigation practice focuses on antitrust and class action matters.

Emmet Bondurant is a "great" trial lawyer who acts for clients in a broad range of litigation matters. He has been working in this area for over 50 years.

Band 3 | Bryan Cave LLP

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What the team is known for Focuses its practice on antitrust counseling, merger reviews and litigation. This includes a niche in opt-out litigation in class action suits for direct purchasers.

Work highlights Acted for The Home Depot as an indirect purchaser claimant in the LCD antitrust litigation.

Acted as part of a team assisting Bosley in an unfair competition case.

Notable practitioners  

Sources praise Patrick Watson's understanding of the law, responsiveness and common-sense approach. He led the Bryan Cave team for The Home Depot in the LCD antitrust litigation.

Significant clients 84 Lumber, Bosley, The Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark, Shaw Industries Group.

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What the team is known for A respected antitrust practice providing counseling to clients as well as acting in litigation, including government investigations and civil antitrust suits.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are capable of handling the largest litigation." 

Work highlights Acted for Johns Manville in two class action litigations alleging price-fixing and a 'hub and spoke' conspiracy claim.

Notable practitioners  

Tony Powers is "at the height of his game," according to sources, who note him as "really good at complex litigation." His practice encompasses both criminal and civil antitrust litigation.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Sole practitioner Jeffrey Berhold is noted for his capability in a range of civil and white-collar litigation, including antitrust.

Thomas Rhodes of Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP "has an excellent reputation" for his antitrust work, say sources. He puts his extensive experience into action across a range of industries.

James McGibbon of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a highly experienced antitrust lawyer whose practice covers both transactional issues and litigation.

Charles Murphy of Vaughan & Murphy is noted as one of the leading criminal antitrust attorneys in the state. He has some 40 years' experience in the area.

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