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DOJ Nabs Winston & Strawn Pro For Antitrust Team

 |  July 31, 2022

David Dahlquist, a co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s healthcare and life sciences group who works on antitrust matters, is leaving the firm to become senior trial counsel in the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division.

Dahlquist’s last day at the firm is Friday, Winston disclosed in two filings made the same day in two different Chicago federal court cases on behalf of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Dahlquist confirmed his new position and declined to comment further. Winston chairman Tom Fitzgerald congratulated Dahlquist on his move in a statement Friday.

Winston said in one of Friday’s filings that although Dahlquist is withdrawing, the firm will continue to represent NorthShore in a 15-year-old class action lawsuit accusing it of having an illegal monopoly on healthcare services due to its ownership of three Chicago-area hospitals. NorthShore has denied the allegations.

The other Friday filing said Winston, along with Seyfarth Shaw, will also continue to represent NorthShore in a class action lawsuit filed by employees who accused the hospital system of discriminating against them by failing to grant them exemptions from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

NorthShore, which denies the allegations, struck a proposed $10.3 million settlement with the employees on Friday. The deal now requires the federal court’s approval.

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