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White & Case LLP
701 THIRTEENTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20005-3807
United States
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Antitrust/Competition, White Collar/Investigations, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

White & Case LLP has ‘outstanding expertise in international litigation and shows both responsiveness and devotion to clients’ interests’. New York-based global chair of litigation Glenn Kurtz is ‘a top-notch lawyer with lots of commercial acumen’ and presides over the deep bench of talent both in the US and across the firm’s global network. The team is representing the Republic of Sudan in several cross-border lawsuits alleging that Sudan provided material support to the al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for certain terrorist attacks; Christopher Curran, who is based in Washington DC, is the lead partner in this matter. Owen Pell in New York recently defended the Republic of Peru in a $213m breach of contract claim concerning an alleged default on sovereign bonds issued in 1875.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

White & Case LLP has securities litigation and regulatory enforcement capability in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Miami, Boston and Washington DC, and frequently handles domestic and cross-border matters. Commercial litigation chair Glenn Kurtz in New York leads the practice and, with Douglas Baumstein, he recently acted for a European technology company in a putative class action alleging the company released misleading financial information from a South American subsidiary. Baumstein also represented ReWalk Robotics in two putative class actions relating to the company’s IPO. Also recommended in New York are Joshua Berman and Owen Pell, who together handled derivative actions for Aura Investments, and Kim Haviv. Bryan Merryman in Los Angeles and Washington DC-based Christopher Curran also play key roles in the practice.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

The antitrust team at White & Case LLP has a strong record supporting its stellar client base in regulatory matters under the leadership of Washington DC-based Mark Gidley. He recently collaborated with Boston-based Michael Kendall to represent Richard Usher – a former currency trader at JPMorgan Chase – in criminal charges filed by the DOJ as part of the foreign exchange benchmark manipulation case; Gidley and Kendall impress clients with their ‘outstanding experience and amazing ability to get to the truth in trial‘. Also notable is Washington DC-based Christopher Curran, who acted for Maruyasu in DOJ, EU and other international antitrust investigations into the auto parts industry – as well as associated class action litigation arising from its indictment in 2016 – and who continues to counsel Toshiba on a vast array of antitrust issues. Other notable clients include Endo Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Allergan. In New York, Jack PaceJohn Chung and Robert Milne are key names to note, and Peter Carney is also another core team member in Washington DC.

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

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Mark Gidley spearheads the antitrust litigation practice at White & Case LLP and recently teamed up with Boston’s Michael Kendall to successfully obtain a full exoneration of Richard Usher, the lead defendant in the DOJ’s criminal charges related to its investigation of the foreign exchange benchmark market. Noah Brumfield, who sits in Palo Alto, ‘provides actionable advice that is very timely and efficient‘ and ‘understands clients’ businesses in a way that is rarely seen with outside counsel‘. In the pharmaceutical space, Gidley, Peter Carney and New York-based Jack Pace and Michael Gallagher – among others – secured a reversal of class certification on behalf of Allergan. Also key is Christopher Curran, who leads the advice to longstanding client Toshiba; he recently defeated class certification in litigation brought by direct and indirect purchasers on the grounds of alleged price fixing in the lithium ion batteries market. Other key names include New York-based Robert Milne and John Chung, and Washington DC’s Eric Grannon.