America’s Lawyers Black

From corporate law to criminal litigation, here are the lawyers to call to get you the best deal or keep you out of trouble

graduate of Howard University Law School, Hudgins served as chief litigator for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he worked on some of the largest merger antitrust cases in U.S. history.
Power Play: While at the Justice Department, Hudgins led the investigations in U.S. v. General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding and U.S. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. As a result, the two proposed mergers were dissolved or abandoned.

Milton A. Marquis
Partner
Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky
Washington, DC
Contact: 202-785-9700
Career Highlights: Marquis, who earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.
He served for 14 years at the offices of the attorneys general of Virginia and Massachusetts and the Department of Justice, including a stint coordinating antitrust efforts like the joint federal and state investigation of Microsoft Corp.
Power Play: Marquis was co-lead counsel in the Clozapine antitrust litigation, an action brought by 27 states against Sandoz, alleging that the pharmaceutical firm violated antitrust laws by tying the sale of the drug to the purchase of its blood testing services.

Patrick S. Thompson
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop
San Francisco, CA
Contact: 415-983-1000
Career Highlights: Thompson counsels clients in industries such as telecommunications, vitamins, and brand name pharmaceuticals in price-fixing and monopolization cases.
A Harvard University Law School graduate, Thompson is active with the American Bar Association antitrust section and has developed an outreach program encouraging law students to consider careers in the field.
Power Play: Thompson has represented many clients in evidentiary hearings before the California Public Utilities Commission, including the proposed WorldCom/Sprint merger and the SBC Communications/ Pacific Telesis merger, evaluating the proposed mergers for competitiveness from an antitrust perspective.

BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES
Claudette M. Christian
Partner
Hogan & Hartson
Washington, DC
Contact: 202-637-5600
Career Highlights: The Harvard Law School graduate spent years in private practice representing over 30 foreign companies and governments in debt and equity financings.
As a partner at Hogan & Hartson, she counts as venerable clients The World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Power Play: Christian arranged the $2.5 billion bank financing for the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline Project.

Vincent Dunn
Partner
Chadbourne & Parke
New York, NY
Contact: 212-408-5100
Career Highlights: Vincent Dunn handles both lenders and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured transactions, including acquisition financing, vendor financing, and raising working capital. The New York native is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law.
Power Play: Dunn represented lenders in a $1.8 billion construction financing case for turbine generators and raised $500 million to lease the construction of an electric generating facility.

Jack P. Jackson
Partner
Proskauer Rose
New York, NY
Contact: 212-969-3000
Career Highlights: Jackson has extensive experience in financings ranging from multibillion-dollar leveraged acquisitions to multimillion dollar venture capital and PIPE financings. His clients include J.P. Morgan Chase Capital, HSBC, and Sumitomo Bank. Jackson earned law and graduate business degrees from Columbia University.
Power Play: Jackson handled Superior Telecom’s $1 billion bankruptcy restructuring and the bank financing of Pepsi’s $1 billion acquisition of the largest bottler in Mexico.

David Baker Lewis
Chairman, Founder & Shareholder
Lewis and Munday
Detroit, MI
Contact: 313-961-2550
Career Highlights: Lewis

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