Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has once again recognized Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP as one of the top law firms in New York for Antitrust and in Connecticut for Litigation. Five Axinn partners were also selected as leaders in their practice areas: Stephen M. Axinn, John D. Harkrider and Lauren S. Albert (Antitrust); and Thomas G. Rohback and Francis H. Morrison III (Litigation).
In the area of antitrust, Chambers USA 2012 noted, “This compact team continues to be highly regarded for its considerable capabilities on M&A transactions and joint ventures.” Sources say, “An outstanding and unique antitrust boutique.” Partners recognized for their work in this area include Steve Axinn, the firm’s senior partner, who continues to counsel clients on antitrust aspects of major M&A transactions, and John Harkrider, who co-chairs Axinn’s antitrust group. Partner Lauren Albert also was recognized for her “adept handling of both antitrust litigation and merger clearance work.”
In the area of commercial litigation, Chambers USA 2012 noted, “This firm’s Hartford office is well-known in the transactional arena and has the resources to handle some impressively complex disputes, including high-stakes IP litigation and disputes over alleged fraudulent investment vehicles.” Fran Morrison was recognized for his practice in high-stakes IP and regulatory disputes and described as “very sharp, good on his feet in court and practically minded.” Partner Tom Rohback, who leads the firm’s litigation and regulatory practice, was recognized as someone who has a “great reputation” in the market for his litigation work. His work in class action litigation involving unfair trade claims was highlighted.
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