Addition of top-tier six lawyer team positions firm among nation’s premier plaintiffs’ antitrust practices and deepens its 50-lawyer national bench
NEW YORK – DiCello Levitt Gutzler today announced a dramatic expansion of its national plaintiffs’ antitrust and competition practice with the addition of six litigators. The team, all based in New York, includes Gregory Asciolla, Karin Garvey, Robin A. van der Meulen, and Matthew Perez as partners, as well as Veronica Bosco and Jonathan Crevier as associates. They will join the firm on March 7.
Their addition immediately positions DiCello Levitt among the nation’s premier antitrust and competition litigation practice groups, while significantly expanding the firm’s presence in New York and increasing its overall attorney headcount by 15%. Given DiCello Levitt’s existing strengths in the technology industry – including lead roles in several of the largest data privacy cases in U.S. history, which helped earn it Law360 Cybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year honors in 2021 and 2022 – this group is a natural fit within the firm’s strategic growth objectives. The move also comes at a time when antitrust, particularly in the technology sector, is one of the hottest areas of law.
“Given our core strengths, we have long believed that playing a significant role in the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar is a natural and important progression for our firm,” said Adam Levitt, the firm’s co-managing partner. “However, we only wanted to do so if we were able to maintain the same high standards we have always set for ourselves and for our clients. That meant only bringing in top-tier attorneys, as we are fortunate to have done with this group. Moreover, the strength of our expanded antitrust practice, combined with the virtually unmatched pedigree of our technology and cybersecurity practice group and our award-winning trial practice, will place DiCello Levitt at the crest of the wave in leading these important cases.”
“When we began our discussions with DiCello Levitt, we were immediately drawn to its diverse mix of practice areas and collaborative culture that is hard to find,” said Asciolla, who will lead DiCello Levitt’s antitrust and competition litigation practice. “Our team has achieved a tremendous amount together, and the opportunity DiCello Levitt presented – to do the highest quality of work as part of a cohesive, fast-growing, dynamic, national platform – was exactly what we wanted for the future of our practice.”
Greg Gutzler, managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s New York office added: “It’s a huge compliment to DiCello Levitt that we have attracted such a talented team of antitrust lawyers. There are very few plaintiffs’ firms out there positioned to do what we are doing here. This group will significantly enhance our diversified but tightly integrated practice areas.”
New Attorney Bios:
(All join from Labaton Sucharow LLP in New York)
Gregory Asciolla, Partner
Asciolla focuses on representing businesses, public pension funds, and health and welfare funds in complex antitrust and commodities class actions. Named a “Titan of the Plaintiff’s Bar” by Law360 as well as a leading plaintiffs’ competition lawyer by Global Competition Review and Chambers & Partners USA, Asciolla is often recognized for his experience and involvement in high-profile cases. He currently represents clients in antitrust matters involving price-fixing, monopolization, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay agreements, and other anti-competitive practices. Asciolla also represents pro bono clients in matters involving the arts and immigration/asylum of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Karin Garvey, Partner
With more than two decades of litigation experience, Garvey focuses on representing businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust class actions. She has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel in four major antitrust class actions and appointed to the plaintiff’s steering committee in several others. Garvey has significant experience managing complex, multi-jurisdictional cases from initial case development through resolution and appeal. In addition to deposing top executives, she has also prepared and defended company executives for deposition, hearing, and trial. Garvey also has significant experience working with experts—including economists, regulatory experts, patent experts, medical experts, toxicologists, materials scientists, valuation experts, foreign law experts, and appraisers—developing reports and testimony, preparing for and defending depositions, as well as taking depositions of opponents’ experts.
Robin A. van der Meulen, Partner
van der Meulen has over a decade of experience litigating a wide variety of antitrust matters, including price-fixing, monopolization, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay agreements, and other anti-competitive practices. Previously selected as a finalist for Euromoney’s Antitrust and Competition Lawyer of the Year, she was appointed to lead a class of end-payor plaintiffs in In re Bystolic Antitrust Litigation, a pay-for-delay case in the Southern District of New York. van der Meulen also represented end-payor plaintiffs in In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, a massive case alleging price-fixing and anticompetitive conspiracies against some of the biggest drug companies in the world.
Matthew Perez, Partner
Perez represents businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust class actions. He formerly worked at the New York State Attorney General’s office, where he served as a Volunteer Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau. While there, Matthew received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for his work investigating bid-rigging and other illegal conduct in the municipal bond derivatives market, resulting in more than $260 million in restitution to municipalities and nonprofit entities. He also investigated pay-for-delay matters involving multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Veronica Bosco, Associate
Bosco focuses her practice on litigating complex antitrust class actions on behalf of institutional investors, businesses, and consumers. She has represented institutional investors in international antitrust litigation against financial institutions for collusion and price-fixing. Bosco has also represented investors in opt-out litigation proceedings alleging restraint of trade in violation of antitrust laws. Bosco previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, U.S. District Court (District of New Jersey), where she drafted judicial opinions for motions on antitrust and ERISA matters, among others.
Jonathan Crevier, Associate
Crevier prosecutes complex antitrust class actions on behalf of institutional investors, businesses, and consumers. He actively litigates cases against several of the world’s largest companies in antitrust matters involving alleged price-fixing, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay, and other anti-competitive practices. Crevier previously served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Henry Pitman, U.S.M.J. (Southern District of New York).
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