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O'Melveny's Representation of T-Mobile USA in DOJ Challenge to AT&T Merger Noted by Reuters, Blog of the Legal TimesSeptember 12, 2011 O'Melveny & Myers' representation of T-Mobile USA in the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA, which has been challenged by the US Justice Department, was noted by Blog of the Legal Times and Reuters in their respective September 9, 2011, articles on the enforcement action. In the article "AT&T Defends T-Mobile Deal, Criticizes Justice Department," Blog of the Legal Times reports that O’Melveny lawyers, along with lawyers for AT&T, "said in a court filing the proposed merger is a win for consumers." As the article reports, the lawyers argued that “[r]ather than substantially reducing competition, the combined firm will usher in more intense competition to an already vibrantly competitive market,” and that the DOJ’s complaint “fails to come to grips with the significant efficiencies this transaction will generate." In the article "AT&T Fights Back at US Challenge of T-Mobile Deal," Reuters notes that Antitrust and Competition Practice partner Richard Parker is leading the O'Melveny team representing T-Mobile in the proposed merger. Parker resides in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Reuters also called the lawsuit "the biggest antitrust challenge yet by the Obama administration."
The case is the Department of Justice v. AT&T, T-Mobile USA, US District Court, District of Columbia, No. 11-01560.