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Global Competition Review Ranks Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100"

Washington – December 18, 2020: Global Competition Review ranked Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in its annual “GCR 100” – the leading ranking of the world’s competition policy law and economics practices. This year marks the 21st edition of the awards and the 14th consecutive year that the Antitrust & Competition Group has been recognized.

In New York, the firm was ranked as “Highly Recommended.” The GCR editors noted that Olivier N. Antoine and a team of five other partners and four associates represented AT&T as a third-party in connection with the T-Mobile/Sprint transaction and related litigation. Antoine also represented AT&T in connection with the sale of its wireline and wireless business in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, securing conditional approval from the Antitrust Division in October 2020. The publication also singled out Juan Arteaga for co-leading efforts on behalf of Novant Health as it seeks to secure approval of its purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

In Washington, the publication spotlighted Shawn Johnson, co-chair of the group, for his work advising United Technologies in connection with its $135 billion acquisition of Raytheon, the largest aerospace and defense deal in history. Other group members who worked on that deal included partner Wm. Randolph Smith and counsel Megan Wolf. The editors also noted D.C.-based partners Kent Gardiner and Luke van Houwelingen, who represent CSX Transportation in consolidated multi-district litigation alleging that it and three other major U.S. freight railroads conspired to fix fuel surcharge prices. The firm is also acting for United Airlines in the Domestic Airline Travel antitrust litigation, which involves allegations that major airlines colluded to restrict the capacity of domestic air transportation.

The firm’s work in California was also recognized, including co-chair of the group Jason Murray, who defended the City of Los Angeles and the Port of Los Angeles in a federal antitrust suit that was successfully dismissed with prejudice. Chahira Solh, managing partner of the firm’s Orange County office, was also singled out for her representation of Siemens Mobility in a lawsuit against Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. Other significant work completed by the group in California include matters for Cardinal Health, KOA, and Kaiser Health.

In Belgium, the publication noted the arrival of Luc Machtelinckx, a senior counsel from Telenet where he served as general counsel. The publication noted that the firm advised the broadband provider on its acquisition of sole control over De Vijver Media, which the BCA conditionally cleared in May 2019. The firm also represented the Federation of Music Festivals in Flanders in a dispute with the Belgian Association of Authors Composers and Publishers.

To read the firm’s full listing in the “GCR 100,” visit here.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist
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