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Joel Chefitz

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Antitrust & Competition


Partner Joel Chefitz is the Chair of the Chicago Antitrust & Competition Group. Joel is a nationally renowned trial and antitrust lawyer. Joel serves as chair of the Chicago Antitrust & Competition Group. He has achieved noted success in trials and appeals of complex business litigation, including antitrust, securities, mergers and acquisitions, patent, class action defense, professional responsibility, sports and constitutional litigation.

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United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Stefan Meisner and Daniel Powers are acting for a Japanese auto parts manufacturer in an MDL being heard at the Eastern District of Michigan arising from a concluded DOJ-led price-fixing and bid-rigging investigation. Another key figure is Mary Strimel, who previously served as chief of one of two antitrust criminal enforcement sections at the DOJ in Washington DC. Raymond Jacobsen leads the team, which also includes Paul Thompson and Chicago-based Joel Chefitz.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s high-caliber team delivers excellent results for clients, as was illustrated by Joel Chefitz, David Hanselman, Michelle Lowery and others assisting Steel Dynamics with defeating class certification in relation to actions brought by direct purchaser plaintiffs over an alleged conspiracy among steel makers to restrict output and fix prices of all steel products. The team also obtained a motion to dismiss the case in relation to actions brought by indirect purchasers. Reflective of the firm’s particular strengths in healthcare-related antitrust matters, Chefitz and Katharine O’Connor assisted Silver Cross Hospital with defeating a class action lawsuit involving allegations of unfair competition and consumer fraud, among others. Raymond Jacobsen, who leads the team, is based in Washington DC, as are Stefan Meisner and Mary Strimel. Other named individuals are based in Chicago.

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