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White & Case LLP

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Christopher Curran

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White & Case LLP

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Commercial Litigation, Antitrust/Competition, White Collar/Investigations, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Global antitrust chair Mark Gidley spearheads White & Case LLP’s practice, which is recommended for high-stakes US and global investigations and associated civil litigation. Christopher Curran and Eileen Cole are working with the Tokyo office to advise Maruyasu Industries on a DOJ investigation into price-fixing and market allocation of multiple automotive parts. Christopher Curran and New York-based Martin Toto and John Chung are other notable members of the team, as are recently promoted partners Heather Burke in Silicon Valley and Kate Dyson in Boston. Peter Carney is a rising star.

Global antitrust chair Mark Gidley spearheads White & Case LLP’s practice, which is recommended for high-stakes US and global investigations and associated civil litigation. Christopher Curran and Eileen Cole are working with the Tokyo office to advise Maruyasu Industries on a DOJ investigation into price-fixing and market allocation of multiple automotive parts. Christopher Curran and New York-based Martin Toto and John Chung are other notable members of the team, as are recently promoted partners Heather Burke in Silicon Valley and Kate Dyson in Boston. Peter Carney is a rising star.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Led by global antitrust head Mark Gidley, White & Case LLP’s group, which has ‘great business acumen and industry knowledge’, has an enviable track record in class actions, individual actions (covering the gamut of claims) and merger litigation. The team has a particularly outstanding reputation in pharmaceutical sector cases; among a string of recent successes in this arena, in a precedent-setting case, a Washington DC-based team including Gidley, Peter Carney, Eileen Cole, Noah Brumfield (Silicon Valley and Washington DC) and others successfully defended Warner Chilcott at the Third Circuit against product-hopping claims connected with acne medication Doryx. The firm also represented Allergan in a putative class action concerning its Botox product and a licensing agreement with Korea-based Medytox, the result of which would have allegedly delayed entry into the US of a competing product to Botox (manufactured by Medytox). Elsewhere, Christopher Curran and New York-based Martin Toto and John Chung are defending Toshiba against a billion-dollar lawsuit brought by the Illinois Attorney General against manufacturers of LCD panels. Jack Pace and Robert Milne (both New York), Eric Grannon (Washington DC) and recently promoted partner Heather Burke (Silicon Valley) are also recommended.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

The ‘brilliant’ team at White & Case LLP has ‘encyclopedic knowledge of jurisdictions around the world and is able to marshal resources to handle any matter’. The firm defended Toshiba in a securities class action brought in the US, and a team led by ‘tremendous lawyerAalok Sharma in Los Angeles serves as Facebook’s global litigation counsel. Glenn Kurtz is global chair of commercial litigation and is based in New York, as is the ‘brilliantOwen Pell; Rachel Feldman in Los Angeles and Christopher Curran in Washington DC are also noted. Dennis Orr joined in New York from Morrison & Foerster LLP, and four white-collar and civil litigation partners joined from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, three of them in New York and Michael Kendall in Boston.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

White & Case LLP scored a significant victory for Toshiba Corporation with the dismissal of a securities class action in California brought by purchasers of American depository receipts referencing Toshiba stock. Owen Pell, Washington DC-based Christopher Curran and Los Angeles-based Bryan Merryman successfully argued that under the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Morrison v National Australia Bank Ltd, the US Exchange Act does not apply to foreign issuers. Commercial litigation practice leader Glenn Kurtz, Douglas Baumstein and Miami’s James Robinson are also recommended. Named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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