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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPMayer Brown LLPMcDermott Will & Emery LLPMorrison & Foerster LLPSidley Austin LLPSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesWilmerHaleWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Arnold & Porter LLPCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPJones DayKing & Spalding LLPKirkland & Ellis LLPSidley Austin LLPSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLPSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Due to the number of tables in this section, the editorial is in alphabetical order by firm name.
THE FIRM This Washington, DC powerhouse also fields teams in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is noted for its standout transactional practice, which has seen it represent Intel in its $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee, and GE in the sale of NBC Universal to Comcast, a joint venture valued at $30 billion. In litigation and agency investigations, the team continues to handle significant matters for prominent clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, LG and Visa.
Commercial Awareness “The lawyers have excellent and wide-ranging industry knowledge; they are formidable opponents with strong analytical skills.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Bill Baer is head of the antitrust and compliance practice. He represents a broad range of companies in US and international cartel investigations, antitrust litigation, and M&A reviews by antitrust enforcers. Deborah Feinstein is also highly thought of and attracts much praise for her expertise in merger work. Both partners operate out of DC.
THE FIRM Boies, Schiller & Flexner's antitrust capability is principally focused in New York and Florida, although the firm has nine other offices around the country. The group has a noteworthy track record in handling both defense and plaintiff work and, with its comprehensive geographic coverage, is a sound choice for sophisticated multiparty and multijurisdictional litigation. Its recent successes include winning a $900 million summary judgment defense verdict on behalf of Del Monte in a long-running antitrust matter, and representing DuPont in its challenge to Monsanto’s market monopolization of genetically modified soybeans and corn.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The firm is led by founding partners David Boies in Armonk, New York and Don Flexner, who operates out of New York City.
THE FIRM The outstanding reputation of this superb Washington, DC-based practice ensures that it attracts a host of major clients, including Google, which has instructed the firm in a variety of regulatory work. Likewise, it has successfully represented GlaxoSmithKline, winning a dismissal of class action alleging a pharmaceutical industry conspiracy to exclude Canadian imports. The group also has an enviable track record on merger matters, such as advising BHP Billiton on its $40 billion all-cash tender offer to acquire Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. It is also assisting Coca-Cola with its $12.3 billion acquisition of the North American bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises. International cartel matters is another area in which the group excels; it recently represented LG Display and LG Display America in connection with the DOJ's criminal investigation of alleged price-fixing in the LCD panel industry, and was counsel to Deutsche Post’s DHL Global Forwarding business in connection with DOJ investigations and class action litigation involving the freight forwarding industry.
Client Service “The partners and associates are absolutely dedicated; they spend a lot of time getting to know our business and it means they are able to get to grip with matters really quickly.”
Commercial Awareness “The lawyers have the technical expertise and ability to distill complex ideas into easily understandable nuggets."
KEY INDIVIDUALS George Cary and Mark Leddy are the practice's primary contacts.
THE FIRM Market commentators describe this practice's star as being strongly in the ascendant, following instruction in a number of high-profile matters and the lateral hire of two new partners. The group principally operates out of Washington, DC, but has further capacity in California. Recent highlights include assisting King Pharmaceuticals with its proposed $3.6 billion acquisition by Pfizer. The group is also a good choice for clients in the hi-tech industry; it is currently representing Samsung in a multibillion-dollar class action, and in high-value antitrust challenges regarding SD Card flash memory licensing conduct by Panasonic and SD-3C.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Deborah Garza cochairs the practice with Thomas Barnett in Washington, DC. Barnett's years of experience – including a period spent as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the DOJ’s antitrust division – have made him particularly sought after for criminal antitrust enforcement and investigative matters.
THE FIRM In spite of the departure of Katherine Forrest to the DOJ and the recent retirement of Ronald Rolfe, this New York-based practice maintains one of the strongest reputations in the country. It is renowned for its litigation expertise and has a particularly strong focus in the areas of media and technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, airlines and financial services. The group is acting for American Express in two separate class action litigations pending in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, one of which concerns an alleged conspiracy with other banking institutions to fix foreign conversion rates. Other litigation highlights include representing Time Warner in re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation, a multidistrict class action litigation pertaining to alleged violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, the antitrust laws of 16 states, and the consumer protection laws of eight states. On the merger front, the team assisted The Stanley Works with its $4.5 billion acquisition of Black & Decker. The firm's impressive roster of clients also includes IBM, Qualcomm and United Air Lines.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Much-admired trial lawyer Evan Chesler is presiding partner here. In addition to handling antitrust matters, he is also highly sought after by clients to act in securities, IP and general commercial litigation.
THE FIRM This highly regarded group remains a firmly established player in New York, while continuing to increase its presence in the California market. The firm maintains a fine reputation for its M&A and joint venture work, but is also involved in a number of significant contentious matters. It recently won a dismissal of a boycott claim on behalf of AstraZeneca in the high-profile RxUSA Wholesale Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories Inc. case. In another recent success, it won a dismissal of antitrust claims relating to distributing television channels in 'bundled tiers' brought against Comcast. On the mergers side, the team is representing Comcast in the corporate and antitrust aspects of its agreement with GE to form the NBC Universal joint venture, and has advised PepsiCo on its $7.8 billion acquisition of The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Arthur Golden heads the department and works out of the New York office. He regularly acts on behalf of large multinational companies with respect to acquisition-related transactions, and recently handled PepsiCo’s acquisition of its two principal bottlers.
THE FIRM This Philadelphia-based practice works alongside an expanding Washington, DC-based team and covers the full spectrum of civil and criminal litigation and investigations and merger work. The group is representing US Airways in a potential merger with United Airlines, and is acting on behalf of medical device maker Datascope on its $865 million acquisition by Swedish manufacturer Getinge. The group maintains a strong relationship with the food and beverage industry; it has advised Dean Foods on a number of class actions and also assisted the company with its acquisition of the Heartland Farms dairy operation business.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Pennsylvania-based George Gordon cochairs the group alongside Paul Denis, who works out of Washington, DC. Denis successfully secured clearance for the sale of 21st Century Grain Processing to Viterra, and is also acting for Whole Foods Market in a class action concerning its 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats.
THE FIRM This firm offers wide-ranging geographical coverage, with strong teams in California, Texas, Washington, DC and New York. It is particularly renowned for its litigation capabilities and for its expertise in cartel matters. The group represented Martinair Holland in the air cargo price-fixing investigation and follow-on class action litigation. It is also acting as international coordinating counsel for Chunghwa Picture Tubes in the worldwide investigations into LCD panels and cathode ray tubes industries. Other significant work includes acting on behalf of Intel in a high-profile alleged monopolization case with AMD. On the transactional side, the group handles work for a variety of national and international clients, including Nissan, Pfizer, Sony and Akzo Nobel. It also represented Ticketmaster in connection with a major worldwide regulatory antitrust review of its merger with Live Nation.
Client Service “It is excellent on a client relationship level; the partners are extremely responsive and are able to speak to people at all levels within our organization.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS The group’s chairs are based in its various key offices: Robert Cooper, Gary Spratling and Daniel Swanson in California, Sean Royall in Texas, and Peter Sullivan in New York. Joseph Kattan and Michael Denger in Washington, DC are also prominent members of the team.
THE FIRM Washington, DC is the heart of this firm's national and international network, which also fields prominent practice members in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore and Miami. The recent merger has opened up the international scope of the practice even further, providing global opportunities such as Ford's sale of Volvo Cars to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, for which the DC team handled the US HSR filings. The group covers the full spectrum of antitrust work, acting on a diverse range of M&A matters, as well as litigation and government investigations. Other recent highlights have involved representing UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare in an appeal against a previous antitrust judgment decision in favor of these two companies, and advising Amcor in an M&A-related DOJ investigation.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The group is spearheaded by Washington, DC-based Jan McDavid. Her practice has a particular emphasis on government investigations, litigation and antitrust policy issues.
THE FIRM This expansive team acts for an impressive portfolio of clients, ranging from small startup companies to multinational corporations. It is also noted for its wide geographic coverage, with teams based in Washington, DC, California, Georgia, Illinois and Texas. The group is particularly sought after for its expertise in M&A work, with recent successes including obtaining clearance for InnoLux Display’s $5.3 billion merger with Chi Mei Optoelectronics and TPO Displays. Another highlight involved representing the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in several class action lawsuits alleging conspiracy to fix the price and limit the production of potash. The group also has a strong reputation in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences arena, and is acting as antitrust defense counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in litigation brought by a generic drug company and relating to the Sherman Act. It also attracts much praise for its cartel expertise and continues to represent Bayer in defense of price-fixing litigation related to synthetic rubber products.
Commercial Awareness “The practicality of the partners really impresses us: the advice they provide is always considered and tailored to our needs – never simply a textbook answer.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is led by Joe Sims. Phil Proger is another prominent member of the team and counts a number of pharmaceutical companies among his impressive roster of clients, including Bayer. Sims and Proger both operate out of Washington, DC.
THE FIRM This practice is based in Georgia and Washington, DC and also fields members in New York. In addition to its excellent reputation in cartel defense work and non-cartel antitrust litigation, the group is also much sought-after for its expertise in M&A, joint ventures and other transactional matters. It particularly attracts clients from the energy, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, and recently acted as lead counsel for an HCA-owned hospital in a case challenging anticompetitive tying practices. The practice also handles a substantial quantity of work for Bank of America, and is currently acting on its behalf in litigation which consolidates a range of federal, class and individual actions.
Commercial Awareness “The lawyers are outstanding: they are well prepared and always approach matters with a creative eye.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is led by Jeffrey Cashdan in Georgia and Kevin Sullivan in Washington, DC. Cashdan is particularly noted for his strengths in criminal and civil global cartel matters, while Sullivan is much sought-after for his experience in white-collar defense work and civil litigation. Sullivan is advising sanofi-aventis on the antitrust implications of proposed patent litigation settlements with a generic company.
THE FIRM This practice is historically known for its strength in Illinois and Washington, DC but has in recent years expanded its presence in New York and California. The team has built an excellent reputation for its antitrust litigation capabilities. Cisco Systems has instructed the firm in monopolization counterclaims, while the Hershey Company has retained it in connection with several actions following price-fixing allegations. The team also continues to defend Bain Capital as one of several private equity houses alleged to have colluded when buying public companies in take-private transactions. The department wins further acclaim for its transactional work and represented Avis Budget Group in its struggle with Hertz over the purchase of Dollar Thrifty, in a matter valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
Commercial Awareness “An outstanding practice; the lawyers approach matters creatively and are always exceedingly well prepared.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Tefft Smith and Mark Kovner are integral members of the team in Washington, DC, while Jim Mutchnik spearheads the practice in Chicago.
THE FIRM This robust practice services both national and international clients from its bases in California and Washington, DC, and has a fine track record in litigation, government relations, merger clearance and cartel defense work. On the mergers front, the group represented Oracle in its high-profile $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems and acted for Live Nation on its major $2.5 billion merger with Ticketmaster. Another recent highlight saw the team obtain a complete defense judgment for Ovation Pharmaceuticals, now Lundbeck, in a case brought by the State of Minnesota and the FTC; this case challenged Ovation’s acquisition of an exclusive license to manufacture and sell NeoProfen in the USA. The group also continues to represent Singapore Airlines Cargo in an extensive worldwide air cargo cartel investigation.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Peggy Zwisler operates out of Washington, DC and is global cochair of the practice. The much-admired Daniel Wall is another senior member of the team. He is based in San Francisco and covers the full spectrum of antitrust matters, from complex litigation and government conduct investigations to merger reviews and counseling.
THE FIRM This practice provides nationwide coverage through teams based in Illinois, Washington, DC and New York. It is particularly renowned for its litigation and appellate practices, but also excels in mergers, cartel investigations, distribution and licensing matters. It is currently serving as co-counsel to ArcelorMittal on a substantial dispute regarding a price-fixing conspiracy connected to the steel industry. The group is also advising The Mosaic Company in a large price-fixing action involving multinational defendants in the global fertilizer sector. Its varied roster of clients also includes NorthShore University Healthcare, United Air Lines and Whirlpool.
Client Service "The partners are absolute professionals and exceptionally diligent; they communicate well and are always upfront about strategy.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is led by Robert Bloch in Washington, DC and Andrew Marovitz in Illinois.
THE FIRM This practice is centered in Washington, DC and Illinois, with added expertise provided by teams in New York, California and Texas. The team wins plaudits for its work in high-stakes antitrust litigation and class action defense work. It recently defended the largest dairy cooperative in the USA in nationwide and statewide putative class actions, which alleged monopolization and conspiracy in the cheese and dairy products market. It is also currently defending Mars in a major class action alleging price-fixing by manufacturers of chocolate confectionery products. Sources praise the team's strength in criminal antitrust investigations and merger work. It recently succeeded in obtaining the necessary antitrust approval for clients Seadrift Coke and C/G Electrodes to be acquired by the GrafTech International. In addition to this, the group is renowned for its excellent reputation within the health sector and is also sought after by major clients from a diverse range of other industries, including steel, chemical, technology, and food and beverages.
Client Service “The group is very sensitive to the dynamic between client executives and the in-house legal staff, and we have experienced a true sense of partnership between the McDermott attorneys and our in-house lawyers; a responsive and articulate team.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Joseph Winterscheid is global practice chair of the antitrust and competition department. Raymond Jacobsen is another prominent partner and works alongside Winterscheid in the firm's Washington, DC office. Joel Chefitz and David Marx lead the group's Chicago-based operations.
THE FIRM Although it is historically best known for its work on the West Coast, Morrison & Foerster continues to develop its practice on the East Coast in Washington, DC and New York. It is renowned for its work with technology companies and is representing Seiko Epson in major LCD antitrust litigation. It is also advising Intel on its $1.4 billion acquisition of Infineon Technologies AG’s Wireless Solutions Business. The firm undertakes a substantial amount of work in the life sciences and pharmaceutical arena; it is currently representing McKesson in three coordinated cases brought on behalf of city, county and state governmental entities nationwide regarding the price of brand-name prescription drugs.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is cochaired by Lori Schechter in San Francisco and Stephen Smith and David Meyer in Washington, DC.
THE FIRM This group has prominent teams in California and Washington, DC. Recent highlights include representing AMD and its executives in the FTC investigation of Intel, and winning summary judgment on behalf of eBay in a major monopolization case in connection with eBay's acquisition of PayPal. On the merger side, the group won clearance for Honeywell International’s $1.4 billion purchase of French-listed company Sperian Protection. The practice is highly regarded for its expertise in cartel matters and is currently representing Hynix Semiconductor in cases regarding alleged price-fixing in the DRAM and flash memory industries. In addition, it is representing Asiana in a consolidated MDL action in connection with a lawsuit alleging price-fixing of air cargo services.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The global practice is cochaired by Rich Parker and of counsel Tim Muris; both operate out of Washington, DC.
THE FIRM This practice is principally focused in New York, but also handles matters out of its offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco. It has made a name for itself on the merger side and acted for Cadbury on the US aspects of Kraft’s $19.4 billion acquisition. Another notable highlight was representing Sybase in its sale to SAP, in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. The group is also well equipped to handle litigation and cartel matters, and has received instructions from Cargolux in connection with parallel investigations by the DOJ, the European Commission and several other national regulators worldwide relating to an alleged international price-fixing cartel in the air cargo sector. In early 2009, Cargolux negotiated a fine and guilty plea with the US DOJ. The group's impressive client base also includes Barclays, BASF, Covidien and Viacom.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Practice leader Kenneth Prince operates out of New York. As well as working on the matters for Cadbury and Cargolux, he also represented Psychiatric Solutions in its auction and then $3.1 billion acquisition by Universal Health Services, before the FTC and various state regulators.
THE FIRM This practice is headquartered in Illinois but has fine geographic coverage across the country, fielding teams in California, New York and Washington, DC. An established player in the international arena, it continues to cement its reputation for handling complex, multinational transactions and was instructed by Aon on its $1.75 billion acquisition of Benfield Group. The pharmaceutical arena is a particular area of strength for the practice, where it represents companies including AstraZeneca, Eisai and Pfizer. The group is also acting on behalf of Bayer in multidistrict litigation against numerous drug companies, concerning charges of consumer fraud in pharmaceutical pricing. Another significant matter was successfully representing LG Electronics in the LCD price-fixing case.
Client Service “An extraordinarily responsive team that really takes the time to learn the ins and outs of clients' business."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is coordinated globally by Charles Douglas and John Treece in Illinois and Larry Fullerton in Washington, DC.
THE FIRM Based in New York, this group enjoys a fine reputation for handling complex M&A, high-stakes litigation and multijurisdictional government investigations. It represented Sanyo in its approximately $8.6 billion cash tender acquisition by Panasonic; the group also represents the company in its continuing regulatory compliance obligations with the FTC. Other highlights include acting on behalf of Wyeth in connection with its sale to Pfizer in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $68 billion. On the litigation front, the team has recently won a dismissal of an auction rate securities complaint regarding alleged violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act on behalf of JPMorgan.
Commercial Awareness “A team of efficient and highly productive attorneys; they are able to learn complicated and niche aspects of businesses, and use that knowledge to make successful arguments to regulators.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS The driving force behind the success of this practice is Kevin Arquit, whose wealth of experience – which includes periods acting as general counsel of the FTC and director of its Bureau of Competition – has made him one of the most sought-after lawyers for antitrust advice in the USA.
THE FIRM This comprehensive group principally operates out of New York and Washington, DC and is particularly sought after for high-profile national and international merger and joint venture work. It acted for XTO Energy on its $41 billion acquisition by ExxonMobil, and advised Air France-KLM on its joint venture with Delta Air Lines and Alitalia Servizi, which facilitates the sharing of revenues and costs on trans-Atlantic routes and is expected to generate annual revenues of approximately $10 billion. The team also enjoys a fine reputation for its expertise in complex competition investigations and litigation, and recently won an appeal on behalf of De Beers in the Third Circuit regarding a $295 million settlement of seven antitrust class actions relating to gem diamonds. In addition to this, the group has a highly recommended sports law practice, which sees it handle a diverse range of antitrust matters for clients such as the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the PGA Tour and the Arena Football League.
Client Service "A proactive and responsive group, with lawyers who are really able to communicate clearly and effectively on the most complicated of issues."
Commercial Awareness "This team consistently provides practical and tactically astute advice."
KEY INDIVIDUALS New York-based Shepard Goldfein heads up the antitrust and global competition practice. Working alongside him in New York is Cliff Aronson, who wins particular acclaim for his expertise in high-profile transactions and strategic alliances. John Nannes, who operates out of Washington, DC, is another prominent member of the team and, having served as deputy assistant attorney general and acting assistant attorney general in the antitrust division of the DOJ, is a sound choice for representation in front of government agencies.
THE FIRM While the majority of this group operates principally out of the firm's New York office, it also has notable support from partners based in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. The group has considerable strength in merger clearance work and criminal antitrust investigations, as well as private, government and class action civil litigation. It acted on behalf of Microsoft in an action brought by Novell claiming that allegedly anticompetitive conduct by Microsoft in the PC operating system market injured Novell’s business productivity applications, WordPerfect and Quattro Pro. Other recent highlights include representing Goldman Sachs in several matters relating to the marketwide disruptions affecting auction rate securities that have asserted antitrust claims. On the transaction front, the group assisted Barclays in the $15.2 billion sale of its Barclays Global Investors business to BlackRock, and also advised Barclays on a number of potential bidders with various antitrust profiles in the auction.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Daryl Libow is managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office and cohead of the firm’s antitrust practice, alongside Yvonne Quinn. Quinn is based in New York and recently led on the Barclays-BlackRock acquisition.
THE FIRM This New York firm is a renowned heavyweight in the M&A arena and is also sought after for its expertise in government investigations. The group regularly advises on transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, and with antitrust agencies around the world. It also has a particularly strong reputation for handling deals for financial institutions, and pharmaceutical and hi-tech companies. Recent highlights include CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest and Watson Pharmaceutical's acquisition of Arrow Group.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is spearheaded by the incomparable Ilene Knable Gotts, who maintains a fine track record acting on behalf of hi-tech and telecom companies. Michael Byowitz is another standout member of the team and advises multinational corporations on both domestic and global M&A, joint ventures and corporate takeovers.
THE FIRM This established Washington, DC player is ably supported by its New York office, despite the departure of Fiona Schaeffer to Jones Day. Both the litigation and transactional arms of the group have attracted much acclaim from market commentators. In contentious matters, it is particularly active in work for private equity firms, including Providence Equity Partners, which has retained the firm in a nationwide class action with a total estimated value of $10 billion. Standout M&A work has included high-profile mandates such as ExxonMobil’s $41 billion acquisition of XTO. The group's distinguished client base also includes American Airlines and BHP Billiton.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The practice is led by Washington, DC-based Steve Newborn and Helene Jaffe, who works out of the New York office. Newborn is regularly sought after for his agency experience, having previously served as former director of litigation at the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. He took a lead role in ExxonMobil's acquisition of XTO. Jaffe advised sanofi-aventis on its $18.5 billion takeover offer for US biotechnology firm Genzyme and is also acting on behalf of sanofi-aventis in its decision to combine Merial with Intervet/Schering-Plough.
THE FIRM This practice has prominent teams in Washington, DC and New York, and is particularly renowned for its strength in antitrust litigation. It recently obtained a major victory for Experian in a case brought by Fair Isaac alleging a conspiracy and attempt to monopolize among the three national credit reporting agencies. Its work in the pharmaceuticals industry is also of particular note, and the team is handling several high-profile cases on behalf of Novartis, including the major RxUSA Wholesale Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. et al. case, which alleges that a group of 16 manufacturer defendants entered into a group boycott in violation of Section 1 by refusing to sell product to RxUSA, and that each manufacturer monopolized or attempted to monopolize the market for its products. The group is also undertaking an increasing proportion of M&A matters, and represented Pilot Travel Centers in its acquisition of Flying J’s travel plaza and truck stop business, creating an entity worth in excess of $5 billion.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Mark Gidley in Washington, DC is the primary contact for the group.
THE FIRM This firm has highly regarded practices in both Washington, DC and Massachusetts. It works on mergers, litigation and investigations, including cartel matters, and has carved out a particular niche for itself in the life sciences, technology and transportation industries. It also regularly advises clients on antitrust matters related to IP law and is renowned for handling high-stakes disputes where the two disciplines overlap. Recent highlights include representing Deutsche Lufthansa and its subsidiaries in various civil price-fixing cases. The financial sector is another area in which the group excels; it is representing HSBC in a class action brought by a number of merchants and is also acting on behalf of JPMorgan Chase in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations.
Client Service “The group is always very responsive and easy to work with. The lawyers really know our business and know in what directions we want to take certain things, and that's a really big plus for us."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Thomas Mueller works out of Washington, DC and cochairs the practice alongside Massachusetts-based Michelle Miller. William Kolasky also operates out of Washington, DC and is another much-respected member of the group.
THE FIRM This practice operates out of offices in Washington, DC, New York and Silicon Valley, and excels in hi-tech matters, acting for clients including Nvidia, 3Com and Google. Recent work has seen the group represent Google with respect to an antitrust complaint brought by Foundem before the European Commission. Other highlights include acting on behalf of Netflix in multidistrict class actions alleging that Netflix and Walmart colluded to restrict competition in the online DVD rental market. The group is also recommended for its advice and expertise on corporate and M&A matters, and recently represented Sun Microsystems in connection with its $7.4 billion acquisition by Oracle.
KEY INDIVIDUALS The team is led by Susan Creighton out of Washington, DC and by Jonathan Jacobson in New York.
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