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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; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Member, The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia; Member, Litigation and Antitrust Sections, American Bar Association; Member, President and Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Bar Foundation; 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

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Dechert LLP’s Steven Bizar and Christine Levin are representing RW Sauder in two trials (including class action litigation initiated by direct purchaser plaintiffs) over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy among producers of shell eggs and egg products. Another ongoing matter involves George Gordon, counsel Stephen Brown and others defending Lannett Company in a generic pharmaceuticals price-fixing MDL. Washington DC-based Paul Denis, and Ethan Litwin in New York, are part of the team which is handling 100 putative class actions for American Airlines over allegations it colluded with three other US airlines to co-ordinate capacity for air passenger services. Michael Weiner, who heads the practice with Bizar, also practices in New York. The firm’s other work covers litigated DOJ/FTC merger challenges and regulatory proceedings. Named lawyers are based in Philadelphia, except where otherwise stated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Dechert LLP’s heavyweight team includes Paul Friedman, Michael Weiner and Ethan Litwin, who acted as lead trial counsel to Monsanto and its Precision Planting equipment business in the DOJ’s lawsuit challenging Deere & Co’s $190m acquisition of Precision Planting. In another highlight, Weiner and counsel Jill Ross are working with the Brussels and Hong Kong offices to assist SK Hynix (a subsidiary of SK Telecom) with obtaining clearances across multiple jurisdictions for its $18bn consortium bid with Bain Capital and others to acquire Toshiba’s NAND business. Paul Denis and Craig Falls are other key figures in the group, which has also acted for third parties in transactions, such as US Ecology and Amicus Economists. Weiner leads the team with Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar. Named individuals are located in New York or Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP’s commercial litigation team is ‘highly responsive, well equipped and focused in its engagements’. In a significant move, Christina Guerola Sarchio joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; she brings an exceptional class action practice and notable trial expertise, complementing the department’s already significant trial capabilities. In a high-profile engagement, Andrew Levander, Linda Goldstein and Nicolle Jacoby are representing Fox News Network in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. Other leading partners in the team include litigation chair Matthew Larrabee, cross-border insolvency expert Dennis Hranitzky, Los Angeles office managing partner William Oxley and Philadephia-based Steven Bizar, who is ‘uniquely skilled in his ability to address highly complex matters in a manner that is consumable by all interested parties’.

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