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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0029
United States

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United States > Antitrust > Merger control

In addition to the full range of antitrust transactional work, McDermott Will & Emery LLP advises hedge fund clients with antitrust aspects of investment decisions. The department displays key strengths in healthcare, defense industry and consumer goods with a particular focus on food and beverage industries. Chicago-based partners David Hanselman and Stephen Wu are in joint charge of the firm’s antitrust practice. In Washington DC, Jon Dubrow specializes on aerospace, life sciences and alcoholic beverages businesses, while leading the firm’s antitrust mergers focus group together with his local colleague Joel Grosberg. The latter relies on personal government experience when defending merger, acquisitions and joint ventures before US antitrust authorities.

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

McDermott Will & Emery LLP shines particularly in the defense of antitrust claims in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals space. The group also acts at the nexus of antitrust and intellectual property, for instance in patent litigation cases involving monopolization issues. Both practice heads, David Hanselman and Stephen Wu, are based in Chicago, where the department also assists defense and consumer good corporations. Splitting her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, Michelle Lowery fields additional transportation, agriculture and heavy machinery sector know-how. Next generation partner Katharine O’Connor provides key support to the team in Chicago. Joel Chefitz retired from the practice in January 2019.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

The antitrust practice at McDermott Will & Emery LLP stands out for its particular strength in healthcare as well as its focus on matters at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. Chicago partners David Hanselman and Stephen Wu are in charge of this department with additional knowledge of the defense and consumer goods sectors. Situated in Washington DC, IP expert Stefan Meisner handles both global cartel investigations and follow-on litigation. As global antitrust and competition practice head, the Washington DC-based Raymond Jacobsen, Jr. is also involved in cases surrounding government investigations. Katharine O’Connor was promoted to partner in January 2019.