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Dechert LLP

1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797, USA
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Work +1 212 698 3500
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Michael L Weiner

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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Antitrust/Competition

Career

Michael L. Weiner, co-leader of Dechert’s antitrust/competition practice group, provides strategic advice, resolves government investigations and effectively litigates for clients with antitrust issues in a broad range of industries. He has significant experience in successfully completing complex merger transactions.

Member

Competition Editorial Advisory Board Member, Law360; Antitrust Section Secretary and Executive Committee member, New York State Bar Association

Education

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1976, cum laude; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1980, magna cum laude


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Jointly led by George Gordon in Philadelphia and Michael Weiner in New York, Dechert LLP’s team handles a mix of contested antitrust matters, including merger-related litigation, multi-forum class actions and opt-out cases. Weiner and Paul Friedman are acting as lead trial counsel to Monsanto and its Precision Planting business in litigation initiated by the DOJ challenging Deere & Co’s acquisition of Precision Planting. Paul Denis is another key individual in the team. In recent developments, Steven Bizar joined from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Ethan Litwin arrived from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and counsel Gregory Luib was a notable hire from the FTC. Outgoing practitioners were Gorav Jindal, who went to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Carolyn Hazard, who went to Endo Pharmaceuticals. Craig Falls made partner. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where otherwise indicated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

In addition to representing merging entities, Dechert LLP acts for third parties in reviews of, and litigation arising from, high-profile, high-dollar, industry-transforming transactions. Paul Friedman and Michael Weiner, who are based in Washington DC and New York respectively, are acting as lead trial counsel to Monsanto and its Precision Planting equipment business in defending against a DOJ lawsuit seeking to challenge Deere & Co’s proposed $190m acquisition of the latter. In another highlight, Washington DC’s Paul Denis and others acted for GE in the DOJ’s challenge of the proposed $3.3bn sale of GE Appliances to AB Electrolux. American Airlines, Ritchie Brothers, CVS Health and Albertsons are among other clients. Weiner and George Gordon (Philadelphia) jointly lead the team, which also includes recently promoted partner Craig Falls (Washington DC). Ethan Litwin joined in New York from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Steven Bizar joined in Philadelphia from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, and counsel Gregory Luib joined in Washington DC from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Carolyn Hazard departed for Endo Pharmaceuticals.

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