For the 12th consecutive year, Global Competition Review has named Bates White to its “Economics 21” list. Inclusion on this list indicates that a firm has counseled clients on some of the most complicated competition matters in the world.
GCR notes that the past year has seen enforcers using new tools to address competition enforcement. In this environment, it highlights Bates White as one of the economic consultancies that are “leading the way.”
During GCR’s review period, Bates White worked on 55 mergers, more than 30 competition-related litigations, and eight government investigations. GCR highlights that Nicholas Hill was retained as the expert witness for Evonik and PeroxyChem when the Federal Trade Commission attempted unsuccessfully to block that merger. The listing also profiles Randal Heeb’s litigation work in In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, in which Bates White developed an econometric analysis to estimate damages. Leslie Marx’s report and deposition in the firm’s continued Capacitors antitrust litigation work is also highlighted.
In addition, GCR focuses on the firm’s work advising Sinclair Broadcast Group in analyzing competitive effects of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s regional sports networks, which the Department of Justice approved.
The “Economics 21” ranking is 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, work over the past year, and the number of nominations to Who’s Who Legal: Competition. In 2020, 11 Bates White competition economists were named: B. Douglas Bernheim, Cory Capps, Eric Emch, Joseph Farrell, Randal Heeb, Nicholas Hill, Leslie Marx, George Rozanski, Keith Waehrer, and Michael Whinston. Managing Partner Charles H. Mullin was named to the Who’s Who Legal list of Thought Leaders for Insurance and Reinsurance and was on the Thought Leaders-Global Elite list in 2019, as well as being the Who’s Who Legal Insurance Expert of the Year for both 2018 and 2019.
GCR’s 2021 overview is available here.
Bates White’s 2021 Economics 21 profile is available here.