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Rowan D. Wilson is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. He has a broad practice in complex litigation, including antitrust and competition, intellectual property, contract, securities fraud, entertainment and media, and civil rights and employment matters.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Wilson served in a two-year clerkship with Hon. James R. Browning, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined Cravath in 1986 and became a partner in 1992.
Mr. Wilson received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College in 1981 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984, where he was a member of the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review.
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP ‘combines a quick and thorough grasp of clients’ issues with the ability to communicate simply, clearly and completely’. The team is particularly active in financial services litigation and American Express is a key client in this regard. Evan Chesler, Peter Barbur and Kevin Orsini advised the credit card company in a number of disputes, including its appeal of a district court judgment in a case brought by the DOJ and 17 state attorneys general alleging that the merchant acceptance rules imposed by American Express violated the Sherman Act. The pharmaceutical sector is another regular source of work, and Chesler, Rowan Wilson* and David Marriott represented Mylan in its long-running set of lawsuits alleging pay-for-delay agreements with Cephalon relating to the Provigil drug. Qualcomm and Thai Airways are also recent clients. All the lawyers named above are based in the firm’s New York office. *Since publication, Rowan Wilson has been confirmed as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.