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Christine C. Levin

Dechert LLP
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Christine C. Levin

Antitrust/Competition, Chemical, White Collar Litigation
 Experience and Background
Christine C. Levin concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation, including antitrust and class action matters, and on white collar criminal investigations. She has extensive antitrust experience including litigation involving the chemical, pharmaceutical, roofing and siding, baby food, computer technology and newspaper industries, and has experience in both EU and U.S. cartel investigations involving several different industries.

Recently, she obtained three grand jury declinations, one in a case with a leniency applicant and two guilty pleas. She has also been involved in class actions raising price fixing, false advertising, and a variety of product liability claims.

Ms. Levin has been recognized for several years by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States, as leading antitrust lawyer in Pennsylvania. In its 2008 edition, Chambers noted she is "a highly skilled defense counselor" who is "particularly praised for her international cartel work in the USA and the EU." Ms. Levin is also listed in Benchmark Litigation and The Best Lawyers of America, which named her the Philadelphia Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in its 2011 edition.

Bar and Court Admissions
- Member, Pennsylvania Bar
- Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Significant Representations
-- Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation: Ms. Levin represents a defendant manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide in this nationwide, multi-defendant antitrust class action involving allegations of a conspiracy to fix prices for hydrogen peroxide and related products. Ms. Levin handled the expert testimony on class certification, which resulted in a seminal decision from the Third Circuit decertifying the class. She also represented the manufacturer in the parallel U.S. grand jury investigation (in which a declination was issued) and a cartel prosecution in the EU (in which the client's participation was found to have been greatly circumscribed relative to other participants).

-- In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation: Ms. Levin was one of the lead counsel for a Fortune 100 research-based pharmaceutical company in this monopolization and attempted monopolization case based on allegations of sham patent litigation and unlawful intellectual property strategies. The case has involved direct and indirect purchaser class actions, opt out actions and state attorney general actions.

-- Kottaras v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.: Ms. Levin represents Whole Foods Market in a purported class action alleging that the company's acquisition of Wild Oats Markets violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act resulting in overcharges to Whole Foods customers.

-- In re Eggs Antitrust Litigation: Ms. Levin represents R. W. Sauder, Inc. in class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers of shell eggs alleging collusion to reduce capacity and increase prices. The MDL assigned these cases to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and they are still in the early stages of motion practice.

-- In re Baby Food Antitrust Litigation: Ms. Levin participated in the defense of a major manufacturer of baby food against charges of price fixing. The case was dismissed on summary judgment.

-- The Apartment Source of PA v. Philadelphia Newspapers Inc.: Ms. Levin represented the defendant in an antitrust case involving allegations that the defendant newspaper monopolized the relevant market by refusing to allow other apartment locators to advertise in its newspaper. Following a bench trial, a defense judgment was obtained on behalf of the newspaper.

Duke University, B.A. with distinction, magna cum laude, 1976, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982, Order of the Coif
Clerkship, the Honorable Clarence C. Newcomer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


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