Stephen Neuwirth, one of the leading antitrust attorneys in the United States, chairs Quinn Emanuel’s worldwide Antitrust and Competition Law practice. He has been recognized by Corporate LiveWire in 2016 as U.S. Antitrust and Competition Lawyer of the Year, by the National Law Journal in 2015 as an Antitrust “Trailblazer,” and by Law360 in 2014 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar.” Chambers USA has described Mr. Neuwirth as “renowned for his deep understanding of corporate transactions and antitrust matters” and “recognized as a ’leading light’ for his plaintiffs’ work.” In 2012, Law360 recognized Mr. Neuwirth as one of just eight antitrust “MVPs” nationwide. Mr. Neuwirth has also been ranked a Non-IP Litigation Star by LMG Life Sciences 2017.
In 2014-2015 alone, Mr. Neuwirth has achieved over $800 million in recoveries when representing plaintiffs. But Mr. Neuwirth is also one of the rare attorneys with a blue chip practice on both sides of the “v.”, also representing defendants in some of the most important litigation in the nation. In recent years, for example, Mr. Neuwirth has on three occasions achieved voluntary dismissal of class action antitrust claims against Quinn Emanuel clients – in each instance without the clients having to make any monetary payment. In addition, Mr. Neuwirth also has been active in sports law matters, including recent representations of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club in litigation against the Baltimore Orioles concerning fees for television broadcast of Nationals games, and of Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers in defense of federal antitrust claims alleging that the National Hockey League and other parties colluded to fix prices for television and internet broadcast of NHL games. Mr. Neuwirth has also handled major matters for Mexican companies with U.S. claims, including representation of Grupo Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language media company, in U.S. litigation successfully enjoining JP Morgan’s effort to transfer, to a bank controlled by Televisa competitor Carlos Slim, most of a $300 million dollar loan that JP Morgan had made to Televisa’s cable television business.
Mr. Neuwirth brings to bear almost three decades of experience in private practice and government, including serving as Associate White House Counsel to President Clinton from 1993-1996. In 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice retained Mr. Neuwirth to assist in the Antitrust Division’s litigation against Microsoft Corporation.