GCR 100 2020



Professional notice

United States: Illinois

Amy Manning helms the growing competition practice at McGuireWoods in Chicago, a key player in the city’s antitrust bar. Roughly 30% to 50% of the competition work done by this team involves confidential criminal cases.

On the plaintiffs’ side, the firm is acting for valve maker Nibco, which has accused rival Viega of illegally tying the sale of its copper press fittings to the sale of its carbon steel press fittings. In 2018, a Pennsylvania federal court refused to dismiss the lawsuit, finding that Nibco showed plausible violations of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and state common law. McGuireWoods is also representing drug maker Fresenius Kabi in its complaint against Par, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Fresenius has accused Par of allegedly of abusing its monopoly power by preventing rivals acquiring the active molecule in a critical antidiuretic drug. The case survived a motion to dismiss.

McGuireWoods’ global team of antitrust and international trade lawyers excels at finding creative, practical ways for clients to compete aggressively while minimizing risks. We serve clients around the globe in virtually every significant area of antitrust and competition law, including:

  • Antitrust Litigation and Government Investigations
  • Antitrust Audits, Compliance Programs and Counseling
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Debarment Proceedings
  • European Competition, International Trade and EU Regulatory
  • Grand Jury Investigations and Criminal Prosecutions
  • International Cartel Investigations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Treble Damage Litigation
  • State Aid within the EU

 As imaginative problem solvers in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, we have served as counsel in major proceedings, such as the auto parts litigation, the cabotage shipping antitrust litigation, polyurethane foam antitrust litigation and the vitamins litigation. We are hired to think strategically, manage risk, and successfully resolve disputes involving allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, monopolization, attempts to monopolize, predatory pricing, tying arrangements, price discrimination and many other claims.

As business counselors, our lawyers solve the antitrust business issues that clients face daily. We have an extensive amount of experience creating and implementing antitrust compliance programs for many companies, including policy drafting, annual training, and auditing. 

We are also leaders in the antitrust community. Eight McGuireWoods lawyers hold leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, the world’s leading professional organization for antitrust and competition law.

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