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Scott D. Hammond is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.


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University of North Carolina - 1988 - Juris Doctor; University of North Carolina - 1985 - Bachelor of Arts

United States: Antitrust


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Scott Hammond - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Within: Cartel

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP excels in US and global cartel investigations, and San Francisco’s Trey Nicoud is acting for NEC Tokin and NEC Tokin America in the DOJ’s investigation into the capacitor industry, as well as in follow-on actions pending in the Northern District of California. Other key representations include matters concerning cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and TFT-LCD panels, automotive parts and the foreign exchange markets. The group is jointly led by Washington DC-based Scott Hammond (whose 25-year career as a DOJ prosecutor included an eight-year spell as the Antitrust Division’s deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement) and Sean Royall as well as New York-based Peter Sullivan and Daniel Swanson in Los Angeles. Eric Stock, who was formerly chief of the Antitrust Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s office, joined the firm in 2016. Cynthia Richman is a strong up-and-coming lawyer.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s outstanding cartel investigations practice makes it a particularly compelling choice for associated civil litigation, although its antitrust litigation practice extends beyond that to also include standalone high-value private antitrust matters (where there is no government agency involvement) and contentious merger-related work. In a notable highlight, Jeffrey Thomas (Orange County), Samuel Liversidge, Jay Srinivasan and Rod Stone assisted HP with obtaining a $3bn damages award against Oracle (representing the largest single-plaintiff verdict in US history) in a high-profile case arising from the latter’s decision to stop developing software for the client’s Itanium servers. In another matter, Daniel Swanson, Joshua Lipton (Washington DC) and others defended Nasdaq OMX in litigation related to the pricing of market data products. Swanson jointly heads the practice with New York-based Peter Sullivan, Dallas-based Sean Royall and Washington DC’s Scott Hammond. In 2016, Eric Stock joined the firm in New York, having previously served as chief of the Antitrust Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s office. Washington DC-based Joshua Soven is another name to note. Named lawyers are based in Los Angeles except where otherwise indicated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s sizable US and international footprint makes it well positioned to handle the full spectrum of antitrust issues associated with domestic and cross-border transactions. In 2016, Joshua Lipton and Joshua Soven were part of a cross-border team assisting Marriott with obtaining global antitrust clearance of its $13.8bn merger with Starwood. In another matter, Soven and others are acting as global antitrust counsel to St Jude Medical in its $25bn merger with Abbott Laboratories. Eric Stock joined the New York office, having served as chief of the Antitrust Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s office. Scott Hammond, Dallas- and Washington DC-based Sean Royall, New York’s Peter Sullivan and Los Angeles’s Daniel Swanson co-chair the practice. Counsel Andrew Cline specializes in HSR filings. Cynthia Richman is a rising talent. Unless otherwise stated, named attorneys are based in Washington DC. Since publication, Joel Sanders has retired.

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