Axinn was named 2021 and 2016 “Firm of the Year – Americas” by Global Competition Review
Chambers USA 2023 ranked Axinn in the following categories: USA – Nationwide: Antitrust; Connecticut: Litigation; District of Columbia: Antitrust; and New York: Antitrust.
Chambers USA recognized 9 attorneys in their 2023 guide: Rachel Adcox, Daniel Bitton, Lisl Dunlop, Nicholas Gaglio, John Harkrider, Michael Keeley, Leslie Overton, Tiffany Rider, 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 named 2019 and 2016 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year” and 2015 “Litigation Department of the Year” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Global Competition Review has ranked Axinn’s New York practice as “Elite” and its Washington, DC practice as “Highly Recommended” among antitrust and competition law firms.
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 was 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 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers.
Best Lawyers ranked Axinn in eleven categories in the 2024 Best Law Firms® report: Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation (National Tier 1); Commercial Litigation (National Tier 3); Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 1, Hartford); Antitrust and Antitrust Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 1, New York City); Antitrust Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 1, Washington, DC); and Antitrust Law (Metropolitan Tier 2, Washington, DC)
Best Lawyers 2023 listed Mark Alexander, Stephen Axinn, Matthew Becker, Lisl Dunlop, John Harkrider, Michael Keeley, Chad Landmon, Francis Morrison, Thomas Rohback, and John Tanski to its 2022 list of “Best Lawyers in America.”