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Profiled by The American Lawyer as having made one of “the most important lateral moves in 2011” and one of the “biggest stars” from the former Howrey law firm to hit “the open market,” Bob Abrams chairs BakerHostetler’s nationwide Antitrust group, which has more than doubled in size in recent years. A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers with more than 30 years of trial experience, Bob has tried antitrust cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and also class actions and other complex commercial cases. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Bob co-chaired Howrey’s Global Litigation Group.
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Baker & Hostetler LLP’s antitrust practice is noted for its strong East Coast and Midwest coverage. The Washington DC office was particularly active of late, and highlights included representing Caterpillar in private litigation brought by a would-be importer of Chinese-made construction equipment alleging a conspiracy to block the importer from obtaining online distribution; Gregory Commins led. In Philadelphia, Carl Hittinger continues to defend the Deseret News Publishing Company in a case involving the alleged creation of a monopoly in the Salt Lake City newspaper market. The ‘very strong group of attorneys that has a long history of working together’ also includes Lee Simowitz, Robert Brookhiser, who is lauded for his ‘considerable expertise’, and national practice head and ‘strong attorney’ Robert Abrams.