Antitrust - Pennsylvania


Band 1 | Dechert LLP

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What the team is known for Highly regarded antitrust department with a strong litigation practice, as well as wide expertise in merger counseling and enforcement. An international presence, fielding practitioners with deep knowledge of the life science, technology and transportation industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are very responsive, knowledgeable about the law and very savvy in the courtroom."

Work highlights Defended Microsoft in litigation over allegations of attempted monopolization with regard to VoIP services.

Worked for Actelion in a declaratory judgment action over a specific issue regarding the refusal to sell pharmaceutical product samples to competitors who intend to copy them.

Notable practitioners

Sources consider Stephen Brown to be "an excellent lawyer." He was part of the team that defended Commercial Metals in a high-stakes dispute regarding allegations of a conspiracy to artificially increase the price of steel products.

George Gordon is held in high regard by peers, with sources describing him as a "fantastic attorney." He recently acted for Anaheim Manufacturing in litigation proceedings over a competitor's alleged anticompetitive behavior in the market for residential food waste disposers.

Christine Levin co-led the firm's representation of R. W. Sauder in litigation over an alleged conspiracy to inflate the price of egg products. She has wide experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, computer technology and chemicals.

Stephen Stack brings a wealth of deep industry knowledge of the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors to his practice. He is adept at advising clients on both US and European competition laws.

Commentators highlight Carolyn Hazard as "a very analytical and clear writer." She continues to represent a range of clients and was recently part of the team that defended Dean Foods against accusations of conspiracy to distort the price of milk products.

Joseph Tate has an outstanding reputation among his peers for both the size and quality of his antitrust practice. He is described as "fearless" and took a lead role for FMC in litigation regarding alleged price-fixing in the hydrogen peroxide industry.

Significant clients Travelport, Curtis Circulation, US Airways, OfficeMax, Microsoft.

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What the team is known for Boutique firm with deep expertise in complex antitrust litigation. Particularly well known for its emphasis on representing plaintiffs in class action cases for the pharmaceutical industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very sophisticated and well versed in the law."

Work highlights Worked with Rochester Drug Co-Operative in litigation over allegations of a chemical company's anticompetitive behavior.

Acted for Janicki Drywall in filing action over a number of key drywall manufacturers' alleged conspiracy to fix prices.

Notable practitioners  

Laddie Montague maintains a healthy reputation in the market and earns specific approval for his strategic approach. He recently assisted Janicki Drywall in its action over competitors' alleged attempts to fix prices.

Eric Cramer represented Adriana Castro, M.D., and Sugartown Paediatrics in litigation over a vaccine company's alleged attempts to artificially raise their prices. According to commentators, "he is really a tremendous advocate in the courtroom, with a very good mind and presence."

Peers say Merrill Davidoff is "very experienced, skilled and absolutely fearless." He acted as lead class plaintiffs' counsel in a dispute alleging anticompetitive behavior by a number of large card-issuing banks.

Experienced practitioner David Sorensen recently worked with Louisiana Wholesale Drug Company over competitors' alleged collusion in a pay for delay deal.

Significant clients Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen.

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What the team is known for Broad antitrust practice with extensive experience representing defendants in class action lawsuits. Particularly adept at high-level transactions, litigation and consumer product counseling, with clients from a wide range of industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very skilled in the US in their antitrust experience. They offer the kind of very practical and quick advice we are looking for."

"Really good and smart lawyers, and all-around great guys."

Work highlights Represented New NGC in multiple actions over allegations concerning the violation of various antitrust laws in the drywall industry.

Acted for Auto Parts Industrial on defense of a purchaser case antitrust class action case relating to the sale of sheet metal automotive parts.

Notable practitioners  

Steven Bizar earns a wealth of praise from peers and is highly regarded by clients, one of whom indicated "he is a smart, savvy guy with good instincts and insights." 

Howard Scher is a well-known figure in the market, offering clients deep experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Wendelynne Newton earns particular praise from clients for her understanding of business issues: "She takes the client relationship very seriously. She has a very broad and deep knowledge on issues that corporations deal with every day."

Significant clients Arkema, Catholic Health East, AmerisourceBergen, Geisinger Health System.

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What the team is known for Boutique firm particularly well regarded for its plaintiff class actions and criminal antitrust defense practices. The deep bench is also adept at discovery management and state competition law.

Notable practitioners  

Roberta Liebenberg receives significant praise from commentators, who say: "She is just such a fine strategic lawyer - testament to what the profession could and should be."  

Gerard Dever focuses his antitrust practice on white-collar criminal defense and was recently involved in a class action over price-fixing of urethane chemical products.

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What the team is known for Established defense practice that is especially renowned for its pharmaceutical and biotech work, including monopolization and reverse payment litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is prominent, well staffed and able to respond to virtually all requests, and their representation has been thorough and excellent."

Work highlights Represented GlaxoSmithKline in purchaser litigation, defending against allegations of antitrust law violations.

Defended IMS Health against allegations of monopolization for price-fixing.

Notable practitioners  

Peers highlight Barbara Mather as an "outstanding lawyer." She recently worked with GlaxoSmithKline on direct and indirect purchaser litigation over alleged violations of antitrust laws.

Barbara Sicalides is highly active in antitrust legal cases, with recent highlights including defending Advanced Urethane Technologies in litigation over an alleged conspiracy to fix prices. One commentator noted: "She is very smart and a quality lawyer."

Robin Sumner was part of the team that defended United Egg Producers and other clients in a number of class actions alleging anticompetitive behavior in the egg products industry. Her clients hold her in high regard for being "very thorough, insightful" and "responsive to all our requests."

Significant clients Saint-Gobain, Nippon Sheet Glass, Volvo Trucks, OSF Healthcare System, Chemtrade Logistics.

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What the team is known for Full-service firm offering a wide range of antitrust services, including litigation and counseling. Extensive experience representing clients in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They've done a real standout job. I like the way they operate as a team."

Work highlights Assisted GlaxoSmithKline with regard to a direct purchaser action and a related indirect purchaser action over an alleged conspiracy to violate antitrust laws, including the filing of a sham citizen petition.

Acted as counsel to Symphony Health Solutions in litigation alleging a rival's anticompetitive behavior in the pharmaceutical industry.

Notable practitioners  

Leslie John has recently represented GlaxoSmithKline in a number of litigation matters, and regularly counsels Albion Laboratories on antitrust elements of business transactions. According to clients, "she has real substantive knowledge but is also very practical."

Significant clients DuPont, Comcast, SIGMA, Lincoln Financial Group, Warner Chilcott.

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What the team is known for Compact firm with a well-regarded practice representing plaintiffs. Proficient at handling anticompetitive matters involving monopolization, price-fixing and market allocation.

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Kohn is well regarded among peers, who highlight his effective approach to legal issues. He has deep experience in multiparty litigation across a range of industries.

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What the team is known for Philadelphia boutique with a significant antitrust litigation practice. Particularly well regarded for its work with patents and generic drugs.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They show a true dedication to their craft." 

Notable practitioners  

"Terrific lawyer" Howard Langer is praised by peers for his ability in class action litigation, particularly while representing plaintiffs. He is well known for his intellectual approach, with one commentator noting: "He is a genius."

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What the team is known for Established antitrust litigation practice with extensive experience of handling civil class actions and matters involving government antitrust enforcement agencies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have a deep legal knowledge, and are practical and solution-oriented."

"Our company is clearly impressed by the firm as is evidenced by our long relationship. We have always received excellent representation."

Work highlights Represented Shell in class action antitrust matters regarding alleged price-fixing by a number of key players in the oil industry.

Defended the University of Pennsylvania Health System over allegations of stifling competition through an exclusive dealing agreement as well as attempts to establish a monopoly.

Notable practitioners  

Steven Reed has made a strong impression on clients, who say "he is an extraordinarily good brief writer, very good counsel" and "consistently excellent." He is head of the firm's antitrust litigation group and has represented clients from a range of industries, including chemical, insurance and technology.

Significant clients Comdata Network, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, General Cable, Bank of New York Mellon, ASTM International.

Band 3 | Reed Smith LLP

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What the team is known for Robust antitrust practice with a significant global reach, adept at advising and counseling companies on a broad range of anticompetitive matters.

Work highlights Defended United States Steel in an action brought against it claiming violation of antitrust laws by deliberately distorting the market for sales of tin mill products.

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Booker divides his time between the firm's Pittsburgh and Washington, DC offices. He maintains a stellar reputation in the market, with clients noting that he is particularly skilled in litigation.

Significant clients Highmark, PNC, WESCO, NiSource, Dusa Pharmaceuticals.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Paul Saint-Antoine is cochair of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's antitrust practice group, and recently represented Hoffmann-La Roche regarding allegations of a conspiracy to fix prescription medicine prices. He proves popular among clients, who describe him as "a very intelligent lawyer and a great strategic thinker."

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