Bates White has been named in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) prestigious “Economics 21” (formerly “Economics 20”) for the eighth consecutive year. The Economics 21 includes the world’s leading economic consultancies with experts in antitrust and competition matters.
Bates White’s profile mentions the 27 mergers the firm worked on in 2016 and characterizes several of them as standing “in the national spotlight.” It highlights the firm’s role in two matters: the Department of Justice’s challenge to the proposed Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, noting Bates White’s economic analysis, which supported the DOJ’s lawsuit against the deal and ended in the companies abandoning their merger plan; and the firm’s work for a group of opt-out plaintiffs in the Urethanes antitrust litigation, which resolved in a significant settlement for the plaintiffs.
The “Economics 21” roster is a section of the GCR 100, which is the guide to the world’s leading competition law and economic practices. Each entrant firm is measured using several criteria, including size, the firm’s reputation, its work over the past year, and the number of staff nominated to the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists. In 2016, six of Bates White’s competition economists were ranked in the International Who’s Who: B. Douglas Bernheim, Cory Capps, Eric Emch, Joseph Farrell, George Rozanski, and Michael Whinston.