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Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 16th Edition 'GCR 100'

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2016: Crowell & Moring LLP's Antitrust Group has been 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. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

The editors of the GCR 100 survey in the Washington, D.C. category report, "Companies in the hospital, health insurance, defense and telecoms industries regularly pick Crowell & Moring lawyers for merger control," including representing Siemens in the sale of multiple healthcare businesses. The publication also highlights that Wm. Randolph Smith, chair of the Antitrust Group at Crowell & Moring, "often handles AT&T's biggest antitrust matters," including the DirecTV acquisition.

GCR reports further that, "The firm's book of work is thick" in antitrust litigation. The publication notes, "Hewlett Packard has turned to Crowell & Moring to help it sue the alleged optical disk drive cartel members. Elsewhere, the firm acted for PeopleBrowsr in its very public unfair competition spat with Twitter, and it helped DuPont see its way out of a monopolization lawsuit."

In the 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 New York practice counsels those involved in ongoing criminal investigations – auto parts, resistors, Libor and Forex – and plays a key role in major litigation matters, including ongoing representation of DuPont, DaVita, Target and Viewsonic." The publication highlights the firm's representation, "on some of the biggest and most controversial deals of the past year," including obtaining DoJ clearance for AT&T's US$67 billion acquisition of DirecTV, and representing foodservice company Shamrock Foods in its opposition to the proposed Sysco/US Foods merger.

In the firm's California profile, GCR notes, "The California-based antitrust group at Crowell & Moring is one of the most remarkable in the state. Over the years, the practice has found its niche splitting its time between defense and plaintiffs matters, leading for major opt-out clients in some of the top antitrust litigation matters in the country."

Click here to view the firm's "GCR 100" profile [PDF].

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.


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