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Dechert LLP

1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797, USA
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Ethan E Litwin

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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Antitrust/Competition

Career

Ethan E. Litwin has a broad antitrust practice that focuses on complex antitrust litigation, defending civil and criminal government investigations, representing merging parties in international merger control investigations, and antitrust counseling. Throughout the span of his career, he has litigated numerous high-profile cases in state and federal courts, and has represented clients before antitrust regulators in the United States and the European Union. Mr. Litwin is regularly called upon to defend companies in cartel investigations, and has deep experience in defending and coordinating the multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigations that result from them. In the transactional setting, Mr. Litwin has also guided companies through the global merger control process on their most important transactions, including handling multiple Second Requests in the United States and Phase II investigations in Europe.

Member

Editorial Board Member, Competition Law360; Vice Chair, ABA Section of International Law, International Antitrust Law Committee; Executive Committee of the Antitrust Law Section, New York State Bar Association; U.S. Council for International Business Competition Committee; ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Corporate Counseling Committee

Education

Duke University, B.A., 1992; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998, cum laude, CPP Editor in Chief, Georgetown Law Journal, National Champion at the National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational


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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