Mr Steven Bizar > Dechert LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Career

Steven E. Bizar, co-leader of Dechert’s antitrust/competition practice, is a first chair trial lawyer well regarded for his success in the defense of antitrust class action and Section 1 Sherman act cases and his trial of complex commercial disputes in court and before arbitrators. His more than two decades of experience span a diverse range of antitrust and trade regulation, contracts and business torts, government investigations, insurance and reinsurance, securities and corporate governance matters.

Memberships

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Member, The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia; Member, Litigation and Antitrust Sections, American Bar Association; Member, Former President and Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Bar Foundation; Former Member, Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association; Member, Board of Visitors, Columbia Law School; Harlan Fiske Stone Council, Columbia Law School; Member, Dean’s Development Council, Columbia Law School; Member, Alumni Association, Columbia Law School

Education

Brandeis University, B.S., 1984, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Brandeis University, M.A., 1987; Columbia Law School, J.D., 1988, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Lawyer Rankings

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

Dechert LLP is praised by a client for having a ‘very strong antitrust team, with tremendous depth on the bench and a keen insight on how to deal with the most vexing issues’. The firm handles matters across the whole range of antitrust litigation, including price-fixing and supply-reduction conspiracies as well as monopolization claims and other unfair competition. Specialising in antitrust defense litigation, Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar leads the practice together with Mike Cowie in Washington DC, who is particularly experienced in representing clients from the health care and life sciences industries. Also specialized in life sciences is George G Gordon in Philadelphia, while Shari Ross Lahlou has secured significant wins in tying, exclusive dealing, and cartel matters from the firm’s DC hub. At the beginning of 2022, Philadelphia-based Julia Chapman was elected to partner; she focuses on antitrust and complex commercial litigation in industries such as life sciences, chemicals, and agriculture.

United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Dechert LLP advises clients throughout complex merger review processes, including FTC and DOJ challenges and consent orders, as well as representing in merger litigation. Alongside its existing strength in healthcare, the firm also regularly advises clients in retail, energy, and private equity, as well as handling cross-border merger proceedings in collaboration with its global platform. Former FTC assistant director Mike Cowie specializes in government investigations and challenges in the health care and life sciences space, and now co-heads the team alongside Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar. James A Fishkin handles reviews and merger litigation, and is particularly strong in the retail sector, while up-and-coming Rani Habash advises clients throughout pre-merger risk assessments, negotiations with counterparties, and DOJ and FTC investigations, with notable clients including CVS Health and Aetna. Counsel Gregory Luib is also noted for his representation of clients in FTC and DOJ merger investigations. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.