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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Equally well regarded in plaintiff and defendant representations, Winston & Strawn LLP’s team has a forte in handling some of the most complex class actions and private litigation. Its varied workload spans cases involving price-fixing conspiracies and abuses of monopolies, as well as patent disputes and unfair trade practice issues. Robert Sperling (who splits his time between Chicago and New York), Elizabeth Papez (who splits her time between Washington DC and New York), James Herbison (Chicago) and Susannah Torpey (New York) are defending Goldman Sachs in an MDL connected with an alleged conspiracy by financial institutions to manipulate the market for US Treasury securities. Another cornerstone of the practice is merger litigation; in a notable healthcare industry matter, Chicago-based Dan Webb and David Dahlquist acted for NorthShore University HealthSystem in litigation brought by the FTC and the State of Illinois in order to block the client’s proposed merger with Advocate Health Care. Jeffrey Kessler chairs the firm’s global antitrust practice from New York.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Superb, smart, incredibly articulate’ group chair James Smith is ‘an excellent lawyer with great judgment and leads a very strong litigation team’ at Winston & Strawn LLP. New York-based Smith and Richard Reinthaler and Los Angeles-based John Schreiber (who is ‘an excellent strategic partner who provides exceptional strategy’) are representing Omnicare in a review of the Sixth Circuit decision regarding statements of personal opinion and the grounds for liability in securities class actions. Smith and Schreiber are also leading the defense of RCS Capital in a 10b-5 stock-drop case. Clients also praise New York’s Stephen Sheinfeld (a ‘very smart, knowledgeable and tough negotiator and trial attorney who is dedicated to his clients’), newly promoted Ian Eisner, Chicago-based Caryn Jacobs and Robert Sperling, and Casey Berger in Houston.

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