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The DOJ’s Section 2 Enforcement Agenda

Los Angeles partner Daniel Swanson is the author of "The DOJ's Section 2 Enforcement Agenda," published by the Daily Journal on November 16, 2022.

Article | November 17, 2022

Rachel Brass, Jay Srinivasan and Daniel Swanson Named Among California’s Top Antitrust Lawyers 2022

San Francisco partner Rachel Brass and Los Angeles partners Jay Srinivasan and Daniel Swanson were named to the Daily Journal’s Top Antitrust Lawyers 2022 list, which features California’s top antitrust lawyers.

Firm News | November 16, 2022

Gibson Dunn Promotes 37 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has elected 37 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023.

Press Releases | November 15, 2022

FTC Announces Broader Vision of Its Section 5 Authority to Address Unfair Methods of Competition

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how the Federal Trade Commission intends to broaden its enforcement of Section 5 of the FTC Act to focus "on stopping unfair methods of competition in their incipiency based on their tendency to harm competitive conditions."

Client Alert | November 14, 2022

DOJ Antitrust Secures Conviction for Criminal Monopolization

Our lawyers discuss a recent antitrust conviction secured by the U.S. Department of Justice relating to Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

Client Alert | November 9, 2022

European Commission Issues Guidance to Strengthen Leniency Programme

Our lawyers discuss recent guidance by the European Commission that clarifies and modernizes its leniency notice to companies seeking immunity from cartel behavior.

Client Alert | November 3, 2022

DOJ Antitrust Secures First Conviction for No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Conduct

Our lawyers discuss the first successful criminal prosecution for a labor market antitrust violation in the U.S.

Client Alert | October 31, 2022

Leading German Legal Publication JUVE Recommends Gibson Dunn Germany in its Annual Handbook 2022/2023

The leading German legal publication JUVE recommended Gibson Dunn in Germany in the 2022/2023 edition of its annual directory.

Firm News | October 28, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers UK 2023

Gibson Dunn was recognized with seven firm and 20 individual rankings in the 2023 edition of Chambers UK.

Firm News | October 20, 2022

German Draft Bill Reflects Trend Toward New Antitrust Tools

Frankfurt partner Georg Weidenbach, Munich partner Kai Gesing and Frankfurt associate Jan Vollkammer are the authors of "German Draft Bill Reflects Trend Toward New Antitrust Tools" published by Law360 on October 19, 2022.

Article | October 19, 2022

Euromoney’s Rising Star Awards 2022 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Partners

Euromoney named 16 Gibson Dunn lawyers among its 2022 Rising Stars in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Firm News | October 12, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Law Firms in Germany 2022/2023

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2022/2023 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany and among the top law firms by range of service, recommended by in-house lawyers, and ranked Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer among the top 100 lawyers in Germany.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

Expert Guides Best of the Best United States 2022 Recognizes Ten Gibson Dunn Partners

Euromoney’s Expert Guides has named ten Gibson Dunn partners to its 2022 edition of the Best of the Best United States Guide, which recognizes the top 30 legal practitioners in the country across 15 areas of law.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022 Recognizes Eleven Gibson Dunn Lawyers

Expert Guides has named eleven Gibson Dunn lawyers to its Rising Stars 2022 Guide, which recognizes the brightest and most talented practitioners under 40 in the area of business law and related practices.

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Benchmark Litigation Names Three Gibson Dunn Partners Among its 2023 Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Benchmark Litigation US named three partners to its 2023 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” list: Dallas partner Veronica Moyé, New York partner Orin Snyder, and Washington, D.C. partner Richard Parker. 

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Benchmark Litigation US 2023 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2023 edition and named 69 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 6, 2022

A Draft Amendment to the German Competition Act Has Been Published – More Powers for the Bundeskartellamt

The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action published the draft of the 11th amendment to the Act against Restraints on Competition. It will further strengthen the German competition watchdog’s powers to investigate market sectors and to impose remedies even in the absence of an infringement of competition law.

Client Alert | September 30, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2023

Gibson Dunn earned 18 practice area rankings in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

Firm News | September 29, 2022

ABA Antitrust Law Section Honors Caroline Ziser Smith With Outstanding Performance Award

Caroline Ziser Smith received The ABA Antitrust Law Section’s 2022 Outstanding Performance Award in recognition for “her 8+ years’ work on the notoriously labor-intensive Cartel Conference, which she continued this year despite ‘also’ being Vice Chair of the notoriously labor-intensive Sprint Meeting.”

Firm News | September 19, 2022

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as 2022 MVPs

Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2022 MVPs.

Firm News | September 6, 2022

Proposed Foreign Subsidy Regulation Has Political Overtones

Brussels partner Lena Sandberg and associate Yannis Ioannidis, "Proposed Foreign Subsidy Regulation Has Political Overtones," published by Law360 on August 23, 2022.

Article | August 25, 2022

11 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 11 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities.

Firm News | August 18, 2022

FTC Launches Commercial Surveillance Rulemaking

Washington, D.C. partner Svetlana Gans and Denver associate Natalie Hausknecht are the authors of "FTC Launches Commercial Surveillance Rulemaking," published by Truth on the Market on August 17, 2022. 

Article | August 17, 2022

The FTC Heads for Legal Trouble

Washington, D.C. partners Svetlana Gans and Eugene Scalia are the authors of “The FTC Heads for Legal Trouble,” published by The Wall Street Journal on August 8, 2022.

Article | August 8, 2022

Svetlana S. Gans Named Committee Officer for ABA Antitrust Law Section

The American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section has named Svetlana S. Gans as its Committee Officer for a three-year term. The Committee Officer oversees the Antitrust Law Section’s 28 substantive antitrust, privacy, and consumer-protection committees, whose activities range from running programs and publications to preparing policy comments to enforcers and agencies around the world.

Firm News | August 5, 2022

Who’s Who Legal Competition 2022 Recognizes 14 Gibson Dunn Partners

Fourteen Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2022.

Firm News | August 2, 2022

Settlement Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice Demonstrates the Risks Associated with Third-Party Information Sharing

On July 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice entered into an $84.8 million settlement agreement with several poultry processing companies over allegations that the poultry processors conspired with one another to share wage and benefits information through third-party data aggregation firms.

Client Alert | August 1, 2022

Webcast: Is Antitrust Becoming HR’s Biggest Headache?

Is antitrust becoming HR’s biggest headache? This panel provides insights from the trenches with a particular focus on pitfalls to avoid.

Webcasts | July 26, 2022

Enhanced antitrust enforcement extends to scrutiny of interlocking directorates

Washington, D.C. partner Cynthia Richman is the author of "Enhanced antitrust enforcement extends to scrutiny of interlocking directorates," published by Financier Worldwide in its August 2022 issue.

Article | July 27, 2022

EU General Court Sides with European Commission: Merger Deals That Do Not Meet National Thresholds Can Be Examined by the Commission

The EU's General Court recently ruled that merger deals that do not meet national thresholds can be examined by the European Commission. The judgment is a vindication of the Commission’s approach and whilst it brings clarity on this key jurisdictional principle, it will lead to greater uncertainty for merging parties.

Client Alert | July 14, 2022

China Amends Its Anti-Monopoly Law

China has finally amended its Anti-Monopoly Law, which will come into force on 1 August 2022. This client alert summarizes the main changes bought into effect by the Amended AML.

Client Alert | June 29, 2022

Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 Recognizes 26 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany 2023 have recognized 26 Gibson Dunn attorneys, and 18 Gibson Dunn attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 24, 2022

Best Lawyers in Belgium 2023 Recognizes Four Gibson Dunn Partners

Best Lawyers in Belgium 2023 has recognized four Gibson Dunn partners in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 23, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 U.S. Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 55 practice area rankings, including 17 top-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – United States.

Firm News | June 22, 2022

WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2022 Top Law Firm in M&A and Antitrust

In its list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers in M&A and Antitrust, German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm in both practices.

Firm News | June 13, 2022

EC Regulation on Foreign Subsidies Distorting the Internal Market

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission proposed a new Regulation on the grant of subsidies from foreign Governments outside the European Union to companies active within the European Union which are considered to distort competition in the EU.

Client Alert | June 7, 2022

Webcast: Supreme Court Roundup: 2020-2021 Terms

The webcast provides analysis of the significant and high-profile cases before the Supreme Court this Term, including those affecting the business community.

Webcasts | January 13, 2022

Gibson Dunn Earns 101 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2022

In its 2022 edition, Chambers USA awarded Gibson Dunn 101 first-tier rankings, of which 37 were firm practice group rankings and 64 were individual lawyer rankings. Overall, the firm earned 348 rankings – 104 firm practice group rankings and 244 individual lawyer rankings.

Firm News | June 1, 2022

The FTC at Full Strength: What to Expect Next

The addition of Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya establishes the first Democratic majority at the FTC since Commissioner Rohit Chopra left the agency. This alert addresses key issues that may see more activity in light of the new Democratic majority.

Client Alert | May 16, 2022

U.S. FTC Previews Potentially Significant Changes to the HSR Filing Form

This alert looks at possible revisions by the Federal Trade Commission to the Premerger Notification and Report Form (aka the HSR Form) that are meant “to conform to changing market realities and global standards.”

Client Alert | May 5, 2022

DOJ Antitrust Division Head Promises Litigation to Break Up Director Interlocks

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division promised in a recent speech to increase enforcement of Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits competing corporations from sharing common directors or officers.  The prevailing enforcement climate means that companies should have a compliance plan in place to discover potential director interlocks before they develop and monitor existing outside director positions to ensure they conform to existing Section 8 safe harbors.

Client Alert | May 2, 2022

Prior Approval Provisions in FTC Merger Consent Orders

In this alert, we discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s recent reinstatement of a long dormant policy restricting certain future acquisitions by parties that hereafter enter into an FTC consent order.

Client Alert | April 28, 2022

Proactive Management of Antitrust Risk Amidst the Q1 M&A Slowdown

Our lawyers discuss the dip in global M&A in Q1 2022 and how the current regulatory climate around antitrust issues presents a challenge for deal makers.

Client Alert | April 22, 2022

Employers Beware: Aggressive and Expansive Labor-Focused Antitrust Enforcement Will Remain The New Normal

In the past year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) have put antitrust enforcement in the employment context at center stage.

Client Alert | April 18, 2022

U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Host Antitrust Enforcers Summit

On April 4, 2022, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice hosted international and state antitrust enforcers for panel discussions on current and emerging enforcement trends.

Client Alert | April 12, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2022

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 has recommended Gibson Dunn in 22 categories in Belgium, France, Germany and UAE.

Firm News | April 12, 2022

Ninth Circuit Issues Important En Banc Opinion Regarding Class Certification Issues

On April 8, 2022, the Ninth Circuit released a significant en banc opinion in Olean Wholesale Grocery v. Bumble Bee Foods, — F.4th —, 2022 WL 1053459 (9th Cir. Apr. 8, 2022) (en banc), that addresses numerous key class certification issues, including the evidentiary burden for a plaintiff seeking class certification, the assessment of expert testimony at the class certification stage, and the interplay between Rule 23 and injury and Article III standing.

Client Alert | April 11, 2022

Global Competition Review Recognizes Gibson Dunn Case as Matter of the Year and as Litigation of the Year

At its annual GCR Awards, Global Competition Review named Gibson Dunn’s win in Epic Games v. Apple Inc. as its “Matter of the Year” and as “Litigation of the Year: Non-cartel Defence.”

Firm News | April 5, 2022

Gibson Dunn Adds Former Federal Trade Commission Chief of Staff Svetlana S. Gans as Partner in Washington, D.C., Bolstering Firm’s Consumer Protection, Privacy and Antitrust Practices

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Svetlana S. Gans has joined the firm as a partner.

Press Releases | April 5, 2022

CMA Stops the Show: Cargotec Deal Abandoned as UK Blocks After EU Clearance

The UK’s competition watchdog has prohibited a proposed merger that the European Commission had cleared little more than one month ago. On the same day, the US Department of Justice announced that it considered the deal problematic. These developments highlight the growing uncertainties that companies now face in getting global deals through and underline the need for careful, strategic planning to manage competition law risks.

Client Alert | April 5, 2022

Abuses of Dominance Involving Personal Information in China

Hong Kong partner Sébastien Evrard and associates Felicia Chen and Hayley Smith are the authors of "Abuses of Dominance Involving Personal Information in China" published by Competition Policy International on March 31, 2022.

Article | March 31, 2022

Gibson Dunn Adds Two Lawyers in London

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announces today the addition of two Of Counsel to its London team.

Press Releases | March 30, 2022

The Intersection of Competition Law and Data Privacy in APAC

Hong Kong partners Sébastien Evrard and Connell O'Neill and associates Hayley Smith, Katherine Tomsett and Nick Hay are the authors of "The Intersection of Competition Law and Data Privacy in APAC" published by Global Competition Review in its Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022 in March 2022.

Article | March 29, 2022

EU Regulation of Digital Gatekeeper Platforms Set to Be Adopted

The European Union has reached political agreement on its landmark Digital Markets Act legislation. The EU-wide DMA will apply in addition to competition law rules and targets the largest digital platforms. The legislation which introduces a broad-based regulation of digital markets should be formally adopted in the coming weeks and will enter into force at the beginning of 2023.

Client Alert | March 28, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers Europe 2022

Gibson Dunn received 32 rankings in Chambers Europe 2022: 23 individual rankings and nine firm rankings.

Firm News | March 17, 2022

Updates and Trends in Vertical M&A Transactions

Increased enforcement by agencies such as the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department – and the 2021 withdrawal of the Vertical Merger Guidelines – signals an era of uncertainty for certain kinds of mergers between a supplier or input provider and a customer that, in the past, would have closed with few if any remedies.

Client Alert | March 2, 2022

Gibson Dunn Adds Antitrust Partner Sophia Vandergrift in Washington, D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Sophia Vandergrift has joined the firm as a partner.

Press Releases | March 2, 2022

The FTC’s Efforts to Break Up Facebook Misses Actual Concerns

Washington, D.C. partner Kristen Limarzi is the author of "The FTC's Efforts to Break Up Facebook Misses Actual Concerns" published by Bloomberg Law on February 17, 2022.

Article | February 25, 2022

Three Gibson Dunn Cases Named Top Verdicts of the Year 2021

The Daily Journal recognized three Gibson Dunn wins in its annual feature on the Top Verdicts in California for 2021.

Firm News | February 11, 2022

Antitrust in China – 2021 Year in Review

Our lawyers review the year in antitrust law in China, including legislative and regulatory developments, merger control and non-merger enforcement.

Client Alert | February 11, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in nine categories in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland.

Firm News | January 27, 2022

FTC Publishes Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Thresholds for 2022

On January 24, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced its annual update of thresholds for pre-merger notifications of certain M&A transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

Client Alert | January 25, 2022

Federal Court Imposes Penalties on Former CEO and Large Shareholder of Pharmaceutical Company for Alleged Antitrust Violations

On January 14, 2022, a federal court in New York issued its decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Shkreli, holding that Martin Shkreli, the former head of Vyera Pharmaceuticals, violated federal and state antitrust laws by allegedly interfering with the entry of generic competition for Vyera’s drug Daraprim.

Client Alert | January 25, 2022

Safe Harbors (and Other Strategies) for Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies in the International Anti-Corruption Storm

Washington, D.C. partners Patrick Stokes and John Partridge and associate Eva Michaels are the authors of "Safe Harbors (and Other Strategies) for Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies in the International Anti-Corruption Storm," published by the American Bar Association in the December 2021 issue of The Health Lawyer.

Article | January 24, 2022

Federal Antitrust Enforcers Announce Review of Merger Guidelines

On January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) held a press conference to announce a joint public inquiry aimed at revising the agencies’ merger guidelines. Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of the planned inquiry.

Client Alert | January 19, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named a 2021 Firm of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2021 in its January 17, 2022 article "The Firms That Dominated in 2021,” featuring nine firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.

Firm News | January 19, 2022

Former European Commission DG Competition Head of Unit Nicholas Banasevic Joins Gibson Dunn in Brussels

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Nicholas Banasevic has joined the firm’s Brussels office as Managing Director, Brussels with the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

Press Releases | January 18, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in 20 categories in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Firm News | January 13, 2022

2021 Year-End German Law Update

Once more, 2021 demonstrated that constant change should become your friend and ally. After a second year of global uncertainty caused by the formidable challenges of the COVID-pandemic, we all long for a return “back-to-normal.” However, chances are that 2022 will continue to present drastic and unpredictable challenges.

Client Alert | January 13, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 9 firm rankings and 18 individual rankings in the inaugural edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 12, 2022

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2022 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners

The Who’s Who Legal 2022 Germany guide recommended Frankfurt partners Dirk Oberbracht in M&A and Georg Weidenbach in Competition, and Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer in Corporate Governance and M&A.

Firm News | December 22, 2021

National Football League tackles antitrust claims

San Francisco partner Rachel Brass and associate Julian Kleinbrodt are the authors of "National Football League tackles antitrust claims," published by the Daily Journal on December 13, 2021.

Article | December 16, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2022 Thought Leaders – Competition Recommends Five Gibson Dunn Partners

London partner Ali Nikpay, Los Angeles partner Daniel Swanson, San Francisco partner Rachel Brass, and Washington, D.C. partners Scott Hammond and Richard Parker were recommended in the Who’s Who Legal 2022 Thought Leaders – Competition guide.

Firm News | December 16, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked Among the World’s Top 2022 Antitrust Practices by GCR

Gibson Dunn was ranked in the 2022 edition of Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 – Global Elite, a list of the world’s top 25 antitrust practices.

Firm News | December 13, 2021

Ten Years Post-Therasense: Closing the Gap Between Walker Process Fraud and Inequitable Conduct

Orange County of counsel Anne Brody is the co-author of “Ten Years Post-Therasense: Closing the Gap Between Walker Process Fraud and Inequitable Conduct,” published by The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Lawyers Association in its Fall 2021, Vol. 31, No. 2. issue.

Article | December 6, 2021

Rachel Brass and Daniel Swanson Named Among California’s Top Antitrust Lawyers 2021

San Francisco partner Rachel Brass and Los Angeles partner Daniel Swanson were named to the Daily Journal’s Top Antitrust Lawyers 2021 list, which features California’s top antitrust lawyers.

Firm News | November 19, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 50 Law Firms in Germany 2021/2022

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2021/2022 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany recommended by in-house lawyers, and among the top law firms by range of service.

Firm News | November 17, 2021

China Publishes Draft Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) was adopted in 2007 and talks about possible amendments have regularly surfaced in the last few years.  The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released a draft amendment for public comments in early 2020.  The process is now accelerating with a formal text (“AML Amendment”) submitted to the thirty-first session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for first reading on 19 October 2021. Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the main proposed changes to the AML, which have been published for comments.

Client Alert | October 27, 2021

EU Competition Commissioner Signals Tougher Enforcement of No-Poach and Other Labor Market Agreements

On 22 October, 2021, Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager delivered a speech in which she stated for the first time that the European Commission is going to expand its cartel enforcement to labor markets, including no-poach and wage-setting agreements.

Client Alert | October 26, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers UK 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized with six firm and 18 individual rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK. The firm was recognized in the categories: Competition Law – London; International Arbitration: Commercial Arbitration – UK-wide; International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration; and Real Estate Finance – London.

Firm News | October 21, 2021

Benchmark Litigation US 2022 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2022 edition and named 79 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 13, 2021

UK CMA Adopts Green Claims Code and Consults on Environmental Sustainability: Time for a Compliance Review

On 20 September, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) published a Green Claims Code aimed at protecting consumers from misleading environmental claims amidst concerns over ‘greenwashing,’ i.e. overstated, unsubstantiated green credentials of a product or service.

Client Alert | October 7, 2021

Benchmark Litigation Names Four Gibson Dunn Partners Among its 2021 Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Benchmark Litigation US named four partners to its 2021 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” list: Dallas partner Veronica Moyé, New York partners Randy Mastro and Orin Snyder, and Washington, D.C. partner Richard Parker. 

Firm News | October 7, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2022 UK Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 16 practice area rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Six partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from the market for continued excellence, and seven partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

International Comparative Legal Guide to Sanctions 2022, Germany Chapter

Munich partner Michael Walther and associate Richard Roeder are the co-authors of the “Germany” [PDF] chapter of International Comparative Legal Guides' Sanctions 2022, 3rd Edition published in October 2021.

Article | October 4, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Thought Leaders – Global Elite

Six Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2021 guide. The publication features individuals who obtained the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources.

Firm News | September 28, 2021

Rachel Brass and Cynthia Richman Named Among GCR’s Top Women in Antitrust 2021

Global Competition Review named San Francisco partner Rachel Brass and Washington, D.C. partner Cynthia Richman to its list of Women in Antitrust 2021, which highlights “more than 130 female private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics who deserve recognition for their standout careers.” The report was published on September 24, 2021.

Firm News | September 28, 2021

Former FTC Attorney Jamie France Returns to Gibson Dunn as Of Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jamie E. France has rejoined the firm as an of counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. She will serve as a member of the Litigation and Antitrust and Competition Practice Groups.

Press Releases | September 22, 2021

Richard Doren and Veronica Moyé Named Litigators of the Week

The Am Law Litigation Daily named Los Angeles partner Richard Doren and Dallas partner Veronica Moyé its Litigators of the Week.

Firm News | September 17, 2021

Pharma Cos. Should Prepare For New Drug-Rebate Scrutiny

New York partner Eric Stock, Washington, D.C. partner Michael Perry, and Orange County associate Matthew Parrott are the authors of "Pharma Cos. Should Prepare For New Drug-Rebate Scrutiny," [PDF] published by Law360 on September 13, 2021.

Article | September 13, 2021

Law360 Names Six Gibson Dunn Partners as 2021 MVPs

Law360 named six Gibson Dunn partners among its 2021 MVPs. The Law360 MVP Awards feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” The list was published on August 30, 2021.

Firm News | September 8, 2021

UK Government Issues Further Updates on National Security Regime: A Comprehensive State of Play for Investors

This week the UK Government published still further updates on the application of the soon to come into force National Security and Investment Act 2021. We have prepared a comprehensive guide to the UK’s new national security regime, bringing together all of the developments and guidance to date. But, most importantly, we consider what investors and their advisors need to take into account now in order to mitigate risk and improve deal certainty.

Client Alert | September 8, 2021

Merricks v Mastercard: UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal Allows First Ever Opt-Out Class Action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified the first application for a collective proceedings order on an opt-out basis in Walter Hugh Merricks CBE v Mastercard Incorporated & Ors.

Client Alert | August 24, 2021

10 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 10 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Theodore Boutrous, Jr.

Firm News | August 19, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Competition, Hospitality and Product Liability Defense

Nineteen Gibson Dunn partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. Who’s Who Legal Competition 2021 recommended Brussels partners Christian Riis-Madsen and David Wood; Dallas partner Robert Walters; Frankfurt partner Georg Weidenbach; Hong Kong partner Sébastien Evrard; London partner Ali Nikpay; Los Angeles partner Daniel Swanson; New York partner Eric Stock; San Francisco partners Rachel Brass and Trey Nicoud; and Washington, D.C. partners Adam Di Vincenzo, Scott Hammond, Joseph Kattan, and Richard Parker.

Firm News | July 28, 2021

President Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Address Wide Range of Businesses’ Competitive Practices, Including Non-Compete Agreements

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order directing federal regulatory agencies to take a variety of steps that, if completed and upheld by the courts, would effect a sea change in the government’s regulation of businesses’ competitive practices.

Client Alert | July 9, 2021

Directors Resign After Department of Justice Raises Antitrust Concerns

On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that two officers of Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. have resigned their positions on the board of directors of Live Nation Entertainment Inc. in the wake of concerns expressed by DOJ that the two companies formed an illegal interlocking directorate under the antitrust laws.

Client Alert | June 25, 2021

Best Lawyers in Belgium 2021-2022 Recognizes Three Gibson Dunn Partners

Best Lawyers in Belgium 2021-2022 has recognized three Gibson Dunn partners in their respective practice areas:  Christian Riis-Madsen – European Union Law; David Wood – Competition/Antitrust Law, and European Union Law; and Ali Nikpay – Competition/Antitrust Law and Litigation. 

Firm News | June 24, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That Sherman Act Bars NCAA From Limiting Education-Related Benefits For Student-Athletes

On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the NCAA’s current limits on education-related benefits for student-athletes violate the Sherman Act.

Client Alert | June 21, 2021

Second Circuit Issues Important Ruling on Trademark Settlements and Antitrust/IP Interface

On June 11, 2021, the Second Circuit issued its decision in 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. FTC, an appeal of an administrative litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission against 1-800 Contacts.  The decision—which rejected the FTC’s claim that several trademark settlements by 1-800 Contacts violated the antitrust laws —found that the trademark settlement agreements at issue were “typical” and procompetitive, and provides crucial guidance for parties considering settling trademark disputes.

Client Alert | June 14, 2021