Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2004-2005 review of national legal talent in the area of "Antitrust," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
The Firm: A team with "a wonderful reputation in antitrust litigation." Clients commended this robust group for its ability to provide "great guidance and representation," while peers admired its broad client base. The heavy manufacturing industry provides a significant proportion of its caseload and a world-class private equity client practice ensures a healthy level of merger-related activity.
The Lawyers: A well-known figure at the antitrust Bar, Andrew Langan devotes a substantial portion of his general commercial litigation practice to this field. His recent work has included ongoing representation of BP in a case relating to Alaska crude oil. He also continues to act for Abbott Laboratories in prescription drug litigation. Clients praised James Mutchnik for his "perspective and contact book" from his time spent as a prosecutor. His practice now combines civil and criminal antitrust matters. Sources perceive him to be "really taking the lead in antitrust merger work." He acted as lead antitrust lawyer for Concord EFS on its $7 billion proposed merger with First Data. Frank Cicero is a recognized face in the marketplace for his defense practice, and he is "a force to be reckoned with."
The Clients: BP; Abbott Laboratories; Concord EFS; International Truck & Engine; HCSC; Brown & Williamson Tobacco; Packaging Corporation of America; Reilly Industries; Bain Capital; Golden Gate Capital and Illinois Tool Works.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers & Partners: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004-2005