New York


Antitrust - New York


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What the team is known for Remains among the foremost antitrust teams in New York, with an exceptional bench of experienced lawyers able to undertake both merger clearance work and antitrust litigation. Represents top clients in the communications and financial services industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I am convinced they have some of the finest lawyers in the country, from partner down to associate level. They possess the combination of relevant experience, sheer brilliance and hard work."

Work highlights Represented Bank of America in a series of litigation matters related to the Libor rate.

Advised HJ Heinz on its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, in a deal worth $28 billion.

Notable practitioners  

Ronan Harty is a "wonderful antitrust adviser" and a "superb mergers lawyer," according to sources. His numerous recent transactions include handling the $28 billion sale of HJ Heinz to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.

The "outstanding" Arthur Burke "is the real deal" for a wide range of antitrust matters, including merger and litigation work. He was lead lawyer for Bank of America in litigation concerning the alleged manipulation of Libor rates.

Arthur Golden is a "consummate high-level adviser and strategist," according to commentators. He has worked on a number of transactions, including ConAgra Foods' $6.8 billion acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings.

Joel Cohen is a "very capable and smart" antitrust lawyer undertaking a variety of litigation and transactional work for a range of clients. He recently acted for AstraZeneca on defending litigation brought by insurers concerning insurance payments.

Significant clients Campbell's, Comcast, LG Electronics, NBCUniversal, T-Mobile.

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What the team is known for Noted as one of the leading firms in this area, with a strong raft of antitrust lawyers. A balanced practice showcasing exceptional skill and experience in litigation and merger work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"We've been very impressed with the firm." 

"They have a good understanding of the agencies." 

Work highlights Acted for Office Depot on its recently completed major acquisition of OfficeMax.

Represented in class action litigation related to the online travel companies antitrust litigation.

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Arquit is a "superstar" antitrust lawyer who is noted as being "responsive, smart and a pleasure to work with." He regularly acts on major matters such as advising Ericsson in defense of litigation brought by TruePosition concerning alleged standard setting.

Joseph Tringali is highly rated by sources for his litigation prowess, which includes substantial expertise in antitrust. He recently acted for Sealy on its $2.7 billion acquisition of Tempur-Pedic International.

Peter Guryan is a "really good" and "very smart" antitrust practitioner who handles both transactional and litigation work, particularly interactions with government agencies. Guryan recently joined the group from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Significant clients The Blackstone Group, JPMorgan Chase, Silver Lake Partners, Viacom, Virgin Atlantic.

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What the team is known for Preeminent group for antitrust work, visible in high-profile litigation as well as major mergers. Notable for the breadth of its practice, with particular niches in areas such as sports and healthcare-related work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're available 24/7 and do everything to get our projects done."

"They are extremely responsive and the advice that we've gotten is well thought out and practical. I would give them the highest rating."

Work highlights Acted for Anheuser-Busch InBev on its acquisition of Grupo Modelo and the subsequent settlement with the DOJ.

Acted for Sprint Nextel on the sale of a 78% stake to SoftBank, worth $21.6 billion.  

Notable practitioners  

Clifford Aronson is a "really, really spectacular" practitioner whom sources describe as a "five-tool player" with "all the skills." He primarily represents clients in major M&A, including Amerigroup's $4.9 billion purchase by WellPoint.

Commentators remark that Shepard Goldfein's "substantive knowledge of the antitrust world is almost unparalleled," and that he is "a leader at the antitrust Bar." He is known particularly for his work in sports, where he has acted for the National Hockey League on a range of matters.

James Keyte is a well-regarded practitioner with a wide-ranging antitrust practice featuring experience in both litigation and deals. He was part of the team acting for Anheuser-Busch InBev in its litigation and settlement with the DOJ concerning the acquisition of Grupo Modelo.

Neal Stoll is a senior figure at the firm, with over 40 years' experience working in antitrust. Sources say he provides "advice and guidance that businesses can use immediately."

Significant clients National Hockey League, HarperCollins Publishers, JPMorgan Chase, Express Scripts.

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What the team is known for Provides antitrust representation in some of the biggest M&A, both in the USA and across the globe, regularly acting on eight-figure deals. Possesses one of the strongest stables of antitrust lawyers in the state and maintains a fine track record before the FTC and DOJ.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're some of the finest antitrust lawyers in the country on the antitrust side - absolutely first-class."

"Phenomenal workers there - it's a slick operation." 

Work highlights Acted for Publicis Groupe on its merger with Omnicom Group, a deal worth $35.1 billion.

Represented Cooper Industries in its merger with Eaton Corporation. The value of the deal was $11.8 billion.

Notable practitioners  

Ilene Knable Gotts is a "stratospheric superstar in New York," according to sources, and is known for her preeminent antitrust merger practice. She represented Publicis Groupe in its $35.1 billion deal with Omnicom Group.

The "terrific" Michael Byowitz is an experienced practitioner whom one peer describes as "one of the best antitrust lawyers I know." He regularly represents clients before the DOJ and FTC, as well as guiding them through a range of mergers. 

Highly rated partner Joseph Larson is developing a superb practice at the firm backed by his 20 years' experience in the area. He recently acted for Michael Dell on his repurchase of Dell along with Silver Lake Partners, worth $24.4 billion.

Sources describe Damian Didden as a "super-smart guy" who is up-and-coming in the antitrust world, with a particular focus on M&A work. He acted for Saks on its purchase by Hudson's Bay for $2.9 billion.

Nelson Fitts is a rising star whom one source calls "super-good" and a "very strong antitrust lawyer." He has acted on a range of transactions, including advising Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold on its purchase of Plains Exploration & Production for $6.9 billion.

David Neill is a merger specialist noted particularly for his work in financial services. His 30 years' experience makes him "one of the best in that area," according to sources.

Significant clients Michael Dell, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Chicago Bridge & Iron, BGC Partners, McGraw-Hill.

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What the team is known for Notable for its strength in litigation but also extremely capable in M&A, with recent representations in major deals. Acts for a range of blue-chip clients across a broad variety of industries, including transportation, telecommunications, entertainment and financial services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I find them to be very responsive, with fully committed senior partners."

Work highlights Acted for Grupo Modelo on its acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev, worth $20.1 billion.

Represented American Express in a number of disputes, including a case concerning an alleged conspiracy over arbitration provisions.

Notable practitioners  

Evan Chesler is chairman of the firm in addition to his day-to-day practice. Sources call him "a fantastic litigator" who "stands out in court." His recent matters include acting for DuPont in the titanium dioxide antitrust litigation class actions.

Christine Varney is a "really excellent strategist" who has been a valued addition to the practice following her arrival from the DOJ. She represented Delta Air Lines in its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Significant clients Time, IBM, Life Technologies, Qualcomm, Unilever.

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What the team is known for Fine bench of experienced antitrust litigators, and highly adept in regulatory investigations. Also maintains an excellent merger clearance and transactional practice. Acts for a number of major clients across the antitrust spectrum, with particular strength in financial services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A terrific firm with a very strong antitrust department." 

Work highlights Represented Philips in the TFT-LCD antitrust litigation alleging price-fixing by a number of defendants over a decade.

Acted for IntercontinentalExchange on its proposed purchase of NYSE Euronext, for $8.2 billion.

Notable practitioners  

"Fabulous lawyer" Yvonne Quinn is especially noted for her expertise in financial services matters, as demonstrated by her advice to Barclays in the Libor price-fixing investigation and related civil litigation.

Sources call Steven Holley a "terrific advocate," noting his "experience, savvy and ability to explain." His recent cases include acting for IntercontinentalExchange on its $8.2 billion proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext.

Significant clients Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Akzo Nobel, Nippon Steel, British Airways.

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What the team is known for Boutique firm focused on litigating antitrust cases at a high level, although it also undertakes merger work. Particularly noted for its work at the intersection of IP and antitrust.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They did a great job for us - they were awesome!" 

Work highlights Represented Google in an investigation by the FTC concerning standard-essential patents.

Acted for Thermo Fisher Scientific on its purchase of Life Technologies for $13.6 billion.

Notable practitioners  

The "brilliant" John Harkrider is a "powerhouse" and "gifted advocate," according to sources. He has an established relationship with Google, which he represented in the FTC investigation into standard-essential patents.

Stephen Axinn is a highly respected senior figure in the New York antitrust world, with over 50 years in the field. He undertakes the gamut of antitrust work.

Significant clients Tyson, SunGard, Red Hat, Zuffa, Matlin Patterson. 

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What the team is known for Leading litigation firm with some of the most prominent trial lawyers in the USA. Acts for clients on both the plaintiff and defense side in significant nationwide antitrust litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They love to try cases and are totally committed to their clients."

"A very good firm with a well-earned reputation." 

Work highlights Successfully defended Delta Air Lines in an investigation arising from its merger with Northwest Airlines.

Acted for a class of purchasers of vitamin C in a case brought against a number of Chinese companies.

Notable practitioners  

David Boies has a "phenomenal reputation" as a litigator, and is considered to be one of the leading trial lawyers in the nation. Antitrust forms a part of his wider litigation practice.

Donald Flexner is a "top antitrust litigator" who is widely credited for the strength of his practice. He recently represented American Express in major putative class action litigation.

Significant clients Barclays, American Express.

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What the team is known for Well regarded for its abilities in antitrust litigation, regularly representing clients in major cases. Remains much sought after for its experience before the FTC and DOJ, and is noted for its expertise in issues such as cartels and monopolization.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A terrific antitrust litigation group." 

"They have very deep knowledge of our business, which is very advantageous in antitrust."

Work highlights Acted for Becton Dickinson in a class action concerning medical devices and alleged breaches of antitrust laws.

Represented The Nielsen Company in defense of a suit brought by Sunbeam Television alleging monopolization.

Notable practitioners  

Moses Silverman is a "terrific guy," singled out for his expertise in antitrust disputes. His recent highlights include acting for Empire Resorts in a suit concerning real estate development in New York.

Aidan Synnott is an "impressive" practitioner whose "knowledge of the antitrust area is incredibly deep." Sources also note his "straightforward" and "deliberate" approach. He led the firm's representation of The Nielsen Company in its monopolization case against Sunbeam Television.

Sources call Andrew Finch a "very smart lawyer" who "has a very keen understanding of antitrust matters from the government perspective." He represents a number of major clients in this area.

Significant clients Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, Sumitomo, Pfizer, UBS.

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What the team is known for Highly rated for its work in the technology arena, acting for some of the world's leading electronics and hi-tech companies. Well versed in all areas of merger review, litigation and antitrust counseling.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're a firm I like a lot - really very savvy in the technology arena."

Work highlights Represented Bazaarvoice in litigation against the DOJ concerning its acquisition of PowerReviews.

Acted for Transitions Optical in the multidistrict photochromic lens antitrust litigation.

Notable practitioners  

Jonathan Jacobson is a "leading light" in the New York Bar who "knows his antitrust law better than almost anybody." He has been lead litigator on a number of recent major cases, including acting for Bazaarvoice in its significant case against the DOJ.

Charles Biggio is a "really excellent lawyer," according to sources, who note his fine rapport with clients. He was part of the team acting for Live Nation and Clear Channel in the live concert antitrust litigation.

Chul Pak is a "great litigator" who has been involved in several recent litigation cases, including the photochromic antitrust case for Transitions Optical. "He is extremely insightful, very unassuming and very focused on client service," said one interviewee.

Significant clients The Nielsen Company, Coca-Cola, Google, HTC, Netflix.

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What the team is known for Fine antitrust group with particular expertise in financial services and other areas, such as insurance. Also noted for its expertise in the pharmaceutical, publishing and entertainment spheres.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The expertise and the knowledge are outstanding - they are very business-minded and understand our business well."

"They make you feel as if you are their only client."

Work highlights Acted for XL Capital in government investigations concerning alleged price-fixing in the municipal derivatives market over a period of 17 years.

Represented Ascend Health in its acquisition by Universal Health Services, for $500 million.

Notable practitioners  

Elai Katz is a "rising superstar" in antitrust, and is "calm, composed and very knowledgeable," according to interviewees. He is active in a number of matters involving financial services, including acting for Credit Suisse in the Libor investigations and related civil litigation.

Senior counsel Laurence Sorkin has extensive experience in the antitrust world and acts on a range of antitrust matters. He acted for XL Capital in a price-fixing investigation relating to municipal derivatives.

Significant clients Akzo Nobel, The New York Times Company, Bank of America, Universal.

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What the team is known for Compact but dynamic New York team complementing the firm's stellar nationwide presence. Features experienced and proficient practitioners, particularly in antitrust litigation. Key areas of industry strength include computers, transport, manufacturing and financial services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're smart and sophisticated, and we always felt we were well taken care of."

Work highlights Advised Nissan on a range of matters, including distribution and dealer networks.

Represented Georgia-Pacific in its purchase of Buckeye Technologies.

Notable practitioners  

Peter Sullivan is a "smart guy" with "a strong litigation practice," according to commentators. He acts for a number of major clients, including recently representing UBS in the class action cases related to the Libor rate.

John Herfort is described as a "tremendous lawyer" who is a "top writer and good negotiator." His litigation-focused practice includes recent representations for Schlumberger in the investigation into its $11.3 billion joint venture with Cameron International. 

Significant clients Hewlett-Packard, All CareCore National, Merrill Lynch, 3D Systems, CareCore.

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What the team is known for Has a longstanding reputation for antitrust capability and continues to undertake notable work, predominantly in relation to M&A. Maintains a solid bench at all levels of experience.

Notable practitioners 

Wayne Dale Collins is a "very smart guy" who is noted for his abilities in transactional antitrust work. He has over 35 years' experience in the area.

Senior counsel Kenneth Prince is well regarded at the antitrust Bar as an experienced and proficient practitioner. He counsels clients in a range of antitrust issues.

Beau Buffier is a "really dynamic merger lawyer who knows what he's doing," according to commentators. His practice includes representations before US agencies in merger investigations.

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What the team is known for Continues to be active in a range of private and class action litigation, with a particular niche in the pharmaceuticals area. Also known for its work in the electronics space and for its expertise before regulatory investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're responsive and thorough, and they've always delivered."

"They've got some real stars there." 

Work highlights Acted for Toshiba in the criminal investigation into the LCD screen market and subsequent civil litigation.

Represented Warner Chilcott in an antitrust suit alleging anticompetitive conduct in relation to the acne drug Doryx.

Notable practitioners  

The highly experienced Joseph Angland is praised by sources for his "extraordinarily deep knowledge of antitrust law." He was part of the team representing Novartis in relation to co-pay schemes for the drug Diovan.

Robert Milne is noted as a "brilliant" antitrust litigator who is "easy to get along with." He recently acted for CertainTeed in multidistrict litigation concerning the price of drywall.

Significant clients Experian, First American, Metso, Pfizer, Sandoz.

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What the team is known for Acts for clients in a range of litigation and government investigations across a variety of major industries, including financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy and transportation. Also noted for its M&A strengths.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"We're very pleased with the quality of the work product and the attention we get."

"Very responsive, very engaged, very proactive." 

Work highlights Represented Silver Lake Technology Management as a defendant in a class action suit alleging collusion in the LBO market.

Acted for Mueller Industries in antitrust litigation relating to copper tubing in refrigeration and air conditioning.

Notable practitioners  

William Rooney is "superb in antitrust" and "full of energy," according to sources, who also highlight his instincts and knowledge in the area. He chairs the firm's antitrust practice group.

Wesley Powell is a "great litigator" who stands out for the excellent work he has done for MasterCard in the card interchange fee litigation. He has also acted for Silver Lake Technology in an antitrust case concerning LBOs.

Significant clients Bloomberg, Marsh & McLennan, eBay, Teva, Mattel.

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What the team is known for Continues to be strong in criminal antitrust matters and sports issues. Particularly noted for its cross-border cartel defense work and its expertise in matters at the intersection of IP and antitrust.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The client service from the team is excellent." 

"They communicate very well, and are very fast and always available."

Work highlights Acted for Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation of North America in civil litigation arising from an investigation into refrigerant compressors.

Represented Skyline Steel as plaintiff in a case against PilePro alleging various breaches of antitrust laws.

Notable practitioners  

Jeffrey Kessler is recognized as one of the country's leading sports lawyers but is also known as a "brilliant" antitrust lawyer who is "a force to be reckoned with." He acted for Panasonic in the optical disk drive price-fixing case.

Paul Victor practices predominantly in criminal antitrust and draws much praise for his wealth of experience in the area.

Significant clients Uralkali, NBA Players Association, Omnicare, NTN, NFL Players Association.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Elaine Johnston of Allen & Overy LLP is widely respected by sources as a high-quality antitrust lawyer working predominantly on merger-related matters. She acted for Alliance Boots on a major joint investment with Walgreens in AmerisourceBergen, worth up to $2.5 billion.

Douglas Tween of Baker & McKenzie predominantly practices in criminal antitrust matters, including acting for Panalpina World Transport in a criminal prosecution brought by the DOJ. Sources comment that he is "very knowledgeable about the workings of the DOJ."

Sources say they "would entrust the most high-risk, high-stakes matters to" Jay Fastow of Ballard Spahr LLP. He recently represented ZF Meritor as plaintiff in a high-profile case concerning truck transmissions.

Olivier Antoine of Crowell & Moring LLP is a "very smart, very diligent and hard-working" lawyer who has "excellent legal skills." He has assisted on several major transactions, including AT&T's $4 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless.

Daniel Abuhoff of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP impresses clients with his thoroughness and responsiveness in antitrust matters. He represented Dell in relation to its potential acquisition by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners.

Gary Kubek of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is respected by sources for his antitrust practice, and noted for his familiarity with the antitrust agencies. He acted for Kelso & Co on its sale of Custom Building Products to Quikrete for $900 million.

Michael Weiner of Dechert LLP "provides thoughtful guidance on antitrust matters," according to sources, who also consider him "extremely knowledgeable" and "extremely practical." He acted for Harvard Drug Group on its acquisition of the Rugby brand from Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Scott Martin of Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a "very talented" antitrust lawyer who "has the respect of his peers." He is primarily a litigator, and acted for CTIA in the A2P SMS antitrust litigation in the Southern District of New York.

The "amazing" Irving Scher is a highly respected senior counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with peers calling him "one of the great antitrust lawyers still out there." He acted for Lorillard Tobacco on defending a class action alleging price-fixing in the cigarette market.

James Serota of Greenberg Traurig, LLP impresses sources with his "creative thinking" and "the way he takes care of the client relationship." His major recent highlights include representing Northeast Pharmaceutical in the vitamin C multidistrict litigation.

Steven Edwards of Hogan Lovells US LLP is a new addition to the rankings, having received much praise from the market, with sources identifying him as "incredibly smart" and "excellent litigator."

Ethan Litwin of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a "fine young lawyer" who "does a really good job" in antitrust, say interviewees. He acts on a range of antitrust matters, including for Portigon (formerly WestLB) in litigation arising from the Libor investigation.

Saul Morgenstern of Kaye Scholer LLP is described as a "wonderful antitrust advocate" and a "great strategist and technician." He is recognized for his abilities in life sciences and healthcare work, including acting for King Pharmaceuticals in litigation concerning the drug Skelaxin.

Jay Himes of Labaton Sucharow LLP is highly regarded for his representation of plaintiffs in antitrust cases. Sources cite him as "one of the finest plaintiff lawyers in New York." He acted for direct purchasers in the air cargo shipping services litigation.

Sources say Thomas McGrath of Linklaters is "very knowledgeable and very analytical," and is "rated very highly" in antitrust circles. He represented Siemens in its purchase of Invensys, in a deal worth $2.69 billion.

Antonia Sherman of Linklaters is variously described as "absolutely terrific" and "very smart and responsive." She is a counsel at the firm and assisted on Wellpoint's acquisition of Amerigroup for $5.5 billion.

Lisl Dunlop recently joined Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP from Shearman & Sterling LLP. The "excellent" Dunlop is counsel at the firm and is "fabulous as a younger lawyer," say sources. Her practice focuses on areas including technology and media.

Richard Steuer of Mayer Brown LLP "stands out" as a "terrific" lawyer in this field, according to peers. He is particularly regarded as a heavyweight in the distribution and pricing area.

Fiona Schaeffer recently joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP from Jones Day, and is "both eminently practical and very responsive," according to commentators, who also highlight her ability to "articulate the issue." While at her prior firm she acted for Essilor International on its purchase of 51% of Transitions Optical for $1.7 billion.

Sources are "very impressed" by Stacey Anne Mahoney, describing her as "very perceptive and very knowledgeable." Mahoney has recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from Bingham McCutchen LLP, and while she was at her previous firm, she advised Yankee Candle on antitrust and distribution issues.

Since publication, Stacey Anne Mahoney has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Harry Robins of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a "very practical, bright and creative" lawyer who is "a terrific resource" for antitrust matters. He primarily undertakes transactional work, recently acting for Pearson on the antitrust aspects of its joint venture with Penguin Group and Random House.

Richard Taffet has recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from Bingham McCutchen LLP. He is a proficient and respected antitrust and IP lawyer and, while he was at his previous firm, he represented Qualcomm in proceedings alleging breaches of the Japanese Antimonopoly Act.

Since publication, Richard S Taffet has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Mark Ladner of Morrison & Foerster LLP specializes in matters involving financial services. Sources describe him as a "terrific lawyer" who is "very good at understanding the client."

Helene Jaffe of Proskauer Rose LLP is a "very smart lawyer" who is "outstanding at getting to the heart of the problem," say sources. She represented Continuum Health Partners in its merger with Mount Sinai Health System.

Stephen Neuwirth of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP acts on both the plaintiff and defense side for a range of significant clients. Sources say that "he's smart, works hard and digs in." He acted for a number of plaintiffs and a purported class in the processed eggs antitrust suit.

Hollis Salzman at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi concentrates on representing plaintiffs and is described as an "exceptional lawyer" with "vast knowledge of antitrust law." 

Joel Mitnick of Sidley Austin LLP is noted for his "very good judgment" and "good grasp of both the law and business realities." He has acted in a number of class action litigation matters, including for Macmillan in the e-books antitrust suit.

Adam Hemlock of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP receives credit from sources for the strength of his practice, which features a focus on cartel-related matters. Among his recent matters, he acted for Panasonic in the cathode ray tube civil antitrust litigation.

Eric Hochstadt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is regarded as a "talented" and "creative" junior partner focusing on civil and criminal antitrust litigation. Of late, he was part of the team acting for Sirius XM Radio as plaintiff in litigation concerning copyright in the music industry.

The "amazing" Molly Boast of WilmerHale is a "tremendous lawyer who really knows her stuff." She has had an accomplished career with federal agencies in addition to her work in private practice, and she continues to represent clients in a variety of antitrust matters.

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