Global Competition Review (GCR) recently named MoFo’s Washington, D.C. antitrust practice as one of “the top teams working in the hub of antitrust law.” GCR, the world’s leading antitrust and competition law journal, notes the leadership of Stephen Smith and David Meyer, the arrival of “noted litigator” Roxann Henry and the size of the Washington, D.C. practice, which is “experiencing its busiest time ever,” as the major reasons for its recommendation.
GCR highlights the work being performed by the Washington, D.C. office on an array of merger, litigation and government investigation matters. Among the specific matters noted were several clearances of major mergers obtained by the team, including for Hitachi’s sale of its hard-disk drive business to Western Digital; Japanese telecom SoftBank’s purchase of Sprint; and Intel’s strategic investment in ASML. GCR also noted various litigation matters being handled by the Washington, D.C. office, including for clients such as JPMorgan Chase Bank and Panasonic. GCR also recognized the group’s representation of Amadeus IT in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s investigation into the global distribution industry.
This honor adds to the list of accomplishments GCR has credited to MoFo’s global antitrust practice. In March, Roxann Henry was named among GCR’s 100 leading women in the field of antitrust law. In January, six individual partners were named “Leading Lawyers” by GCR. In December 2012, the practice was recognized as one of four international leaders in the Japanese competition law market.