For the tenth consecutive year, Bates White has been named in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) “Economics 20.” Inclusion on the Economics 20 list signifies that a firm is advising clients on some of the most complex competition matters in the world.
The current GCR profile mentions the firm’s work for American Express in its government and private anti-steering litigations, noting that the US Supreme Court largely adopted the approach of Bates White’s expert to two-sided market definition and analysis of competitive effects. The profile also recognizes the firm’s work on behalf of the Department of Justice in its attempt to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, and its multi-jurisdiction work on behalf of DuPont in its successful acquisition of Dow. It also highlights the firm’s work for the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission on competition issues in the state’s healthcare markets, and for the Federal Trade Commission in its challenge of the proposed Tronox-Cristal merger.
According to the data collected by GCR, Bates White was among the top 10 consultancies in regard to the number of antitrust litigation matters and in-depth merger investigations it worked on in 2018.
The “Economics 20” ranking is a section of the GCR 100, a comprehensive listing of the top economic consultancy competition practices doing antitrust work around the world. The ranking is based on measures, including the size of the practice, the number of nominations to Who’s Who Legal: Competition, and its work over the past year (including 25 antitrust litigations and 43 mergers). In 2018, eight of Bates White’s competition economists were named, placing the firm fifth among economic consultancies: B. Douglas Bernheim, Cory Capps, Eric Emch, Joseph Farrell, Leslie Marx, George Rozanski, Keith Waehrer, and Michael Whinston.
Bates White’s Economics 20 profile is available here.