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Dechert LLP

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Ethan E Litwin

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Dechert LLP

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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: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Dechert LLP’s Steven Bizar and Christine Levin are representing RW Sauder in two trials (including class action litigation initiated by direct purchaser plaintiffs) over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy among producers of shell eggs and egg products. Another ongoing matter involves George Gordon, counsel Stephen Brown and others defending Lannett Company in a generic pharmaceuticals price-fixing MDL. Washington DC-based Paul Denis, and Ethan Litwin in New York, are part of the team which is handling 100 putative class actions for American Airlines over allegations it colluded with three other US airlines to co-ordinate capacity for air passenger services. Michael Weiner, who heads the practice with Bizar, also practices in New York. The firm’s other work covers litigated DOJ/FTC merger challenges and regulatory proceedings. Named lawyers are based in Philadelphia, except where otherwise stated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Dechert LLP’s heavyweight team includes Paul Friedman, Michael Weiner and Ethan Litwin, who acted as lead trial counsel to Monsanto and its Precision Planting equipment business in the DOJ’s lawsuit challenging Deere & Co’s $190m acquisition of Precision Planting. In another highlight, Weiner and counsel Jill Ross are working with the Brussels and Hong Kong offices to assist SK Hynix (a subsidiary of SK Telecom) with obtaining clearances across multiple jurisdictions for its $18bn consortium bid with Bain Capital and others to acquire Toshiba’s NAND business. Paul Denis and Craig Falls are other key figures in the group, which has also acted for third parties in transactions, such as US Ecology and Amicus Economists. Weiner leads the team with Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar. Named individuals are located in New York or Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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