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Steven Newborn

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Steve Newborn, global Head of Weil's Antitrust Practice, specializes in high stakes antitrust litigation and 'bet the company' mergers for Fortune 100 companies encompassing a wide array of industries and international venues. He has successfully obtained approvals for several hundred transactions, many of which had run into regulatory problems before he was retained. He is ranked by every publication as one of the best in the profession and has been called the "best antitrust lawyer of his generation." Prior to joining Weil, he led Clifford Chance's global Antitrust Group. Before that he ran the FTC's merger enforcement program.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Adam Hemlock and Steven Reiss are representing Japanese auto parts manufacturer Calsonic Kansei in eight MDL class actions in the US, and oversee its strategy in the international aspects of matters in Canada, Japan, Europe and Brazil. Kevin Arquit and Washington DC-based Carrie Mahan are representing Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (the second-largest poultry producer in the US) in federal antitrust class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers in Re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, and by purported classes of broiler growers in Re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation. Eric Hochstadt and David Lender are representing C&S Wholesale Grocers in an MDL connected with an alleged market allocation conspiracy with Supervalu. Arquit is global co-head of the antitrust practice, along with Washington DC-based Steven Newborn. Named individuals are based in New York, except where otherwise stated.

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Merger control

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Steven Newborn - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Merger control

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP fields numerous heavyweight practitioners with experience in high-ranking government positions; Jeffrey Perry formerly headed up the FTC’s Mergers IV Division. In addition, Steven Newborn, Ann Malester and Steven Bernstein each have the experience of having led the FTC’s Mergers I Division. New York-based Kevin Arquit’s experience includes acting as director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. In 2017, a team including Newborn, Bernstein, Perry, Jeff White and counsel Vadim Brusser assisted Walgreens Boots Alliance with obtaining FTC clearance of its acquisition of around 2,000 Rite Aid stores. Another highlight involved Malester, John Scribner and others acting as antitrust counsel to Abbott Laboratories in its $5.3bn acquisition of Alere Inc. Brianne Kucerik is recommended. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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