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Litigators of the Week: the US Airways O’Melveny team

Litigators of the Week: the US Airways O’Melveny team

GCR USA - 30 December 2016

Antitrust cases rarely make it all the way to trial, and even more rarely give a jury the opportunity to return a verdict.

Litigators of the Week: Evan Chesler, Peter Barbur and Kevin Orsini

Litigators of the Week: Evan Chesler, Peter Barbur and Kevin Orsini

GCR USA - 03 October 2016

There may be no better exponents of how difficult it was to win reversal of a lower court’s ruling against American Express than those who oppose the appellate court’s decision.

Litigator of the Week: Daniel Laytin

Litigator of the Week: Daniel Laytin

GCR USA - 22 August 2016

Lawyers defending a trio of Chinese solar panel makers had good news and bad news: they got a bankrupt US competitor’s lawsuit, claiming that the companies had colluded on “unreasonably low prices”, kicked out of Michigan federal court, even though a similar complaint in California federal court had survived their motion to dismiss. Next up: the Michigan plaintiff appealed against its loss, and cited the contrary California decision.

Litigator of the Week: Dan Wall

Litigator of the Week: Dan Wall

GCR USA - 23 May 2016

Unusually, Latham & Watkins partner Dan Wall was able to defeat two requests for preliminary injunctions in separate cases within the same week earlier this month. For that, he's our Litigator of the Week. 

Litigators of the Week: Al Pfeiffer and Peggy Zwisler

Litigators of the Week: Al Pfeiffer and Peggy Zwisler

GCR USA - 19 May 2016

Last week, Latham & Watkins fended off an attempt by cranberry growers to sue Ocean Spray on a class-wide basis for allegedly suppressing the market price for cranberry concentrate.

Litigator of the Week: Robert Milne

Litigator of the Week: Robert Milne

GCR USA - 25 February 2016

When a federal judge ruled last week that price-fixing claims against a group of building material companies can go before a jury, he made one exception.

Litigators of the Week: Robert Wick and Richard Pepperman

Litigators of the Week: Robert Wick and Richard Pepperman

GCR USA - 12 January 2016

Kicking a complaint on a motion to dismiss, without giving the plaintiffs an opportunity to fix its flaws, is not standard procedure in antitrust law and has been known to draw a critical eye from appellate courts. But Judge Katherine Forrest evidently had the confidence to do so last week after her questions were answered in four hours of oral argument by attorneys for the banks accused of conspiring to monopolise and inflate zinc prices.

Litigator of the Week: Ballard Spahr’s Leslie John

Litigator of the Week: Ballard Spahr’s Leslie John

GCR USA - 02 July 2015

Thanks to Ballard Spahr antitrust partner Leslie John, plaintiffs alleging GlaxoSmithKline used reverse-payment settlements to delay generic versions of antidepressant drug Wellbutrin can no longer move forward as a group. 

Litigator of the Week: Terry Reed

Litigator of the Week: Terry Reed

GCR USA - 13 May 2015

Going to trial against the Department of Justice’s antitrust division – especially after it has already collected guilty pleas and convictions from everyone else accused in a cartel – takes moxie.

Litigator of the Week: Mark Gidley

Litigator of the Week: Mark Gidley

GCR USA - 23 April 2015

Thanks to White & Case antitrust partner J Mark Gidley, a product-hopping lawsuit against the New Jersey pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott has met its end.

Litigators of the Week: Brian Rocca and John Schmidtlein

Litigators of the Week: Brian Rocca and John Schmidtlein

GCR USA - 06 April 2015

Mobile phone buyers have dropped a lawsuit challenging a central part of Google’s mobile business model – its ability to make its search engine the default on the Android operating system – thanks to lawyers at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Williams & Connolly.

Litigator of the Week: Jonathan Jacobson

Litigator of the Week: Jonathan Jacobson

GCR USA - 25 February 2015

Thanks to the Wilson Sonsini antitrust partner, one of the country’s more colourful antitrust battles came to an end last week after a Maryland federal judge tossed out claims that entertainment giant Live Nation illegally forced touring artists to perform at its own arena.

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