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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.


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


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

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

Dechert LLP‘s antitrust team recently secured a full victory for egg producer RW Sauder in a class action brought by direct purchasers claiming the client – and 12 other producers – conspired to reduce the domestic supply of eggs. George Gordon and Christine Levin, who are based in Philadelphia, defended Endo Pharmaceuticals in ‘reverse payment’ litigation brought by the FTC as a challenge to a patent settlement including a ‘no-authorized generic’ provision. A key name to note in New York is Ethan Litwin, who represented American Airlines in a series of class actions claiming the major airlines colluded to coordinate passenger seat capacity. Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar and New York-based Michael Weiner spearhead the firm’s global antitrust department. Rani Habash was recently promoted to partner in the Washington DC office.

United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Dechert LLP ‘is the gold standard for outside counsel‘, according to one client. The antitrust team is ‘responsive, creative, practical and informed‘ and operates under the joint leadership of Steven Bizar and Michael Weiner in Philadelphia and New York, respectively. In recent highlights, Washington DC-based Mike Cowie is representing CVS Health in its proposed acquisition of health insurer Aetna as well as in its sale of its RxCrossroads unit to McKesson. Fresenius appointed the group to oversee its acquisition of NxStage, and counsel Gregory Luib – who sits in Washington DC – was part of the team which advised American Airlines on its extended partnership with Qantas. Also notable is Craig Falls, who has recently assisted clients in the manufacturing and construction space. Rani Habash was recently promoted to partner in Washington DC, while Paul Denis retired.