Background - Practices (Details)

Antitrust and Competition


Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented AT&T in its $48 billion acquisition of DIRECTV
  • Represented United Technologies in its $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich
  • Represented Coventry Health in its $5.7 billion sale to Aetna
  • Represented DuPont in its $4.9 billion sale of its coatings business
  • Represented AT&T in its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile

Civil Antitrust Litigation

  • Obtained summary judgment for DuPont on antitrust counterclaims filed by Kolon, a leading Korean manufacturer, pertaining to alleged monopolization of para-aramid fiber (marketed by DuPont under the Kevlar® brand), and subsequently obtained $275 million in restitution and damages for DuPont in the related trade secrets matter.
  • Obtained a dismissal of all claims for our client, Motorola, in a significant lawsuit alleging multiple antitrust violations. The plaintiffs sought an injunction to stop defendants from selling their 4G-LTE chips, mobile devices and wireless services, along with treble damages and attorneys’ fees. Corr Wireless Communications, L.L.C., et al. v. AT&T Inc., et al.
  • Represent AT&T, Motorola, Target, Sears, Kmart, RadioShack, Newegg, JACO, Viewsonic, Rockwell, and CompUSA in lawsuits alleging that LCD manufacturers participated in an international price-fixing conspiracy that resulted in damages in the billions of dollars.

Antitrust Recovery

  • Recovered hundreds of millions for clients in litigation claiming price-fixing and cartel activity in the DRAM industry.
  • Recovered $90 million for clients from attempts to monopolize the copper market.
  • Recovered more than $60 million for clients in litigation claiming price-fixing and cartel activity in the rubber chemicals industry.

Antitrust Counseling

  • Represented a major manufacturer of electronics and musical instruments, advising on its management of multiple dealer and distributor networks, including pricing, e-commerce and gray market issues.
  • Represented a major chemical manufacturer regarding multiple distribution networks, pricing, and production joint ventures.
  • Represented a major rail and shipping company in compliance reviews and training.

Health Care Antitrust

  • Represented Coventry Health Corporation in its $5.7 billion sale to Aetna.
  • Represented Humana, Inc. in its acquisition of Arcadian Management Services.
  • Represented Siemens Healthcare in its global collaboration with Varian Medical Systems.

European Competition Law

  • Represented clients in second stage proceedings and participating in some of the most significant transactions reviewed under the European Union (EU) Merger Regulation, both representing merging companies and third-party interveners.
  • Managed the challenges that arise in simultaneous clearance procedure before the European Commission and the DOJ/FTC as well as most other merger control authorities across the globe.
  • At the EU level, we have obtained clearances for transactions in industries including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, the automobile industry, industrial components and the Internet.