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Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 14th Edition "GCR 100" in D.C. and New York

Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2013: Crowell & Moring LLP's Antitrust Group has been recognized as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 14th edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Practices," in the categories of "United States: Government Antitrust" and "United States: New York." GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

The editors of  the GCR 100 survey in the "United States: Government Antitrust" category note, "As well as working on some of last year's most high-profile deals, Crowell & Moring says it is experiencing an 'explosive' growth in litigation work. The team, headed by Randolph Smith and Robert Lipstein, saw its litigators win four Twombly motions to dismiss in a row in summer 2012, and the firm continues to hire a number of litigation specialists to meet the growing demand."

Further, the report highlights that the firm, "Continue(s) to act for Amazon in antitrust litigation brought by independent booksellers at a court in New York, and are representing companies such as AT&T and Motorola in bringing LCD lawsuits that have so far generated over US$100 million in settlements. In merger work, the practice led the way for United Technologies in its multi-jurisdictional purchase of Goodrich, the largest aerospace deal in history, assisted Dupont Pioneer in obtaining South African clearance for a contested acquisition of Pannar seed company, and is representing Coventry Health in its US$5.7 billion sale to Aetna."

The second accolade, appearing in GCR's "United States: New York" section, reports, "Big-ticket merger work, criminal cartel investigations and civil antitrust litigation are the three pillars of Crowell & Moring's workload...The firm has been very successful in keeping to these aims, with a presence on several recent high-profile competition matters."

The New York edition continues, "The firm is representing AT&T over its proposed US$4 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless, (Olivier) Antoine advised Veolia in obtaining conditional clearance for the US$1.9 billion sale of its solid waste management unit to Highstar, and was counsel to DuPont in the US$4.9 billion acquisition of its automotive coatings business by Carlyle Group. On the behavioural side, Crowell is advising clients in some of the DoJ's major investigations: car parts, Libor, and municipal bonds. (Daniel) Zelenko focuses his practice on litigation, and he says the firm is busy in its defence of Amazon over alleged monopolisation of the e-books market through its agreements with the six major publishing houses. It is also defending medical products distributor Owens & Minor in two federal lawsuits challenging company's pricing model; in the first lawsuit the claims were dismissed."

To view the firm's GCR "United States: Government Antitrust" profile, please click here.

To view the firm's GCR "United States: New York" profile, please click here.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


An Pham
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