Ilene Knable Gotts is a partner in the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on antitrust matters. Mrs Gotts is regularly recognised as one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers, including being recognised for over the past decade in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the top 15 global competition lawyers, in the first-tier ranking of Chambers USA and in the ‘leading individuals’ ranking of PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, being named an ‘All Star’ by BTI Consulting Group due to her level of dedication and commitment to exceptional client service, and having been selected as the ‘Antitrust Lawyer of the Year’ for 2016 by the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best Lawyer’ survey. Mrs Gotts is a member of the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors, having previously served as chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law as well as in a variety of leadership positions in the Section for over two decades, including as the International Officer. From 2006 to 2007, Mrs Gotts was chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. She is currently a member of the American Law Institute. Mrs Gotts is a frequent guest speaker, has had over 200 articles published on antitrust-related topics and has been the editor of the ABA’s Merger Review Process handbook editions published over the past 20 years. She is a member of the editorial board of the Antitrust Counselor and Competition Law International publications and of the advisory board of BNA’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report. Mrs Gotts is a member of Lincoln Center Counsel’s Council.
Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws. The usual rule that each party bears its own attorneys’ fees is amended for private antitrust cases such that a prevailing plaintiff is entitled to its fees as well as treble damages. The costs and potential rewards to plaintiffs create an environment in which a large percentage of cases settle on the eve of trial. Arbitration and mediation are still rare, but not unheard of, in antitrust disputes.
In this edition, we examine private competition enforcement in 24 jurisdictions worldwide.
In this book:
- Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
- William Turtle and Camilla Sanger, Slaughter and May
Estimating Cartel Damages in the European Union
- Enrique Andreu, Jorge Padilla, Nadine Watson and Elena Zoido, Compass Lexecon
- England and Wales
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States