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US: Robins Kaplan bags Dewey alum to join antitrust team

 |  September 11, 2016

Eamon O’Kelly, a former head of the antitrust practice at Arent Fox and Dewey & LeBoeuf, has joined Robins Kaplan as of counsel in New York.

The antitrust litigator’s hire, announced Thursday by Robins Kaplan, is the latest in a frenzy of antitrust additions by several large law firms as the Obama administration ramps up enforcement of competition regulations.

“Our addition of Eamon was a result of our growth here in the New York office and the cases that we have existing currently,” said Robins Kap­lan partner Hollis Salzman, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation group. “He’s one of the smartest antitrust lawyers out there, so we feel very pleased that we’re going to have him as part of our group.”

Robins Kaplan opened its New York office in 2010 with three IP lawyers recruited from Hogan Lovells legacy firm Lovells. The firm’s Big Apple base, now home to 36 lawyers, added Salzman in 2013 from plaintiffs firm Labaton Sucharow. She joined with seven other antitrust lawyers.

Salzman said that Robins Kaplan’s antitrust practice, which represents both plaintiffs and defendants, has been busy in recent months advising on a series of auto parts cases currently being litigated in the Eastern District of Michigan. O’Kelly will help with that litigation, among other cases, she said.

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