Venable Named to Global Competition Review’s "GCR 100" and as a Top DC Antitrust Practice

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Seth Rosenthal shares GCR award for "Litigation of the Year - Non-Cartel Prosecution,” as member of the O’Bannon trial team

Washington, DC - April 21, 2015 - Venable has been named to the Global Competition Review's list of the world's top antitrust firms - the GCR 100 - and the publication's debut list of the Top DC Antitrust Practices.

In making its selections, GCR underscores that the Washington market is "the world's most competitive and high-profile antitrust law market …. Brussels has multi-billion dollar fines. San Francisco, international cartels. Antitrust lawyers in New York work on lawsuits that fill the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and deals that shake industries to the core. Washington, DC has all of that, and more."

Recognizing the Venable antitrust practice, GCR says, "Other trial lawyers acclaim Venable partner Doug Baldridge as 'terrifically talented.'" GCR previously recognized him as litigator of the week for his win in the Nexium reverse payment trial, which was the first one under FTC v Actavis. GCR also recognized partners Lisa Jose Fales and Danielle Foley, members of the Nexium trial team, for antitrust litigation and government enforcement matters.

In describing Venable's antitrust team, GCR emphasizes that "partners Robert Davis and Len Gordon bring high-level FTC experience, which helps clients whose deals and conduct are under investigation, or who wish to complain to the agencies." Further, notes GCR, "Venable's emphasis on serving non-profit organisations and associations means plenty of clients need compliance counselling."

Commenting on the GCR 100 and Top DC Antitrust Practice recognition, Lisa Jose Fales, Chair of Venable's Antitrust Practice Group, said, "We are gratified to be recognized for the outstanding work our team is doing and has been doing. We have an antitrust bench whose deep experience in the courts and at the FTC and DOJ delivers results to our clients."

Additionally, at the annual GCR Awards dinner, during the recently concluded ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, Venable partner, Seth A. Rosenthal, shared the award for "Litigation of the Year - Non-Cartel Prosecution," as part of the trial team in O'Bannon v. NCAA, a landmark case that struck down the ban on payments to college athletes for use of their names and images.

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