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Year after year, Crowell & Moring is recognized as a top antitrust practice by legal and industry journals. We were recognized as "highly recommended" in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 16th edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices," in the Washington, D.C., New York, and California categories. Our Washington, D.C., and Brussels-based groups have been listed among the leading practices in both Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where clients describe our lawyers as "highly impressive" and possessing "an exceptional ability to communicate complex, technical issues to the layman." In addition, we were most recently selected to Law360's "Competition Practice Groups of the Year" listing, which characterizes our team as "uniquely well-rounded."

Our practice covers the full range of substantive antitrust and trade regulations, including:

  • Defense of civil litigation and government investigations
  • Pursuit of damages in recovery actions through both opt-out litigation and claims management
  • Criminal grand jury investigations and trials
  • Full-service merger and acquisition representation
  • Pragmatic counseling to manage antitrust risks, including conducting audits and sophisticated compliance training
  • Trade association representation

Our deep bench of trial lawyers routinely represents industry-leading companies in defense of antitrust claims, and in pursuit of affirmative recoveries when our clients have been victims of price-fixing conspiracies. Recent matters include E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., in which, after obtaining a $919.9 million verdict against Kolon for the theft of KEVLAR® technology, our antitrust team defeated Kolon's antitrust counterclaims on a motion for summary judgment. We have also obtained multimillion dollar recoveries for clients like AT&T, Motorola, and others.

Our transactions practice has handled some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in recent history, including AT&T's $48 billion acquisition of DIRECTV, United Technologies' $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich, Coventry Health's $5.7 billion sale to Aetna, and the $4.9 billion coatings business sale of DuPont. Additionally, we regularly counsel high-profile clients on the full complement of antitrust issues, serving as a trusted adviser with a deep understanding of our clients' business drivers and the industries in which they compete.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in private practice, as well as within governmental antitrust agencies. Our team members have held key positions of responsibility at agencies before which we regularly appear on behalf of clients, including the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in the United States, and the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission in the United Kingdom. We know firsthand the political and legislative forces that drive regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Our depth of substantive experience, along with our understanding of how the regulatory agencies work and our commitment to partnering with clients to achieve their business results, explain why Crowell & Moring's antitrust practice is one of the most highly respected practices in the United States and around the world.

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DOJ Dusts Off Arbitration Option For Mergers After 20 Years Law360 (September 16, 2019)
In the News
INSIGHT: The FTC Tech Task Force-Are Lawsuits On The Horizon? (September 13, 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, and Akhil Sheth.
Publications
"In Unprecedented Move, DOJ Turns to Binding Arbitration in Merger Challenge," Antitrust Law Alert (September 12, 2019). Contacts: Wm. Randolph Smith, Randa Adra, Juan A. Arteaga
Client Alert/Newsletter
INSIGHT: The FTC Tech Task Forceā€”Answers To Important Questions (Part 1) (September 10, 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, and Akhil Sheth.
Publications
Google, Facebook Face Multiple Risks From New State Probes The Information (September 9, 2019)
In the News
"Recovering Damages in Cartel Cases," ACC Lunch Seminar, Brussels, Belgium (September 5, 2019). Presenters: Thomas De Meese and Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh.
Speech/Presentation
Top 10 Antitrust Issues in CPG Mergers (August 18, 2019). Co-Author: Alexis J. Gilman.
Publications
The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.16.2019)
Firm News/Announcement
District Court Decision In FTC v. Qualcomm Spawns Controversy: Four Issues To Watch On Appeal (July/August 2019). Authors: John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, and Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Publications
Apple Inc. v. Pepper: Online App Stores Are Retailers, Whether Or Not They Are Platforms (August, 2019). Authors: Martin J. Mackowski, Robert B. McNary, and Shaina Vinayek.
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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, London, and Brussels.

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