GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Cornerstone Research

10 January 2017

Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research is a huge firm whose established presence in the UK and US allows it to work across borders for clients in major industries.

  • 114 competition-focused economists
  • Provided expertise for deals in healthcare, high technology, manufacturing, and consumer goods
  • Six Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees
Global heads Rahul Guha, Andrea Shepard
Home jurisdiction UK, US
Total size of firm 506
Competition economists 114
% of firm specialised 23%
Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees 6
Group one 16
Group two 15
Group three 39
Group four 44

Cornerstone Research has proven itself a worthy contender in the global competition community. Rahul Guha, in the New York office, and Andrea Shepard, in the San Francisco office, co-head the practice. Consisting of 506 members, it has 114 competition specialists.

Over the past year, they have advised clients on regulatory issues in 14 mergers, including major transactions in healthcare, high technology, manufacturing, and consumer goods. In collaboration with Cornerstone’s finance practice, competition consultants have worked on regulatory and litigation matters arising in financial markets, including multiple assignments for clients and joint defence groups facing allegations related to the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate and similar benchmarks, foreign exchange derivatives, and US treasuries.

The firm has also worked on a number of cases involving allegations of vertical and horizontal conspiracy in multiple industries, including agriculture, publishing, consumer products, media and entertainment, high technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, financial services, and transportation services. In many of these cases Cornerstone has worked on both the class certification and merits phases. The group has also been active in cases at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, including work on several patent matters involving standard-essential patents and the use of injunction as a remedy.

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