Washington, D.C. Antitrust and Competition Team Grabs Top Honors in Market Survey

April 15, 2015
Global Competition Review
Latham ranked as one of the “Elite” antitrust practices in Washington, D.C.

Global Competition Review (GCR) has ranked Latham & Watkins as one of the “Elite” antitrust practices in Washington, D.C. in its market survey, and named partner Peggy Zwisler 2015 “Litigator of the Year.” The ranking recognizes the extremely talented team in “the world’s most competitive and high-profile antitrust law market,” and highlights the firm's successes for industry-leading clients. Latham is one of only four firms ranked in the “Elite” top tier of the survey which studied more than 40 firms in the nation’s capital. 

Among the firm’s highlights, GCR cites award-winning cases, complex multijurisdictional mergers and the firm’s deep bench of skilled litigators.

“Co-chair Michael Egge, who just returned from Brussels, now oversees a team comprising young agency alumni like Amanda Reeves, long-time leaders of the bar such as Tad Lipsky, respected litigators including Peggy Zwisler and home-grown talent such as recently promoted Jason Cruise. Add in a top-tier criminal antitrust team in California, and Latham is one of the very best nationwide, as well as a go-to shop in DC.”

GCR also writes that, “Zwisler was named GCR’s Litigator of the Year in 2015, but litigation at the firm is not a one-woman show. She works closely with DC partners William Sherman and Jennifer Giordano, as well as San Francisco colleagues, on high-stakes cases around the country. Latham represents the London Metal Exchange in litigation over metal warehousing, cable company Cox Communications against tying claims and Ocean Spray in a lawsuit brought by cranberry growers. What marks out Latham’s practice, Zwisler says, is its ability to pitch for and obtain interesting litigation without a parallel government investigation. And its ability to win, no doubt.”