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Sidley Austin LLP

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John W. Treece

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Sidley Austin LLP

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Antitrust/Competition

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Partner

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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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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: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Sidley Austin LLP’s team has considerable geographic reach in the US, with litigators based in cities across the country, and also demonstrates strong capabilities in cross-border disputes. The class action practice is particularly buoyant; among a string of recent successes was its defense of AT&T in a class action case alleging conspiracy to increase the cost of pay-per-use text messaging services; Charles Douglas and John Treece in Chicago led the team. In a separate case, Washington DC-based Michael Hunseder is defending the same client in litigation in the Northern District of California involving claims under the California Unfair Practices Act. Chicago-based Walter Carlson is ‘a class action lawyer to be reckoned with’. The department is led by Angela Zambrano and Yvette Ostolaza in Dallas.

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