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Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review’s 17th Edition "GCR 100"

Group recognized in Washington, D.C., California, and New York

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP's Antitrust Group has again been recognized as "highly recommended" in Global Competition Review's (GCR) 17th edition of the "GCR 100: The World's Leading Competition Practices" in the Washington, D.C., California, and New York categories. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

This marks the second year in a row in which the firm’s Antitrust Group received this distinction in the three U.S. regions. The firm’s antitrust capabilities have been recognized in the GCR 100 since 2007.

The editors of the GCR 100 survey in the Washington, D.C. category note that the Antitrust Group, “represent[s] Humana in connection with the antitrust review of its proposed US$37 billion merger with Aetna. ... The firm was also lead antitrust counsel for TransCanada during the review of its US$13 billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline. In litigation, Crowell won motions for summary judgment against claims of tying and exclusive dealing, and against a lawsuit alleging price-fixing for titanium dioxide.”

In describing the Group’s California accomplishments, GCR notes: “In the past year, the Crowell team experienced success in all facets of the practice: headline mergers, criminal cartel investigations and high-stakes antitrust litigation for Fortune 100 companies and other high-profile clients.” According to the report, the “notable wins" include summary judgment for Ericsson defeating a handset maker's unfair competition claim that had attacked Ericsson's licensing of its global portfolio of standard essential patents for mobile telecom.

In its New York profile of the Group, GCR highlights the office’s practice work in ongoing criminal investigations – auto parts, resistors, Libor and Forex – and its key role in major antitrust litigation matters. In addition, it notes the “New York antitrust group has assisted on some of the biggest and most controversial deals of the past year. It was part of the core team that obtained DOJ clearance for AT&T’s US$67 billion acquisition of DirecTV.” It also highlights the firm’s successful representation of an opponent to the proposed Sysco/US Foods merger – a deal ultimately enjoined and abandoned.

To view the firm's "GCR 100" profile, please click here. GCR ranks lawyers and law firms around the world, covering 50 jurisdictions.

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, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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