O’Melveny Ranked Highly in the 17th Edition of GCR 100


Los Angeles—January 10, 2017—
O’Melveny’s global Antitrust and Competition Practice is ranked No. 23 among Global Competition Review’s “Global Elite” in the 17th edition of the publication’s “GCR 100,” which was released January 10, 2017. The firm’s Antitrust Practice also is ranked as “outstanding” in Washington, DC, and “highly recommended” in California and New York.

The “GCR 100” is a guide to the world’s leading competition law and economics practices and ranks firms by geography. The “GCR Global Elite” is Global Competition Review’s definitive list of the world’s top 25 firms for competition.

Global Elite
In naming O’Melveny to its list of the “Global Elite,” GCR highlighted the firm’s work in highly scrutinized deals on behalf of Halliburton, Honeywell, and Humana. It also noted the firm “has a distinguished record of defending clients that are subject to cartel investigations, including Samsung Electronics, Asiana Airlines, Bumble Bee, Hertz, and LEONI.” In addition, GCR pointed out, “O’Melveny is also on the frontlines of other behavioural issues, helping clients work through pay-for-delay claims, hub-and-spoke allegations, patent infringements and more.”

GCR praised O’Melveny’s West Coast antitrust practice, led by partners Bo Pearl and Ken O’Rourke, noting its role as counsel US Airways, as part of the American Airlines Group, in its suit against Sabre, one of the world’s largest global distribution systems. It also highlighted the firm’s win for longtime client Top Rank in what it described as a “high-profile antitrust and unfair competition lawsuit against Al Haymon.”

New York
“O’Melveny & Myers is another litigation hotspot, led by Andrew Frackman,” GCR reported, pointing to its work in US Airways v Sabre, American Airlines v Despegar, and on behalf of Capital One in various credit card litigations. “Partner Mark Racanelli represents clients in criminal investigations; the most significant current matter is for Bumble Bee in the DOJ’s probe of the tuna industry,” GCR added.

Washington, DC

In writing about O’Melveny’s Washington, DC practice, GCR observed the “firm had another strong year in mergers, litigation, and litigations about mergers.” The publication in particular highlighted  practice chair Richard Parker’s work, along with partners Ted Hassi and Katrina Robson, as litigation counsel to Halliburton in its now-abandoned acquisition of Baker Hughes, as well as for Humana as the health insurer’s proposed acquisition by Aetna goes to trial in Washington, DC. GCR also singled out partner Ian Simmons’s victory for Samsung against Qualcomm “in a matter that was neither merger nor conventional litigation.”

About O’Melveny
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Julie Fei                                                          
O’Melveny & Myers LLP