Antitrust MVP: O'Melveny & Myers' Ian Simmons

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 8:46 PM EST) -- With the statutory language stacked against him and the possibility of defeat looming for his client Asiana Airlines Inc. in an appeal of price-fixing multidistrict litigation, Ian Simmons of O’Melveny & Myers LLP first got creative and then got state claims tossed from the putative class action, guaranteeing him a spot on Law360’s list of Antitrust MVPs.

Simmons, an antitrust partner in O’Melveny’s Washington office, convinced the Ninth Circuit in an appeal brought by an indirect purchaser class against Asiana that despite the statutory language of...
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