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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


Within: Cartel

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's global antitrust offering is headed by Steven Newborn in Washington DC. Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock continue to represent an international manufacturer and its US subsidiaries in the ongoing DOJ investigation into the auto parts cartel. Hemlock is also leading the advice to the former CEO of a US manufacturer of generic over-the-counter drugs in a DOJ investigation into price-fixing practices, while Reiss is acting for a senior executive in an investigation into alleged bid-rigging in the television commercial production industry.

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Within: Leading lawyers

Steven Newborn - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Merger control

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the 'expertise and technical capabilities are extraordinary' and the team's 'practical approach to complex legal issues is always on target'. Clients have rated Jeff White in particular as an adviser who is 'beyond excellent'. In recent highlights, Steven Newborn collaborated with Brianne Kucerik to advise Scripps on its cash-and-stock acquisition by Discovery. Steven Bernstein and Jeffrey Perry were part of the team which assisted Walgreens Boots with its acquisition of 1,932 stores and related assets from Rite Aid. John Scribner works with Sanofi and recently oversaw a number of strategic transactions for the client alongside New York's corporate expert Michael Aiello. Other key clients include Allergan, Campbell Soup, Johnson & Johnson and CoStar. Unless otherwise stated, attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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