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Sidley Austin LLP

555 CALIFORNIA STREET, SUITE 2000, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104, USA
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Work +1 415 772 1200
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Fax +1 415 772 7400
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www.sidley.com

Marie L. Fiala

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Work 415/772-1278
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Sidley Austin LLP

Work Department

Antitrust/Competition

Position

Partner

Career

http://www.sidley.com/marie-fiala/


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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Merger control

Within: Merger control

In addition to handling its own standalone work, Sidley Austin LLP’s US team is able to leverage its wider international network in complex cross-border transactions. Washington DC-based William Blumenthal is global co-chair of the antitrust practice, along with Joel Mitnick in New York, Marie Fiala in San Francisco and Chicago-based John Treece. In 2016, Blumenthal assisted Keurig Green Mountain with obtaining antitrust clearances for its $13.9bn takeover by JAB. In another highlight, Karen Kazmerzak and Ken Glazer (both Washington DC) worked in a cross-office team that obtained clearances across multiple jurisdictions (with limited remedies) for Recall Holdings in connection with its $2.6bn sale to Iron Mountain. Senior counsel Marc Raven practices in Chicago.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: conventional power

Within: Energy litigation: conventional power

Sidley Austin LLP’s ‘great’ litigation practice is well versed in representing clients before FERC and state courts but also in arbitration. Stan Berman and Marie Fiala acted as lead litigation counsel to Pacific Gas and Electric in a number of California electricity crisis disputes before FERC and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kenneth Irvin, who co-heads the firm’s global energy practice with Irving Rotter and Cliff Vrielink, defended Coaltrain Energy in an anti-manipulation case brought by FERC. Mark Glasser retired from the firm, while practice co-head Eugene Elrod moved to Latham & Watkins LLP.

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