Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
John Harkrider was named GCR’s Lawyer of the Year and Litigator of the Week by The American 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 Life Technologies 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 its US$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 Essential Patents, and Stanley Black & Decker regarding Made in USA Claims.