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November 12, 2008

Constantine Cannon partner Todd Anderson spoke at the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) program on Closing and Post-Closing Issues: Regulatory and Operational Concerns regarding divestitures and management trusts in telecommunications mergers. Washington, D.C.


November 12, 2008

Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell featured in New York Law Journal on the need to amend the Donnelly Act to
allow antitrust class actions.
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November 5, 2008
Lloyd Constantine Puts Politics Aside to Focus on ‘Real Sports’ Facts.
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November, 2008

Lloyd Constantine, the founding member and chairman of Constantine Cannon, and currently its Counsel, was interviewed by the ABA for its Antitrust Oral History Project, established to capture the perspectives of the preeminent practitioners of antitrust law during tyhe last 35 years. Lloyd’s interview focuses on the emergence of coordinated multistate antitrust enforcement by State Attorneys General which Lloyd led in the 1980s and early 90s, the rationale for founding Constantine & Partners (now Constantine Cannon) and some of the landmark and cutting edge cases which have been the Firm’s mainstay since its inception in 1994.
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October 29, 2008
Constantine Cannon LLP secures third largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history for its client Discover Financial Services in its lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard. Led by Partners, Jeffrey I. Shinder and Matthew L. Cantor, Constantine Cannon (along with co-counsel) helped Discover secure a $2.75 billion settlement from Visa and MasterCard. The Discover settlement followed an August 20, 2008 ruling by the Court granting Discover partial summary judgment and denying most of defendants’ dispositive motions. Mr. Cantor and Mr. Shinder were also among the lead attorneys in the Constantine Cannon team that acted as lead counsel in the In Re Visa Check class action, a case that resulted in the largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history.
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July 22, 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Matt Cantor is quoted in AuntMinnie.com article, Antitrust: Achilles’ heel of radiology benefits management companies?.
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June 24, 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Matt Cantor is quoted in CIO article, Supreme Court to Hear AT&T Antitrust Case.
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June 2008
Jeff Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office appointed to the Expert Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute (“AAI”).


May 18, 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Todd Anderson spoke at the 2008 Annual National Restaurant Association Show on credit card data security and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).


May 16, 2008
Chairman of Constantine Cannon Steve Cannon and partner Todd Anderson spoke at the Council of State Restaurant Associations, 2008 Annual Meeting on the Role of PCI compliance in the Visa and MasterCard systems and what to expect if you appear to be the victim of a data breach – the challenges facing restaurants and other merchants.


May 15, 2008
Chairman of Constantine Cannon Steve Cannon testified on behalf of the Merchants Payments Coalition before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Antitrust Task Force Hearing on H.R. 5546, The “Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008.”
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May 9, 2008
BNA Antitrust Trade Regulation Reporter publishes article on Constantine Cannon LLP discovery victory in Park West, PC et al v. CareCore National LLC et al. The article details how Constantine Cannon LLP, through motion practices, was able to limit defendants’ “fishing expedition” into non-parties entities in which the owners of the plaintiffs had an interest. (Antitrust Trade Regulation Vol 94. No. 2351 p. 464)


May 7, 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell spoke in London at the Centaur Conference on the recently released European Commission “White Paper” on private antitrust litigation reform in the UK and Europe.
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April 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell featured in Global Competition Review on the current extraterritorial limits of U.S. antitrust jurisdiction.
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February 18, 2008
Legal Times publishes an article analyzing the antitrust implications of Microsoft Corporation’s bid for Yahoo, Inc., authored by Matthew L. Cantor and Mitchell L. Stoltz.
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February 12, 2008
The Wall Street Journal (front page) reports on the recent antitrust challenge brought by Constantine Cannon against the New York Title insurance industry.
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February 6, 2008
Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell and associate Jean Kim featured in Competition Law 360 on the Supreme Court’s recent Leegin decision on resale price maintenance and Congressional efforts to override the decision.
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December 5, 2007
Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell featured in New York Law Journal on the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Twombly to rewrite the pleading standard.
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Fall 2007
Jeff Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office and partner Gordon Schnell were selected by Law & Politics as New York Super Lawyers for 2007.
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Jeff Shinder and
Gordon Schnell.


November 2007
Constantine Cannon partner, Gordon Schnell featured in European Competition Law Review on his call for a more balanced debate on the role of class actions in Europe.


November 15-16, 2007
Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled The New Face of Antitrust in Intellectual Property Disputes, which discussed the increasing role of federal antitrust agencies in intellectual property law and policy, at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.


October 25, 2007
Jeff Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office quoted in Global Competition Review article entitled FTC relaunches Whole Foods case.

Partner, Matthew L. Cantor, speaks to European regulators, economists, attorneys at the Encore Forum on class action law held in Amsterdam.
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September 7, 2007
Douglas Rosenthal, partner at Constantine Cannon, has been selected for the 25th anniversary edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Antitrust Law and International Trade and Finance Law.


June 15, 2007
Reiko Cyr of Constantine Cannon was appointed Vice-Chair of the Communications Industry Committee of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section. Ms. Cyr has been an active member of the Committee for several years and will be the second Constantine Cannon attorney to join the ABA Antitrust Section leadership.

Gordon Schnell spoke at the 2007 Advanced EC Competition Law Conference in London. The two-day conference focused on major developments in the field of EC competition law and policy. Mr. Schnell participated on a panel of U.S. and European antitrust practitioners on the subject of the pros and cons of permitting antitrust class actions.
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Constantine Cannon announces that partner Seth Greenstein and associate Mitch Stoltz won a summary judgment for Static Control Components, against claims of copyright infringement filed by Lexmark International.


March 27, 2007
Constantine Cannon LLP announces that, in a pro bono representation that concerned unpaid wages claims that was led by Constantine Cannon attorney, Reiko Cyr and attorneys from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), full judgment for the plaintiff client was awarded by the Court. That client, Mrs. Sun Ja Yi, 65, worked 60 hours a week as a chef for a popular dance club without receiving overtime or spread of hours pay. Constantine Cannon and AALDEF sued on her behalf and succeeded in obtaining both payment for her unpaid wages as well as legal fees (which were provided in full to AALDEF) in the amount of $35,000.

Constantine Cannon partner Douglas Rosenthal selected by Law & Politics as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for 2007.

Seth Greenstein was a guest speaker on a Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets Conference Call to discuss Viacom-Google/YouTube Copyright Suit.

Doug Rosenthal spoke at the 2007 Conference of The Conference Board, focused on “Antitrust Issues in Today’s Economy”. He spoke with a panel of experts discussing “Horizontal Restraints and Antitrust Concerns.”
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2007 Partners and Promotions Announced: click here


July 19, 2006
Steve Cannon testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on Credit Card Interchange Rates: Antitrust Issue?
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Click here to view to the Bloomberg Interview With Steve Cannon


March 15, 2006
Merchant Advisory on Reminder that the Final Date to Submit Consolidation Requests is March 31, 2006
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15 de Marzo
Aviso para Recordarles a los Comerciantes que el 31 de Marzo de 2006 es la Fecha Final para Presentar los Pedidos de Consolidación
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February 1, 2006
Merchant Advisory on Final Date of March 31, 2006 to Submit Consolidation Requests
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1st de Febrero de 2006
Aviso para los Comerciantes acerca de la Extensión de la Fecha Final para Presentar los Pedidos de Consolidación hasta el 31 de Marzo de 2006
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28 de Diciembre, 2005
Aviso a los comerciantes con referencia a adquisición de reclamaciones de demandantes por parte de Spectrum
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December 27, 2005
Merchant Advisory Regarding Spectrum Purchasing Claims from Class Members
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December 23, 2005
Merchant Advisory on Pending Consolidation Requests
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July 20, 2005
Merchant Advisory on Final Approval and Payout of Settlement of Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation
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20 de Julio, 2005
Aviso a los comerciantes acerca de la aprobación final y compensación por resolución de Litigio Legal Antimonopolista contra Visa Check/MasterMoney
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July 13, 2005
Merchant Advisory on Final Approval and Payout of Settlement of Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation
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13 de Julio, 2005
Aviso a los comerciantes acerca de la aprobación final y compensación por resolución de Litigio Legal Antimonopolista contra Visa Check/MasterMoney
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July 6, 2005
Merchant Advisory on Final Approval and Payout of Settlement of Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation
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6 de Julio, 2005
Aviso a los comerciantes acerca de la aprobación final y compensación por resolución de Litigio Legal Antimonopolista contra Visa Check/MasterMoney
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June 29, 2005
Merchant Advisory on Final Approval and Payout of Settlement of Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation
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29 de Junio, 2005
Aviso a los comerciantes acerca de la aprobación final y compensación por resolución de Litigio Legal Antimonopolista contra Visa Check/MasterMoney
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March 8, 2005
Constantine Cannon Launches D.C. Office Of Newly Re-Named Law Firm. To read the Press Release click here.
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