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Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"

Washington, D.C. – January 22, 2015: Crowell & Moring LLP's Antitrust Group has again been recognized as "highly recommended" in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 15th edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Practices," in both the Washington, D.C. and New York categories. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

The editors of the GCR 100 survey in the Washington, D.C. category note that the Antitrust Group at Crowell & Moring "saw stunning success in all facets of the practice, including advising on in-depth merger investigations and prevailing in a dozen dispositive motions in litigations. The team, headed by William Randolph Smith, is lead antitrust counsel to AT&T in its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, which is currently under deep review by multiple federal and state agencies; Alcoa on its acquisition of industry supplier Firth Rixson for $2.85 billion; and Siemens in the sale of its health IT unit to Cerner, which is expected to close next year."

Additionally, the report highlights the firm's "frenetic activity on both sides of the courtroom," including its representation of Motorola Mobility in a lawsuit against makers of LCD screens, and on the defense side, the firm's representation of CSX Transportation in rail freight surcharge litigation, as well as the leading U.S. provider of dialysis services in a monopolization case."

In its New York profile of the Group, GCR reports, "Big-ticket merger work, criminal cartel investigations and civil antitrust litigation are the three pillars of Crowell & Moring's workload." The feature also notes the firm's representation of AT&T in its $4 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless and their role as lead U.S. antitrust counsel for the company on their $67 billion purchase of DirecTV. Further, the editors note that the Group "counsels multiple individuals in the DOJ's criminal investigation into auto parts price-fixing and the agency's Libor investigation of several current and former Lloyds employees.

To view the firm's "GCR 100" profile, please click here.

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.


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