GCR 100 - 10th Edition

Morrison & Foerster LLP

14 January 2010

Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Washington, DC office comprises six partners, two of counsel and 12 associates. Partner Steve Smith co-chairs the competition group alongside David Meyer, who joined the firm as partner this year. Meyer was the principal deputy AAG in the DoJ’s antitrust division.

The group divides its time fairly evenly between merger work, civil investigations and cartel work, both before the US antitrust authorities and in private claims.

“We encourage teamwork and sharing across our offices, leveraging our geographic and subject matter expertise,” says Smith. “Our cases are staffed in the manner that best addresses each client’s needs.”

The firm is involved in the In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, one of the largest antitrust litigations pending in any court. It also continues to act for American Airlines in its alliance with British Airways. The agreement allows them to operate as a single carrier on transatlantic routes.

The competition team handled Toshiba’s acquisition of Fujitsu’s hard disk drive business. It also represented UPS in the LTL Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, defending claims that the companies colluded to fix fuel surcharges. The case was dismissed with prejudice this year.

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