Antitrust - Pennsylvania


Band 1 | Dechert LLP

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What the team is known for Highly regarded international practice offering a broad depth of expertise. Particularly well respected for its role in defending corporations in antitrust litigation but also well recognized for its involvement in high-profile merger reviews. 

Work highlights Successfully represented Microsoft in antitrust claims filed by World Phones Internet Services concerning allegations that Skype attempted to monopolize in the VoIP services market.

Acted on behalf of Actelion in an antitrust dispute with generic drug companies following the company's refusal to supply samples of the drug Tracleer to competitors who wished to copy it.  

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Tate is described as "a dean of the big litigation Bar." He is deeply experienced in defending companies in antitrust cases.

Seasoned practitioner Stephen Brown is widely recognized for his expertise in sophisticated criminal and civil antitrust litigation. Sources describe him as a "terrific defense lawyer who is very meticulous and willing to fight for his clients."

George Gordon is described by sources as a "very fine defense litigator." He is highly experienced in antitrust litigation and especially noted for his expertise advising clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.  

Christine Levin is highly adept in complex antitrust litigation and grand jury investigations. Her experience covers a range of industries including chemicals and baby food. Sources praise her being "creative" and "knowing these cases inside out."

Carolyn Hazard is acknowledged for her role in a range of antitrust cases, including class disputes. Sources describe her as "clear-thinking and able to boil things down to the very important elements."

Senior statesman Stephen Stack has deep experience in a diverse variety of antitrust work. This includes litigation, in addition to antitrust and transactional matters arising within the context of intellectual property.

Significant clients American Airlines, The Dow Chemical Company, Commercial Metals Company, Curtis Circulation Company, FMC Corporation.

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What the team is known for Leading firm acting for plaintiffs in complex and high-profile class action antitrust disputes. Focuses on recouping large settlements for injured clients, with frequent involvement in market-shaping cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are really attentive to detail and vigorous in the pursuit of recovery for their class of plaintiffs."

"They do a very good job in court and settlement discussions."

Work highlights Acted for the plaintiffs in an antitrust dispute concerning allegations of price-fixing against the five major North American titanium dioxide producers. 

Acted as co-lead counsel for Rochester Drug Co-Operative as part of a class action dispute with AstraZeneca concerning a pay for delay deal for the drug Nexium.  

Notable practitioners  

"Terrific lawyer" Eric Cramer is a highly respected plaintiffs' attorney, who is highlighted in particular for his expertise in the pharmaceutical industry. One admiring lawyer notes: "I am almost envious of the settlements he has got on behalf of his clients."

Laddie Montague is a preeminent figure in antitrust class action litigation. He is described as "cerebral and strategic" and an "intellectual who enjoys getting immersed in the facts of the case he is working on." 

Merrill Davidoff is described by sources as a "good plaintiffs' class action lawyer." His antitrust work is enriched by an involvement in securities, environmental and commercial disputes.

Sources highlight David Sorensen's expertise in class action antitrust litigation arising in the pharmaceutical industry. He is praised for being "completely fearless and not afraid to take a case as far as it needs to go."

Significant clients Giorgi Mushroom Company, Marchbanks Truck Service, Janicki Drywall.

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What the team is known for Comprehensive antitrust practice frequently involved in complex litigation, mergers and acquisitions and investigative proceedings. Services clients from a number of industries, including healthcare and manufacturing.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very well organized, very knowledgeable and they keep on top of current topics."

"They are very capable, comprehensive and thorough, and never allow litigation to become confrontational or distasteful."

Work highlights Acted as defense counsel for National Gypsum Company in a class action case concerning alleged Section 1 Sherman Act violations.

Handled antitrust clearance issues on behalf of Kadlec Health Systems in relation to the company's acquisition by Western HealthConnect.

Notable practitioners  

Steven Bizar "has become known as one of the go-to lawyers for antitrust defense." He is particularly admired for his involvement in antitrust class actions and Section 1 Sherman act cases. Sources praise him for his ability to "add significant value to a client's defense."

Howard Scher is a well-respected antitrust defense attorney. Sources note that "he is tough as nails, articulate and has a lot of credibility with the courts."

Wendelynne Newton is a frequent adviser to companies on antitrust issues in M&A transactions. She is noted for her expertise in the healthcare and consumer products industry and is praised for her strong relationships with regulators.

Significant clients Arkema, Keurig Green Mountain, Geisinger Health System, NGC, Amerisource Bergen Corporation. 

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What the team is known for Boutique practice highly regarded for its work acting for plaintiffs in large class action antitrust disputes. Also provides expertise to defendants in criminal antitrust cases and counsels clients on regulatory proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a well-operated and robust firm." 

Work highlights Acted as co-counsel for the plaintiff class in the steel antitrust litigation against ArcelorMittal and others.

Acted as plaintiffs' co-counsel in the Urethanes case, a class action case concerning allegations of price-fixing against five manufacturers. A verdict of $1.1 billion was given against Dow.

Notable practitioners  

Managing partner Roberta Liebenberg is a highly respected antitrust attorney who is regularly present in complex class action cases. One peer admiringly describes her as "a brilliant strategist with a clear view of the terrain and what she is trying to accomplish."

"Super smart intellectual" Gerard Dever is experienced in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust cases. Sources praise him for his tendency to go "straight to the heart of a matter." 

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What the team is known for Robust antitrust practice with broad expertise. Noted for its healthcare litigation expertise and regular involvement in monopolization cases. Also counsels clients on mergers, intellectual property and licensing reviews.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are efficient, strategic and practical." 

"They are thorough and I find that they are well regarded by other defense lawyers in cases."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline on a dispute with the direct and indirect purchasers of the drug Lamictal. This concerned allegations of antitrust law violation flowing from the company's settlement of patent infringement litigation with Teva.

Acted as defense counsel for Advanced Urethane Technologies in a case concerning an alleged conspiracy to fix the price of foam.

Notable practitioners  

"Top litigator" Barbara Mather is highly respected for her work defending antitrust cases. Sources note that "she has a certain authority about her and a way of presenting her clients' positions that is very persuasive."

Barbara Sicalides heads the firm's antitrust team and has "a depth of knowledge in the technicalities of antitrust law." She is described as a go-to person for general antitrust counseling and is also respected for her litigation practice.

Robin Sumner is respected for her role in antitrust litigation, especially in the healthcare industry. Sources describe her as a "very engaged and bright lawyer."

Significant clients Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Vishay Intertechnology, Nippon Sheet Glass, OSF Healthcare System, IMS Health.

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What the team is known for Established antitrust practice particularly noted for its expertise representing pharmaceutical clients in monopolization cases. Frequently involved in pay for delay disputes. Experienced representing clients in the consumer products industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very conscientious about representing their client diligently."

"They have been practical and cost-effective." 

Work highlights Acted on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline in two antitrust cases concerning allegations that the company conspired with its distribution partner, Biovail, to bring sham patent litigation against potential generic manufacturers of an antidepressant drug.

Acted on behalf of Symphony Health in an antitrust dispute with IMS Health. This concerns alleged abuses of IMS's monopoly power through a number of anticompetitive activities.  

Notable practitioners  

"Subject matter expert" Leslie John regularly advises clients on antitrust matters in the pharmaceutical industry. Sources note that "she really understands the nuances and details of litigation in the antitrust world."

Significant clients SIGMA, Comcast, DuPont, Eisai, Triumph.

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What the team is known for Well-respected boutique practice that frequently represents clients in a range of class action disputes. Known for representing plaintiffs in all manner of antitrust cases including monopolization and price-fixing.

Notable practitioners  

Joseph Kohn has broad expertise in antitrust litigation and regularly acts as lead counsel for plaintiffs in class action cases. Sources praise him for having "a very nice court room presence."

Antitrust litigator Robert Larocca is well regarded for his role in appellate cases. Sources describe him as a "brilliant lawyer" and "very thoughtful practitioner."

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What the team is known for Compact antitrust litigation boutique offering expertise to plaintiffs and small businesses. Heavily involved in a number of cases in the pharmaceutical and sports industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very well prepared, very reasonable and strong advocates for their clients."

"They have tremendous knowledge of the substantive law, and are hardworking and dedicated to litigation."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel in class action litigation concerning Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League's assignment of exclusive geographic broadcasting markets to baseball and hockey teams.

Notable practitioners  

Howard Langer is a "very accomplished lawyer in the class action world." Sources note that he is "very measured and passionate. He is always very well prepared and well versed in the law."

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What the team is known for Global practice offering antitrust expertise in cartel investigations and a variety of litigation. Regularly counsels clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. Draws significant clients from the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I found them to be helpful, reasonable and very knowledgeable." 

"They are very fast to respond." 

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Trading US in antitrust litigation concerning alleged violations of the Sherman Act and Commodity Exchange Act. This related to allegations of collusion in manipulating the Platts' assessment for Brent Crude oil.

Represented Merck in relation to allegations of monopolization in a class action case concerning its mumps vaccine. 

Notable practitioners  

Steven Reed cochairs the firm's antitrust litigation practice and is experienced in advising on high-value cases. He is praised for his ability to view things from a client's perspective.

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

Band 3 | Reed Smith LLP

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What the team is known for Offers antitrust expertise to clients from a breadth of industries on an international scale. Provides representation in a range of antitrust litigation and frequently advises on competition issues arising from M&A transactions. 

Work highlights Advised Biomet on the antitrust implications of its $147 million acquisition of Lanx. This included making a Hart-Scott-Rodino filing.

Successfully represented United States Steel Corporation in an antitrust action initiated by Stanislaus Food Products who claimed that the company breached Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring with steel manufacturers to allocate sales products to certain tin can manufacturers. 

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Booker receives praise for his reputation in litigation mattersCommentators highlight his thoughtful approach and strong track record. 

Debra Dermody heads the firm's antitrust practice and is known for counseling clients on M&A transactions. Sources note her calmness in difficult situations and her ability to resolve problems as key strengths.

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

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Paul Saint-Antoine of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP represented Abbvie in a class action case against purchasers of the drug Niaspin following the settlement of a patent dispute with a generic manufacturer. Sources praise him for "presenting arguments in a logical and clear manner." 

Foreign Experts

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