Venable's Antitrust Practice Recognized in Global Competition Review's GCR 100 for Fourth Consecutive Year; Lisa Jose Fales Recognized for Her Antitrust Work

Washington, DC (January 8, 2019) – For the fourth consecutive year, Venable LLP is pleased to announce it has been named a recommended firm in Washington, DC for its Antitrust Practice by Global Competition Review's GCR 100 in its 19th addition, a comprehensive ranking of the world's leading competition law practices. In addition, Lisa Jose Fales, chair of the firm's Antitrust Practice, has been recognized once again for her exceptional antitrust work on behalf of clients.

Global Competition Review had this to say about Ms. Fales:

Venable antitrust chair Lisa Jose Fales works out of Washington, DC along with DOJ assistant attorney general under President Obama, Peter Kadzik, who joined Venable in 2017. Venable represented Ranbaxy in the Modafinil litigation where, after four intensive weeks of trial, it struck a settlement with the retailer and Apotex plaintiffs, which alleged that Ranbaxy's patent settlement with brand company Cephalon delayed generic entry of the sleep disorder drug Provigil. Venable also represents Impax in a class action MDL involving direct purchasers, end-payors, and retailers, which allege that Impax received illegal reverse payments from a brand company to delay a generic form of an opioid pain medication, Opana. A bit farther back, the firm advised Impax Laboratories against allegations by direct purchasers and end-payor classes that it employed "reverse payment settlements" under an invalid and unenforceable patent to delay generic competition for acne treatment Solodyn. The direct purchaser class settled on the eve of trial, while the end-payors settled halfway through in 2018.

Venable's Antitrust Team has a proven track record of success in high-stakes complex litigation, government investigations, and mergers and acquisitions. When it comes to litigation, the team litigates on behalf of clients in challenges involving alleged Sherman Act violations, including price fixing, bid rigging, market allocation, predatory practices, and other conduct. The team tries cases and wins. This is demonstrated by successful verdicts in federal jury trials upheld on appeal, as well as a successful motions practice, including defeating class certification in multiple high profile antitrust cases.

The GCR 100, 19th edition, provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis and ranking of law firms and consultancies advising on antitrust matters across the globe. Compiled by the staff of Global Competition Review, this publication covers more than 300 firms from every inhabited continent.


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