Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review’s "GCR 100" and "U.S. Government Antitrust" Surveys
Washington, D.C. – June 9, 2011: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that the firm's Antitrust Group has been recommended in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 2011 edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Law Practices," for the category of "United States: Governmental Antitrust." In addition, the group has also been ranked as a highly recommended competition practice in GCR's "U.S. Government Antitrust Survey," a list of Washington, D.C.'s, antitrust leading firms. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.
The GCR 100 survey reported on several of Crowell & Moring's high profile matters, including its role as co-counsel to client AT&T on its purchase of T-Mobile. According to the survey, Crowell "added AOL, Avaya, Enterprise Holdings, and Johnson & Johnson to its books, as well as representing AOL and Yamaha Corporation of America in antitrust litigation and advising AT&T in the iPhones class action. The group has handled several high-profile M&A matters, including AT&T's US$1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM and Alcoa's acquisition of Three Rivers Aluminum Company. The team also advised Reed Elsevier on its $4.1 billion acquisition of ChoicePoint and United Technologies on its $1.8 billion acquisition of GE Security. On the criminal side, the team has represented clients under investigation in the agriculture and aviation industry, as well as several sectors of the retail industry."
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.
GCR's "US Government Antitrust Survey" highlights Crowell & Moring's work in the antitrust health care arena, and specifically how that relates to U.S. health care reform with more consolidation in the sector and a possible increase in counseling for health insurance providers and hospitals on policy changes.
According to the survey, Crowell & Moring's "litigation docket is heaving, as the firm continues to represent defendants and plaintiffs in the markets for foam, compressors, cathode ray tubes, air cargo, liquid crystal display and auto filters, as well as handling various agriculture lawsuits."
In addition to these surveys, Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group attorneys Kent A. Gardiner, Wm. Randolph Smith, and Olivier N. Antoine have been named to GCR's "International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers."
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 nearly 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.