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Antitrust — District of Columbia


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Antitrust

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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.

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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.

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For more information about Cleary Gottlieb's Antitrust practice, please visit https://www.clearygottlieb.com/practice-landing/antitrust

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Jones Day - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Antitrust behemoth that boasts one of the deepest benches of specialist attorneys in the market. Offers outstanding expertise in the entire spectrum of antitrust law, including M&A, government investigations and bet-the-company civil litigation. Maintains both a domestic and global presence and often utilizes close ties with offices in Asia and Europe in the handling of sophisticated multijurisdictional transactions.

Work highlights Achieved a dismissal of litigation brought by the FTC on behalf of client Cabell Huntington Hospital, in relation to its merger with St. Mary's Medical Center.

Served as Newell Rubbermaid's antitrust counsel in its acquisition of Jarden Corporation, valued at $16 billion.

Significant clients Carlyle Group, Electrolux, NASDAQ, Procter & Gamble, Yazaki.

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David Wales is an "absolutely terrific" practitioner who uses his prior experiences at the FTC and DOJ to provide corporations with insightful antitrust representation. His practice covers criminal litigation, M&A and licensing matters.

Trial lawyer John Majoras has "a versatility that doesn't go unnoticed," according to market sources. He is praised for his "knowledge of antitrust law and antitrust agencies" through his frequent victories in the courtroom.

Kathryn Fenton is a "well-known, smart antitrust lawyer" who provides a "really fantastic" service for clients. She obtains impressive results in merger reviews and government investigations.

Michael Knight regularly represents clients in federal and state antitrust proceedings, as well as advising on major transactions. "Mike has tremendous expertise and is a great adviser on antitrust issues," reports one client.

"Legend" of the antitrust Bar Phillip Proger has continued to provide antitrust support to client Aetna in relation to its $37 billion acquisition of Humana. He also has a wealth of experience in cartels and civil litigation matters.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Superb DC firm that offers the full package of antitrust services, such as high-profile merger clearance, as well as civil litigation and criminal investigations. Serves an enviable client roster of leading companies in a huge variety of sectors, including technology, oil and gas and financial services. Arnold & Porter's recent merger with Kaye Scholer serves to further enhance the already strong regulatory capabilities of the team.

Strengths According to one client, the firm's "knowledgeable" attorneys never fail to provide a "timely and accurate" service.

Work highlights Successfully represented AT&T before the FCC in relation to its acquisition of DIRECTV, valued at $48.5 billion.

Provided antitrust counsel for client GE in a host of transactions, including its $13.6 billion acquisition of Alstom's power and grid business.

Significant clients Visa, Nucor, Cristal, Boston Scientific Corporation, Philip Morris USA.

Notable practitioners

Department head Jonathan Gleklen is a reputable antitrust litigator and merger lawyer who specializes in representing technology clients. He inspires glowing feedback from the market, with one particularly impressed client stating: "He's brilliant. Not only is he maybe the smartest antitrust lawyer in town, he also has really excellent judgment and deep experience."

According to sources, Richard Rosen is a "superb antitrust lawyer" who is "strong in technical ability." He shows tremendous skill appearing before regulatory boards in matters concerning mergers, as well as in antitrust litigation.

Douglas Wald is "a very fine lawyer" with capabilities that extend to both corporate and litigation antitrust work. He also counsels clients on issues such as pricing policies and distribution law.

Michael Bernstein demonstrates significant talent in his representation of high-profile clients in mergers, civil litigation and government investigations. Interviewees appreciate his ability to "roll up his sleeves" and report that he is "excellent at negotiating with the regulatory authorities."

Claudia Higgins is, according to interviewees, an "outstanding and personable" lawyer with "an extraordinary dedication to her clients' best interests." Previously the head of Kaye Scholer's DC antitrust team, she offers considerable expertise in merger reviews, joint venture counseling and antitrust litigation.

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Baker Botts LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A high-quality Washington, DC antitrust practice with proficiency in M&A, civil litigation and criminal investigations. Best known for its expertise in the energy sector as well as representing clients in technology, automotive and manufacturing. Frequently sought by clients to handle complex multijurisdictional matters.

Strengths One source praises the team's "ability to effectively communicate with my business colleagues and help them to understand the nuances of antitrust law so we were able to address agency concerns," describing them as "effective advocates" who "quickly learned our business, products and services, and the markets in which we compete."

The "excellent team" is described by one client as "dedicated, hard-working, professional and knowledgeable."

Work highlights Represented Boehringer Ingelheim in its $12.6 billion asset swap deal with Sanofi.

Obtained a favorable result for Eaton in two purported class actions concerning allegations of anticompetitive behavior.

Significant clients Royal Philips Electronics, Halliburton, McWane, Liberty, Caterpillar.

Notable practitioners

John Taladay provides valuable insight into the mechanics of regulatory agencies in relation to merger reviews and antitrust criminal litigation. One source states: "He is knowledgeable, gives sound advice and is very attuned to the client's needs."

Sean Boland is "extremely good on antitrust" issues, say clients. He advises clients on M&A transactions and has significant experience assisting companies with criminal antitrust matters.

Stephen Weissman has recently returned to Baker Botts after two years acting as deputy director of the competition bureau at the FTC. He has an outstanding reputation in the market, with commentators describing him as a "tour de force" and "an extremely good communicator."

Joseph Ostoyich is described as a "smart litigator" who provides a "responsive and knowledgeable" service for clients. He is particularly well regarded for his work in the price-fixing and cartel sphere.

According to sources, Paul Cuomo is "an outstanding, really top-notch antitrust adviser" who provides an "extremely responsive" service in relation to merger reviews. He is also an experienced antitrust litigator.

James Rill continues to offer clients a wisdom amassed over decades of experience advising clients on the full range of antitrust issues. One interviewee pays compliment to his "fantastic judgment and knowledge of the agencies."

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Covington & Burling LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A high-quality team in the antitrust market, featuring an impressive bench of talented attorneys with significant agency experience. Renowned for its representation of clients in investigations before the DOJ and FTC and also regularly involved in highly significant criminal and civil litigation. Well equipped to advise clients from a broad base of industries, including finance, technology and entertainment.

Strengths The firm "provides a high-quality attorney work product" and always maintains "an eye on the business needs of the client," comments one client.

Work highlights Acted for Duke University in litigation regarding an alleged agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina not to hire each other's medical staff.

Acted on behalf of the National Football League in a class action suit concerning DIRECTV's Sunday Ticket package.

Significant clients Citibank, Expedia, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung.

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Thomas Barnett is commended by clients for his "impeccable organizational skills," adding: "His antitrust knowledge is second to none and he works hard to deliver client value." He is frequently sought by industry giants for representation in government investigations and guidance on mergers.

"Subject matter expert" Deborah Garza is "highly knowledgeable in the area of FTC analysis and a practical problem solver," according to sources. She regularly provides counsel on transactions containing significant antitrust implications.

Alan Wiseman is an established antitrust litigator with a history of representing defendants and plaintiffs in class actions. He has continued to act on behalf of Citibank in the high-profile Libor antitrust cases.

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Dechert LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A distinguished roster of antitrust practitioners that offer start-to-finish merger support, regularly called upon to secure agency clearance of high-profile and high-value matters. Also handles a variety of criminal and civil antitrust litigation, including class action disputes. Features particular experience in matters involving healthcare, retail and energy.

Work highlights Secured clearance for Albertsons in its merger with Safeway, valued at $9.2 billion.

Represented Monsanto in the DOJ's challenge to Deere & Co's $190 million acquisition of its Precision Planting business.

Significant clients Ritchie Brothers, B&G Foods, Dean Foods, WhiteWave, Berwind Group.

Notable practitioners

Peers profess to having a "a deep respect" for the well-established antitrust practitioner Paul Denis. He advises and litigates in relation to merger and joint venture reviews and is particularly well versed in Hart-Scott-Rodino issues.

The "preeminent" Paul Friedman represents clients in merger reviews, government investigations and antitrust litigation. "He ran circles around the opposing counsel," a grateful client recalls.

James Fishkin obtains clearances of complex mergers on behalf of a clients from the healthcare, retail and food and drink industries, among others. Most recently he assisted the industrial auctioneer Ritchie Brothers with its $759 million acquisition of IronPlanet.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Maintains its reputation as a market-leading practice for cartel investigations in Washington, DC and nationwide. Also proficient in civil litigation and transactional work, handling some of the largest mergers in the market. Counts an array of household names among its standout roster of clients. Incredibly active across trial and appellate courtrooms.

Strengths Sources especially appreciate the DC team's "complementary worldwide strength."

Work highlights Served as the US counterpart of Marriott International's global antitrust team in its $13.8 billion dollar merger with Starwood.

Assisted UBS with government investigations and class actions arising from reports of collusive manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

Significant clients Intel, Microsoft, McDonald's, Aetna, Sony.

Notable practitioners

Jarrett Arp is "super-smart and excellent at seeing around corners," according to his clients. He is sought after by corporations embroiled in multijurisdictional cartel cases and has continued to represent UBS in its numerous investigations and subsequent class actions concerning the alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange markets.

Joseph Kattan's global practice encompasses investigations, litigation and merger reviews. One client indicates: "He is, as people say, wicked smart and a talented writer."

Sources give Joshua Soven "the highest marks" for his work on antitrust matters. He is able to bring significant insight to clients involved in litigation or government investigations owing to his prior postings at the FTC and the DOJ.

Scott Hammond represents clients in cross-border cartel matters and is able to draw upon his experience in the DOJ as the antitrust division's deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement. One client declares: "I highly evaluate the professional services provides by Scott and his team, from the viewpoint of his deep insights, expertise and client-friendly approach."

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Very strong and accomplished antitrust team that is able to meet the needs of its top-tier clients on highly complicated merger clearance and litigation matters. Particularly strong in transactional work, regularly appearing in transformational deals for multinational entities. Known for assisting technology and pharmaceutical clients, as well as organizations from other heavily regulated industries.

Strengths The group is praised for being "approachable," with one client stating: "I feel comfortable asking them complex or ignorant questions and get a great answer."

Work highlights Provided antitrust assistance in relation to Verizon Communications' $4.83 billion acquisition of client Yahoo!'s operating business.

Represented SanDisk Corporation in its acquisition by Western Digital Corporation's acquisition, valued at $19 billion.

Notable practitioners

Sources think "extremely highly" of the "wonderful" John Nannes. Known as a "gifted litigator and orator" with a "velvet delivery," he recently represented Norfolk Southern Rail Company in consolidated treble-damage class actions.

Benjamin Crisman assists clients from a variety of industries with mergers, acquisitions and trade regulation matters. His practice is praised by market sources, who appreciate his "input, not just on the law but the commercial side."

Practice head Steven Sunshine is recognized an "effective litigator" who also displays considerable skill in the closing of multibillion-dollar transactions. "He is very smart, thoughtful, organized and persuasive," reports a client, who also appreciates his "ability to communicate the risks, understanding and knowledge of the government agencies, and willingness to take a position and provide concrete advice."

Department profile by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Our Antitrust and Competition Group possesses the unique and proven ability to pilot the most sophisticated international competition investigations, merger reviews and litigations through the complexities of an always shifting framework. Given that today’s competition law enforcers increasingly coordinate, clients should expect the same from their counsel.

Chambers USA, Legal 500 and U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” recognize Skadden as one of the top-tier firms in the area of antitrust and competition. In addition, we rank among Global Competition Review’s Global Elite in the GCR 100, the publication’s guide to the world’s leading competition law practices.


To best assist clients, our Antitrust and Competition Group draws on the resources of Skadden’s worldwide platform, which includes focused, integrated services in global mergers and acquisitions, government enforcement and white collar criminal investigations and litigation, trial-level and appellate litigation, and international arbitration. In the U.S., Skadden lawyers assist clients in hearings before the U.S. Congress and federal regulatory agencies, including those in health care, energy, transportation and communications as well as the Department of Defense.




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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Widely recognized for its strong antitrust team that handles M&A, including a myriad of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and joint ventures. Also well versed in civil litigation, featuring deep experience in patent disputes and class actions. Boasts deep expertise acting for clients in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telecommunications and energy sectors.

Strengths According to sources, the bench is comprised of "a really diverse set of talents" that prove "helpful for both advisory and regulatory work."

One "extremely pleased" client recalls: "They were thoroughly professional and always prepared throughout the process."

Work highlights Successfully assisted Allergan in gaining clearance from the FTC for its $39 billion merger with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Provided antitrust representation for Walgreens Boots Alliance in relation to its acquisition of Rite Aid, valued at $17.2 billion.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Kinder Morgan, PepsiCo, Sanofi, Staples.

Notable practitioners

"Legend of the DC antitrust Bar" Steven Newborn is lauded by clients, one of whom says: "It is a wonder to deal with someone who is such an expert." He has extensive experience guiding clients through the most complex transactions and obtaining clearance from the appropriate antitrust regulatory bodies.

Ann Malester is a recognized expert in antitrust issues arising in pharmaceutical transactions, with one recent example of success being her clearing of AbbVie's $5.8 billion acquisition of Stemcentrx. Peers reveal that they "think extremely highly of her."

Antitrust expert Steven Bernstein represents a loyal clientele, including many leading pharmaceutical names, in M&A deals and joint venture agreements. He also assists with private litigation matters.

John Scribner provides antitrust support on mergers for clients from the pharmaceutical and technology industries, among others. He recently acted on behalf of Abbott Laboratories in its $5.8 billion deal with Alere.

Former FTC attorney Jeffrey Perry continues to show considerable skill and ability in the antitrust implications of complex transactions. Sources say: "He is extremely talented, knowledgeable and a great communicator."

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A dominant firm for matters involving the hi-tech sphere, acting for many of the most prominent technology firms in the USA. Also assists a wide variety of major financial institutions and life sciences companies. Offers strength across cartel investigations, antitrust litigation and transactional work.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Altera Corporation in ensuring the completion of its $16.7 billion acquisition by Intel.

Represented Chinese companies Hebei Welcome and North China Pharmaceutical in litigation concerning price fixing allegations.

Significant clients Arista Networks, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Google, Spotify, T-Mobile USA.

Notable practitioners

The "well regarded" Susan Creighton provides first-class antitrust counseling to an impressive roster of technology clients. Her knowledge of the regulatory agencies is extremely valuable in merger reviews and government investigations.

Scott Sher is a "super-talented" antitrust lawyer with a notable presence in the technology industry. He advises clients on the full range of transactions and regularly handles multijurisdictional investigations. Sources commend his "pragmatic and thoughtful approach to handling antitrust issues, which makes sure he gets the right results for his clients."

Mark Rosman is a well-regarded competition lawyer who represents domestic and foreign organizations in cartel investigations and mergers. His practice is enriched by 20 years of experience at the DOJ as a trial attorney and prosecutor.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A well-respected branch of the magic circle powerhouse with an adept team that features particular expertise in complex, transatlantic merger clearance work. Also handles numerous notable matters in civil litigation as well as criminal cartel investigations.

Strengths The team impresses one interviewee with its "excellent leadership, deep pocket of resources and cross-border excellence."

Work highlights Served as Rexam PLC's antitrust counsel in its $7.2 billion merger with Ball Corporation, which involved the successful navigation of an FTC Second Request review.

Advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on the US merger control elements of its proposed acquisition of SABMiller, valued at $108 billion.

Significant clients United Airlines, Intel, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Hachette Book Group.

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Paul Yde is "an exceptional people person" with an "excellent understanding of both legal and commercial aspects of transaction work from an antitrust perspective" who "inspires confidence" in his clients. His practice encompasses all dimensions of competition law, including sophisticated deal work and litigation defense.

Bob Schlossberg is well reputed for his experience representing an extensive client base before DC's key regulatory agencies. He is praised for his "deep knowledge of antitrust law and how it fits into an M&A context" and for his "practical, business-oriented advice."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Strong practice with a deep bench of skilled antitrust attorneys practicing in all areas, including government investigations, high-profile merger clearance and high-stakes litigation. Regularly represents a number of global blue-chip firms on some of their most significant matters.

Notable practitioners

According to clients, Janet McDavid provides "very strong and helpful" antitrust counsel. Alongside her extensive merger and investigation experience, she is known for having advised multiple government administrations on complex antitrust matters.

Joseph Krauss has extensive experience advising clients on antitrust issues arising from high-value M&A transactions and is able to draw upon his 11 years working at the FTC in providing high-end advice.

Robert Robertson is a distinguished antitrust litigator with clients from the healthcare, technology and retail industries. He has appeared numerous times before the DOJ and FTC, as well as in state and federal courtrooms.

Logan Breed offers start-to-finish antitrust support in transactions, litigation and investigations. He is described by clients as "very knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive."

Robert Leibenluft is a "well-regarded" antitrust lawyer with an industry-specific skill set pertaining to the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Prior to private practice, he headed the FTC healthcare division.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Widely recognized for its strong antitrust team that handles M&A, including a myriad of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and litigation, featuring deep experience in patent disputes. Boasts deep expertise acting for clients in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telecommunications and energy sectors. Also regularly selected by clients for representation in government investigations.

Strengths Sources reveal that "the firm continues to provide excellent service and an impressive depth of knowledge in numerous substantive areas implicated by US and cross-border transactions."

Work highlights Guided Nexstar Broadcasting Group through an FTC second request review, thus enabling its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General.

Acted on behalf of Henry Schein in a class action case concerning allegations of boycott and price-fixing in the dental supplies distribution market.

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Bain Capital, Boehringer Ingelheim, Delta Air Lines, Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Mark Kovner is a "go-to" antitrust attorney who regularly oversees the closing of complex M&A deals. He also handles high-stakes government investigations and antitrust litigation matters.

The "awesome" Matt Reilly has recently joined the team from Simpson Thacher and advises on merger clearances, antitrust litigation and government investigations. Prior to private practice, he acted as assistant director at the FTC.

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With more than 100 years of experience handling the toughest antitrust matters, Kirkland & Ellis offers clients preeminent criminal and civil antitrust litigation defense, government investigation defense, expedited transaction clearance and real-world counseling experience. With seven domestic and five international offices, our integrated team of lawyers provides seamless representation to our clients throughout the United States, as well as internationally.


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Latham & Watkins LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A dynamic practice that provides a full-service antitrust capability to a diverse clientele. Offers impressive expertise to clients facing civil litigation as well as proficiency in the merger clearance and criminal investigations spaces. Regularly involved in matters involving industries such as entertainment, retail, pharmaceuticals and energy.

Strengths The team's provision of "a very high-quality service" ensures that they are "a go-to for antitrust issues."

The "responsive and personable" team is praised by sources for forgoing "legal mumbo jumbo" in favor of "actionable advice."

Work highlights Defended Genentech in a suit brought by Russian drug manufacturer Biocad JSC concerning allegations of illegal tying arrangements and predatory pricing.

Acted on behalf of Sumitomo Electric industries in multidistrict class actions alleging price-fixing activity.

Significant clients Actavis, Avago Technologies, Gavis Pharmaceuticals, Singapore Airlines, Time Warner.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Michael Egge evokes warm praise from clients and peers alike for his transnational merger practice. He recently assisted FCM Technologies with its merger of equals with French company Technip. Clients consider him to be "very knowledgeable and practical."

Amanda Reeves impresses for her work in both antitrust litigation and mergers. She recently represented Genentech in defending a suit filed by Biocad alleging violations of federal antitrust laws.

Abbott Lipsky is recognized by market sources as "an expert" in the field of antitrust law. Examples of his cross-border capabilities include his recent representation of Anadarko Petroleum in its $2 billion acquisition of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets of Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas. Clients indicate that he "gives measured and real-world advice."

In the words of one interviewee, Peggy Zwisler is "the most knowledgeable and experienced multidefendant antitrust class action lawyer in the country." She frequently achieves outstanding results in high-stakes litigation on behalf of industry-leading clients.

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Prominent antitrust team with comprehensive litigation expertise and a strong merger clearance practice, handling major global transactions. Represents numerous household-name clients in some of the biggest US and worldwide cases, including class actions and multidistrict litigation. Acts for clients from the transport, technology and financial services industries, among others.

Work highlights Provided antitrust counsel to Honeywell in multiple matters, including its $5.1 billion acquisition of Elster and in several class action cases alleging market monopolization.

Obtained a favorable outcome for Samsung in litigation regarding Qualcomm's request for Section 1782 subpoenas.

Significant clients American Airlines, Halliburton, Quest Diagnostics, Bumble Bee Goods, Toronto Dominion Banks.

Notable practitioners

Peers are unanimous in the "strong regard" in which they hold the "amazing" Richard Parker. He shines in both the regulatory and litigation antitrust arenas and is described by one client as being a "sensational, world class" attorney.

Practice cochair Ian Simmons enjoys a fine reputation for his multijurisdictional cartel defense work. One client describes him as "outstanding and incredibly skilled," and commends his "detail-oriented work," while another source praises his "encyclopedic knowledge."

Having spent over 20 years at the FTC as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition, Michael Antalics is well positioned to provide antitrust counsel on the full range of M&A and joint venture transactions. Most recently he assisted long-term client Quest Diagnostics with its $344 million acquisition of Clinical Laboratory Partners.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A well-reputed litigation firm that provides clients with strong representation across the gamut of antitrust issues. Handles complex multidistrict and class action cases in industries including energy, media, telecommunications and insurance. Also proficient at providing transactional advice and representation on multibillion-dollar M&A. Fields a team with significant government experience, including former FTC enforcement attorneys.

Strengths The advice given by practitioners is praised for being "pragmatic and well balanced."

Work highlights Acted in an action brought by the DOJ concerning Anthem's proposed $54 billion acquisition of client Cigna.

Represented Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner in a class action brought by purchasers of out-of-market-packages, who alleged that MLB violated Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.

Significant clients MasterCard, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, Sharp.

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The "fabulous" Charles Rule draws upon his experience as former head of the DOJ's antitrust division to provide first-class antitrust representation. He is held in high regard by clients, who appreciate his "pragmatic" advice and his expert knowledge of procedure.

Sources attest that Joseph Simons is an "excellent lawyer" who demonstrates his knowledge through "drilling down to the issues quickly and early on." He has a long history of obtaining highly favorable results for clients in both litigation and merger situations.

Kenneth Gallo demonstrates an enviable understanding of the workings of governmental authorities in his handling of monopolization cases and M&A litigation. He recently acted for MasterCard and Visa in defending numerous claims over surcharge rules.

Jonathan Kanter is considered by clients to be "super-helpful" with regard to complex merger reviews. An example of his recent work in the transactional sphere is his representation of Microsoft in its acquisition of LinkedIn, valued at $26.2 billion.

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WilmerHale - Antitrust

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Accomplished group of esteemed antitrust practitioners with deep experience across the spectrum of matters. Highly regarded for its outstanding cartel defense practice, it also features expertise handling related civil litigation as well as transactional competition issues, including M&A and joint ventures.

Strengths The group is given "high marks across the board," with one client remarking that "the whole team is very strong" and "the response times are excellent."

Wilmerhale's antitrust services are praised by sources in reference to "responsiveness, creativeness and strategic insight," with another client indicating: "We've been very pleased with the results - the service is attentive and the advice is accurate."

Work highlights Represented Envision Healthcare on the antitrust implications of its merger among equals with Amsurg Corporation, valued at $8.5 billion.

Assisted client Regal Entertainment Group with a number of government investigations concerning allegations of monopolization and anticompetitive behavior.

Significant clients Baker Hughes, Danaher, Intel, International Paper, National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Mueller is a distinguished antitrust practitioner with significant experience handling complex cartel cases. Interviewees note that "he understands the interface between business and regulatory compliance" and attest that "he is a delight to work with."

The "reasonable, persuasive and practical" Steven Cherry is a seasoned litigator who is praised for his "creative and strategic service" in both government investigations and class action suits.

Leon Greenfield assists clients from a spread of industries in sensitive litigation and complex merger clearances. Sources commend his "practical and business-oriented" approach and highlight his talent as an "analyst and writer."

Department profile by WilmerHale

Drawing on our lawyers’ broad experience, we offer clients exceptional insight in dealing with competition agencies in the United States, Europe and around the world.

WilmerHale has one of the leading antitrust and competition practices in the United States and Europe, with more than 50 years of experience and more than 70 competition lawyers in the United States, Europe and China. We have secured antitrust clearance for hundreds of complex mergers and joint ventures, helped clients avoid fines and prison terms in many cartel investigations, and won numerous victories for clients in private and government litigation. Many of our partners and senior counsel have served in high levels of government in the United States or Europe, and all have a wealth of experience representing clients across the full range of antitrust issues. Global Competition Review has repeatedly ranked our practice in the “Top 20 Global Elite” and has distinguished the practice for its “ever-impressive antitrust team.”

To lean more, visit us at: https://www.wilmerhale.com/antitrust_and_competition/

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Crowell & Moring LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A high-quality firm that continues to represent clients in high-stakes multidistrict and class action cases across the country, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Also involved in a number of multibillion-dollar transactions involving major international companies across a rich variety of industries.

Strengths One client reports that "Crowell is very professional and very creative, and also benefits from having a diverse bench."

Work highlights Navigated the process of obtaining FTC clearance for its client TransCanada's $13 billion acquisition of the Columbia Pipeline Group.

Defended DuPont in litigation brought by indirect purchasers regarding allegations of price fixing in the titanium dioxide industry.

Significant clients Humana, Owens & Minor Distribution, United Continental Holdings, United Technologies, The Chemours Company.

Notable practitioners

The "well respected" practice head Randolph Smith oversees antitrust clearance for multibillion-dollar M&A and joint venture transactions. He is especially well known for his impressive and longstanding deal work in the telecommunications field and is described by clients as "a very good adviser."

Kent Gardiner is a consummate litigator who recently defended United Airlines in both a DOJ antitrust lawsuit and a multidistrict class action case. Sources describe him as "a great problem solver and creative thinker."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Continues to offer advice in all areas of antitrust law, with considerable expertise handling complicated merger clearances and both criminal and civil litigation. Boasts a strong reputation advising clients in a variety of sectors, including defense, healthcare and consumer products. Also demonstrates a key understanding of the intersection between antitrust and IP law.

Work highlights Has continued to act for Lockheed Martin in a range of antitrust matters and recently secured clearance for the $5 billion acquisition of its information systems business to Leidos Holdings.

Provided antitrust counsel to TreeHouse Foods in its acquisition of ConAgra's private brands business, valued at $2.7 billion.

Significant clients Constellation Brands, UnderArmour, Mars, Dairy Farmers of America, Weyerhauser.

Notable practitioners

Department head Raymond Jacobsen is described by market sources as an "extremely good" lawyer who "brings a ton of experience" to matters. He recently defended American Gypsum Company in a class action case regarding allegations of drywall price-fixing.

The "well respected" Jeffrey Brennan earns praise across the board for his antitrust work in the healthcare industry. His practice covers government investigations, M&A counseling and civil litigation.

Jon Dubrow represents organizations from the pharmaceutical, aerospace and medical industries, among others, in both antitrust litigation and transactional matters. He has continued to play a key role in the firm's representation of Lockheed Martin in multiple merger clearance matters.

Joel Grosberg is "an awesome antitrust lawyer," according to interviewees. He handles a range of M&A investigations, alongside both civil and criminal litigation.

Department profile by McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott's DC antitrust practice is one of the leading in the state, with excellent track record in obtaining merger clearances in difficult cases, and equally impressive in class actions, civil litigation, and cartel defense. McDermott's is a premier healthcare antitrust practice with experts in healthcare integration and market leader in IP/antitrust matters

The practice stands out for capabilities in:

Merger clearance – an outstanding track record in obtaining merger clearances. McDermott is often called in by corporates as a “hired gun” to take on the antitrust elements, even though the client may use another firm for the M&A piece. We have handled the antitrust aspects of numerous corporate deals, where we did not provide M&A counsel.

Healthcare antitrust – McDermott has the market’s premier healthcare practice, when blended with our antitrust team, we have the strongest healthcare antitrust capability in the market. The team advises on the antitrust aspects of numerous hospital mergers, and investigations involving insurance plans and physician groups. Our credentials are enhanced by the leadership of the former head of the Federal Trade Commission’s healthcare services division.

Cartel defense – McDermott has an impressive track record in civil class actions and cartel defense. Our lawyers have successfully defended clients in high profile US and global cartel investigations.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A diverse team of antitrust practitioners that provides a comprehensive antitrust service to clients across a spectrum of industries including technology, telecommunications and transportation. Noted for its cartel expertise and also adept at handling complex transactions and an array of litigation.

Work highlights Has continued to provide antitrust counsel to SoftBank, most notably assisting with its $24 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings.

Acted on behalf of CSX Transportation in defending allegations of price-fixing brought by a class of direct purchasers of rail freight shipping services.

Significant clients AirTran Airways, Boyd Gaming, Continental Building Products, Norfolk Southern Railway, ON Semiconductor.

Notable practitioners

Roxann Henry is considered a "groundbreaking antitrust lawyer" who is described by market commentators as "super-experienced." She regularly serves as defense counsel in civil litigation cases and is a well-known name for cartel work.

The "outstanding" Stephen Smith is a highly regarded attorney who recently represented Infineon Technologies in its $850 million acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed Power and RF division.

David Meyer is "exceptional at providing good, sensitive antitrust advice," according to one client. He is able to draw on his experience in government in providing comprehensive guidance to clients on the full range of antitrust matters.

Department profile by Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster has a world-class global antitrust practice, demonstrated by our being shortlisted as Chambers USA Antitrust Firm of the Year in recent years.  Our Washington, D.C. –based practice group is proud to play a leading role in significant, groundbreaking antitrust matters, especially those with complex cross-border elements.  We represent market leaders in the industries that are the current focus of antitrust investigations and litigation, as well as those active in mergers & acquisitions, such as automotive parts, high technology, telecommunications, financial services and transportation.

Our firm is an undisputed global leader in high technology, and it is one of our principal areas of antitrust expertise.  Much of the world’s antitrust activity over the past few years has focused on technology companies, which means that we are frequently front and center in some of the biggest matters around.  With leading antitrust lawyers in Washington, D.C., our global antitrust practice is able to provide seamless services to clients doing business in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The practice’s breadth and depth make it a firm of choice to handle matters involving private and/or governmental litigation in the U.S. with related proceedings abroad.

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A robust and experienced antitrust practice with a focus on sectors such as life sciences, telecommunications and technology. Boasts a strong roster of attorneys, including a number of former agency lawyers, who cover the full spectrum of its clients' antitrust needs. A go-to firm for Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and second request procedures.

Work highlights Defended Cablevision Systems in a class action concerning monopolization and unlawful tying allegations.

Oversaw the antitrust aspects of Shire's acquisition of Baxalta, valued at $32 billion.

Significant clients Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Google, Pfizer, Essendant, TPG Capital.

Notable practitioners

Michael McFalls is regularly sought by clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for his significant antitrust expertise. Clients reveal that "he is great at grasping the complications of any market" and also compliment his "quick and analytic" approach.

According to one interviewee, Mark Popofsky has "an unbelievable grasp of antitrust law" and combines being "a scholar" with being "an exceptional advocate." His greatly respected practice covers merger reviews as well as civil and criminal litigation.

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Ropes & Gray’s global antitrust team offers top-flight representation across the full spectrum of antitrust matters. Built around veterans of the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, and including litigators and former prosecutors with deep antitrust experience, our global team has the experience, knowledge, and everyday understanding of business practices to help clients in all areas of antitrust law.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/antitrust.aspx

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White & Case LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Renowned for its accomplished representation in complex mergers, civil and criminal litigation and government investigations. Particularly well regarded for its representation of clients in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors. Able to draw upon the support of its global network in providing a comprehensive service.

Strengths One client notes: "They were very knowledgeable, very responsive and I definitely enjoyed working with them."

Work highlights Represented Anthem in relation to its proposed $54 billion dollar acquisition of Cigna Corporation, which received considerable scrutiny from the DOJ.

Obtained a favorable result on behalf of client Forest Laboratories in a federal lawsuit concerning alleged antitrust violations.

Significant clients CertainTeed, Nexans, Panasonic, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Paddock Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Mark Gidley is widely regarded as an expert in the field of antitrust and pharmaceuticals, with his abilities extending to cartel and class action defense and M&A counseling. He is praised by clients for his creativity and is highlighted by market peers as "a very talented guy."

Christopher Curran impresses for his advocacy in criminal and civil antitrust litigation cases. Recently of note, he defended Warner Chilcott against antitrust allegations brought by a proposed class of direct and indirect purchasers of the drug Asacol.

Eric Grannon continues to display considerable talent as an antitrust litigator and M&A counselor. One client says: "He is phenomenal - I can't say enough positives about him."

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Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A boutique with a compact but highly capable bench of attorneys with expertise in antitrust. Regularly sought after to counsel clients through difficult merger clearances, complex litigation and cartel defense, most notably in disputes involving the intersection of IP and antitrust.

Strengths Clients are eager to reveal that the group does "excellent work" on an international scale.

Work highlights Represented Independence Blue Cross in a large-scale class action case concerning the legality of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield system.

Successfully assisted Dell with the antitrust clearance requirements of its $67 billion acquisition of EMC corporation.

Significant clients Danfoss, Stanley Black & Decker, Google, Tyson Foods, H.I.G. Capital.

Notable practitioners

John Briggs has a track record of achieving excellent results in high-stakes antitrust litigation and is considered by sources to be a "stellar lawyer." According to one client, he is "very smart and has very good common sense," while another deems him "just an incredible resource for us."

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Cooley LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Well-regarded antitrust practice with an emphasis on transactional work as well as possessing expertise in civil litigation. Handles matters in a variety of industries including media, telecommunications, technology and life sciences. Possesses a highly experienced bench of attorneys, including a number of former DOJ and FTC attorneys.

Strengths One "very pleased" client says: "We would go back to the Cooley team in a second. We enjoyed working with them."

Work highlights Successfully steered Rovi Corporation through its acquisition of TiVo, valued at $1.1 billion.

Assisted with the antitrust elements of Medivation's $14 billion sale to Pfizer.

Significant clients Uber Technologies, Patheon, Snyder's-Lance, Airline Tariff Publishing, Gray Television.

Notable practitioners

Practice chair Howard Morse provides representation on transactions under scrutiny from the regulatory agencies. He garners attention for his skillful handling of matters straddling the intersection between IP and antitrust law. He is considered by peers to be "a very good litigator."

Marc Schildkraut is a distinguished figure of the DC antitrust Bar who regularly acts on mergers and follow-up merger civil litigation matters. A client describes him as a "very thorough and extremely informed" attorney, while others praise his "superb command of the law."

Jacqueline Grise continues to make strides in the antitrust arena, with a number of recent notable successes in the merger sphere. She has substantial experience representing clients in regulatory proceedings before the FTC and DOJ.

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Hunton & Williams LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Adeptly advises clients on a range of antitrust matters, with particular skills in civil litigation and merger clearance. Has continued to counsel major entities in a varied range of industries and sectors. Possesses a bench of talented attorneys providing deep experience in the area, including representation in significant cartel matters.

Strengths The group is praised by clients for "communicating clearly" and "having a very good practical sense of the bigger issue," and is said to achieve "great results."

Another source praises the firm for "the quality of their work, their understanding of us as a client and their responsiveness."

Work highlights Represented Cash America International in its merger of equals with First Cash Financial Services, valued at $2.4 billion.

Acted on behalf of Capital One Financial in a putative class action case concerning allegations of fraudulent credit card charges.

Significant clients Georgia-Pacific, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Statoil, Chevron, Delhaize America.

Notable practitioners

Amanda Wait is a key contact.

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Mayer Brown LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A proficient bench of antitrust specialists that features a number of former agency attorneys. Boasts expertise in antitrust litigation and investigations and has particularly strong proficiency in criminal cartel defense. Clients include organizations from the transportation, technology and food and drink industries, among others.

Strengths "They are practical, understand us very well and are superb to work with," one pleased client shares.

Work highlights Acted before the DOJ in a case concerning client Virgin America's $4 billion sale to Alaska Airlines.

Acted for Philips Electronics North America in a series of lawsuits against Masimo Corporation over antitrust violations.

Significant clients Nestlé, Foster Farms, Cargill, LG Electronics, Virgin America.

Notable practitioners

Robert Bloch is described by market commentators as "an excellent lawyer" with a "really good judgment." He focuses on defending companies in government investigations and litigation and is able to draw on his years of working at the DOJ.

Interviewees consider Richard Favretto to be a "super-experienced guy" who "can really meld the business needs with antitrust legal regimes and realities." He is known for his abilities as a litigator, which he recently displayed in his representation of The Big Ten Conference in its lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The "fantastic" Mark Ryan uses his prior experience as director of litigation at the DOJ's antitrust division to provide his clients with first-class representation. "He is excellent - truly a valued partner," comments one client.

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Paul Hastings LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Highly regarded team of antitrust attorneys, adept at handling clients' needs in complex and high-value merger clearance matters. Also noted for its aptitude in criminal cartel matters and follow-on civil litigation across industries including financial services, automotive and technology. Regularly demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of DC's regulatory agencies in the handling of second requests.

Strengths The team receives compliments for its "very creative" handling of merger reviews.

Work highlights Has continued to act on behalf of Dow Chemical in a longstanding price-fixing lawsuit.

Provided antitrust representation for regular client Samsung Electronics in its recent acquisition of Dacor.

Notable practitioners

MJ Moltenbrey regularly achieves successful results in M&A deals and civil litigation and is "thought highly of" by clients. She has worked across a broad range of industries, including transportation and technology.

Practice group leader Scott Hataway provides stellar representation across the full gamut of civil and criminal antitrust issues. Interviewees praise his "pragmatic and practical" working style and confirm that his "quality of work is great."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP - Antitrust

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What the team is known for Adeptly advises corporations across a spread of industries on merger reviews and other transactional issues. Also provides representation in class action litigation, as well as sustaining a significant presence in the cartel arena. Features notable expertise in oil, gas and other energy matters.

Work highlights Continued to represent Hitachi Automotive Systems in the DOJ's multidistrict investigation into the alleged price-fixing of automobile parts.

Acted on behalf of Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways in charges brought by a putative class of passengers regarding an alleged conspiracy to establish baggage fees.

Significant clients Cortron, Joseph Giraudo, LSB Industries, Maxell Corporation of America, Symphony Technology Group.

Notable practitioners

Neil Imus frequently appears before the FTC and DOJ in relation to M&A matters. One notable highlight was his representation of LSB in the $364 million sale of its climate control business to NIBE Industrier AB.

William Vigdor supplies antitrust guidance to clients around the world engaging in transactional matters, such as joint ventures and mergers. "I think one of his biggest strengths is his ability to get to the heart of the matter in order to simplify a complex issue," notes one interviewee.

Seasoned attorney Craig Seebald is regularly sought for price-fixing and cartel defense representation. He also acts in merger control matters and is described by a source as someone who possesses "extraordinary substantive knowledge."

Department profile by Vinson & Elkins LLP

·         Vinson & Elkins is known for having a global antitrust practice with antitrust lawyers in Washington, D.C., Texas and San Francisco. The lawyers in the firm’s antitrust practice in D.C. handle civil litigation and criminal matters in addition to representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), State Attorneys General and foreign competition agencies.

·         V&E lawyers cover antitrust issues including merger control, agency representation, criminal antitrust defense and civil litigation.

·         With respect to merger work, V&E is one of the leading firms for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification filings and analysis, and in assisting clients in obtaining clearances. The group has submitted thousands of HSR Notifications and is annually among the leading firms submitting HSR filings. The Antitrust practice group works closely with the firm’s corporate lawyers to advise clients on antitrust implications associated with transactions. V&E is the go-to HSR firm for several of the firm’s largest clients, including multibillion dollar private equity firms like Riverstone Holdings. V&E’s HSR practice supports the firm’s robust corporate practice. 

·         V&E advises clients on global merger control on complex joint venture and joint control matters. Through a network of experienced competition lawyers around the world, V&E brings significant experience to navigating global merger control issues.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Rill continues to offer clients a wisdom amassed over decades of experience advising clients on the full range of antitrust issues. One interviewee pays compliment to his "fantastic judgment and knowledge of the agencies."

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Sohn of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is a "really talented" antitrust lawyer with an impressive record of overseeing mergers on behalf of industry-leading organizations, as well as related litigation.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Barnett is commended by clients for his "impeccable organizational skills," adding: "His antitrust knowledge is second to none and he works hard to deliver client value." He is frequently sought by industry giants for representation in government investigations and guidance on mergers.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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."

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Susan A Creighton

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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The "well regarded" Susan Creighton provides first-class antitrust counseling to an impressive roster of technology clients. Her knowledge of the regulatory agencies is extremely valuable in merger reviews and government investigations.

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers profess to having a "a deep respect" for the well-established antitrust practitioner Paul Denis. He advises and litigates in relation to merger and joint venture reviews and is particularly well versed in Hart-Scott-Rodino issues.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Legend of the DC antitrust Bar" Steven Newborn is lauded by clients, one of whom says: "It is a wonder to deal with someone who is such an expert." He has extensive experience guiding clients through the most complex transactions and obtaining clearance from the appropriate antitrust regulatory bodies.

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers are unanimous in the "strong regard" in which they hold the "amazing" Richard Parker. He shines in both the regulatory and litigation antitrust arenas and is described by one client as being a "sensational, world class" attorney.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fabulous" Charles Rule draws upon his experience as former head of the DOJ's antitrust division to provide first-class antitrust representation. He is held in high regard by clients, who appreciate his "pragmatic" advice and his expert knowledge of procedure.

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Steven C Sunshine

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice head Steven Sunshine is recognized an "effective litigator" who also displays considerable skill in the closing of multibillion-dollar transactions. "He is very smart, thoughtful, organized and persuasive," reports a client, who also appreciates his "ability to communicate the risks, understanding and knowledge of the government agencies, and willingness to take a position and provide concrete advice."

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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In the words of one interviewee, Peggy Zwisler is "the most knowledgeable and experienced multidefendant antitrust class action lawyer in the country." She frequently achieves outstanding results in high-stakes litigation on behalf of industry-leading clients.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jarrett Arp is "super-smart and excellent at seeing around corners," according to his clients. He is sought after by corporations embroiled in multijurisdictional cartel cases and has continued to represent UBS in its numerous investigations and subsequent class actions concerning the alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange markets.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Subject matter expert" Deborah Garza is "highly knowledgeable in the area of FTC analysis and a practical problem solver," according to sources. She regularly provides counsel on transactions containing significant antitrust implications.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Gidley is widely regarded as an expert in the field of antitrust and pharmaceuticals, with his abilities extending to cartel and class action defense and M&A counseling. He is praised by clients for his creativity and is highlighted by market peers as "a very talented guy."

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Department head Jonathan Gleklen is a reputable antitrust litigator and merger lawyer who specializes in representing technology clients. He inspires glowing feedback from the market, with one particularly impressed client stating: "He's brilliant. Not only is he maybe the smartest antitrust lawyer in town, he also has really excellent judgment and deep experience."

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roxann Henry is considered a "groundbreaking antitrust lawyer" who is described by market commentators as "super-experienced." She regularly serves as defense counsel in civil litigation cases and is a well-known name for cartel work.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to clients, Janet McDavid provides "very strong and helpful" antitrust counsel. Alongside her extensive merger and investigation experience, she is known for having advised multiple government administrations on complex antitrust matters.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Mueller is a distinguished antitrust practitioner with significant experience handling complex cartel cases. Interviewees note that "he understands the interface between business and regulatory compliance" and attest that "he is a delight to work with."

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources think "extremely highly" of the "wonderful" John Nannes. Known as a "gifted litigator and orator" with a "velvet delivery," he recently represented Norfolk Southern Rail Company in consolidated treble-damage class actions.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to one interviewee, Mark Popofsky has "an unbelievable grasp of antitrust law" and combines being "a scholar" with being "an exceptional advocate." His greatly respected practice covers merger reviews as well as civil and criminal litigation.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "awesome" Matt Reilly has recently joined the team from Simpson Thacher and advises on merger clearances, antitrust litigation and government investigations. Prior to private practice, he acted as assistant director at the FTC.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to sources, Richard Rosen is a "superb antitrust lawyer" who is "strong in technical ability." He shows tremendous skill appearing before regulatory boards in matters concerning mergers, as well as in antitrust litigation.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Sher is a "super-talented" antitrust lawyer with a notable presence in the technology industry. He advises clients on the full range of transactions and regularly handles multijurisdictional investigations. Sources commend his "pragmatic and thoughtful approach to handling antitrust issues, which makes sure he gets the right results for his clients."

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources attest that Joseph Simons is an "excellent lawyer" who demonstrates his knowledge through "drilling down to the issues quickly and early on." He has a long history of obtaining highly favorable results for clients in both litigation and merger situations.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" Stephen Smith is a highly regarded attorney who recently represented Infineon Technologies in its $850 million acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed Power and RF division.

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Wm Randolph Smith

Crowell & Moring LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well respected" practice head Randolph Smith oversees antitrust clearance for multibillion-dollar M&A and joint venture transactions. He is especially well known for his impressive and longstanding deal work in the telecommunications field and is described by clients as "a very good adviser."

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Taladay provides valuable insight into the mechanics of regulatory agencies in relation to merger reviews and antitrust criminal litigation. One source states: "He is knowledgeable, gives sound advice and is very attuned to the client's needs."

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

David Wales is an "absolutely terrific" practitioner who uses his prior experiences at the FTC and DOJ to provide corporations with insightful antitrust representation. His practice covers criminal litigation, M&A and licensing matters.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Yde is "an exceptional people person" with an "excellent understanding of both legal and commercial aspects of transaction work from an antitrust perspective" who "inspires confidence" in his clients. His practice encompasses all dimensions of competition law, including sophisticated deal work and litigation defense.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sean Boland is "extremely good on antitrust" issues, say clients. He advises clients on M&A transactions and has significant experience assisting companies with criminal antitrust matters.

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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."

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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."

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Michael Egge evokes warm praise from clients and peers alike for his transnational merger practice. He recently assisted FCM Technologies with its merger of equals with French company Technip. Clients consider him to be "very knowledgeable and practical."

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathryn Fenton is a "well-known, smart antitrust lawyer" who provides a "really fantastic" service for clients. She obtains impressive results in merger reviews and government investigations.

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "preeminent" Paul Friedman represents clients in merger reviews, government investigations and antitrust litigation. "He ran circles around the opposing counsel," a grateful client recalls.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Gallo demonstrates an enviable understanding of the workings of governmental authorities in his handling of monopolization cases and M&A litigation. He recently acted for MasterCard and Visa in defending numerous claims over surcharge rules.

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Raymond A Jacobsen Jr

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Department head Raymond Jacobsen is described by market sources as an "extremely good" lawyer who "brings a ton of experience" to matters. He recently defended American Gypsum Company in a class action case regarding allegations of drywall price-fixing.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Kattan's global practice encompasses investigations, litigation and merger reviews. One client indicates: "He is, as people say, wicked smart and a talented writer."

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William J Kolasky

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Kolasky of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has a strong reputation for his activity in civil and criminal litigation, as well as for his M&A counseling. One client says: "His knowledge in the area of issues surrounding antitrust has been very helpful."

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Kovner is a "go-to" antitrust attorney who regularly oversees the closing of complex M&A deals. He also handles high-stakes government investigations and antitrust litigation matters.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Trial lawyer John Majoras has "a versatility that doesn't go unnoticed," according to market sources. He is praised for his "knowledge of antitrust law and antitrust agencies" through his frequent victories in the courtroom.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ann Malester is a recognized expert in antitrust issues arising in pharmaceutical transactions, with one recent example of success being her clearing of AbbVie's $5.8 billion acquisition of Stemcentrx. Peers reveal that they "think extremely highly of her."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael McFalls is regularly sought by clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for his significant antitrust expertise. Clients reveal that "he is great at grasping the complications of any market" and also compliment his "quick and analytic" approach.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Meyer is "exceptional at providing good, sensitive antitrust advice," according to one client. He is able to draw on his experience in government in providing comprehensive guidance to clients on the full range of antitrust matters.

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

MJ Moltenbrey regularly achieves successful results in M&A deals and civil litigation and is "thought highly of" by clients. She has worked across a broad range of industries, including transportation and technology.

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Muris represents clients from a variety of industries on the full spectrum of antitrust concerns. Sources describe him as a "smart guy" who is particularly adept at handling policy and regulatory matters. He recently moved from Kirkland & Ellis to Sidley Austin LLP.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

"Legend" of the antitrust Bar Phillip Proger has continued to provide antitrust support to client Aetna in relation to its $37 billion acquisition of Humana. He also has a wealth of experience in cartels and civil litigation matters.

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Linklaters

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Schmidt of Linklaters handles complex merger reviews and multijurisdictional cartel investigations. Clients describe him as "very practical and good at helping clients understand" complex issues.

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John Terzaken III

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Terzaken of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is said to do "an outstanding job," as he provides "practical solutions and effective counsel." Much of his practice is built upon cartel work and he works as the firm's global competition group cochair.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice head Robert Abrams of Baker & Hostetler LLP is reputed as "a first-rate lawyer" with significant trial experience, including in antitrust matters with an IP dimension. He offers representation to both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The well-regarded Robert Bell of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP centers his practice on merger control and criminal defense. "In terms of his years of experience and breadth of knowledge he's very impressive," comments one client, adding: "He brings a practical and measured approach."

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Steven K Bernstein

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Antitrust expert Steven Bernstein represents a loyal clientele, including many leading pharmaceutical names, in M&A deals and joint venture agreements. He also assists with private litigation matters.

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William Blumenthal

Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Blumenthal of Sidley Austin LLP offers comprehensive antitrust guidance on the full range of transactional matters. In the words of one source, "he is an unmitigated pleasure to work with," while others appreciate that "he has phenomenal knowledge about the US and global processes."

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Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Botti of Squire Patton Boggs is described by one interviewee as a "calm, thoughtful, careful and responsive" lawyer with "a background that can't be beaten." His practice covers M&A reviews, as well as civil and criminal litigation.

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Jeffrey W Brennan

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well respected" Jeffrey Brennan earns praise across the board for his antitrust work in the healthcare industry. His practice covers government investigations, M&A counseling and civil litigation.

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Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Briggs has a track record of achieving excellent results in high-stakes antitrust litigation and is considered by sources to be a "stellar lawyer." According to one client, he is "very smart and has very good common sense," while another deems him "just an incredible resource for us."

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

The "reasonable, persuasive and practical" Steven Cherry is a seasoned litigator who is praised for his "creative and strategic service" in both government investigations and class action suits.

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Michael P A Cohen

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees describe Michael Cohen of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as "a tactical thinker who navigates processes expertly" and is "very proactive in helping us meet our goals." He comes recommended for his merger defense practice, as well as his experience in criminal antitrust proceedings. He recently moved back to Washington, DC, after having enjoyed a short spell in the firm's San Francisco office.

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Christopher Curran

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Curran impresses for his advocacy in criminal and civil antitrust litigation cases. Recently of note, he defended Warner Chilcott against antitrust allegations brought by a proposed class of direct and indirect purchasers of the drug Asacol.

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Crowell & Moring LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kent Gardiner is a consummate litigator who recently defended United Airlines in both a DOJ antitrust lawsuit and a multidistrict class action case. Sources describe him as "a great problem solver and creative thinker."

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Leon B Greenfield

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Leon Greenfield assists clients from a spread of industries in sensitive litigation and complex merger clearances. Sources commend his "practical and business-oriented" approach and highlight his talent as an "analyst and writer."

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H Stephen Harris Jr

Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Harris of Winston & Strawn LLP regularly acts on behalf of clients from Asia on antitrust matters, while also maintaining a solid reputation within DC. He offers guidance on cartel issues, civil litigation and transactions.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Kanter is considered by clients to be "super-helpful" with regard to complex merger reviews. An example of his recent work in the transactional sphere is his representation of Microsoft in its acquisition of LinkedIn, valued at $26.2 billion.

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Donald C Klawiter

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" Donald Klawiter of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is known for his work on cartel investigations, which has seen him represent major organizations around the world. One client comments: "He comes with a lot of experience and very good judgment, and instills a lot of confidence in his clients because he is so good at what he does."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Krauss has extensive experience advising clients on antitrust issues arising from high-value M&A transactions and is able to draw upon his 11 years working at the FTC in providing high-end advice.

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daryl Libow of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is described by sources as a "very strong" and "terrifically responsive" lawyer. He regularly acts on behalf of major clients from the finance sector in civil and criminal litigation cases.

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Abbott (Tad) Lipsky

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Abbott Lipsky is recognized by market sources as "an expert" in the field of antitrust law. Examples of his cross-border capabilities include his recent representation of Anadarko Petroleum in its $2 billion acquisition of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets of Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas. Clients indicate that he "gives measured and real-world advice."

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" James W Lowe of Sidley Austin LLP earns glowing market feedback, with clients underlining his "user-friendly" manner, as well as noting that he "really knows the agencies." He offers guidance on the full range of antitrust matters, ranging from merger clearance to litigation and investigations.

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice chair Howard Morse provides representation on transactions under scrutiny from the regulatory agencies. He garners attention for his skillful handling of matters straddling the intersection between IP and antitrust law. He is considered by peers to be "a very good litigator."

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Joseph A Ostoyich

Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Ostoyich is described as a "smart litigator" who provides a "responsive and knowledgeable" service for clients. He is particularly well regarded for his work in the price-fixing and cartel sphere.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Amanda Reeves impresses for her work in both antitrust litigation and mergers. She recently represented Genentech in defending a suit filed by Biocad alleging violations of federal antitrust laws.

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Roberti of Allen & Overy LLP is a successful antitrust attorney who recently defended Bosch in litigation concerning the alleged price-fixing of auto parts. Clients find him to be an "endless resource" who does "excellent work" across the board.

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J. Robert Robertson

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Robertson is a distinguished antitrust litigator with clients from the healthcare, technology and retail industries. He has appeared numerous times before the DOJ and FTC, as well as in state and federal courtrooms.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Rosman is a well-regarded competition lawyer who represents domestic and foreign organizations in cartel investigations and mergers. His practice is enriched by 20 years of experience at the DOJ as a trial attorney and prosecutor.

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marc Schildkraut is a distinguished figure of the DC antitrust Bar who regularly acts on mergers and follow-up merger civil litigation matters. A client describes him as a "very thorough and extremely informed" attorney, while others praise his "superb command of the law."

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bob Schlossberg is well reputed for his experience representing an extensive client base before DC's key regulatory agencies. He is praised for his "deep knowledge of antitrust law and how it fits into an M&A context" and for his "practical, business-oriented advice."

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Scribner provides antitrust support on mergers for clients from the pharmaceutical and technology industries, among others. He recently acted on behalf of Abbott Laboratories in its $5.8 billion deal with Alere.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seasoned attorney Craig Seebald is regularly sought for price-fixing and cartel defense representation. He also acts in merger control matters and is described by a source as someone who possesses "extraordinary substantive knowledge."

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice cochair Ian Simmons enjoys a fine reputation for his multijurisdictional cartel defense work. One client describes him as "outstanding and incredibly skilled," and commends his "detail-oriented work," while another source praises his "encyclopedic knowledge."

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Sokler of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC gains plaudits from clients for his "deep understanding" of state regulatory processes. He also assists companies in litigation and cartel matters.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources give Joshua Soven "the highest marks" for his work on antitrust matters. He is able to bring significant insight to clients involved in litigation or government investigations owing to his prior postings at the FTC and the DOJ.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Weissman has recently returned to Baker Botts after two years acting as deputy director of the competition bureau at the FTC. He has an outstanding reputation in the market, with commentators describing him as a "tour de force" and "an extremely good communicator."

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Having spent over 20 years at the FTC as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition, Michael Antalics is well positioned to provide antitrust counsel on the full range of M&A and joint venture transactions. Most recently he assisted long-term client Quest Diagnostics with its $344 million acquisition of Clinical Laboratory Partners.

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Alston & Bird LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Biegel of Alston & Bird LLP impresses peers in his role as practice head, with one describing him as "a smart guy" who "knows what he is doing." He provides representation on civil and criminal litigation, as well as advising clients on the antitrust implications of corporate matters.

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Bloch is described by market commentators as "an excellent lawyer" with a "really good judgment." He focuses on defending companies in government investigations and litigation and is able to draw on his years of working at the DOJ.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Logan Breed offers start-to-finish antitrust support in transactions, litigation and investigations. He is described by clients as "very knowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive."

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C Benjamin Crisman Jr

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamin Crisman assists clients from a variety of industries with mergers, acquisitions and trade regulation matters. His practice is praised by market sources, who appreciate his "input, not just on the law but the commercial side."

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to sources, Paul Cuomo is "an outstanding, really top-notch antitrust adviser" who provides an "extremely responsive" service in relation to merger reviews. He is also an experienced antitrust litigator.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Dubrow represents organizations from the pharmaceutical, aerospace and medical industries, among others, in both antitrust litigation and transactional matters. He has continued to play a key role in the firm's representation of Lockheed Martin in multiple merger clearance matters.

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Ewing of Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a well-regarded cartel specialist who also assists clients with civil litigation and merger enquiries. One client says: "Ken is brilliant. He makes technically challenging areas accessible, and is personable, outgoing and friendly."

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Richard J Favretto

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees consider Richard Favretto to be a "super-experienced guy" who "can really meld the business needs with antitrust legal regimes and realities." He is known for his abilities as a litigator, which he recently displayed in his representation of The Big Ten Conference in its lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Fishkin obtains clearances of complex mergers on behalf of a clients from the healthcare, retail and food and drink industries, among others. Most recently he assisted the industrial auctioneer Ritchie Brothers with its $759 million acquisition of IronPlanet.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Grannon continues to display considerable talent as an antitrust litigator and M&A counselor. One client says: "He is phenomenal - I can't say enough positives about him."

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Grise continues to make strides in the antitrust arena, with a number of recent notable successes in the merger sphere. She has substantial experience representing clients in regulatory proceedings before the FTC and DOJ.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joel Grosberg is "an awesome antitrust lawyer," according to interviewees. He handles a range of M&A investigations, alongside both civil and criminal litigation.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Hammond represents clients in cross-border cartel matters and is able to draw upon his experience in the DOJ as the antitrust division's deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement. One client declares: "I highly evaluate the professional services provides by Scott and his team, from the viewpoint of his deep insights, expertise and client-friendly approach."

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice group leader Scott Hataway provides stellar representation across the full gamut of civil and criminal antitrust issues. Interviewees praise his "pragmatic and practical" working style and confirm that his "quality of work is great."

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

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Claudia R Higgins

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Claudia Higgins is, according to interviewees, an "outstanding and personable" lawyer with "an extraordinary dedication to her clients' best interests." Previously the head of Kaye Scholer's DC antitrust team, she offers considerable expertise in merger reviews, joint venture counseling and antitrust litigation.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Neil Imus frequently appears before the FTC and DOJ in relation to M&A matters. One notable highlight was his representation of LSB in the $364 million sale of its climate control business to NIBE Industrier AB.

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Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Isaacson of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is known among the DC antitrust Bar as "a terrific litigator" and a "formidable lawyer." He acts on behalf of both plaintiff and defense parties in major class action trials.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Jurata of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP receives outstanding feedback for his "360-degree view of legal issues" and "excellent rapport with jury and judges." Of late, he represented Sharp in an antitrust-patent licensing arbitration against InterDigital. He receives further praise for his trial expertise as a "powerful advocate" who has "a very good ability to read the courtroom."

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Colin Kass of Proskauer Rose LLP regularly acts in national courtrooms and before the regulatory agencies in antitrust litigation and reviews. "He is a dogged, creative, incredibly knowledgeable, incredibly articulate and a great advocate," enthuses a client.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Knight regularly represents clients in federal and state antitrust proceedings, as well as advising on major transactions. "Mike has tremendous expertise and is a great adviser on antitrust issues," reports one client.

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Robert F Leibenluft

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Leibenluft is a "well-regarded" antitrust lawyer with an industry-specific skill set pertaining to the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Prior to private practice, he headed the FTC healthcare division.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Roellke of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an antitrust attorney who specializes in representing clients from the technology and financial services industries. One example of recent work is his defense of ICAP in litigation regarding allegations of unlawful interest rate swaps.

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Mark Ryan uses his prior experience as director of litigation at the DOJ's antitrust division to provide his clients with first-class representation. "He is excellent - truly a valued partner," comments one client.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Stempel of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an antitrust expert who recently successfully assisted Hunter Douglas with the acquisition of brands Levolor and Kirsch from Newell Rubbermaid. He is also experienced in class actions and cartel investigations.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to clients, Willard Tom of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a "well respected" lawyer who provides "an insider view on the regulatory process within the FTC" as well as "down-to-earth legal advice." He advises clients on merger clearance and in litigation.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Vigdor supplies antitrust guidance to clients around the world engaging in transactional matters, such as joint ventures and mergers. "I think one of his biggest strengths is his ability to get to the heart of the matter in order to simplify a complex issue," notes one interviewee.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Wald is "a very fine lawyer" with capabilities that extend to both corporate and litigation antitrust work. He also counsels clients on issues such as pricing policies and distribution law.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Hill Wellford of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is known for representing clients from the technology and pharmaceutical industries before the key government agencies. Much of his work engages with the intersection between antitrust and IP law.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Wiseman is an established antitrust litigator with a history of representing defendants and plaintiffs in class actions. He has continued to act on behalf of Citibank in the high-profile Libor antitrust cases.

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Up and Coming

Michael B Bernstein

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Bernstein demonstrates significant talent in his representation of high-profile clients in mergers, civil litigation and government investigations. Interviewees appreciate his ability to "roll up his sleeves" and report that he is "excellent at negotiating with the regulatory authorities."

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Up and Coming

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Former FTC attorney Jeffrey Perry continues to show considerable skill and ability in the antitrust implications of complex transactions. Sources say: "He is extremely talented, knowledgeable and a great communicator."

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