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Quinn Emanuel Named “Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year”


The Recorder has named Quinn Emanuel “2015 Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year.” The firm was chosen from a pool of more than 100 nominees based on the degree of difficulty, dollar value, and importance of the antitrust cases it litigated. In selecting the firm, The Recorder identified several key achievements. In connection with the successful defense of a significant patent infringement case, the firm obtained a $26 million monopolization jury verdict for its client Transweb on its Walker Process antitrust counterclaims—a rare and significant victory in the expanding interface between antitrust and intellectual property law. As a result of this victory, Los Angeles partners Michael Williams and Harold Barza were named “Litigators of the Week” by The AmLaw Litigation Daily. The firm was also recognized for its successful representation of DIRECTV in BYBB v. DIRECTV, where the firm obtained summary judgment on a Cartwright Act claim based on theories of monopsony, price fixing, group boycott, and market allocation. The Recorder also recognized the firm’s appellate win for Samsung against Panasonic and SD-3C LCC in a case involving secure digital (SD) memory cards.