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We are pleased to announce the launch of Antitrust Update, Patterson Belknap’s new resource for the latest news and happenings in the antitrust and competition law arena.
We bring the unique perspective of former top U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division officials from both the civil and criminal sides. Our team includes Bill Cavanaugh, who returned to the firm after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States for Civil Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. During his time in Washington, Bill directly supervised the Division’s work on a number of high-profile matters, including the Google Book Search settlement agreement and the Ticketmaster and Live Nation merger.
Our team also includes Deirdre McEvoy, who most recently served as Chief of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Deirdre managed the Office’s first trials in close to a decade and, under her supervision, the Office secured several important convictions. During her tenure, the group handled primarily criminal antitrust enforcement matters, with a focus on cartel and other fraudulent conduct in financial markets. Prior to heading the Antitrust Division’s New York Field Office, Deirdre served for ten years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she spent three years as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.
Patterson Belknap defends clients in federal multidistrict and nationwide class action litigation regarding alleged anti-competitive pricing and related antitrust claims. In addition, our team handles a broad range of intellectual property litigations and provides counseling on the many matters in which intellectual property and antitrust intersect. Partners Bob LoBue and Bill Cavanaugh, and Of Counsel Thomas Pippert, represent clients in complex business, antitrust, and intellectual property litigations involving product distribution and pricing, safety codes and other standard-setting activities, and IP/antitrust issues such as alleged “reverse payment” patent settlements, misuse of patents and vertical restrictions on distribution of products and services.
We look forward to sharing our insights on the latest developments in antitrust case law and regulations, and we hope you will find it useful.
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