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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Highly adept group of New York-based practitioners who represent organizations from the finance, entertainment, retail and energy industries, among others. Offers dual strength in corporate antitrust work, such as M&A and joint ventures, and in competition litigation, including class actions and monopolization cases. Also noted for its compliance counseling practice and international reach. Frequently acts opposite governmental enforcement agencies including the FTC, DOJ and state attorneys general.

Strengths

Interviewees attest: "The team is very smart, thorough, knowledgeable and strategic."

Work highlights

Successfully won the dismissal of a purported consolidated class action lawsuit against Actelion Pharmaceuticals, brought by the Mayor and City of Baltimore and the Government Employees Health Association in Maryland federal court, alleging Actelion illegally maintained its monopoly over the prescription drug bosentan by impeding the regulatory process for manufacturers to bring a generic to market.

Notable practitioners

Antitrust chair Christine Varney is an accomplished antitrust attorney lauded for her work handling merger review for large corporations in the consumer goods and media sectors. Her clients benefit from her government experience as both Assistant Attorney General for antitrust and commissioner of the FTC.
"She is a top lawyer." "She is knowledgeable and efficient."

Evan Chesler is an esteemed litigator able to turn his hand to the most complex of civil and criminal antitrust lawsuits. He is particularly noted for his representation of pharmaceutical and financial services sector clients.
"He is very smart, well regarded by the judiciary and enjoyable to work with."

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Antitrust

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Location

Worldwide Plaza

825 Eighth Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019-7475

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Antitrust


Christine A Varney
Band 1
Evan R Chesler
Band 1