New York


Antitrust - New York


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What the team is known for Outstanding antitrust practice offering top-quality advice in high-profile and complex M&A transactions. Additionally visible in significant litigation, as well as government investigations, particularly in the financial services and pharmaceutical spaces.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very, very experienced and responsive. Just top notch!"

"Great team - it's a strong firm." 

Work highlights Advised AstraZeneca on the acquisition proposal by Pfizer for $119 billion. 

Successfully defended ISO and Xactware Solutions against allegations of a conspiracy brought by Vedder Software.

Notable practitioners  

The "fantastic" Ronan Harty receives widespread praise for his antitrust expertise and is hailed as an "exceptional antitrust deal lawyer," though he also regularly counsels and represents clients in government investigations and civil litigation.

Joel Cohen is well respected within the field of antitrust, particularly in relation to his work in the pharmaceutical industry. His practice covers both litigation and M&A, and he is also noted for his expertise in patent licensing and product distribution matters.

Arthur Burke divides his time between the firm's Menlo Park and New York offices. Sources say he is "a great, well-rounded lawyer," and particularly highlight his practical approach and deep understanding of agency issues. He continues to advise Comcast on its $45 billion merger with TimeWarner Cable.

Senior partner Arthur Golden has "a wealth of knowledge gained over a 40-plus year career," peers comment. He has represented clients in a wide range of antitrust-related M&A, as well as civil and criminal investigations. Sources note that he is "very experienced, clearheaded and extremely responsive."

Significant clients NBCUniversal, PepsiCo, Bank of America, LG Electronics, Roche.

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What the team is known for Robust antitrust practice offering the gamut of litigation, investigation and transactional work. Well-respected group of attorneys experienced in a wide array of industries, but with particularly notable expertise in the financial arena.  

What's new? Peter Guryan recently joined the firm from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Work highlights Represented KKR and Blackstone in class action litigation alleging a bid-rigging conspiracy relating to several large leveraged buyouts.

Advised Ingersoll-Rand on its acquisition of Cameron International's centrifugal compression division's assets for $850 million.

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Arquit is "incredibly well respected" and "clearly one of the top lawyers in the country for antitrust," according to market commentators. His recent highlights include the successful representation of Office Depot in the FTC investigation of its $1.2 billion acquisition of OfficeMax. 

"Talented" antitrust practitioner Peter Guryan has a wealth of experience in both litigation and transactional work, which he regularly undertakes for large corporations and private equity firms.

Joseph Tringali is a "well-rounded lawyer" with a broad-ranging experience litigating and counseling in the area of antitrust, as well as related M&A matters. He recently acted for Silver Lake Partners on its merger with Dell through its acquisition of $24.4 billion worth of private equity.  

Significant clients JPMorgan, MasterCard, Priceline.com, Viacom, Virgin Atlantic.

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What the team is known for Incredibly active group of attorneys well versed in both antitrust litigation and transactions. Covers everything from major merger clearances to criminal disputes, and continues to be highlighted for its specialist expertise in sports and healthcare-related matters.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 

"In terms of antitrust advice, it's their solid understanding of the legal principles but even more an understanding of how to apply that to business that stands out - Skadden is excellent at that."

"Time was incredibly critical to us and they obviously had both the expertise and connection with the government to deliver outstanding results in a short period of time. I was very happy with them."

Work highlights Acted for Hillshire Brands on its acquisition by Tyson Foods for $8.6 billion.

Represented HarperCollins Publishers in a class action claiming that several book publishers conspired to monopolize the purchase of e-books via Amazon Kindle technology.

Notable practitioners  

Sources single out Clifford Aronson as "a great deal lawyer and great at investigations" and "extremely practical and responsive." He recently advised Jos. A. Bank Clothiers on its sale to The Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion.

Shepard Goldfein is a "legend of the antitrust Bar" and continues to represent clients across multiple industries, including sport and energy and natural resources.

The "brilliant" James Keyte is well versed in the gamut of antitrust work related to transactions and litigation, and also regularly counsels clients on everyday issues of compliance. 

Sources note that Neal Stoll is "a well-known name in New York," with a huge amount of experience in the field of antitrust. He acted for CF Industries Holdings on the sale of its phosphate business to The Mosaic Company for $1.4 billion.

Significant clients NBA, Anheuser-Busch InBev, CF Industries Holdings, Actavis, Mylan.

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What the team is known for Sophisticated boutique with an extremely deep bench of experienced deal lawyers upholding its unparalleled reputation for pure M&A work in the antitrust space. Features expertise across a huge range of industries, including media, telecom and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm has a tremendous reputation." 

"I can't think of how somebody could do a better job than these guys did - I'd highly recommend them."

Work highlights Represented Covidien in its acquisition by Medtronic for $42.9 billion.

Acted for tw telecom in its $5.7 billion acquisition by Level 3 Communications.

Notable practitioners  

Ilene Knable Gotts maintains an extremely active and well-respected position in the area of antitrust in respect to major M&A work, and is regarded as having "tremendous credibility at the Bar." One client appreciates that "she is very quick to grasp the issues and options, and has excellent strategic and tactical judgment to find the best way to the optimal solution."

Michael Byowitz's M&A-centric practice encompasses agency investigations on both a domestic and international scale. Sources say: "He's very dogged and determined - he just will not rest until the deal gets done in a satisfactory way for the client. He's extremely smart and a very good guy."

Interviewees describe Joseph Larson as "super-smart, always on top of the facts and really a delight to work with." He is well versed in counseling clients on how to avoid antitrust complications, particularly in the context of pre-merger filings. He advised Sysco on its merger with US Foods valued at $8.2 billion.

David Neill continues to receive plaudits for his M&A expertise in the financial arena. He is well known for his experience in handling complex mergers of large financial institutions. Commentators feel he can "analyze things carefully but also put a client perspective to it." 

Damian Didden is very well liked by peers, one of whom notes that he "is passionate, works hard, is easy to work with and has a very good sense of the strategy." He is an experienced deal lawyer who has represented a broad range of clients in numerous M&A, including those for manufacturing and technology companies.

The "terrific" David Schwartz is "very smart" and "really strong" on antitrust issues arising from M&A transactions, according to sources. He was recently part of the team that advised Dollar Tree on its $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar.

Nelson Fitts's peers "think he's really terrific," adding that he is a "very good lawyer and very strong" on antitrust issues of a transactional nature. He was part of the team that advised CareFusion on its $12.3 billion merger with a subsidiary of Becton Dickinson.

Significant clients CareFusion, Dollar Tree, Charter Communications, Sysco.

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What the team is known for Distinguished practice with broad antitrust capabilities across all areas of related litigation and regulatory clearance work. Active in major cases spanning multiple industries, including financial services and telecommunications. Also has significant experience at trial level.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are terrific - creative, thoughtful and get the deal done." 

"I have a high regard for Cravath as a litigation and an antitrust firm."

Work highlights Advised AerCap Holdings on its $7.8 billion acquisition of International Lease Finance.

Represented DuPont as defendant in an alleged price-fixing class action claim relating to titanium dioxide.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Evan Chesler is well known in the market for being "an exceptional litigator." He is experienced in a broad range of areas, including antitrust, most notably in large class action suits. He recently defended American Express against an alleged conspiracy involving the adoption of arbitration clauses.

The "very smart and well-respected" Christine Varney is particularly noted for the way in which her agency experience informs her M&A work, covering everything from compliance counseling to internal and government investigations.

Significant clients Morgan Stanley, BAT, Time, Alliant Techsystems, Qualcomm.

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What the team is known for Accomplished group, representing a broad client base in major merger clearance matters and litigation on a domestic and international scale. Well known for its expertise in the financial services sector, as well as for its recent activity in the technology and transportation arenas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"On complex acquisitions, they provide excellent counsel, and they're very practical and efficient. They are very experienced in M&A transactions, meaning they add a lot of value and insightful advice."

"Tremendous history in the US and their reputation is well deserved." 

Work highlights Represented Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in its acquisition of PreCision Dermatology for $475 million.

Acted for Zynga in its $527 million cash and equity acquisition of NaturalMotion.

Notable practitioners  

The "really excellent" Yvonne Quinn has broad-ranging expertise that encompasses litigation, merger review and counseling. She wins particular plaudits for her work in the financial services arena, but is well versed in a diverse array of other industries, not least the pharmaceuticals space.

Steven Holley is a well-respected attorney, experienced in antitrust, securities and patent law. He regularly counsels clients on merger reviews and day-to-day competition issues, as well as representing clients in a variety of antitrust-related litigation.

Significant clients Philips Electronics, Barclays, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, British Airways.

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What the team is known for Well-respected group, much admired for its skills in the crossover between antitrust and IP, as well as related litigation. Continues to develop its reputation for criminal cartel work. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Axinn is one of the most respected antitrust firms, and its reputation is well deserved." 

"I think their work has been really, really top notch - they're quite comfortable moving beyond the obvious issues and digging down deeper to get to the next level of analysis."

Work highlights Advised Bauer on its $330 million acquisition of sporting goods assets from Easton-Bell.

Acted for Secalt in an antitrust suit involving alleged RICO and fraud issues brought by the State of Iraq in regards to the Oil for Food program.

Notable practitioners  

Sources note that John Harkrider is a "brilliant" and "extremely bright antitrust lawyer, who will aggressively defend your position." He is well known for his work with high-profile technology clients, which he has litigated for and counseled through merger challenges across both Europe and the USA. 

Russell Steinthal is a well-rounded practitioner with notable expertise in the overlap between antitrust and IP matters. Clients say: "He is just a very, very smart attorney - his analysis is top notch and his command of the facts is really impressive."

Senior partner Stephen Axinn has a wealth of experience in the area, both in M&A counseling and litigation at trial and appellate level. He is also recognized for his work on the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.  

Significant clients Thermo Fischer Scientific, Google, Stanley Black & Decker, Silver Lake Partners, Matlin Patterson.

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What the team is known for Renowned litigation boutique regularly sought after to handle complex antitrust cases across the US. Impressive group of attorneys well versed in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, with a huge amount of trial and agency experience.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A strong firm." 

Work highlights Acted for American Express as defendant in a law suit brought by the DOJ relating to credit card merchant agreements.

Advised Dollar General on its acquisition of Family Dollar and the resulting FTC investigation.

Notable practitioners  

David Boies is a "huge name" and "an excellent lawyer" who undertakes significant antitrust work as part of a larger white-collar and business litigation practice. His recent activity in the antitrust space has included acting for clients in the financial services industry. 

Donald Flexner has a strong reputation as a litigator, with decades of experience in the field of antitrust. He has counseled a broad range of clients on M&A reviews, joint ventures and antitrust compliance issues, as well as acting for them on both civil and criminal litigation.  

Significant clients Cogent, Delta Air Lines.

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What the team is known for Highly skilled group of attorneys in antitrust litigation, as well as government and agency investigations. Regularly called upon by high-profile clients from a range of areas, most significantly in the financial services, media and pharmaceutical industries. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I've been very impressed with their partners and their associates." 

"They're a very strong team." 

Work highlights Advised Empire Resorts on an antitrust claim brought in relation to the development of the former Concord Hotel site.

Successfully defended Encana Corporation in multiple investigations related to mineral leases.

Notable practitioners  

The "extraordinary" Moses Silverman is a "thoughtful and innovative litigator," according to sources, and a prominent figure in the field of antitrust. His experience covers a range of class action and cartel matters, as well as numerous investigations by the DOJ and FTC.  

Aidan Synnott is an experienced litigator, particularly at trial level, in antitrust cases, and regularly offers clients compliance counseling in the area as well. Sources describe him as "a really bright, thoughtful guy."

Interviewees appreciate that Andrew Finch has a "deep background on antitrust matters" and note his success in creating novel arguments against antitrust claims. His expertise covers all manner of civil and criminal investigations, as well as major litigation. He has been significantly active in the financial services arena of late.

Significant clients Becton Dickinson, Pfizer, MasterCard, Time Warner Cable, Deutsche Bank.

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What the team is known for Extensive capabilities in antitrust litigation and investigations on both plaintiff and defendant sides, most significantly in the technology space. Also offers expertise in M&A-related antitrust work such as compliance and enforcement counseling.

Work highlights Defended Google in a government investigation into the alleged price-fixing of e-books.

Acted for Netflix in a class action claim alleging the client and Walmart conspired to divide the online DVD rental market.

Notable practitioners  

Jonathan Jacobson's "strength is just rapid-fire, solid advice and he's also a world-class antitrust litigator who knows the law inside and out," according to sources. He is well versed in significant antitrust cases at both trial and appellate level, including recent follow-on litigation and appeals in the Vitamin C and Capacitors cases.

Charles Biggio is principally a regulatory lawyer and has substantial experience representing clients in M&A reviews before the FTC and DOJ, in addition to his knowledge of antitrust enforcement policies.

The "very knowledgeable" Chul Pak is well versed in the gamut of antitrust litigation, counseling and merger review. He is currently involved in several large price-fixing and monopolization cases.

Significant clients Transitions Optical, Live Nation, Clear Channel, HTC, Hitachi Chemical.

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What the team is known for Maintains a fine reputation in the financial services market, most notably in major antitrust litigation. Additionally offers clients general compliance counseling and advice on merger reviews.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Great on substance and fantastic to deal with from a client service standpoint."

"I would say they're practical, responsive, and reasonable in their billings." 

Work highlights Acted for Credit Suisse in the Libor litigation as well as class action claims of an alleged conspiracy involving foreign exchange rates. 

Advised McGraw Hill and Standard & Poor’s on several cases of alleged antitrust violations concerning the rating of municipal bonds.

Notable practitioners  

Market commentators note that Elai Katz is "one of the most thoughtful and intellectual antitrust lawyers" in the New York market. Sources add that he "really understands the underpinnings of antitrust and is very, very good at thinking through things and explaining them."

Significant clients XL Capital, The New York Times, CNBC, Bank of America, Citigroup.

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What the team is known for Handles all manner of regulatory clearance, litigation and government investigations, and benefits from its strong national presence. Noted for its expertise in criminal cartel matters, particularly in the financial services industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They provide exactly what we want, the way we want." 

"They're a very strong firm, especially in litigation."

Work highlights Acted for CareCore National in disputes relating to radiology medical practices, with the plaintiffs claiming for triple damages.

Advised Schlumberger on the DOJ's review of the joint venture which created OneSubsea.

Notable practitioners  

Peter Sullivan is described as "incredibly knowledgeable" and is also highlighted by sources for his "ability to hit the issues at a very quick pace." He is well versed in all manner of antitrust counseling and litigation, with particular experience in related class action suits. 

The "superb" John Herfort has a broad range of expertise across the field of antitrust, including distribution matters and issues concerning the intersection with intellectual property law. Clients describe him as "an excellent analyst," adding that he "thinks several steps ahead - a very talented individual." 

Significant clients Nissan, Georgia-Pacific, Brothers International.

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What the team is known for Balanced litigation and counseling practice for both plaintiff and defendant clients. Offers significant expertise in dealing with regulation and compliance issues as well as class action claims. Notably active in the telecommunications and advertising industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a great reputation and they hire very capable attorneys."

Work highlights Represented Louis Cappelli as plaintiff alleging a conspiracy to monopolize the gaming market by restricting the redevelopment of a new casino and racetrack.

Advised Gentiva Health Services on several sales and acquisitions as part of the expansion of its home health, nursing, and hospice care services.

Notable practitioners  

Scott Martin is an "excellent lawyer" whom clients find "very creative and thoughtful" when it comes to antitrust work. His experience as a litigator covers mainly class actions and cartel matters though he regularly represents clients in agency and government merger reviews.

James Serota acts on both civil and criminal antitrust suits as part of a wider commercial litigation practice. He also counsels clients on issues of compliance. One client considers him to be "a subject matter expert - he's extremely responsive, and his advice is extremely practical."

Senior counsel Irving Scher is regarded as "truly a dean of the Bar" with "exceptional knowledge of antitrust." He recently assisted in the representation of Hearst Communications as defendant against unfair competition claims relating to advertising in daily newspapers.

Significant clients ACCO Brands, BSH Home Appliances, Hearst Communications, GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare, Jarden Consumer Solutions.

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What the team is known for Maintains expertise in major antitrust cartel and transactional work, providing a full-service offering to clients across its international network. Considerably active in the pharmaceuticals and technology arenas, and noted for its strengths in matters falling at the intersection between antitrust and IP.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're really very client-oriented, very focused on meeting our needs on our timeline, and really will move heaven and earth to get us what we need, when we need it."

"It's a very customized service. They always give the impression that we're their only client." 

Work highlights Acted for Pfizer on several class actions and individual opt-out suits in relation to an alleged claim relating to the delayed launch and price-fixing of the generic Lipitor.

Advised CertainTeed on a class action alleging violations of the Sherman Act including the price-fixing of drywall.

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Angland is singled out for his "pragmatic approach" to matters and is highlighted as being "very good at devising practical solutions to complex problems." He regularly undertakes antitrust-related litigation and merger reviews, most notably in the pharmaceuticals space.

The "amazing" Robert Milne is an "extremely professional and energetic" practitioner. He has represented clients in both civil and criminal antitrust matters across a range of industries, including recent activity in relation to petrochemicals. 

Martin Toto has broad antitrust expertise, which includes civil litigation and merger reviews. He "is very levelheaded and has very good business acumen - he's always accessible, very competent and focused," notes one impressed client. He also has a notably active criminal antitrust practice and has recently represented Toshiba in several disputes, including the CRT and LCD price-fixing cases.

Significant clients Toshiba, Warner Chilchott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Experian, Actavis.

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What the team is known for Considerable proficiency in regulatory investigations and also in much demand for its litigation expertise, which covers class action claims and cartel work. Active across a range of industries in these areas as well as in M&A. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They look at the long term so their focus is on being flexible, thoughtful and very pragmatic."

"I think they really do an excellent job at knowing the law and then getting so deep into our business that they can really apply it." 

Work highlights Advised The Men’s Wearhouse on its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion.

Acted for Silver Lake Technology as defendant against a class action alleging a conspiracy between private equity firms and investment banks concerning leveraged buyout markets.

Notable practitioners  

Department head William Rooney is a well-known practitioner with a broad skillset across all areas of antitrust transactional and dispute work. Clients feel he "does a spectacular job" due to his being "extremely thorough, smart, and methodical," and "would not hesitate to recommend him."

Wesley Powell's clients identify him as a "fabulous advocate - he's outstanding," and go on to say that he is "totally dedicated to our cases." He has represented clients recently in complex and high-profile matters, including M&A and class action litigation. He is well known for his work in financial services and continues to be active in this sector.  

Significant clients MasterCard, Teva, Bloomberg, eBay, Mattel.

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its strength in sports-related antitrust work as well as matters that have an IP crossover element. Maintains a presence in all types of civil and criminal defense cases, particularly cartels, as well as offering clients support on major M&A. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team is well organized and efficient." 

Work highlights Acted for TreeHouse Foods as plaintiff in a monopolization allegation against Keurig Green Mountain. 

Advised Coleman Cable on the antitrust clearance aspects of its merger with Southwire Company valued at $786 million.

Notable practitioners  

Paul Victor impresses market commentators with "the depth of his practice and knowledge which, particularly on the criminal antitrust side, is really quite extensive." He continues to be active in several major class action disputes relating to the automotive and technology industries.

Jeffrey Kessler is a "brilliant, efficient and effective lawyer," sources comment, known for his national sports practice in addition to his antitrust expertise. One peer characterizes him as "someone who really does not just apply the law but makes the law - he's just really creative and unique."

Significant clients Panasonic, National Basketball Players Association, Omnicare, Nippon Seiki, RPX.

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Elaine Johnston of Allen & Overy LLP is a highly respected practitioner whom clients find "very thorough, pragmatic and clear in her advice." She represented Imperial Tobacco in the $7.1 billion acquisition of several cigarette and e-cigarette brands from Reynolds America and the related FTC investigation.

Sources comment that Douglas Tween of Baker & McKenzie is "certainly well thought of as a good white-collar and criminal antitrust lawyer." He is particularly experienced in regulatory investigations brought by the government. Clients praise him for being "insightful and sensitive to the bottom line when defending a case."

Jay Fastow of Ballard Spahr LLP is a highly respected antitrust practitioner with substantial experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants. One peer notes that he has "real unique expertise in the intersection of financial markets and antitrust law." Fastow recently achieved a record $500 million settlement for plaintiff client Meritor in an anticompetitive conduct case.

The "tremendous" Helene Jaffe of Brown Rudnick LLP is hailed by sources as a "great M&A lawyer" though she is well versed in antitrust litigation and counseling as well. She acted for Bowlmor AMF on its acquisition of Brunswick’s bowling center business for $270 million.

Peers note that Olivier Antoine of Crowell & Moring LLP is "very, very knowledgeable in the telecommunications space in terms of both substantive and procedural knowledge." He is additionally experienced in the technology and financial services arenas, where he has counseled domestic and international clients.

At Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Daniel Abuhoff's substantial experience in antitrust, as part of a wider litigation practice, has regularly come in the form of representation before US enforcement agencies. Clients appreciate that he is "direct, to the point and creative."

Gary Kubek of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a "very good and thoughtful lawyer" who employs "great strategies" when it comes to antitrust-related M&A, litigation and counseling.

Michael Weiner of Dechert LLP has broad experience across a range of areas, with recent activity in the manufacturing, media and technology industries. Clients appreciate that "you get really definite answers and you can feel confident in the advice he's giving you."

Steven Edwards of Hogan Lovells US LLP impresses interviewees with his skill and availability when it comes to antitrust work, including cases of alleged price-fixing. He is an experienced litigator and has also represented clients in monopolization claims and merger challenges.

Ethan Litwin of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is singled out for his "attention to detail, coordination of legal teams, and the way he keeps current on developments in the law." He acted for MediaNews Group as defendant against a government investigation and private action relating to a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

Amanda Croushore is an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP and was part of the team representing Penguin Random House in several disputes relating to the price and sale of e-books. A client says: "From the beginning, she displayed considerable intelligence, efficiency, business considerations, and an understanding of client needs."

The "superb" and "terrific" Saul Morgenstern of Kaye Scholer LLP receives effusive praise from the market for his counseling and litigation practice. One interviewee says: "His greatest strength is his ability to analyze problems and then explain them in as much or as little detail and complexity as is needed to address his audience," while another highlights his "deep knowledge of antitrust law, theory and economics."

The "extremely good" Jay Himes of Labaton Sucharow LLP is a "very solid, aggressive litigator with a broad knowledge of the law," according to sources. He regularly undertakes antitrust-related class actions, investigations and merger matters for plaintiff clients.

Thomas McGrath of Linklaters is highlighted by peers for being "very knowledgeable in antitrust law, with a good sense of how to deal with the government." His practice encompasses merger work as well as criminal litigation, in addition to the overlap between antitrust and intellectual property law.

Antonia Sherman of Linklaters is a rising star in the market. She concentrates on M&A work and is particularly well versed in merger clearances involving Hart-Scott-Rodino filings.

The "terrific" Lisl Dunlop recently moved to Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP from Shearman & Sterling. Her practice covers a broad range of antitrust work, from class action litigation and agency investigations to counseling on matters of pricing and distribution.

Richard Steuer of Mayer Brown LLP has a diverse range of antitrust expertise, with experience on everything from M&A and litigation to the intersection with intellectual property. Peers praise him as "one of the truly excellent analysts in our field, " adding that he always impresses "with his ability to relate to people and convey difficult concepts simply."

Fiona Schaeffer of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP receives widespread praise from sources: "What makes her excellent is that she takes the time to understand my business so she is able to provide guidance as a whole, rather than just the matter that she has been retained for," notes one satisfied client.

Stacey Anne Mahoney recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from Bingham McCutchen LLP. She concentrates on litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as counseling on distribution and compliance issues. Clients find her "very smart and very responsive," and describe her as "a fantastic attorney."

Harry Robins of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP "brings a tremendous amount of knowledge both from an industry and antitrust perspective," according to sources. His main focus is in transactional matters, but he also undertakes counseling and litigation work as well. Market commentators add that he "really focuses well on the client's objective."

Richard Taffet recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from Bingham McCutchen LLP. Clients note: "He has a good understanding of how the areas of IP and antitrust interact and how to adapt the case strategy for antitrust in the context of patent licensing." He regularly represents both domestic and international clients across these areas.

Sources note that William Cavanaugh of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is a "great trial lawyer." He is well versed in both antitrust and IP litigation, and is an experienced plaintiffs attorney, with notable expertise in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Stephen Neuwirth of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP regularly undertakes major antitrust litigation at both trial and appellate level for plaintiff and defendant clients. He acted for Georgia-Pacific as defendant in a class action claim alleging price-fixing and constricting the supply of containerboard.

Hollis Salzman of Robins Kaplan LLP is a highly respected plaintiff's lawyer who has acted on numerous major cartel litigations in the antitrust space. She is "an absolute dream to work with," according to sources, who add that "she can deliver a forceful argument that doesn't pull punches, but does so in a poised and professional way."

Beau Buffier of Shearman & Sterling LLP coheads the firm's global antitrust practice, and is highlighted by several commentators as a "really smart guy." He is particularly experienced in advising clients on merger reviews and compliance matters, such as Hart-Scot-Rodino filings.

The "outstanding" Wayne Dale Collins of Shearman & Sterling LLP is an extremely experienced practitioner who, according to sources, "understands the agencies comprehensively and deeply but is also just one of the most brilliant antitrust analysts in the world."

Kenneth Prince of Shearman & Sterling LLP is a well-known senior counsel with a huge depth of experience in the area of antitrust, particularly when it comes to M&A and joint ventures. He also defends clients in criminal antitrust matters.

Joel Mitnick of Sidley Austin LLP concentrates his litigation expertise on antitrust and securities law. He is significantly active in the financial services industry, particularly in the representation of investment banks and accounting firms in merger clearance matters.

Adam Hemlock of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has a "particularly impressive practice," according to peers, who characterize him as a "really exceptional lawyer." His cartel work in the antitrust space has included high-profile and complex cases across an array of sectors, including technology and manufacturing.

Eric Hochstadt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP continues to develop his reputation in the market, particularly in antitrust class actions, of which he acts on both civil and criminal suits. He has significant experience in the media and entertainment industries, including his recent representation of several local television stations challenging the licensing practices of a performance rights organization.

Steven Reiss of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is "an excellent lawyer and a very smart guy" who litigates both civil and criminal antitrust cases as part of a broader commercial litigation practice. Clients appreciate that he is "frank and honest in pointing out both the strengths and weaknesses which help a client to make an appropriate and accurate decision."

Molly Boast of WilmerHale is a much-admired practitioner, described as "exceptionally good and very well connected." Clients appreciate that she "provides unbelievably practical advice in highly complex areas and isn't afraid to deal with the toughest issues directly."

Foreign Experts

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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