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US: New antitrust hire for Dechert

 |  August 17, 2016

As United States government agencies like the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are as aggressive as ever in their pursuit of antitrust violations, Dechert welcomes Ethan Litwin as a partner in its New York antirust practice.

Philadelphia-headquartered Dechert has hired antitrust litigator Ethan Litwin to its New York antitrust practice, who brings with him an international base of clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, electronics, insurance, agriculture and media sectors.

His work includes defending clients who are subject to cartel and government investigations and multi-forum litigation, including before federal and state courts, as well as US and European Union regulators.

Litwin joins Dechert from Hughes Hubbard & Reed where he was co-chair of that firm’s antitrust practice for six years. Before that he was a partner at Howrey for three-and-a-half years, with that firm dissolving a year later in 2011. He had joined Howrey from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he began his legal career.

In a statement, Micheal Weiner, who co-leads the firm’s antitrust and competition practice alongside George Gordon, said: “Ethan has built a very impressive track record in counselling clients from the US, Europe and Asia in many of the largest cartel investigations and litigated antitrust cases in recent years.”

With plans to leverage Dechert’s global platform to more “efficiently and effectively” service his clients, Litwin added: “I am thrilled to join Michael and the entire Dechert family. Dechert has a stellar reputation as a firm with one of the country’s top antitrust practices.”

Other US antitrust hires this month include the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Michael Perry who joined Baker Botts in Washington, DC, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutliffe which hired former Department of Justice networks and technology enforcement head James Tierney.

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