John D. Harkrider

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John D. Harkrider has worked on some of the largest and most significant antitrust matters over the last 20 years including Thermo Fisher Scientific’s $13.6 billion pending acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation, Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google’s Standard Essential Patent decree, MasterCard’s IPO, AT&T’s $67 billion acquisition of Bell South and AT&T Wireless’ $41 billion acquisition of Cingular. An accomplished litigator, he has litigated four DOJ/FTC merger challenges, two private merger challenges, and was retained by the DOJ in its investigation and suit to prevent WorldCom’s acquisition of Sprint, the largest merger ever challenged by the DOJ. He also litigated a number of Sherman One and Two matters in District Courts throughout the United States as well as the Second, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits. He has won a number of awards, including in 2013, American Lawyer Litigator of the Week and Global Competition Review Matter of the Year, and in 2012, Global Competition Review Lawyer of the Year and Global Competition Review Merger Control Matter of the Year. He is ranked by Chambers, who has called him “an extremely intelligent attorney with formidable understanding of business and finance” as well as a lawyer who “has the best understanding of not only how to build a case, but also how to break it.”

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