Gregory Asciolla and Jay L. Himes Recognized in Global Competition Review/Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018

NEW YORK (March 7, 2018) – Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice Co-Chairs, Gregory Asciolla and Jay L. Himes, have once again been recognized by Global Competition Review (GCR) and Who’s Who Legal (WWL) for antitrust/competition litigation.

Currently, Asciolla represents clients in global antitrust matters involving alleged price-fixing, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay, and other anticompetitive practices. Asciolla was named a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360, ranked in the New York antitrust category by Chambers & Partners USA, and listed in the Expert Guides for Competition and Antitrust. Often recognized for his experience and involvement in high-profile cases, Asciolla was also was named a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 with sources describing him as “very effective plaintiffs' counsel” and “always act[ing] with a good degree of professionalism.”

With more than 40 years of experience, Jay L. Himes is well versed in all facets of antitrust and complex litigation. Himes focuses on representing plaintiffs in price-fixing class action cases and protects businesses from anticompetitive activities. A regular speaker at conferences focusing on such subjects as antitrust, class actions, international arbitration, and data protection, Himes has lectured annually on U.S. cartel and private action enforcement at the Zurich University of Applied Science's international competition and compliance programs and presented at various panels around the world. He serves as the court-appointed trustee in the Department of Justice's merger victory after trial—United States of America v. Bazaarvoice, Inc.—with the responsibility to monitor Bazaarvoice's compliance with its obligations under the final judgment. He has also been recommended by Chambers & Partners USA and The Legal 500 for several consecutive years, and was also recently listed in the Expert Guides for Competition and Antitrust. 

GCR and WWL present awards annually to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in the publications’ research. Honorees were nominated by clients and peers and vetted through a series of questionnaires and interviews. Preliminary lists of the recommended attorneys were circulated for comment among selected groups of private practitioners and corporate counsel in the field, and telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted to narrow the listing to a selection of attorneys who, by general agreement, are considered to be pre-eminent in the field. Nominees must have received at least four independent nominations from their clients and peers.