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Steven Reiss

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Steven Reiss has represented a wide range of companies in major international antitrust investigations and civil litigations, including those involving the airlines, auction houses, auto parts, freight forwarders, cathode ray tubes, vitamins, lysine, carbon fiber, EPDM rubber, orthopedic implants and graphite electrodes industries. A nationally recognized expert in complex civil, criminal and international matters, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major class action litigation and recently secured a landmark class settlement with a performing rights organization on behalf of all commercial television stations in the United States.

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock spearhead the firm’s cartel practice out of the New York office, handling criminal investigations and related civil litigation. The firm’s diverse workload has seen its advise on matters involving automotive parts, liquid crystal displays and e-books, among many other areas. Key clients include ExxonMobil, Sumitomo Chemical and Pirelli.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

In 2016, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP welcomed heavyweight practitioner Kevin Arquit from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to co-lead the antitrust practice with Steven Newborn (Washington DC). The firm’s workload includes follow-on actions arising from global cartel investigations, private business-to-business lawsuits and merger litigation. Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock are defending General Chemical and its parent company Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in putative class actions in the US arising from an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the market for a water treatment chemical, liquid aluminum sulfate. Reiss and Hemlock are also representing Calsonic Kansei and Bridgestone (and their US subsidiaries) in an antitrust MDL involving automotive parts. Eric Hochstadt and Washington DC’s Carrie Mahan are also recommended; Michael Naughton joined as counsel from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Named lawyers are based in New York except where otherwise noted.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)

Within: Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s group is active in areas ranging from copyright and professional malpractice to bankruptcy and antitrust. Gregory Silbert secured a victory for Marsh & McLennan in a lawsuit brought by two former executives; the precedent-setting judgment provides guidelines for compelling employees to participate in internal investigations. Head of securities litigation John Neuwirth successfully argued the Second Circuit appeal in a securities fraud class action for Sanofi. Edward Reines in Silicon Valley, who focuses on intellectual property appeals, obtained a victory in a Federal Circuit appeal for Adobe, affirming a jury verdict invalidating two digital rights management patents asserted by Digital Reg of Texas. Steven Reiss is also recommended. Named attorneys are based in New York except where otherwise stated.

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Steven Tyrrell heads Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s white-collar investigations practice. Tyrrell advised Sanofi on SEC and DOJ FCPA investigations. Jonathan Polkes secured a precedent-setting victory for professional services company Marsh & McLennan before the Second Circuit, in a case that concerns the legality of compelling employees to participate in internal investigations. Tyrrell and Christopher Garcia acted for former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes in a DOJ Libor manipulation investigation. Garcia’s clients also include American Realty Capital Properties. Steven Reiss is acting for the former head of foreign exchange trading at BNP Paribas in a multinational investigation. Apart from Washington DC’s Holly Loiseau, all key partners are based in New York. Sarah Coyne joined from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in January 2017.

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