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White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005-3807
United States
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United States > Antitrust > Cartel

(Rising stars)

Adam Acosta – White & Case LLP

The team at White & Case LLP represents major domestic and multinational clients in high-stakes cartel proceedings and litigation, with a successful record in disposing civil and criminal cartel claims in court or on appeal, as well as handling investigations by the FTC, DOJ and international competition authorities. The firm is involved in the full range of US and global cartel cases in key areas such as auto parts, financial services and LCDs, to name a few, and is able to draw upon a broad range of sector and multijurisdictional expertise, regularly representing clients that fall outside of US jurisdiction. An extensive team is headed by Mark Gidley, a hugely experienced practitioner who has seen great success in cartel trials both in the US and internationally, who is currently representing Itron in cartel proceedings brought against numerous water meter manufacturers initiated by the Italian Competition Authority, among other major cases. Peter Carney specializes in healthcare and pharma work, handling a wide range of global antitrust investigations and civil litigation on behalf of clients such as Gilead and AbbVie, while Christopher Curran is noted for his work on precedent-setting cartel cases, including the first-ever litigation of an amnesty agreement. New York’s Robert Milne is heavily active in the pharma and chemicals space, including representation of Pfizer and Sun Chemical in noted antitrust cases, while Frank Hogue is regularly involved in enforcement proceedings, and senior associate Adam Acosta continues to establish himself as a key player in complex cartel litigation. Attorneys are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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

The antitrust and competition practice at White & Case LLP ‘leaves absolutely no stone unturned, and spares no expense to identify every last piece of useful evidence’ while routinely securing early dismissals and negotiating favourable settlements. Household name corporates turn to the firm to defend monopolization claims, price-fixing, and other unfair competition actions. Mark Gidley leads the global antitrust practice from Washington DC with trial experience in Europe and Asia in addition to the US. Also in DC are Kathryn Jordan Mims, who is well versed in bet-the-company and opt-out actions, as well as antitrust heavyweight Christopher CurranJack Pace, based in New York, is also recommended for his involvement in high-profile cases in the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. The department appointed two new partners to its bench in October 2021: Washington DC-based Adam Acosta and Kevin Adam, who is located in Boston; both focus on litigation within the antitrust space.