Events, Articles and Honors

Recent Events


International Bar Association’s 15th Annual Competition Conference
Florence, Italy – Sept. 16 and 17, 2011
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux co-chaired a session focusing on “Challenges Posed by the Growing Internationalization of Cartel Investigations.”

Law Seminars International Panel on Antitrust Issues in the Pending AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
Teleconference – Sept. 20, 2011
Orrick partner David Smutny was a featured speaker on this panel designed to update practitioners on key issues around this high-profile merger.


Pharmaceutical Security Institute Semi-Annual Meeting
McLean, Va. – Oct. 20, 2011
Orrick partner Robert Reznick spoke about EU-U.S. privacy issues before the semiannual meeting of PSI, the drug industry’s anti-counterfeiting trade group.

International Bar Association Annual Conference
Dubai, UAE – Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, 2011
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux participated in a panel discussion on “Antitrust Issues in Investments, Joint Ventures and Long-Term Infrastructures in the Oil and Gas Industry.”


BIICL Seminar on Competition Damages Actions: Practice and Pitfalls
London, England – Nov. 16, 2011
Orrick partners Ted Henneberry and Douglas Lahnborg spoke at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s (BIICL’s) Competition Damages Actions: Practice and Pitfalls seminar. Ted chaired this event, and Orrick sponsored it.

Orrick Seminar: Unfair Commercial Practices: Unstable Balance Between Companies and Consumers?
Rome, Italy – Nov. 16, 2011
Orrick partner Alessandro De Nicola as well as Michele Bertani, Orrick special counsel and professor of business law at Università degli Studi di Foggia, discussed unfair commercial practices, competition regulation and consumer protection with leading Italian antitrust, business and political authorities at Orrick’s Rome office.

Recent Articles

Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux and associate trainee David Dubois contributed an article titled “Appreciability Cannot Be Assessed Only From the Characteristics of the Undertakings,” (in French) published in May 2011 in the law journal Concurrences.

Orrick partners Richard Goldstein, Douglas Lahnborg and Robert Reznick wrote “New Regulatory Actions Underscore Global Antitrust/Competition Risk of Altering Product Offerings in Light of Imminent Generic Competition,” an Orrick Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, on July 22, 2011.

Orrick partners Elizabeth Cole, Ted Henneberry and of counsel Veronica Lockyer wrote “Asia in Focus: U.S. and China Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust Cooperation,” an Orrick Asia in Focus and Antitrust and Competition Alert, on Aug. 9, 2011.

Orrick of counsel Howard Ullman wrote “Profit Sharing Agreements and Non- Statutory Labor Exemption in State of California v. Safeway,” an article in the September 2011 edition of The Antitrust Counselor, the newsletter of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Corporate Counseling Committee.

Orrick partner Kathryn Edwards and of counsel Howard Ullman wrote “Consumer Advertising Misrepresentation Claims Under California’s Section 17200 Becoming More Difficult to Dismiss,” an Orrick Consumer Protection Update, on Aug. 29, 2011. It also appeared in The Recorder on Sept. 5, 2011.

Orrick partners Richard Goldstein, Robert Reznick, Douglas Lahnborg, Yoshihiro Takatori, Robert Pé and of counsels Howard Ullman and Veronica Lockyer wrote “New Appellate Court Ruling Increases Risk of U.S. Antitrust Litigation for Foreign Companies,” an Orrick Antitrust and Competition Alert, on Aug. 22, 2011. It also appeared in Competition Law360 on Sept. 29, 2011.

Recent Honors

The annual Global Competition Review 100 recently ranked Orrick’s Antitrust and Competition Group as “highly recommended.”

Chambers UK 2012 has ranked Orrick partner Douglas Lahnborg as a “notable practitioner” who was backed by “strong support” from colleagues and clients. The edition noted that he provides “clear, constructive advice in driving the issues forward,” and quoted clients as saying they appreciate his “rapid understanding of our business needs.”

The Legal 500 UK recognized Orrick partner Douglas Lahnborg as a leading lawyer and noted that he provides “clear, constructive advice,” is “tight into the process” and “drives the issues forward.”

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Firms in America rankings for 2012 placed Orrick’s Antitrust and Competition practice in National Tier 2. The magazine’s Best Lawyers in America publication also recommends Orrick partner Ted Henneberry for the antitrust law and antitrust litigation categories; partner Bob Rosenfeld for the antitrust law, commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation categories; and partner Stephen Bomse for the antitrust law, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation and antitrust litigation categories.

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa edition recently recognized Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux as “very good,” noting that he stands out for his “excellent écritures.”

Paris-based Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux has been re-appointed Non- Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) by the French Competition Authority (FCA). He was asked by the FCA to assist in issues relating to cartels and merger control and was a guest at ICN’s annual event on cartels, held Oct. 10–13, 2011, in Bruges, Belgium.

Chambers Europe recently recognized Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux, noting that he is “very bright” and “has the trust of important clients.”