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Ben Bradshaw

O'Melveny & Myers LLP


Benjamin Bradshaw is a partner in O’Melveny’s DC office and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice. Ben is involved in the Firm’s litigation and regulatory practices, with a focus on antitrust, class action lawsuits, cartel investigations and private damages actions, and transportation. He has extensive experience in complex antitrust litigation, as well as antitrust counseling, agency investigations and merger reviews. Ben has defended major companies in a broad range of private antitrust actions involving claims of price-fixing, monopolization, and unfair and deceptive trade practices, as well as in criminal proceedings and investigations before the Department of Justice.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s ‘top-drawer’ team includes the ‘thoughtful and preparedMichael Tubach in San Francisco, who leverages his substantial experience of representing clients in cartel investigations to assist with associated class actions. Ben Bradshaw has antitrust litigation experience spanning industries such as aviation, healthcare and financial services. Practice co-chair Ian Simmons is working with Bradshaw to represent Asiana Airlines in an opt-out action brought by Schenker AG, which claims that there was a conspiracy among Asiana and multiple other airlines to inflate surcharges and base rates for air cargo shipping rates. Century City’s Bo Pearl is also recommended. The firm’s merger litigation work is another pillar of the practice; group co-chair Richard Parker, Ted Hassi, Michael Antalics and Katrina Robson acted as litigation counsel to Halliburton in its proposed $28bn acquisition of Baker Hughes, a deal that was eventually abandoned due to the strength of regulatory concerns in the US and EU. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where otherwise specified.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

O’Melveny & Myers LLP excels in investigations into high-profile, high-stakes multibillion-dollar deals, with strengths in particularly heavily scrutinized sectors such as airlines and pharmaceuticals. A team including Richard Parker, Ben Bradshaw, Kenneth O’Rourke (Los Angeles) and Courtney Dyer assisted Alaska Airlines with obtaining DOJ approval of its proposed $4bn acquisition of Virgin America. In other highlights, the firm acted as litigation counsel to Halliburton in its proposed $28bn acquisition of Baker Hughes, and acted as co-counsel to Humana in a DOJ lawsuit challenging its proposed $37bn merger with Aetna. Ted Hassi, Michael Antalics and Katrina Robson are recommended. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where indicated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Transport: aviation and air travel

Within: Transport: aviation and air travel

O’Melveny & Myers LLP covers aviation litigation and transactional work, and is instructed by nearly every major US airline, including American Airlines and United Airlines. Bob Siegel, Richard Parker, Matthew Close and Newport Beach-based Andor Terner worked for Alaska Airlines as part of a cross-practice team handling the $4bn acquisition of Virgin America; the group also represented Alaska Airlines in antitrust and labor disputes arising from the acquisition. In a further example of the group’s litigation capabilities, Jonathan Hacker and Ben Bradshaw are representing Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association in a suit against the US Department of Agriculture, alleging a violation of the Administrative Procedures Act relating to an increase in inspection fees for agricultural pests and diseases on international commercial flights. The team acts for Air Lease Corporation, and completed several financing transactions for the client in 2016, including an amendment and extension to its $3.13bn credit facility. Named individuals are based in Los Angeles or Washington DC.

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