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Events

Paul, Weiss Hosts Webinar on the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Clauses

On January 19, Paul, Weiss hosted a webinar, “FTC’s Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Clauses: What You Need to Know,” led by litigation partners Andrew Finch, Brette Tannenbaum and Liza Velazquez, and executive compensation partner Larry Witdorchic.

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Andrew Finch and Josh Soven to Speak at GCR Conference on Antitrust Trends

Litigation partners Andrew Finch and Josh Soven will participate in panels as part of Global Competition Review’s 12th Annual GCR Live: Law Leaders Global conference.

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Client News

Amazon Defeats D.C. Attorney General’s Attempt to Revive Antitrust Suit Over Pricing Policies

Following the dismissal of a major antitrust lawsuit by the D.C. Attorney General challenging Amazon’s pricing policies nationwide, Paul, Weiss won a further victory when the D.C. Superior Court denied the District’s motion for reconsideration and denied the District’s motion to further amend its complaint.

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Awards & Recognition

Meredith Dearborn Named a 2022 “Top Antitrust Lawyer” by the Daily Journal

Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn was recognized as a 2022 “Top Antitrust Lawyer” by the Daily Journal.

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Client News

Continental Grain and Cargill Buy Out Sanderson Farms for $4.5 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised Continental Grain, a global investor, owner and operator of food and agribusiness companies, in its $4.5 billion acquisition, alongside global food corporation Cargill, of Sanderson Farms Inc.

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Publications

Recent Antitrust Division Statements Suggest Close Attention to Deals Involving Private Equity

Several recent statements by the assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division indicate that the DOJ is increasingly focused on issues relevant to private equity, including roll ups, acquisitions of divestiture assets and interlocking directorates.

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Awards & Recognition

Epic Games v. Apple Wins Top Award at Global Competition Review Annual Awards

Paul, Weiss was recognized by Global Competition Review for its role in defending Apple against Epic’s monopolization claims in Epic Games v. Apple.

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Awards & Recognition

Bill Michael, Bob Atkins and Jacqui Rubin Recognized by The American Lawyer for Winning Appeal in Becton Dickinson Antitrust Lawsuit

Litigation partners Bill Michael, Bob Atkins and Jacqui Rubin, were recognized by The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column for their appellate victory in a significant antitrust lawsuit.

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Awards & Recognition

Bill Isaacson, Karen Dunn and Amy Mauser Recognized by The American Lawyer for Win in Amazon Antitrust Lawsuit

Litigation partners Bill Isaacson and Karen Dunn and counsel Amy Mauser were recognized by The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column for their litigation victory in a significant antitrust lawsuit.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal of Class Action Against Morgan Stanley Alleging Scheme to Reduce Competition in Treasury Securities Market

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Morgan Stanley by securing the dismissal of all claims in an antitrust class action.

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Events

Bill Isaacson Speaks on Federal Bar Association Webinar

Litigation partner Bill Isaacson participated in a webinar, “The New Biden Antitrust Regime,” hosted by the Federal Bar Association.

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Events

Josh Soven to Moderate Discussion on Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Age at ITechLaw 2022 World Technology Law Conference

Litigation partner Josh Soven will moderate a workshop, “Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the Digital Age,” at the ITechLaw 2022 World Technology Law Conference.

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Andrew Finch and Meredith Dearborn Speak at Informa Connect Antitrust Meeting

Litigation partners Andrew Finch and Meredith Dearborn participated in the Informa Connect Antitrust West Coast Meeting, a platform for in-house counsel dealing with global antitrust challenges.

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Publications

Jacqueline Rubin, Liza Velazquez and Maria Keane Author Law360 Expert Analysis

Litigation partners Jacqueline Rubin and Liza Velazquez and counsel Maria Keane co-wrote an article, “Nev. Filing Hints At DOJ's Employee-Noncompete Stance,” published in Law360.

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FTC Rescinds Vertical Guidelines, Introducing Opacity Into Merger Review

The FTC has rescinded its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines, which were issued jointly with the DOJ to provide transparency about the agencies’ approach to vertical merger analysis. No new guidelines have been issued. The current FTC may be more willing to challenge vertical integrations using expanded theories of harm, though any change in the law must come from Congress and the courts. 

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