GCR 100 2021



Professional notice

United States: Illinois

Amy Manning marshals MCGUIRE WOODS’ antitrust practice in Illinois, assisted by fellow partners Angelo Russo, Sarah Zielinski, two counsel and four associates. The team is busy working on a myriad of confidential criminal antitrust matters. Public work includes defending a pair of clients against lawsuits alleging illegal no-poach conspiracies: Schneider National against claims it agreed not to hire rival trucking employees and Elite Staffing against claims brought by the Illinois attorney general asserting an anticompetitive agreement among three temporary staffing agencies.

For plaintiffs, McGuireWoods represents valve maker Nibco in its lawsuit accusing rival Viega of illegally tying the sale of its copper press fittings to the sale of its carbon steel press fittings. A Pennsylvania federal court denied Viega’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit in November 2018. McGuireWoods is also representing drugmaker Fresenius Kabi in its complaint alleging that Par Pharmaceutical illegally delayed entry for a generic alternative to the diabetes medication Vasopressin. Fresenius’s complaint survived a motion to dismiss, but the company is now appealing against Par being granted summary judgment for its antitrust claims.

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. Nine McGuireWoods lawyers hold leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, the world’s leading professional organization for antitrust and competition law.


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