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Winston & Strawn LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Adeptly handles civil and criminal litigation on behalf of a broad client base. Experienced in domestic and international matters, often working with clients from the sports, electronics and steel industries as well as the financial services sector. Knowledgeable of matters at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust.

Strengths

"It is an excellent group," notes a source.

A client highlights: "The lawyers are first-rate thinkers and strategists. They are universally good brief writers and strong advocates."

Work highlights

Successfully scored a victory on behalf of a class of present and former NCAA basketball and football players against the NCAA and its most significant sports conferences. The suit alleged the defendants violated antitrust law by limiting the amount of compensation that Division I college basketball and FBS football players could receive.

Notable practitioners

Eva Cole regularly handles class action disputes and cartel matters on behalf of a wide client base in the financial and electronics sectors.
"She is a fantastic attorney who is thoughtful, insightful and strategic."

Jeffrey Kessler is recognized for his prowess in both civil and criminal antitrust litigation. He is sought out to handle some of the most significant disputes in the USA. He is particularly well known for his representation of clients in the sports industry.
"An expert in the field." "A really terrific litigator." "He is a top-notch antitrust lawyer; really smart."

Seth Farber is a litigator commended for his expertise in criminal cartel defense.

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Overview

  • Broad-based civil and criminal antitrust litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on global cartel defense, sports/entertainment antitrust, and matters at the intersection of IP and antitrust law;
  • Significant experience before regulatory agencies in Canada, Mexico, EU, France, Germany, UK, Brazil, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Japan, and teams on the ground in the U.S., United Kingdom, Belgium, France, and China; 
  • Some firms specialize in certain areas of antitrust (e.g., government merger work or healthcare antitrust), but Winston’s deep bench allows it to offer a full range of antitrust services—litigation, merger review, counselling, criminal, and IP/antitrust);
  • Anchored by partners who include Jeffrey L. Kessler (globally recognized antitrust lawyer, especially in cartel defense, antitrust class actions, and the sports/entertainment industry); Seth C. Farber (a leading white-collar lawyer with extensive antitrust experience); Aldo A. Badini (a lawyer with expertise in high-profile cases involving the antitrust/IP interface), and Richard Falek (an antirust merger review expert);  
  • Several impressive up and coming antitrust attorneys, including David L. Greenspan (named a Law360 rising star for his work in sports/entertainment industry antitrust) and Eva W. Cole (recognized as a GCR Top 40 under 40 Attorney and Benchmark Litigation “Under 40 Hot List”).

Members

Cole, Eva (Head of Department)

Kessler, Jeffrey L (Head of Department)

Amato, Jeffrey

Amoona, Jonathan

Arguello, Sofia

Badini, Aldo

Donovan, Molly

Farber, Seth

Greenspan, David

Kurtzweil, Harvey

Mastoris, George

Torpey, Susannah

Clients

Discover Financial

Discover Financial Services

Goldman, Sachs and Co.

Hitachi Cable

National Basketball Players Association

National Football League Players Association

Nippon Seiki

North American Soccer League

NTN Corporation

Panasonic Corporation

Sanyo

Skyline Steel (a Nucor Company)

TreeHouse Foods

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Hospitals and Health Systems

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Antitrust

Winston & Strawn LLP

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Location

200 Park Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10166-4193

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Antitrust


Jeffrey L Kessler
Band 1
Seth Farber
Band 5