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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Winston & Strawn LLP blends the experience of seasoned practitioners, such as Jeffrey Kessler and Paul Victor, with its emerging talent, which includes Eva Cole, Jeffrey Amato and Elizabeth Papez (who divides her time between the Washington DC and New York offices). The firm has carved out a strong reputation in US antitrust litigation thanks to its prominence in high-profile class action litigation and individual actions. The firm is currently defending Discover Financial Services in a putative class action, in which it is alleged that the client and three other credit card companies unlawfully conspired to shift fraud liability to merchants, notwithstanding complications over the rollout of a new security chip system. In 2017, another matter involved acting for Goldman Sachs in a putative class action claiming the client conspired with certain trading platforms to restrain competition in the stock loan market. Heather Kafele and Keith Palfin joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ian Papendick and Sean Meenan (who are located in San Francisco), Martin Geagan and Chicago-based Joseph Motto made partner. Named individuals are based in Washington DC or New York, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Chicago-based Linda Coberly heads Winston & Strawn LLP’s team, which receives mandates in appeals in areas ranging from intellectual property to financial services and antitrust. Coberly represented both defendants in the Seventh Circuit appellate antitrust proceedings filed by the Federal Trade Commission and pertaining to a proposed merger between NorthShore University HealthSystem and Advocate Health Care in the Chicago metropolitan area. Steffen Johnson acted for Cox Communications in long-standing patent litigation against Spring Communications, concerning voice over IP technology. Elizabeth Papez, Geoffrey Eaton and Andrew Nichols are also noted.

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