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Antitrust and Competition Litigation
Gregory Asciolla, Co-Chair of the Firm's Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice, focuses on representing businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust and commodities class actions. Currently, Greg represents clients in global antitrust matters involving alleged price-fixing, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay, and other anticompetitive practices, including: In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, Sandhaus v. Bayer AG, ISDAFIX Price-Fixing Litigation, In re Platinum and Palladium Antitrust Litigation, and In re Treasury Securities Auction Antitrust Litigation.
Most recently, Greg helped secure more than $1.2 billion in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, a class action lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs who purchased airfreight shipping services directly from major domestic and international air cargo carriers.
He began his career as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, where he focused on anticompetitive conduct in the healthcare industry.
In 2016 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Antitrust Law Section. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Horizontal Restraints Committee of the NYSBA's Antitrust Committee as well as the Co-Chairman of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee of the New York County Lawyers' Association.
Catholic University of America
A.B., English and Economics, cum laude, 1987
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
The lawyers at Labaton Sucharow LLP are ‘extremely diligent and effective litigators that always have the best interest of the client in mind’. The very broad client base includes a variety of funds, insurers, municipalities, small and large businesses and individual consumers. Praised for its ‘strong investigatory skills’, the firm is proactive in developing cases, as evidenced by the fact it was first to file in a nationwide class action against major platinum and palladium dealers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in these commodity markets; practice chairs Gregory Asciolla and Jay Himes served as co-lead counsel on that matter. In another first, Asciolla and Michael Stocker initiated a class action against a number of prominent financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, alleging a conspiracy to manipulate auctions for US treasury securities.