United States: Government Antitrust
Partners Randolph Smith and Robert Lipstein lead Crowell & Moring’s 64-strong antitrust group in Washington, DC. Lipstein says the team continues to hunt for yet more talent and that it’s among the firm’s “strategic imperatives” to grow the group.
Partner Arthur Lerner specialises in antitrust health care matters. He says work is intensifying since the US health-care reform, which will lead to more consolidation in the sector, and he expects an increase in counselling for health insurance providers and hospitals to help them navigate the recent policy changes.
The litigation docket is heaving, as the firm continues to represent defendants and plaintiffs in the markets for foam compressors, cathode ray tubes, air cargo, liquid crystal display and auto filters, as well as handling various agriculture lawsuits. The firm is co-counsel to AT&T with Arnold & Porter on its headline-grabbing purchase of T-Mobile. The team is also handling the plaintiff’s work for AT&T, Motorola, Target and others in the LCD multi-district antitrust class action. The team has also advised CSX Transportation in the rail freight fuel surcharge class action, and Oracle - formerly Sun Microsystems - in the DRAM case. DuPont and Yamaha are also clients.
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group has earned an enviable reputation and client list by offering unparalleled client service and business-focused advice. The firm represents major players in critical sectors including aerospace, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, technology and telecommunications. Some of Crowell & Moring's recent transactional engagements include serving as co-lead regulatory counsel on AT&T's acquisitions of Bell South and Centennial Wireless, as well as the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile; UTC's $16.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich Aerospace; DuPont's $6.3 billion acquisition of Danisco; Humana’s acquisition of Arcadian Management Services, Inc. and Reed Elsevier's acquisition of Accuity Holdings, Inc. On the litigation side, we continue to represent CSX Transportation in a class action price-fixing case involving fuel surcharges, DuPont in antitrust and trade secret litigation against its competitor Kolon, in which DuPont just attained a $919 million jury verdict, Oracle in a recovery action against Micron for DRAM pricing, AT&T in defense of class actions involving the iPhone, and Yamaha in multiple class actions alleging price-fixing.
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