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Dechert Hires Team Of Antitrust Pros From Orrick

 |  February 6, 2023

Dechert announced that an elite team of antitrust practitioners is joining the firm, including partners John A. (“Jay”) Jurata, Jr. (Washington, D.C.), Russell Cohen (San Francisco) and Douglas Lahnborg (London). 

“Jay, Russ and Douglas’s experience representing sophisticated technology companies in their most challenging antitrust matters, not only in the U.S. but also in the UK and EU, is unparalleled. Leading companies around the world look to them to overcome antitrust challenges,” said Steven Bizar, co-chair of Dechert’s antitrust/competition practice. “We are absolutely thrilled they are joining Dechert.”

Mr. Jurata is widely acknowledged as a preeminent litigator whose practice focuses on technology platforms and issues at the intersection of antitrust and IP. Recognized byChambers USA as a leading antitrust litigator, he represents key players in the technology industry. A 1992 cum laude graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Jurata spent seven years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. He attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Law Review and graduated summa cum laude as the valedictorian in 2000. Mr. Jurata was the head of the antitrust and competition group at his former firm.

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Mr. Cohen will be joining the firm’s antitrust practice in San Francisco, California. An experienced litigator, he represents leading high-tech companies in antitrust and unfair competition disputes. Mr. Cohen also maintains an active commercial litigation practice handling complex disputes for Silicon Valley and other technology industry companies, often in the funds space. He has been recommended as a top civil litigation/class action defense lawyer by The Legal 500. Mr. Cohen is a 1990 graduate of McGill University and 1995 graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Beyond the strength he brings to the global antitrust team, Mr. Cohen’s addition highlights Dechert’s commitment to the strategic growth of its interdisciplinary corporate, litigation, and financial services capabilities in California, as he is the seventh partner to join its San Francisco office in the past year and a half.

Mr. Lahnborg often represents global technology companies in cross-border matters before the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority. His practice spans merger control, abuse of dominance and private damages actions. Also frequently working alongside Mr. Jurata, he has been recognized as a leading antitrust and competition practitioner by Chambers Europe, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500 UK. Mr. Lahnborg received an LL.M. from Stockholm University in 1996 and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 1997. At his former firm, Mr. Lahnborg founded the Brussels office and served as head of the London office.