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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Christopher Yates

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Position

Daniel M. Wall is globally recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States, with a practice that encompasses complex antitrust litigation, government conduct investigations, merger reviews and counseling. His specialties are merger litigation, single-firm conduct litigation (e.g., monopolization actions) and the application of the antitrust laws to high technology industries.

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/chris-yates


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Chris Yates - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Latham & Watkins LLP provides 'thoughtful and sound case strategy' and global co-head Christopher Yates 'has a sense for clients' needs' and stands out through his 'outstanding experience not only in antitrust, but litigation as a whole'. Daniel Wall and Sadik Huseny are currently collaborating with him to advise Apple on putative class action suits challenging the legality of Apple's restrictions on third-party applications via its App Store. The US Soccer Federation appointed a team including New York's Lawrence Buterman and Washington DC's Gregory Garre to defend it in a claim brought by the NASL alleging that US Soccer and other professional leagues conspired to exclude NASL from the top divisions to monopolize the market. Also notable in Washington DC are Jennifer Giordano and Margaret Zwisler, while Al Pfeiffer sits in the San Francisco office. They recently acted for high-profile clients in the healthcare, telecoms and media sectors, such as Highmark and Cox Communications. Amanda Reeves co-heads the department in Washington, D.C., and was part of the team which defended Genentech in a suit filed by Russian biotechnology company Biocad alleging the client and other drug manufacturers engaged in predatory pricing and unlawful tying arrangements to prevent Biocad from competing in the US market. Named individuals are based in San Francisco unless otherwise stated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

The 'excellent' antitrust team at Latham & Watkins LLP 'has outstanding knowledge of the agencies, is efficient in its work process, and fields a deep bench of more-than-capable associates'. Global practice co-head Amanda Reeves, Jason Cruise and counsel Alan Devlin 'are superstars; they are smart, efficient and practical'. Agrium (now Nutrien) appointed a team led by Michael Egge, recently promoted partner Farrell Malone and Reeves to obtain clearance for its merger of equals with Potash. In San Francisco, Karen Silverman and client-recommended counsel Jason Daniels are currently representing home security company Ring in the antitrust aspects of its acquisition by Amazon for over $1bn. Also notable are counsel Sydney Smith, who advised Siemens on the US aspects of its merger of equals with Alstom, and San Francisco's Christopher Yates, who co-heads the global practice with Reeves.

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