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Global Competition Review Lists Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group as "Highly Recommended" in 20th Annual "GCR 100"

New York Partner Olivier Antoine Named Who’s Who Legal "Thought Leader"

Washington – February 5, 2020: Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group was recognized as “Highly Recommended” in Global Competition Review’s “GCR 100” – the leading ranking of the world’s competition policy law and economics practices. This year marks the 20th edition of the awards and the fifth consecutive year that the firm was ranked as “Highly Recommended” in New York. The firm was also ranked as “Recommended” in Washington, D.C. and California. GCR is the leading international journal of competition policy and regulation.

The GCR editors highlighted the group’s significant work on behalf of AT&T, including on the successful defense of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, as well as its work advising United Technologies in connection with its acquisition of Rockwell Collins, the largest aerospace deal in history. Each of these matters involved Group members from D.C., New York and California. Outside of the merger context, GCR also noted that Crowell’s Antitrust Group is active in many of the major Justice Department probes in recent years, including those involving information sharing among higher education institutions, as well as generic drug price fixing and telecom standard setting. The group was also noted as advising AT&T as a third party in connection with the State Attorneys General case in relation to T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint.

In addition to group-wide accolades, partner Olivier N. Antoine not only was noted by the editors as a leader in New York, but was recently named by GCR’s sister publication Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Competition for 2020. Shawn Johnson, co-chair of the global antitrust practice, was also singled out by the editors for his work with United Technologies in the aforementioned Rockwell Collins matter, as well as the company’s pending merger with Raytheon.

The editors further reported that the firm’s “rivals consider Crowell & Moring’s California antitrust practice to be high-quality.” The California antitrust practice is noted for representing HP, Ingram Micro, and Synnex as plaintiffs seeking recoveries in the Optical Disk Drive antitrust litigation. Jason Murray, managing partner of the Los Angeles office and co-chair of the group, was mentioned as leading a large team of lawyers throughout the state. That team is currently litigating numerous antitrust matters in technology, health care and affirmative recovery cases. Also mentioned was the firm’s work representing Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo in a class action antitrust lawsuit surrounding employee healthcare.

The firm’s complete GCR 100 profile can be seen here.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist