Axinn is a different kind of law firm. It combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world’s largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. Axinn was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision, and has been joined by lawyers from the best firms and law schools who share that vision. Axinn is devoted to providing the highest conceivable quality of service in three practice areas: antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn achieves that goal with world-class skills and deep trial experience. Time and again, major companies have turned to Axinn for their biggest deals and cases, often on the eve of trial.
- Global Competition Review named the FTC's Investigation of Google, in which Axinn represented Google, the 2013 "Matter of the Year." Axinn also won two 2012 GCR Awards, with John Harkrider being named as "Lawyer of the Year" and Google's acquisition of ITA Software was named "Merger Control Matter of the Year--Americas" in which Axinn was co-counsel to Google.
- Axinn regularly tries major patent cases. Recently, Axinn was retained as lead trial counsel after the close of fact discovery in one of the most closely watched patent jury cases in the pharmaceutical industry, involving billions of dollars in potential damages. Axinn also has served as lead trial counsel for Fortune 500 companies in major patent cases involving filtration devices, food substances and other products.
- Similarly, after fact discovery and class certification, Axinn trial lawyers were retained to defend a major insurance company against claims in excess of $300 million before a jury. The firm also has successfully defended trademark litigation of critical strategic importance to its clients. Most recently, Axinn assisted a client in obtaining a $375 million settlement against Bank of America in connection with the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.