GCR 100 - 16th Edition

Cornerstone Research

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Cornerstone Research

With practice heads based in San Francisco and New York, it is no surprise Cornerstone Research’s work spans both the high-tech field and financial cases too

  • Advised clients in 12 mergers in telecoms, tech and energy markets
  • Notably active in cases involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, including SEPs and injunctions
  • Acts in cartel cases in sectors that include consumer products, electronic devices, auto parts, air cargo and pharmaceuticals
Global headsRahul Guha, Andrea Shepard
Home jurisdictionUnited States, United Kingdom
Total size of firm410
Competition economists98
% of firm specialised24
Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees5
Group one12
Group two14
Group three30
Group four42

Cornerstone Research’s antitrust and competition practice comprises 98 specialists across eight offices in the United States and Europe. Andrea Shepard in the San Francisco office and Rahul Guha in New York co-head the group. Competition experts represent approximately 24 per cent of the firm’s consultants.

Over the past year, Cornerstone Research has advised clients on regulatory issues in twelve mergers, including major transactions in media and telecom services, high-tech, energy markets and food distribution services. The group has been active in cases at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, including work on several patent matters involving smartphones, standard essential patents and the use of an injunction as a remedy. In collaboration with its finance practice, its economists also work on competition issues arising in matters involving financial institutions, including Libor, foreign exchange, credit default swaps and private equity cases. The firm has also worked on a number of cases involving allegations of vertical and horizontal conspiracy in other industries, including agriculture, consumer products, electronics, telecoms, auto parts and air cargo. In many of these cases, the group has worked on both the class certification and merits phases.

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