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Latham & Watkins LLP
SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-6538
United States
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 Niall E. Lynch is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, and is the local Co-chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. He is a recognized antitrust litigator with in-depth expertise in cartel matters, and has represented multinationals and their managers in criminal and civil price-fixing investigations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Korea and the United Kingdom. In 2017, Chambers USA noted Niall Lynch bolsters the criminal litigation services of the group with his “brilliant” cartel practice. He also acts on civil matters and is described as “extremely creative and dedicated” by market source.


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United States > Antitrust > Cartel

(Hall of Fame)

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a leading name in cartel defense, leveraging its global platform and deep governmental relationships for civil and criminal cartel litigation, as well as government investigations and follow-on enforcement proceedings, including high-profile representations of StarKist in the DOJ’s criminal investigation into the tuna canning industry, and Square and CashApp in the ongoing investigation relating to so-called “meme stocks”. The team is led by antitrust head Amanda Reeves in Washington DC and San Francisco-based vice chair Belinda Lee, an experienced litigator with a strong record across civil and criminal cartel litigation and follow-on proceedings before global regulators and courts. Also in San Francisco, Niall Lynch represents multinationals and their managers in criminal and civil price-fixing investigations globally, while New York’s Elizabeth Prewitt is particularly known for her expertise in complex financial services cartel investigations. Ashley Bauer in San Francisco handles federal and state antitrust investigations and civil litigation, regularly acting as global co-ordinating counsel for multijurisdictional cases.