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QE’s Appellate and Antitrust Practices Ranked Top in the Nation


has recognized the firm for having one of the top Appellate and Antitrust Practices in the U.S. The firm’s Appellate Group, led by name partner Kathleen Sullivan, was recognized for wins in a wide range of high-stakes disputes that included defending Wyeth in the U.S. Supreme Court over the future of the childhood vaccine market, representing Google and Yahoo! in the federal courts over the future of online advertising revenues and representing Johnson & Johnson over the fate of patent groups underlying multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical lines. The firm’s Antitrust Practice Group, which is unlike practices at other firms in that it focuses solely on litigation, was recognized for successfully defending Micron against Rambus in one of the highest-profile antitrust jury trials of the year. Rambus had asserted claims for violations of the Cartwright Act and sought $4 billion in compensatory damages, trebled to $12 billion under the Cartwright Act. The jury rejected Rambus’ claims and awarded no damages. The firm’s antitrust group was also commended for winning a dismissal for IBM against T3 Technologies in its antitrust suit involving mainframe computer technology, obtaining a $25 million settlement for plaintiffs in antitrust litigation over egg products, and for its ongoing high profile representations of plaintiffs in the rail freight fuel surcharge antitrust litigation and direct purchaser plaintiffs in litigation involving flexible polyurethane foam.