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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Maintains its unmatched reputation for producing work of the very highest caliber, regularly advising blue-chip companies during their most important mergers and in high-stakes civil and criminal antitrust litigation. The cross-border capabilities of the broad and multitalented roster of attorneys are complemented by expertise in European and global antitrust matters. Has household-name clients in industries including telecommunications, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

Strengths

"It is the best of the best," and home to "a deep bench of  antitrust thinkers," notes a client.
A commentator says: "They have a very good antitrust practice."

Work highlights

Secured federal merger clearance and won an unprecedented multistate lawsuit as lead antitrust counsel to T-Mobile and parent company Deutsche Telekom in connection with T-Mobile’s historic merger with Sprint Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Brian Byrne is commended for his expertise in cross-border transactional clearance before US and EU competition agencies. He also handles civil and criminal investigations and enforcement proceedings.
"He is savvy and smart." "He is very responsive, client-oriented and skilled at effectively communicating complex issues."

Bruce Hoffman is a respected attorney commended for his extensive experience in the antitrust space. He has recently returned to private practice, and his clients benefit from his former position as Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition.

David Gelfand is renowned in the market for his skills in the antitrust field, where he is chiefly known for managing the antitrust elements of high-profile M&A. He is further noted for his excellence in class and competitor action litigation.
"He has incredible depth of experience and insight.""He is an excellent practitioner." "He is terrific and has government experience."

Elaine Ewing is an up-and-coming attorney who advises clients on the antitrust aspects of significant transactions. She also turns her hand to civil and criminal antitrust investigations and litigation.
"Elaine is highly intelligent, works extraordinarily hard and takes action quickly."

George Cary is a preeminent antitrust lawyer esteemed for his work securing clearance for the largest of corporate transactions. He also handles high-stakes litigation defense work for household-name clients.
"A preeminent antitrust lawyer." "One the finest antitrust lawyers in the world."

Jeremy Calsyn is well known in the market for his representation of multinational companies in antitrust litigation and cartel work. He is particularly expert in defense of price-fixing allegations.
"He is top-notch, immediately responsive and eminently knowledgeable."

Leah Brannon is a well-rounded antitrust practitioner noted for her work across transactional and contentious matters. She deftly manages the merger review process for large cross-border deals and steers clients through FTC and DOJ investigations and significant class and individual action litigation.
"She is a very strong lawyer." "She is excellent; a rock star." "She is very bright."

Mark Leddy is a highly regarded practitioner commended for his skills in sophisticated clearance proceedings for clients spanning an array of industry sectors. He is also particularly commended for his expertise in global cartel investigations and follow-on litigation.
"A very careful and focused lawyer."

Mark Nelson is an accomplished antitrust attorney recognized for his handling significant merger clearances. He is particularly noted for his work in IP-related competition matters.
"He is a very smart lawyer."

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Antitrust Department

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006

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District of Columbia

Antitrust


Brian Byrne
Band 3
Bruce Hoffman
Eminent Practitioners
David I Gelfand
Band 1
Elaine Ewing
Up and Coming
George S Cary
Band 1
Jeremy Calsyn
Band 3