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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Jeffrey Kessler

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Winston & Strawn

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Litigation; Antitrust/Competition Practice

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Winston & Strawn LLP recently bolstered its antitrust capacities through the promotion to partner of Jonathan Amoona in New York, Diana Hughes Leiden  in Los Angeles, Ian Papendick in San Francisco, and the hire of Eric Meiring from the DOJ in the Washington DC office. The 'substantive knowledge of the cartel group is extremely high' and the team 'truly sets itself apart through its complete lack of ivory tower issues'. Particularly noted are Chicago-based James Herbison and Michael Mayer, who are 'both top notch, professional, responsive and open to different strategies'. Associate Kevin Wolff sits in Chicago and is also recommended by clients. The team is jointly led by Jeffrey Kessler and Eva Cole from New York.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

The civil litigation team at Winston & Strawn LLP is jointly led by Jeffrey Kessler and Eva Cole and was recently bolstered by the arrival in Washington DC of Neely Beth Agin and Eric Meiring from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and the DOJ, respectively. The firm's strength in the sports sector can be seen in Kessler's victory on behalf of a class of NCAA athletes in its challenge against the NCAA's restraints on compensation. In another highlight, Chicago-based Dan Webb and New York-based Aldo Badini defeated Keurig's motion to dismiss their client Treehouse Foods' complaint of anti-competitive practices. Other key names in the Chicago office include James Herbison and David Dahlquist, while Robert Pringle sits in San Francisco. Recent team developments also include the promotion to partner of Ian Papendick in San Francisco, sports litigation expert Jonathan Amoona in New York and Diana Hughes Leiden in Los Angeles.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP's 'first-class‚Äô¬†litigation team has a¬†strong track record in high-stakes, high-profile cross-border matters. Led out of Chicago by¬†Stephen D‚ÄôAmore¬† and¬†George Lombardi, the team has acted in defense of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash in an FCPA matter. In New York, one client described¬†Jeffrey Kessler¬†as ‚Äėthe most effective advocate I have ever seen in action‚Äô. Further,¬†David Feher¬†is recognized as ‚Äėan excellent lawyer with particularly good judgment on how to approach strategy'.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Leading lawyers

Jeffrey Kessler - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Sport

With 'a reputation for excellence, founded upon past-practice success, global experience in sport and antitrust law, and the intellectual ability and professional fortitude to advocate the novel', the sports practice at Winston & Strawn LLP 'dominates this sector with first-impression litigation and success therein'. The group is particularly experienced in talent and player representation and achieved a favorable partial summary judgment for college football and basketball player clients in antitrust litigation challenging the National College Athletic Association’s restraints on compensation of collegiate athletes. Other recent work highlights include representing the National Football League Players Association and Dallas Cowboys star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, in arbitration and court proceedings challenging Elliot's six-game suspension, and acting for members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team in litigation for equal pay, accusing United States Soccer Federation of wage discrimination on the basis of gender. The team is also assisting Activision Blizzard with a range of issues relating to its eSports league, including league structure and expansion, competition and antitrust issues as well as player compensation and discipline. Jeffrey Kessler, David Feher and David Greenspan jointly head the practice which includes recently promoted partner Jonathan Amoona, corporate partner Alan Hoffman - a name to note for stadium financing matters -, and associate Adam Dale. All attorneys mentioned are based in New York.

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