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Crowell & Moring LLP

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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Civil litigation/class actions: defense - ranked: tier 5

Crowell & Moring LLP

Illustrative of Crowell & Moring LLP’s strengths in large-scale and complex antitrust litigation, it is representing eight Blue Cross Blue Shield companies in an MDL, which consists of more than 20 class action cases nationwide. Shari Lahlou is defending DuPont in class action litigation arising from an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the titanium dioxide industry. Also recommended are Jason Murray - who chairs the antitrust practice with Lalou - and Jordan Ludwig (both in Los Angeles), who are representing KOA Corporation and KOA Speer Electronics in several price-fixing class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers of resistors. Kent Gardiner and Matthew McBurney are other key figures. Juan Arteaga recently joined the firm’s New York office, having served as deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. Another recent addition Alexis Gilman was Assistant Director at the FTC’s Mergers IV Division. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP’s antitrust team is at the front end of many headline multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions. Shawn Johnson and Joseph Miller were key advisers to Humana (as part of the firm’s role as the lead counsel to the client) regarding the DOJ investigation and challenge of its $37bn merger with Aetna. Wm. Randolph Smith, Johnson, New York-based attorney Olivier Antoine and others are acting as antitrust counsel to AT&T in its merger with Time Warner; the DOJ has filed a lawsuit to block the transaction. In addition, Megan Wolf, Antoine and Mary Anne Mason assisted TransCanada with obtaining FTC clearance for its $13bn acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group. The practice has gone from strength to strength, with New York-based practitioner Juan Arteaga (the former deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division) and Alexis Gilman (most recently serving as the assistant director at the Mergers IV Division of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition) joining the team. Shari Lahlou and Los Angeles-based Jason Murray chair the antitrust practice. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Crowell & Moring LLP

A high proportion of Crowell & Moring LLP’s lawyers are focused on litigation. With an extensive office network in California as well as offices in New York and Washington DC, the firm is active in litigation nationwide. It is particularly renowned in healthcare litigation; in recent work, a cross-office team represented eight Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in an antitrust MDL. Washington DC-based Mark Klapow and Los Angeles-based Jennifer Romano head the practice, which expanded in 2017 with the hires of Valerie Goo and Kent Goss in Los Angeles and IP and cybersecurity expert Gabriel Ramsey in San Francisco from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 4

Crowell & Moring LLP

Primarily led from the firm’s Washington DC headquarters, and also able to tap into key strategic offices in New York and California, as well as internationally from London and Brussels, Crowell & Moring LLP is well-positioned to provide comprehensive contentious and non-contentious international trade advice to clients from a range of industry sectors including financial services, retail and firearms. Splitting his time between Washington DC and Brussels, Jeffrey Snyder excels at cross-border matters on behalf of multinational clients seeking guidance on the extraterritorial impact of US regulations including sanctions administered by OFAC. John Brew specializes in handling contentious and non-contentious import matters and is a key member of the team that also includes sanctions and anti-corruption expert Cari Stinebower.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 1

Crowell & Moring LLP

Noted for its traditional strength in assisting aerospace and defense industry clients, Crowell & Moring LLP’s practice continues to expand into other sectors, particularly technology and healthcare. The group defended Health Net Federal Services in litigation concerning two healthcare contracts worth $58bn for managed care services for the western region of the US. In another example, the team successfully assisted AT&T with the acquisition of a $46.5bn contract to build a nationwide public safety broadband network for first responders. In another matter, the group advised Accenture Federal Services on government contract matters pertaining to its acquisition of three cybersecurity companies. Daniel Forman and Peter Eyre co-chair the practice, which includes David Robbins, who specializes in investigations, suspension and debarment, and Robert Burton, who combines public procurement and public policy expertise. David Bodenheimer and senior counsel Thomas Humphrey are noted for bid protest matters. Senior counsel Terry Albertson stands out for his cost and pricing expertise. Adelicia Cliffe and Lorraine Campos are also recommended. Recent additions to the group include former Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Paul Rosen, who has expertise in cybersecurity and procurement fraud matters and joined in May 2017, and Nicole Owren-Wiest, who was a new arrival from Wiley Rein LLP in November 2017.

Leading lawyers

Daniel Forman - Crowell & Moring LLP

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 3

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP handles a range of insurance and reinsurance disputes and is particularly noted for its expertise in complex coverage litigation. In Washington DC the ‘brilliant’ Laura Foggan and William O’Neill are recommended. In New York, John Sarchio joined from Dentons, where Harry Cohen is also based. Former co-chair of the insurance and reinsurance group Paul Kalish left the firm in 2018 to join Squire Patton Boggs.

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