USA Litigator of the Week

Litigators of the week: Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick

Litigators of the week: Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick

GCR USA - 17 May 2019

Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is not known for an expansive view of the federal antitrust laws, but he sided with iPhone users bringing antitrust claims – a win for their counsel at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick.

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

GCR USA - 23 October 2018

The overturning of class certification for indirect purchasers of Asacol may reshape how some class actions are formed, as a defence strategy of aggressive discovery on plaintiffs bore fruit in a successful appeal.

Litigators of the Week: Joe Presta and Robert Rowan

Litigators of the Week: Joe Presta and Robert Rowan

GCR USA - 13 August 2018

It is hard out there for a claim under section 2 of the Sherman Act. Even the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has not tried to bring more than a handful of monopolisation charges in recent years. With all the precedent about antitrust law not protecting competitors, how do the rivals of the defendant win a $315 million jury verdict?

Litigators of the Week: Counsel to the AndroGel defendants

Litigators of the Week: Counsel to the AndroGel defendants

GCR USA - 20 July 2018

Court dockets show little success for drugmakers in blocking direct purchasers from obtaining class certification in pay-for-delay cases. So defence counsel had particular reason to celebrate this week when a judge rejected class status for the pharmaceutical wholesalers seeking damages from reverse-payment settlements for Androgel.

Litigators of the Week: Steven Bizar, Joseph Callow and Jay Levine

Litigators of the Week: Steven Bizar, Joseph Callow and Jay Levine

GCR USA - 20 June 2018

How do you convince a jury to rule in favour of three dominant producers in the egg industry after a decade-long class action suit? Lawyers at Dechert say it is about telling a convincing story and leaving the econometrics at home.

Litigators of the Week: Weil Gotshal’s David Lender and Eric Hochstadt

Litigators of the Week: Weil Gotshal’s David Lender and Eric Hochstadt

GCR USA - 23 April 2018

After a company has spent nearly a decade trying to evade an antitrust trial, what does it do when it finally has to defend itself on the merits in court? For C&S Wholesale Grocers – which stood accused of dividing geographic markets with Supervalu, the other biggest grocery wholesaler in the US – the answer was to hire Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Nemelka, Aaron Panner and Derek Ho

Litigators of the Week: Michael Nemelka, Aaron Panner and Derek Ho

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

How do you persuade customers to testify against the two dominant companies in an industry to help win your client access to the data it needs? A trio of partners at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick say that if customers are sufficiently fed up with higher prices and the loss of their preferred service provider, they'll tell a judge about it.

Litigator of the Week: Sam Baxter

Litigator of the Week: Sam Baxter

GCR USA - 02 May 2017

How does a lawyer decide to take on a David versus Goliath case such as that brought by competitors against General Electric on monopolisation grounds – a notoriously difficult claim to prove under current antitrust law?

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.