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Antitrust - Texas

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What the team is known for Renowned in the Texas market for its extensive experience in antitrust litigation as part of its wide-ranging practice. Highly sought after by large corporations for counsel on merger clearance work and agency investigations, including those relating to consumer protection.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their work product, thoroughness and the doggedness of their approach have been excellent." 

"I would say their performance has been fantastic. I really enjoy working with them."

Work highlights Successfully defended Estée Lauder against claims of Sherman Act violations brought by Duty Free Americas. 

Counseled AT&T on antitrust issues relating to its $48 billion proposed merger with DIRECTV.

Notable practitioners 

Sources identify Sean Royall as "an absolutely first-class antitrust lawyer," who is "a leading expert in the area." He draws on extensive experience in litigating a range of commercial cases, and also has solid transactional expertise.

Clients describe Robert Walters as "an absolutely amazing litigator" who "has an amazing understanding of antitrust law" and "is such a natural in the courtroom." His recent work includes representing Aetna in bringing allegations of Sherman Act violations against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Brian Robison is well respected for his antitrust practice, which encompasses both litigation and regulatory work such as merger reviews and investigations. His experience spans a broad range of areas, including the financial services and technology sectors.

Veronica Lewis handles a wide variety of complex business litigation, including antitrust class actions. She is notably active in the areas of healthcare and IP, and is particularly highlighted by sources for her oral advocacy skills.

Significant clients Aetna, Allergen, Cal-Maine Foods, Schlumberger, BNSF Railway.

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What the team is known for Market-leading antitrust team recognized for its proficiency in both civil and criminal litigation across multiple industries. Also fields notable strength in transactional and compliance work. Strong Texas practice complemented by extensive national and international capabilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They exceed the highest expectations in demonstrating a deep knowledge of our industry."

"The Norton Rose Fulbright combination has allowed the firm to tap into its synergies and collaborative culture to offer seamless service across the globe."

Work highlights Successfully defeated antitrust conspiracy claims brought against Robert Bosch Tool Corp and Robert Bosch Tool Gmbh by a manufacturer of safety equipment.  

Defended CHRISTUS Health in a class action claim alleging a conspiracy between the client and several other hospitals relating to nurses' pay and compensation. 

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Layne Kruse maintains a fantastic reputation as a top litigator in antitrust disputes as well as other business litigation. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust-related class actions, arbitrations and investigations.

Anne Rodgers regularly litigates antitrust cases across a range of sectors, including energy, healthcare and manufacturing. Clients note that her "analysis is always robust, her advice is sound and her instinct is precise," describing her as "business savvy and a trusted adviser." 

Senior counsel Richard Carrell is a highly experienced practitioner with particular expertise in antitrust-related class actions and criminal suits.

William Pakalka has a broad commercial and criminal litigation practice incorporating antitrust, energy and securities matters. He recently assisted on the defense of American Alloy Steel against Sherman Act violation claims brought against it by a steel services center.

Significant clients Enterprise Products, GE, Shell Oil Company, Farmers Insurance, Kubota Tractor. 

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What the team is known for Highly recommended boutique litigation firm noted for its deep experience in the antitrust space. Well known for its representation of plaintiffs in related class actions, and for its defense of large corporations in monopolization and price-fixing claims. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"At the top of anyone's list of really dedicated antitrust groups."

"A very strong plaintiff litigation boutique." 

Notable practitioners  

Stephen Susman is a "tremendous antitrust lawyer," according to sources, who highlight his extensive experience in the field. He is a nationally recognized plaintiffs' attorney with additional expertise in representing defendants.

The "excellent" Harry Susman continues to impress market sources with his effective representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. He is experienced in antitrust matters spanning multiple industries, most notably in the financial services arena.

Barry Barnett earns widespread praise from peers for his broad commercial litigation practice, which encompasses wide-ranging antitrust issues. Commentators particularly highlight his notable courtroom skills.

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What the team is known for Accomplished practice regularly called upon to counsel clients on the full scope of antitrust issues, including M&A reviews, general compliance and distribution matters. Additionally active in price-fixing class actions and other litigation, most notably in the food and beverage, and energy arenas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very good, responsive, and efficient. They are careful about the number of attorneys that they assign to a project." 

Work highlights Advised Regency Energy partners on the FTC investigation related to its $1.325 billion acquisition of Eagle Rock Energy Partners's midstream business.

Acted for Archer & White Sales on bringing antitrust claims against a competitor and several dental equipment manufacturers.

Notable practitioners  

Kay Lynn Brumbaugh has undertaken a wide variety of commercial litigation and maintains particular strength in antitrust matters. She has notable experience in class actions, agency investigations and M&A reviews.

Jerry Beane is highlighted by interviewees as "one of the great trial lawyers in Texas." His longstanding experience in the area means he is well versed in all manner of antitrust matters, including related government investigations and class actions.

Significant clients Borden Dairy Company, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board, EyeForTravel, Kraton Performance Polymers.

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What the team is known for A recognizable presence across the full spectrum of antitrust matters, offering deep expertise in transactions, litigation and government investigations. Regularly undertakes everything from merger counseling to criminal litigation, maintaining notable strength in oil and gas, transportation and financial services matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They absolutely know what they are doing; they gain the confidence of the client and know how to act with the Department of Justice." 

Work highlights Represented Movie Tavern in divestiture proceedings before the DOJ Antitrust Division, and in its subsequent merger with a VSS-Southern Theatres subsidiary.

Continued to act for United Supermarkets and Brookshire Grocery Company as direct individual purchasers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy by chocolate manufacturers.

Notable practitioners  

Barry McNeil advises corporate and individual clients on both civil and criminal suits, and is highlighted for his extensive antitrust experience. His "superb ability to manage clients' issues" and significant cartel expertise are particularly praised by commentators.

Kathleen Beasley regularly defends clients facing major government investigations, and also offers notable experience in compliance counseling. Sources note that "she is terrific in her absolute willingness to jump into whatever crisis is at hand; she's very good at driving to an outcome and has a cool head."

Market commentators appreciate that Ronald Breaux is "a great communicator, with good judgment," and note that he "serves his clients very well." His broad commercial litigation practice encompasses government and internal investigations in the antitrust space.

Significant clients Carbo Ceramics, Commercial Metals, Trinity Industries, Royal Bank of Canada, Curves International.

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What the team is known for Offers comprehensive antitrust capabilities to domestic and international clients as part of a solid global network. Provides balanced M&A and litigation expertise in addition to daily counseling on antitrust compliance issues.

Work highlights Acted for ABB on its $260 million sale of a subsidiary heating, ventilation and air conditioning company to Nortek.

Advised Cabot on antitrust issues relating to its $105 million acquisition of NHUMO.

Notable practitioners  

Bruce McDonald is regarded as a "fine lawyer" and is regularly sought after by clients across a range of industries to advise on government investigations, enforcement and litigation. 

Thomas Jackson is an experienced litigator whose practice encompasses diverse antitrust and IP matters, including monopolization claims. He has been notably active of late in the technology and distribution industries.

Significant clients American Airlines, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, Tenneco, Texas Industries.

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What the team is known for Handles a range of antitrust matters, including criminal cartel litigation and M&A work. Particularly strong antitrust offering in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, with additional activity in matters involving food and beverage distribution companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I would say the reason we find them to be so useful is their pragmatism. They really delve into not just the facts, but also the practicalities of the likelihood of an event." 

Work highlights Acted for new client Bain & Co on opposing the release of competitive information after an open records request was brought by a competitor. 

Advised 1+1 Internet on domain name bidding in an auction held by the Internet Corporation for Assignment of Names and Numbers.

Notable practitioners 

Allan Van Fleet is described as "definitely one of the best antitrust lawyers in Texas." He has over 30 years' experience in the area, regularly handling antitrust and IP matters as part of a broader commercial litigation practice.

Alison Smith has "great antitrust experience and understanding," according to interviewees. She has a strong criminal antitrust practice while also remaining an active counselor in M&A reviews. Clients appreciate that "she quickly assesses the issues, is very thorough in analyzing those issues and is responsive in terms of providing the necessary feedback."

Significant clients McKesson Specialty Health, United Allergy Services, Premier, Heritage Auctions.

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What the team is known for Highly adept group of antitrust litigators and advisers who regularly act on competition disputes and agency investigations in addition to issues of trade regulation. Also offers transactional expertise on M&A, joint ventures and distribution arrangements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their responsiveness, scope and level of expertise is outstanding. They get things right the first time."

"It's been an excellent service; their advice has proven valuable and given results for the business."

Work highlights Advised Boots & Coots on its merger with Halliburton and several related class actions looking to prevent the merger.

Notable practitioners  

The "brilliant" Gregory Huffman is "very strong in litigation and also has a very strong reputation for giving antitrust advice in the transactional context," according to market commentators. Clients appreciate that he is "very responsive and a very good outside lawyer to work with."

William Katz continues to impress market sources with his broad commercial litigation expertise, and regularly handles antitrust disputes at trial and appellate level. He is notably active in the energy and healthcare sectors.

James Berglund's diverse antitrust practice includes daily compliance counseling, external investigations and litigation. He regularly defends clients before courts and government agencies, and has notable experience in handling healthcare matters.

Significant clients Texas Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, North Texas Specialty Physicians, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare, Voltaix.

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What the team is known for Highly respected South Texas firm undertaking the full range of antitrust matters for a variety of corporate clients. Offers deep expertise in antitrust compliance counseling in the healthcare, energy and technology sectors.

Work highlights Represented Merrill Lynch in an interpleader proceeding relating to a securities account holding close to $9 million in assets.

Notable practitioners  

Michael Ferrill is "very good at breaking down his advice to communicate it in an understandable way," according to clients. His broad antitrust expertise encompasses the financial services, medical devices and telecommunication industries.

Significant clients Kinetic Concepts, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, AT&T.

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What the team is known for Provides solid expertise in handling antitrust litigation, with particular strength in the insurance arena. Also offers a quality counseling practice spanning a broad range of areas, with notable recent activity in the healthcare, and oil and gas industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"An excellent firm with excellent client service, and I would absolutely use them again."

"They have done a phenomenal job." 

Work highlights Defended Jordan Reses Supply Company against Sherman Act violation claims.

Defended the Insurance Services Office against a class action alleging issues such as RICO and antitrust violations related to the claims handling process.

Notable practitioners  

Curtis Frisbie serves as counsel to the firm and draws on notable experience as a leading trial attorney in complex antitrust class actions and other commercial litigation.

Mark Bayer is an experienced litigator familiar with wide-ranging antitrust claims, including financial services, energy and healthcare matters. Sources feel he "is an excellent attorney in terms of technical and local knowledge, writing and courtroom skills."

Head of department Randy Gordon regularly advises clients on antitrust issues relating to M&A, and also handles complex litigation such as large class actions and RICO matters.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Longview Energy, Chartis Insurance Company, Progression Technologies, Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

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What the team is known for Distinguished practice known for its antitrust litigation and investigation work in addition to its attorneys' trial experience. Notable client base includes major chemical, healthcare and technology companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very good to work with and very committed to our case." 

Work highlights Successfully defended HeartBrand Beef against monopolization claims brought against it by a cattle ranch, obtaining $25 million in damages.

Defended Phibro Trading against a class action claim alleging a conspiracy between the client and several oil companies.

Notable practitioners  

James Reeder receives widespread praise from sources for his broad antitrust expertise and regularly advises on areas such as monopolization claims and merger transactions. He impresses clients with his "commitment and dedication to cases."

Harry Reasoner has an extensive civil litigation practice encompassing all elements of antitrust and securities law. He continues to advise Huntsman International on class actions relating to an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of titanium dioxide.

Significant clients Huntsman International, HEB Grocery Company, Reliance Steel & Aluminum.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

James Nelson of DLA Piper LLP (US) has a wealth of commercial litigation experience and frequently tackles matters involving antitrust issues. He represents corporate and individual clients in litigation and agency investigations.

Bruce Blefeld of K&L Gates represents a broad range of clients in antitrust investigations and counseling issues, particularly in the healthcare and technology sectors. He is noted for his "fantastic responsiveness and client service."

Bradley Weber of Locke Lord LLP is an active litigator and counselor with experience in areas such as merger reviews, price-fixing claims and external investigations. He is described as "very, very professional and thorough," with one client noting that "he put a lot of research into our case and did an impressive job."

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