Antitrust issues are complex by nature, combining the threat of regulatory scrutiny and potential criminal prosecution with private civil litigation. They can involve multiple governmental agencies in the U.S. and abroad, as well as numerous private parties. Our team defuses antitrust threats with a combination of litigation brilliance, the strong business acumen of seasoned commercial litigators and the credibility possessed by, among others, former top U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice regulators.
Litigation partner Robert Atkins was named "Litigator of the Week" by The Am Law Litigation Daily following a landmark antitrust appellate ruling for Paul, Weiss client Becton Dickinson & Co. The Fifth Circuit's ruling on December 2 reversed and vacated an earlier $340 million verdict in a lawsuit by competitor, Retractable Technologies, Inc. In the article, Robert, who worked alongside litigation partners Jacqueline Rubin and William Michael, said of their winning strategy, "We had a long-range plan fro beginning to end, which was trial and appeal."POSTED ON December 9, 2016 » Learn More About This Practice