What the team is known for Maintains its unmatched reputation for producing work of the very highest caliber, regularly advising blue-chip companies during their most important mergers and in high-stakes civil and criminal antitrust litigation. The cross-border capabilities of the broad and multitalented roster of attorneys is especially complemented through its expertise in European antitrust matters.
Strengths The "outstanding group" receives accolades for being "smart and exceptionally bright" as well as "responsive and down-to-earth."
One source, who describes the team as "incredible" and "consistently strong," states that "the associates are all amazing and the partners have a collegiality that is missing from other firms."
Work highlights Represented Dow Chemical in its merger of equals with Dupont, valued at $130 billion.
Obtained a favorable result for Sanofi in litigation brought by competitor Eisai regarding allegations of monopolization.
Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Citi, Keurig Green Mountain, Lafarge, Western Digital.
The "wonderful" George Cary has a track record of consistently producing results on high-value mergers and high-stakes antitrust litigation that stretches several decades. Clients appreciate his "guidance and wisdom," describing him as "top shelf, no doubt."
Leah Brannon regularly represents clients in monopolization lawsuits and government investigations. One client enthuses: "I have never met anyone smarter than Leah and I have never met anyone who works harder than Leah."
Brian Byrne is "very practical and good at explaining the risks and concepts to the business team," according to clients. He assists clients in cartel cases and merger matters spanning a spectrum of industries.
One interviewee attests that Mark Leddy is "the best lawyer I've ever worked with," insofar as he is "extremely knowledgeable about his area of work" and possesses "superb judgment." As well being "star of the merger Bar," he enjoys an excellent global reputation for his work in cartel investigations.
Mark Nelson represents clients in matters concerning the crossover between antitrust and IP law. He is described by sources as a "well-known and reputable attorney" with an "excellent command of the subject matter."
A well-regarded cartel lawyer, Jeremy Calsyn is also known for overseeing the antitrust elements of high-value M&A transactions. He instills confidence through his "very good knowledge of how the DOJ works," with clients also reporting that he is "very efficient and assuring."
Having spent the past three years at the DOJ's antitrust division as a senior litigator, David Gelfand has recently made a welcome return to the firm. He has extensive experience advising on mergers, as well as representing clients in litigation and government investigations.