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Antitrust — Pennsylvania


Dechert LLP - Antitrust

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A stellar antitrust practice with an experienced team of attorneys focusing on class action litigation and cartel matters. Growing strength in connection with the antitrust aspects of M&A transactions. Regularly advises clients in the pharmaceutical, transportation, food and beverage industries.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's client service, saying: "I just think the whole firm is excellent. They just do excellent work. They're responsive, they're very attentive, and it's been a wonderful relationship for me."

Clients recommend the firm for its "responsiveness, problem-solving, and communication skills."

Work highlights Defended Endo Pharmaceuticals in an FTC challenge to its agreement not to develop a generic alternative. The matter stems from the FTC's decision to challenge patent litigation settlements that allegedly delay generic competition.

Counseled US Airways in connection with the antitrust aspects of its merger with American Airlines and advised on a DOJ investigation into claims that airlines colluded to keep ticket prices high.

Significant clients New NGC, Dean Foods, American Airlines, Lundy Law, The Dow Chemical Company.

Notable practitioners

Steven Bizar is a hugely respected antitrust litigator with an outstanding reputation in class action defense and Sherman Act cases. Sources consider him to be "a terrific lawyer."

George Gordon cochairs the firm's life sciences and antitrust practice groups. He offers a broad practice covering advisory matters and robust representation in complex litigation and government investigations. He is described by sources as "experienced, professional and courteous."

The "very bright" Christine Levin is highly experienced in complex civil and criminal antitrust litigation and notably excels in consumer fraud class action defense. One satisfied client praises her "practical approach to finding real-world solutions to often complex problems."

Stephen Brown is noted for his handling of contentious antitrust matters. He represents clients in connection with internal investigations and in civil and criminal antitrust litigation.

The hugely experienced Stephen Stack continues to provide clients with the benefit of his expertise in areas such as antitrust litigation, M&A and IP.

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Berger & Montague, P.C. - Antitrust

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A respected force in the Pennsylvania antitrust market, offering expert counsel to clients from a broad range of industries. Recommended for the strength of its plaintiff side work, acting on monopoly matters and price-fixing, as well as acting in complex class actions.

Notable practitioners

Eric Cramer acts on a broad range of plaintiff-side matters and has a hugely impressive track record in terms of winning settlements for his clients. Market sources are unanimous in their praise, describing him as "a very fine antitrust litigator."

Laddie Montague chairs the firm's antitrust group. He is a highly respected plaintiff lawyer who continues to impress with his handling of complex antitrust cases. Sources name him "a phenomenal lawyer."

Merrill Davidoff handles plaintiff-side antitrust cases as part of a broader litigation practice that also encompasses areas such as environmental and securities class actions. Interviewees affirm that he is "a very fine lawyer."

David Sorensen is described by observers as a "very skilled antitrust litigator." He has experience in cases pertaining to a broad range of industries and has enjoyed particular success acting on behalf of the direct purchasers of prescription drugs.

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Fine, Kaplan and Black, RPC - Antitrust

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A compact yet sophisticated antitrust practice with a focus on civil disputes at federal court including class actions and patent disputes. Assists a wide variety of stakeholders including plaintiffs and defendants. Also noted for its defense of clients in connection with criminal antitrust cases.

Strengths Sources attest that the quality of the team allows it to punch well above its weight. "They're fantastic," notes one source. "They are very, very smart and they know this area inside out. A top-notch firm."

Work highlights Acted as co-lead counsel for a class of direct purchasers of urethane chemical products in a major price-fixing litigation. The team helped to achieve settlements totaling $974 million.

Served as co-lead counsel for a class of direct purchasers of steel products in an action alleging price-fixing and collusion to restrict output in the US steel industry.

Significant clients Seegott Chemicals, Southwest Airlines

Notable practitioners

Roberta Liebenberg is a well respected member of the antitrust Bar and is noted for her expertise in class actions and criminal antitrust cases. One market observer notes: "People are always very ready to recognize that she's just an enormously talented person and a very strong lawyer."

Gerard Dever is a "super-hard working and technically excellent attorney," say sources. He is recognized for his strength in civil and criminal antitrust litigation and is also noted for his handling of merger reviews.

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Pepper Hamilton LLP - Antitrust

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A strong group with a well-established presence in the Pennsylvania antitrust market. Has particular expertise in class action litigation cases within the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors and is noted for its handling of cases at the intersection of IP and antitrust law. Also noted for its provision of merger clearance advice to corporate and private equity clients.

Work highlights Acted for GlaxoSmithKline in defense of a series of putative class actions challenging a patent settlement.

Defended Victrex in connection with an FTC investigation into its exclusive and semi-exclusive supply agreements with various medical device manufacturers.

Significant clients Big Heart Pet Brands, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Nippon Sheet Glass, OSF Healthcare Systems, United Egg Producers.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Mather enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market. She is recognized for her handling of the full range of bet-the-company antitrust litigation, including monopolization and cartel cases. Observers affirm that she is "an excellent lawyer."

Barbara Sicalides handles both contentious and noncontentious antitrust matters, including civil and criminal litigation, government investigations and merger reviews. Sources note her "very broad knowledge of antitrust law" and report that "she doesn't go after arguments just to make them; when she makes an argument it's the real deal."

Robin Sumner is a respected antitrust litigator who is particularly noted for her impressive track record in disputes pertaining to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Interviewees name her "a very fine lawyer."

Department profile by Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP represents companies their officers and directors in civil and criminal antitrust matters in federal and state courts and before various agencies. Our practice involves counseling international and domestic clients on how to avoid antitrust liability, and assisting them to implement effective compliance programs. A substantial portion of our practice focuses on handling Hart-Scott-Rodino matters and merger and non-merger-related investigations. We have extensive trial experience in antitrust cases, including handling class action and multidistrict litigation, and often coordinating litigation filed by various plaintiffs in multiple jurisdictions. We have considerable experience with the investigative and enforcement staff of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, the FTC and the offices of state attorneys general nationwide. Our practice in these areas includes matters involving the Sherman and Clayton Acts, the
Robinson-Patman Act and state antitrust laws, as well as civil RICO claims, consumer protection statutes, and franchise laws. We have experience defending clients in patent-antitrust cases, including against allegations of “sham” patent litigation, fraud on the PTO, improper Orange Book listings and anticompetitive settlement agreements with generics. Our experience includes advising clients in high-risk industries such as chemicals, automotive and auto parts, bio-pharmaceutical, building products, flat glass, high tech and various other industries.



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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Antitrust

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for International practice with expertise in the full spectrum of antitrust matters, including compliance, government investigations and jury trials. Frequently handles distribution and exclusive dealings cases as well as large class actions. Noted recent activity on behalf of clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Value for money Sources attest to the firm's "excellent" performance, noting: "They were very responsive and very timely. When we gave them a deadline they met it. They were very good value for money."

Work highlights Defended Hillandale Farms in connection with two class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers. It was alleged that the firm's client conspired with other producers to limit the supply of egg products in order to inflate prices.

Advised Aria Health System in connection with the antitrust risks of potential partnerships with other healthcare systems in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Significant clients Benco Dental Supply Company, Keurig Green Mountain, AmerisourceBergen, AlarMax Distributors, Kadlec Health System.

Notable practitioners

Wendelynne Newton offers a broad antitrust practice covering areas such as litigation and merger reviews, most notably with respect to the healthcare and consumer products industries. Sources describe her as "very pragmatic," and note her ability to "break down the issues to make it easy to understand for non-lawyers."

Howard Scher is a respected antitrust litigator with a strong track record in class action defense. Interviewees praise his "ability to think outside the box and create legally compliant but creative solutions."

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Kohn Swift & Graf, PC - Antitrust

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第三等

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What the team is known for A firm with a strong record in complex antitrust litigation for plaintiff-side clients. Areas of expertise include high-value matters concerning anticompetitive trade practices such as group boycotts and market allocation.

Strengths Observers name Kohn Swift & Graf "an experienced and well-established plaintiffs' antitrust firm."

Notable practitioners

Joseph Kohn impresses market observers with his strength as a plaintiff-side antitrust litigator. He handles such work as part of a broader practice that also encompasses environmental litigation and securities litigation, among other matters. Sources affirm that he is "very well respected."

Robert LaRocca continues to garner market approval for his plaintiff-side antitrust practice. Observers name him "an excellent lawyer."

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Langer, Grogan & Diver PC - Antitrust

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What the team is known for A respected boutique, much sought after for its antitrust experience, especially in multidisciplinary cases involving aspects of complex commercial litigation, IP and consumer law. Frequently advises clients in large and high-profile class actions across the country. Has an impressive record of success and a fine history of achieving high-value settlements on behalf of its clients.

Strengths Sources recognize the firm's presence in this space, with interviewees describing its attorneys as "terrific antitrust lawyers."

Work highlights Acted as lead plaintiffs' counsel in Garber v Major League Baseball. The case concerned the broadcasting of non-local teams, alleging a conspiracy via which each team monopolized a local market into which other teams could not broadcast.

Notable practitioners

Howard Langer is the firm's leading light in the antitrust space. He handles such matters as part of a broader commercial litigation practice and is considered by interviewees to be "a super lawyer."

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Antitrust

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第三等

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What the team is known for A well-known antitrust group with extensive national and international resources and strong experience in FTC-related issues. Particularly excels in high-value class actions, government investigations and transactional due diligence. Noted for its representation of high-profile clients in the life sciences, technology and automotive sectors, among others.

Strengths Clients consider the Morgan Lewis team to be "a true pleasure to work with," and note that "they have always emphasized customer service."

Work highlights Represented Uber Technologies in defense of claims of unfair competition and attempted monopolization brought by the Philadelphia Taxi Association.

Represented Merck & Co in a defense of a putative class action case alleging monopolization on the basis that it had overstated the clinical efficacy of its mumps vaccine in order to deter competitors.

Significant clients Royal Dutch Shell, Travelport, Mitsui E&P, Teva Pharmaceuticals, BMW.

Notable practitioners

Steven Reed is "a fine lawyer" who heads the firm's global antitrust and competition law group. He excels in high stakes class action defense for clients of the caliber of Shell, Uber and Mitsui.

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Reed Smith LLP - Antitrust

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第三等

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What the team is known for Well versed in handling a broad range of competition and antitrust issues on behalf of domestic and international clients. Areas of strength include civil litigation, government investigations and merger reviews. Expertise representing companies in the manufacturing, metal production and telecommunications sectors, among others.

Strengths Clients attest that the team is "extremely knowledgeable about US and international antitrust law."

Work highlights Represented U.S. Steel in an antitrust lawsuit, successfully seeing off an accusation of conspiracy.

Won the dismissal of a four-count conspiracy complaint against Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It had been alleged by the plaintiff hospital system that the defendants had conspired to exclude its new facility from the HCSC network.

Significant clients Highmark, PNC Financial Services, Davis Vision, Bayer, U.S. Steel.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Booker is recognized for his handling of civil and criminal antitrust litigation and for his provision of compliance advice relating to M&A and other matters. Sources say: "He is extremely wise. He really knows the practical business issues that we and his other clients face."

Debra Dermody is particularly noted for her handling of antitrust litigation and counseling relating to M&A. Sources name her "a really major expert on any type of merger or transactional antitrust matter."

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Senior Statesmen

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Brown is noted for his handling of contentious antitrust matters. He represents clients in connection with internal investigations and in civil and criminal antitrust litigation.

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Senior Statesmen

Stephen A Stack Jr

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The hugely experienced Stephen Stack continues to provide clients with the benefit of his expertise in areas such as antitrust litigation, M&A and IP.

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Star Individuals

Pepper Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barbara Mather enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market. She is recognized for her handling of the full range of bet-the-company antitrust litigation, including monopolization and cartel cases. Observers affirm that she is "an excellent lawyer."

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Bizar is a hugely respected antitrust litigator with an outstanding reputation in class action defense and Sherman Act cases. Sources consider him to be "a terrific lawyer."

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Berger & Montague, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Cramer acts on a broad range of plaintiff-side matters and has a hugely impressive track record in terms of winning settlements for his clients. Market sources are unanimous in their praise, describing him as "a very fine antitrust litigator."

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Roberta D Liebenberg

Fine, Kaplan and Black, RPC

From the Chambers USA guide

Roberta Liebenberg is a well respected member of the antitrust Bar and is noted for her expertise in class actions and criminal antitrust cases. One market observer notes: "People are always very ready to recognize that she's just an enormously talented person and a very strong lawyer."

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H. Laddie Montague, Jr.

Berger & Montague, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Laddie Montague chairs the firm's antitrust group. He is a highly respected plaintiff lawyer who continues to impress with his handling of complex antitrust cases. Sources name him "a phenomenal lawyer."

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Barbara T Sicalides

Pepper Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barbara Sicalides handles both contentious and noncontentious antitrust matters, including civil and criminal litigation, government investigations and merger reviews. Sources note her "very broad knowledge of antitrust law" and report that "she doesn't go after arguments just to make them; when she makes an argument it's the real deal."

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Booker is recognized for his handling of civil and criminal antitrust litigation and for his provision of compliance advice relating to M&A and other matters. Sources say: "He is extremely wise. He really knows the practical business issues that we and his other clients face." 

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Merrill G. Davidoff

Berger & Montague, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Merrill Davidoff handles plaintiff-side antitrust cases as part of a broader litigation practice that also encompasses areas such as environmental and securities class actions. Interviewees affirm that he is "a very fine lawyer."

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Gordon cochairs the firm's life sciences and antitrust practice groups. He offers a broad practice covering advisory matters and robust representation in complex litigation and government investigations. He is described by sources as "experienced, professional and courteous."

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Ballard Spahr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Leslie John heads the antitrust group at Ballard Spahr LLP. She focuses her practice on antitrust litigation in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Sources say that she is "a very, very good subject matter expert" who "knows the antitrust world well."

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Kohn Swift & Graf, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Kohn impresses market observers with his strength as a plaintiff-side antitrust litigator. He handles such work as part of a broader practice that also encompasses environmental litigation and securities litigation, among other matters. Sources affirm that he is "very well respected."

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Langer, Grogan & Diver PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Langer is the firm's leading light in the antitrust space. He handles such matters as part of a broader commercial litigation practice and is considered by interviewees to be "a super lawyer."

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Christine C Levin

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very bright" Christine Levin is highly experienced in complex civil and criminal antitrust litigation and notably excels in consumer fraud class action defense. One satisfied client praises her "practical approach to finding real-world solutions to often complex problems."

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Paul Saint-Antoine

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Saint-Antoine of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP continues to be recognized for his defense of clients in connection with civil antitrust litigation. Sources affirm that he is "extraordinarily competent," "incredibly smart," and "very good at synthesizing complicated material into very strong and direct arguments."

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David F. Sorensen

Berger & Montague, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Sorensen is described by observers as a "very skilled antitrust litigator." He has experience in cases pertaining to a broad range of industries and has enjoyed particular success acting on behalf of the direct purchasers of prescription drugs.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Debra Dermody is particularly noted for her handling of antitrust litigation and counseling relating to M&A. Sources name her "a really major expert on any type of merger or transactional antitrust matter."

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Fine, Kaplan and Black, RPC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gerard Dever is a "super-hard working and technically excellent attorney," say sources. He is recognized for his strength in civil and criminal antitrust litigation and is also noted for his handling of merger reviews.

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Kohn Swift & Graf, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert LaRocca continues to garner market approval for his plaintiff-side antitrust practice. Observers name him "an excellent lawyer."

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Wendelynne J Newton

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Wendelynne Newton offers a broad antitrust practice covering areas such as litigation and merger reviews, most notably with respect to the healthcare and consumer products industries. Sources describe her as "very pragmatic," and note her ability to "break down the issues to make it easy to understand for non-lawyers."

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Reed is "a fine lawyer" who heads the firm's global antitrust and competition law group. He excels in high stakes class action defense for clients of the caliber of Shell, Uber and Mitsui.

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Scher is a respected antitrust litigator with a strong track record in class action defense. Interviewees praise his "ability to think outside the box and create legally compliant but creative solutions."

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Pepper Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robin Sumner is a respected antitrust litigator who is particularly noted for her impressive track record in disputes pertaining to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Interviewees name her "a very fine lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Ballard Spahr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jason Leckerman of Ballard Spahr LLP is a younger partner with a burgeoning reputation in the antitrust space. He handles antitrust litigation alongside other business disputes, including product liability cases. He is also noted for his work on merger reviews.

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