Following last year’s win for “Firm of the Year – Americas,” Global Competition Review has nominated two Axinn partners and two Axinn matters for a total of five GCR Awards for excellence in 2021.
After nominations for "Litigator of the Year" in 2021 and 2019, Axinn partner Rachel Adcox earned a nomination for "Lawyer of the Year" for her work, including leading the defense of Tyson Foods in class action litigations alleging industry-wide conspiracies to raise the prices of broiler chickens, pork and turkey, while also depressing broiler grower pay. Rachel also represents Alvogen in the sprawling Generic Pharmaceuticals Antitrust Pricing litigation and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies in a class action seeking treble damages for an alleged group boycott.
Axinn partner Bradley Justus received a nomination for "Lawyer of the Year – Under 40" for his work as one of the key lawyers defending Google in litigation regarding its ad technology business. During 2021, Bradley also co-led the defense of Tyson Foods against allegations it conspired with other major poultry producers to reduce pay to chicken growers.
Google’s defense of DOJ and State AG investigations and related litigation and multi-district class actions – which we have worked to defend alongside Freshfields, Ropes & Gray, Williams & Connolly, Wilson Sonsini, and Yetter Coleman – is nominated for both "Matter of the Year" and "Behavioural Matter of the Year." These awards recognize "creative, strategic and innovative work by teams of in-house and external lawyers and economists" and "creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in the Americas," respectively.
Axinn’s defense of Tyson Foods against multiple major treble-damage class action litigations involving allegations of industry-wide conspiracies to raise the prices of broiler chickens, pork and turkey while depressing broiler grower pay earned a nomination for "Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence." This award recognizes "creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages."
The finalists were chosen by Global Competition Review’s editorial team and GCR readers will decide the winners through an online vote. The winners will be announced at GCR’s 12th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 5 in Washington, DC.