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Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured In Global Competition Review's Annual "GCR 100" List

Washington, D.C. - February 1, 2010: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that the firm's Antitrust Group has been recommended in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 2010 edition of the GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Law Practices, for the category of "United States: Governmental Antitrust." GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

According to GCR, "The team is representing long-standing client AT&T on its $2.8 billion acquisition of Centennial Communication. It is also acting for Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies, on its $761 million sale of the Jacobs Ranch coal mine to Arch Coal. This year, Crowell & Moring successfully advised UnitedHealth Group and Sierra Health Services, when the American Medical Association and the Services Employees International Union challenged the merger of the health companies. The firm also advises Via Licensing and the Open Patent Alliance, on the intersection between antitrust and IP law, including standards setting, licensing, and patent pools. On the cartel front, Crowell & Moring represented SAS Group in both the Department of Justice's air cargo cartel investigation and the resulting class action civil litigation."

The GCR 100 analyzes the top 100 competition practices in the world, as selected by GCR editors and reporters. To determine law firm rankings, GCR uses a variety of criteria including size, coverage, degree of competition specialization, policy work and recent successes, among other things. The final list represents GCR's subjective opinion.

In addition to the GCR 100, the following Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group attorneys have been named to GCR's "International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers":

  • Olivier N. Antoine
  • Kent A. Gardiner
  • Wm. Randolph Smith

Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group has been recognized by Chambers USA for its sophisticated work and dedication to client service. The practice represents established Fortune 50 corporations, as well as a broad range of international clients. Crowell & Moring attorneys have a broad range of experience at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission. The group's experience includes the full range of antitrust and trade regulation:

  • civil litigation and investigations;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • criminal grand jury investigations and trials; and
  • counseling on managing antitrust risks in all manner of business transactions.

Crowell & Moring also has a nationwide complex civil litigation practice, in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate level. And the group works closely with clients to reduce antitrust risk by conducting on-site and online antitrust training sessions and by establishing and auditing effective preventative law programs.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


Olivier N. Antoine
Email: Kent A. Gardiner
Email: Wm. Randolph Smith
Senior Counsel
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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