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Axinn

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

A boutique with a compact but highly capable bench of attorneys with expertise in antitrust. Regularly sought after to counsel clients through difficult merger clearances, complex litigation and cartel defense, most notably in disputes involving the intersection of IP and antitrust. Government investigations are a further area of particular expertise.

Strengths

Clients state: "It has subject matter expertise and it is available at short notice to respond to time-sensitive requests."

Other sources say: "They are strategic and efficient."

Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel defending Tyson Foods in the defense of multiple major treble-damage class action litigations alleging industry-wide conspiracies to raise the prices of broiler chickens, pork, and turkey, as well as a conspiracy to depress broiler grower pay.

Notable practitioners

Leslie Overton handles merger review, litigated merger challenges and civil and criminal government investigations. Clients benefit from her previous experience in the DOJ.
"She brings a great perspective to issues, especially given her experience as a regulator at DOJ." "Leslie's DOJ experience under both Republican and Democrat administrations gives her a unique perspective on government enforcement. She is committed to her clients and extremely insightful."

Michael Keeley has a broad antitrust practice encompassing merger clearance and litigated merger challenges, as well as litigation alleging monopolization and other anticompetitive conduct. He also advises on matters at the intersection of antitrust and IP.
"Mike is accessible, knowledgeable and practical. He provides solid counsel." "He is a strategic adviser and he excels at understanding what will be persuasive to the agencies."

Rachel Adcox is an up-and-coming attorney recognized for her expertise in large multidistrict class action litigation. She defends clients in allegations of cartel behavior.
"She is very strategic and is able to look several moves ahead and work backward." "She is top-notch in the criminal and civil conspiracy area. She thinks outside the box and is appropriately aggressive in her positions."

Tiffany Rider is highly regarded for her expert representation in criminal cartel investigations as well as her capabilities in follow-on litigation and merger review.
"She is excellent in both cartel and litigation matters." "She is very experienced in antitrust law and excels in coming up with practical advice." "She has a great rapport with clients and is a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

Axinn has more than 60 full time antitrust lawyers working on M&A, litigation, criminal and conduct investigations. Axinn has been global lead on mergers worth close to half a trillion dollars, including: Dell’s US$67 billion acquisition of EMC; Thermo Fisher’s US$13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies and US$12.5 billion tender offer of QIAGEN; Ball Corporation’s US$6 billion acquisition of Rexam; Johnson Controls’ US$2 billion sale of Scott Safety to 3M; and McKesson’s US$3.4 billion joint venture with Change Healthcare. Axinn has extensive experience in major trials and class actions, including In Re Blue Cross antitrust litigation (for IBC); multiple treble-damage class action litigations and regulatory investigations (for Tyson Foods); In Re Surescripts litigation (for RelayHealth, a subsidiary of McKesson); SawStop (for Stanley Black & Decker); biosimilar antitrust litigation (for Momenta), and monopolisation and conspiracy cases for Thermo Fisher, Danfoss, Hexcel, and UPMC. The firm has litigated six merger cases brought by government agencies (winning five) and has a strong presence and track record in ongoing DOJ criminal antitrust matters and related litigation, including in auto parts and air cargo. The antitrust group has extensive experience on matters involving antitrust and IP issues, including Google’s settlement with the FTC on standard essential patents. Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined government antitrust experience.

Antitrust Department

Axinn

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Department location

1901 L Street NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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District of Columbia

Antitrust


Leslie C Overton
Band 5
Michael L Keeley
Band 5

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists


Rachel J Adcox
Band 5
Tiffany Rider
Band 4