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In Chambers' 2008 review of international legal talent in the area of Competition/Antitrust, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
USA Ranking: 3
The Firm: Substantial antitrust practices on the West and East Coasts enhance the national potential of this historically Chicago-powered outfit. Clients praise the firm’s “absolutely superb performance” in antitrust litigation; while peers acknowledge its omnipresence in national matters. As befits an “obviously good” group of attorneys, many with trial experience, the team has played a central role in a variety of highly visible cases. It is defending Dow Chemical against a 13-year-long Sherman Act price-fixing class action and achieved a very favourable settlement on behalf of Infineon in a global dispute with Rambus. Among the raft of high-import cases of late, the team has also represented GM in a class action antitrust conspiracy lawsuit alleging the conspiring of vehicle manufacturers to preclude the sale of cheaper Canadian vehicles to the American market. Elsewhere, the firm continues to fend off cartel allegations and undertake work of global proportions. Members are, for example, representing Chiquita Brands International in investigations and follow-up civil class action litigation originating in the company’s disclosure of information exchanges taking place in Europe relating to the sale of bananas.
The Lawyers: Senior litigation partner Tefft Smith concentrates on antitrust and competition law.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 - www.chambersandpartners.com.