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John Harkrider was named GCR’s Lawyer of the Year and Litigator of the Week by TheAmerican Lawyer in connection with the FTC’s investigation of Google. He currently represents Google in the Section 2 investigation before agencies throughout the world.

He advised Dell in its US$67 billion acquisition of EMC; Ball in its US$6.85 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC; Thermo Fisher in its US$13.6 billion acquisition of LifeTechnologies and its US$12.5 billion tender offer of QIAGEN; Google in its US$12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility and its US$700 million acquisition of ITA; Cingular in itsUS$41 billion acquisition of AT&T; and BellSouth in its US$67 billion acquisition by AT&T. He advised IMG in its merger with Learfield and MasterCard’s Board of Directors regarding their IPO to end the claimed structural conspiracy between the banks.

John has represented Stanley Black & Decker, Tyson and United Technologies in Sherman Act litigation in district and circuit courts throughout the US. In government investigations, he advised Google regarding the FTC’s investigation of Standard EssentialPatents, and Stanley Black & Decker regarding Made in USA Claims.


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    New York, NY 10036

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Antitrust Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Antitrust, New York City (2023)
  • Antitrust Law, New York City (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust


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