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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

In 2016, Sidley Austin LLP’s Joel Mitnick (New York) and Carter Phillips (Washington DC) acted for MOFCOM as amicus curiae in a price-fixing case involving Chinese vitamin C manufacturers. Astellas Pharma, Microsoft and Citigroup are among other key clients of the practice, which draws work from a wide variety of industries, and particularly stands out in complex matters involving regulated sectors. Chicago-based Scott Stein is a particular go-to for civil litigation related to the healthcare industry. Other notable individuals in Chicago include John Treece, who has a wealth of experience in price-fixing and monopolization cases, David Giardina and David Graham, while in San Francisco Ryan Sandrock in a key name. Jonathan Nuechterlein joined the Washington DC office in 2016, having previously served as general counsel of the FTC. Mitnick and Treece are co-chairs of the global antitrust practice, as are Marie Fiala (San Francisco) and William Blumenthal (Washington DC).

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)

Within: Leading lawyers

Carter Phillips - Sidley Austin LLP

Within: Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)

Sidley Austin LLP’s ‘top-notch’ group has an impressive roster of clients, including Microsoft, Citigroup and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. Chicago’s Constantine Trela is active in patent litigation; Trela successfully argued the Federal Circuit case regarding sales under a single-use license and patent exhaustion in printer cartridges for Lexmark and won a patent infringement appeal for Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials. Joseph Guerra persuaded the DC Circuit to overturn a ruling by the FCC regarding compensation paid by AT&T and other long-distance carriers for VoIP calls to local exchange carriers. Los Angeles-based Mark Haddad, who is ‘steady under fire’, secured a victory for AstraZeneca at the Delaware Supreme Court, dismissing with prejudice a national class action challenging the marketing of Nexium. At the US Supreme Court level, Carter Phillips successfully argued for the the private petitioners in Federal Regulatory Commission v Electric Power Supply Association and argued for the respondents in Halo Electronic v Pulse Electronics. Jonathan Nuechterlein joined from the US Attorney’s Office, while New York-based Michael Levy joined from the FTC. Peter Keisler is another name to note.

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