Justice Department’s Challenge to AT&T’s Merger with Time Warner


Sidley Successfully Represents AT&T in Appeal of the Justice Department’s Challenge to AT&T’s Merger with Time Warner

Sidley successfully represented AT&T in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in its high-profile merger with Time Warner. On February 26, a three-judge D.C. Circuit panel, in an opinion by Judge Judith Rogers, unanimously affirmed Judge Richard Leon’s decision in favor of AT&T, which rejected the Justice Department’s effort to enjoin the merger. The Department announced later that day that it would not seek further review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision. This victory was truly a team effort.

Sidley advised AT&T with a team including Peter Keisler (Picture), C. Frederick Beckner III, Jennifer J. Clark, Tyler J. Domino, Joshua J. Fougere, Joseph R. Guerra, Daniel J. Hay, Kate Heinzelman, Richard D. Klingler, Eric D. McArthur, Kathleen Mueller, Benjamin M. Mundel, Jonathan E. Nuechterlein, Virginia A. Seitz, Robert D. Keeling, Christopher T. Shenk, Ava X. Guo, Kimberly Leaman, Matthew J. Letten, David McAloon and David M. Schilling.

Involved fees earner: Frederick Beckner III – Sidley Austin LLP; Jennifer Clark – Sidley Austin LLP; Tyler Domino – Sidley Austin LLP; Joshua Fougere – Sidley Austin LLP; Joseph Guerra – Sidley Austin LLP; Ava Guo – Sidley Austin LLP; Daniel Hay – Sidley Austin LLP; Kate Heinzelman – Sidley Austin LLP; Robert Keeling – Sidley Austin LLP; Richard Klingler – Sidley Austin LLP; Kimberly Leaman – Sidley Austin LLP; Matthew Letten – Sidley Austin LLP; David McAloon – Sidley Austin LLP; Eric McArthur – Sidley Austin LLP; Kathleen Mueller – Sidley Austin LLP; Benjamin Mundel – Sidley Austin LLP; Jonathan Nuechterlein – Sidley Austin LLP; David Schilling – Sidley Austin LLP; Virginia Seitz – Sidley Austin LLP; Christopher Shenk – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: AT&T;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti