Crowell & Moring LLP

Antitrust Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for A high-quality firm that continues to represent clients in high-stakes multidistrict and class action cases across the country, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Also involved in a number of multibillion-dollar transactions involving major international companies across a rich variety of industries including telecommunication, media, healthcare and aerospace. Advises on a wide range of governmental investigations along with anticompetitive pricing litigation disputes.

Strengths Sources highlight: "Their responsiveness is terrific."

A source describe the team as "careful, thoughtful and thorough."

Work highlights Represented AT&T as lead antitrust counsel in connection with the AT&T/Time Warner merger investigation and played a key role defending the merger at trial, in what was a precedent-setting vertical merger challenge.

Notable practitioners

Kent Gardiner
is head of the firm's litigation and trial department. He represents major clients in a variety of disputes including merger trials and monopolization cases. He also handles cartel matters.

Randolph Smith
is commended for his work recommending clients facing litigated merger challenges. He is further noted for his representation of third parties intervening in investigations. Sources report: "He is good-natured, hard-working and extremely experienced."