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US: Dechert bolsters antitrust practice

 |  February 17, 2016

Philadelphia-headquartered Dechert has bolstered its antitrust practice with hires in Philadelphia and Paris, and has appointed a former Assistant United States Attorney as a partner in its Silicon Valley litigation practice.

Appointed at Dechert in Philadelphia is antitrust partner Steven Bizar, who joins from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney where he was co-chair of that firm’s litigation practice for over five years. Prior to this he rose through the ranks of associate to partner at Montgomery McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, over an eight-and-a-half-year period. Bizar indicated in a statement that his move was motivated by the geographical footprint Dechert could provide to his multinational client base.

With a practice speciality of antitrust and trade regulation litigation, Bizar has represented pharmaceutical, chemical and health care clients in commercial disputes before federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the US.

His work also includes defending brokers and brokerage dealers in securities fraud class actions and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.

George Gordon, co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and competition group, said in the same statement: “Steve is a rare talent, well-known for his skills in the courtroom and for achieving phenomenal results representing clients in high-stakes antitrust and other complex litigation.”

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