Chambers USA 2017 ranked Axinn in the following categories: Litigation – General Commercial (Connecticut); Antitrust (District of Columbia); Antitrust (New York) and Antitrust (Nationwide - Recognised Practice).
Chambers USA recognized seven attorneys in their 2017 guide: Stephen Axinn, Matthew Becker, John Briggs, John Harkrider, Jeremy Lowe (Recognised Practitioner), Francis Morrison and Thomas Rohback.
Axinn has obtained antitrust clearance for some of the most significant transactions in recent years, including Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC, the largest tech deal in history.
"Axinn is one of only a handful of firms capable of playing 3D chess in the pharmaceutical space." – A major pharmaceutical company
Axinn was named to the 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010 Midsize Hot Lists by The National Law Journal.
Axinn named 2016 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year” and 2015 “Litigation Department of the Year” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Axinn was featured as an “Elite” firm in Global Competition Review’s 2016 “New York’s Competition Bar” rankings.
Global Competition Review has rated both Axinn’s New York and Washington, DC practices in their annual GCR 100 survey as “Highly Recommended” among antitrust and competition law firms.
Axinn was named 2016 “Firm of the Year – Americas” by Global Competition Review for being global lead counsel in its representation of Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Rexam.
Global Competition Review selected Axinn as one of five finalists for the 2014 “Matter of the Year” for its role as global coordinating antitrust counsel to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in its $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation.
Partner John Harkrider selected as 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review and “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer (January 2013).
Axinn received Global Competition Review’s 2013 “Matter of the Year” for their representation of Google in the FTC’s investigation of Google and Motorola.
Axinn received Global Competition Review’s 2012 “Merger Control Matter of the Year (Americas)” for their representation of Google in its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software.
Axinn ranked in Tier 1 of “Best Law Firms” in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers.
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked Axinn in eight categories in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” report: Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation (National); Commercial Litigation (Hartford); IP and Patent Litigation (Hartford); Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation (New York City); and Antitrust (Washington, DC).
Best Lawyers 2018 lists Mark Alexander, Stephen Axinn, Matthew Becker, John Briggs, John Harkrider, Jonathan Harris, Francis Morrison and James Veltrop to the list of “Best Lawyers in America.”