John Harkrider is a founding partner of Axinn and is ranked at Tier 1 in Chambers. He was global lead counsel on Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of Life Technologies, Dell’s acquisition of EMC and Ball Corporation’s acquisition of Rexam PLC. He was also counsel to Google in its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. He has litigated three different merger challenges, most notably Tyson Foods’ sale of assets to Georges, SunGard’s acquisition of Comdisco, and Omnicare’s proposed acquisition of Pharmerica. He was GCR’s Lawyer of the Year and has been shortlisted for Dealmaker of the Year. He was also named as American Lawyer Litigator of the Week for his representation of Google before the FTC.