THE FIRM Thompson & Knight provides a broad range of clients with a complete antitrust offering, advising major names such as Boots & Coots, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Texas Industries. Its attorneys are proven experts in trade regulation, RICO, unfair advertising, trade secrets, and business torts. The group also frequently assists clients with the antitrust elements of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Sources say: "Oriented on keeping the client happy – a big plus for the firm." "Business-savvy; very responsive."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Gregory Huffman heads the firm's antitrust practice group. He earns considerable praise from clients, who enjoy working with him because he is "highly commercial – he's one of the best in terms of business savvy; no-nonsense, a straight shooter." He represented Boots & Coots in the antitrust aspects of its merger with Halliburton.
William Katz is based in the firm's Dallas office, and focuses on antitrust, class actions, and complex commercial litigation. He cochairs the firm's litigation group and is working alongside Gregory Huffman in representing Continental Casualty Company in defending an alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy relating to the insurance industry. Sources describe him as a "skilled litigator."
James Berglund is a highly regarded litigator who regularly undertakes a range of complex commercial litigation, as well as both civil and criminal antitrust litigation. Commentators are quick to acknowledge that he is "a savvy litigator who really knows how to take care of his clients."