United States: Illinois
While former Chicago practice head Dick Rappaport is technically no longer in the partnership at McGuireWoods, he remains as counsel and assists Who’s Who Legal nominee Amy B Manning and her team with a growing number of criminal and civil antitrust cases. Manning is flanked by two other partners, two counsel and seven associates. While much of the firm’s work happens behind the closed doors of grand juries and Department of Justice meetings, Manning says the Chicago office is as busy as ever.
The firm’s public matters include acting for shipper Horizon Lines, defending the company in both the criminal and civil sides of the cabotage shipping antitrust investigation. It took on plaintiff-side work when it agreed to act for Methodist Health Services Corporation in its antitrust suit against OSF Healthcare System, which is now in the throes of discovery. The Chicago group is also helping the primary partners out of the Richmond office in advising Carpenter Co in the polyurethane foam multidistrict litigation. But the firm’s confidential clients are just as impressive, if not more so. Manning has built a reputation advising executives carved out of corporate plea agreements in major criminal cartel matters – three of those are on the books at the moment – and the team does a significant amount of antitrust counselling and compliance work for multiple multinational companies.