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Dechert LLP

1900 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20006, USA
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Work +1 202 261 3330
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Rani Habash

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Work +1 202 261 3481
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Antitrust/Competition

Position

Partner

Career

Rani A. Habash advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has helped guide industry-leading companies to successful strategic transactions in the face of intense antitrust scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Senate and House Judiciary Committees, state attorneys general, and international competition authorities.

Member

Vice Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Membership and Diversity Committee

Education

West Virginia University, B.S., Economics, 2006, summa cum laude
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2009, Order of the Coif


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Dechert LLP's antitrust team recently secured a full victory for egg producer RW Sauder in a class action brought by direct purchasers claiming the client - and 12 other producers - conspired to reduce the domestic supply of eggs. George Gordon and Christine Levin, who are based in Philadelphia, defended Endo Pharmaceuticals in 'reverse payment' litigation brought by the FTC as a challenge to a patent settlement including a 'no-authorized generic' provision. A key name to note in New York is Ethan Litwin, who represented American Airlines in a series of class actions claiming the major airlines colluded to coordinate passenger seat capacity. Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar and New York-based Michael Weiner spearhead the firm's global antitrust department. Rani Habash was recently promoted to partner in the Washington DC office.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Dechert LLP 'is the gold standard for outside counsel', according to one client. The antitrust team is 'responsive, creative, practical and informed' and operates under the joint leadership of Steven Bizar and Michael Weiner in Philadelphia and New York, respectively. In recent highlights, Washington DC-based Mike Cowie is representing CVS Health in its proposed acquisition of health insurer Aetna as well as in its sale of its RxCrossroads unit to McKesson. Fresenius appointed the group to oversee its acquisition of NxStage, and counsel Gregory Luib - who sits in Washington DC - was part of the team which advised American Airlines on its extended partnership with Qantas. Also notable is Craig Falls, who has recently assisted clients in the manufacturing and construction space. Rani Habash was recently promoted to partner in Washington DC, while Paul Denis retired.

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