José Miguel Huerta

José Miguel Huerta specialises in litigation, antitrust, commercial arbitration and bankruptcy. He has represented clients in Chile and in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Europe, in government proceedings and investigations related, among others, to mergers and cartels.

He teaches civil law at Universidad de Chile. He is the author of several publications, among others, in the areas of antitrust, civil law and civil procedure.

José Miguel Huerta is a member of the Chilean Bar and of the American Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Since its founding in 1880, Claro & Cia. has been one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our seal is an innovative approach, reliable and highly qualified service.

Experience, reliability, excellence and leadership are the principles that guide Claro & Cia.

Bernt Elsner

Leaders in Law endorses Bernt Elsner as our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in Austria. If you wish to get in touch with Bernt please use the contact information provided above.

Bernt Elsner is partner and global head of the CMS Public Procurement Group. He is a leading expert in the fields of public procurement, antitrust and public law. He studied law at the University of Vienna and business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In 1993-94 he worked as a research assistant at the Austrian Constitutional Court for the constitutional judges Prof. Dr. Karl Spielbuchler and Prof. Dr. Karl Korinek. In 1997 he practised European competition law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels.

From 2004 to 2010 he was Managing Partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. He has more than 23 years of professional experience in Vienna and Brussels.Bernt Elsner is one of the leading Austrian experts in the dynamic and constantly changing field of public procurement law. His numerous publications and lectures have had a significant impact on Austrian public procurement law.He advises public entities on the structuring of complex tenders, advises bidders on their participation in award procedures, especially public-private partnerships (PPP projects), and frequently represents them in public procurement disputes. He has extensive experience in tender-relevant compliance issues.Bernt Elsner defines his goals as head of the global CMS Public Procurement Practice Group as follows: ”I would like to position CMS as the first point of contact for companies seeking comprehensive top-level advice in tenders across several European jurisdictions.”

“The aim of public procurement law is to ensure fair rules of the game for all competitors, enabling public authorities to identify the tender offering the best value for money. The best solution is the right combination of total ownership cost, environmental impact and a sustainable outcome in the interest of future generations.”IndustriesBernt Elsner has extensive industry experience in construction and infrastructure, healthcare, finance, energy and waste management.


Bernt Elsner is an active lecturer in the field of public procurement law at the University of Vienna and at numerous public procurement conferences and seminars. He was head of the MANZ Annual Conference on Public Procurement Law 2019.

Publications and articles

Bernt Elsner is the author of six specialist books on public procurement law as well as numerous book contributions and essays. He also co-edits the leading Austrian journal on public procurement law Zeitschrift fur Vergaberecht und Bauvertragsrecht (Journal for Public Procurement Law and Construction Contract Law).”Public procurement law is exciting because it lies in the field of tension between European Union law and national law, public and private law, federal and regional law as well as between law, technical planning and operational calculation. The complexity of large tendering procedures requires a respectful exchange between different professional disciplines, which requires many years of experience in the sector.”


Chambers & Partners place Bernt Elsner unanimously in Band 1, describing him as a “brilliant public procurement lawyer”(2014), Legal500 note he is “very fast, precise and pragmatic” (2016). Who’sWhoLegal describes him as a “sensational lawyer” who combines “deep expertise with business competence”(2015). IFLR has named him “Market Leader” (2019) in the field of energy and infrastructure, Best Lawyers named him “Lawyer of the Year in European Law” (2019).


Bernt Elsner is global head of the CMS Public Procurement Practice Group. In this role, he leads an international team of more than 150 public procurement experts working at 50 locations in 40 countries. He also leads the Austrian teams for public procurement, EU competition and public law.

Firm Description

Are you a company operating in Austria or looking to do business abroad and are faced with a complex legal issue that cuts across national borders? CMS has 75 lawyers based in Vienna who are specialised in finding solutions for exactly these kinds of legal challenges.

Whatever your situation, we can help. Whether you need support with takeovers, disposals or cross-border restructurings, our experienced Corporate and M&A experts offer you not only legal advice but also support in transaction management. In the areas of financing and capital market emissions, we guide you in all legal and tax matters, both nationally and internationally. If you are involved in an arbitral conflict, our Dispute Resolution team develops the right tactics and strategy to help you navigate the process. With us, your real estate and construction project is in good hands during all phases thanks to our deep sector knowledge and technical expertise. As Austria’s leading labour law team, specialised in employment issues that matter most to your business, we can guide you through legal intricacies. Additionally, we provide advice in compliance and industrial property rights as well as tax, competition, public procurement and IT law.

Business does not stop at borders – and it should not be hindered by local legal particularities and cultural differences. Through the unique local presence of CMS in all key West European markets as well as in the CEE/SEE regions, you have us as an experienced partner to help with your particularly difficult legal and strategic challenges in cross-border activities. For more than 45 years, we have successfully been working on the advancement of legal frameworks for our clients. We view our expertise not as an end in itself, but as a tool to find solutions to your legal problems and help ensure the continuity and continued success of your business.


Dan Goldfine

Leaders in Law endorses Dan Goldfine as our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in the USA – Arizona. If you wish to get in touch with Dan, please use the contact information provided above.

Dan Goldfine is a partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Litigation practice group. He focuses on class action and complex litigation, including matters involving antitrust, RICO, health care, government and consumer fraud, and business disputes. Dan also represents business and executives regarding grand jury, government and internal investigations. Dan’s antitrust background further allows him to counsel companies regarding antitrust compliance.

Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Dan was a partner at a large southwestern U.S. law firm for fifteen years with a similar class action and complex litigation focus and was Chair of that firm’s Government and Internal Investigations/Criminal Defense practice area. Before private practice, Dan was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Dan began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald W. Heaney in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Memberships & Affiliations

– Overman Foundation charitable fundraiser, Chair, 2004-present
– Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission, Gubernatorial Commission, 2010-present
– State Bar of Arizona, Executive Committee, Antitrust Section, 1998-present
– American Bar Association, Fellow
– Federal Bar Association, Fellow

– J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1988
– B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985

Bar Admissions
– Arizona
– Minnesota

Court Admissions
– Arizona Supreme Court
– Supreme Court of Minnesota
– U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Representative Matters
– Represented a large national automobile insurer in a $21 billion nationwide consumer class action alleging the price-fixing of insurance, obtaining a dismissal with prejudice
– Defended client in a multi-billion dollar RICO class action, obtaining dismissal with prejudice at trial
– Defended clients against antitrust charges in more than 20 states, obtaining dismissals with prejudice at the trial level
– Defended companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance industries in addition to manufacturers and consumer marketers against antitrust, RICO, False Claims Act, and consumer fraud class actions filed in federal and state courts in California, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio, obtaining dismissals and summary judgments and defeating many classes seeking certification
– Defended several hospitals in both a U.S. Department of Justice investigation and a class action, alleging that the hospitals and a trade association had fixed the wages of part-time nurses, obtaining a declination by the DOJ and a denial of certification of more than 80% of the alleged class
– Represented two healthcare providers who alleged that a monopolist hospital had blocked their opening of a competing outpatient facility, obtaining a multimillion dollar settlement
– Represented a long distance provider in a lawsuit claiming monopolization, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
– Represented an automobile manufacturer in consumer class action alleging price fixing, obtaining dismissal with prejudice
– Counseled clients applying for and receiving corporate leniency from the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General
– Obtained a $277 million jury verdict in a business-against-business dispute on behalf of a large publicly-held Arizona company
– Represented a Marine officer accused of espionage, illegally taking top secret information, and lying to authorities, obtaining a declination from the DOJ and clearing his record with military authorities so he could return to the Marines
– Represented a pharmaceutical wholesaler in a warehouse fire matter, leading to total settlements with insurers and the warehouse operator in excess of $50 million
– Represented the second largest Arizona law firm in an attorney malpractice claim where the plaintiff was seeking $40 million and obtained a complete defense verdict from the jury at trial
– Defended companies and companies under government investigation (including grand jury and agency investigations)
– Conducted internal investigations on behalf of boards and special committees of for profit companies and nonprofit entities to determine whether or not management or board members violated the law

– Quoted, “College Football Players Can Unionize, NLRB Says,” Westlaw Journal Antitrust, May 2014; originally in Thomson Reuters Law Blog, April 1, 2014, April 2014
– Author, “Ten ‘Things’ Companies Should Know about Search Warrants,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010
– Author, “Responding to U.S. Search and Seizure Warrants and EU Dawn Raids,” Financier Worldwide magazine, July 2010
– Author, “The Case for Government Regulation of I-Gaming: A Counterpoint to Owen’s Advocacy of Self-Regulation,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, Volume 12, Issue 2, April 2008
– Author, “Plan Ahead Before Trouble Walks In: Preparing for Charges of Criminal Conduct,” ABA Business Law Section, July/August 2004

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is a recommended firm in the following areas:
Litigation – USA – Arizona
Antitrust – USA – Arizona
White Collar Criminal Litigation – USA – Arizona


Satoshi Miki

Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Labor and Employment Law

Education and Experience

  • Hitotsubashi University (LL.B.), 1999
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law (Master of Law), 2001
  • Hitotsubashi Law School (J.D.), 2006
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M), 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Japan, 2007
  • New York, 2014


  • Japanese & English
Daiichi Law Office:

Since the foundation of Iechika & Takatori Godo Law Office back in 1964 (renamed Daiichi Law Office in 1966), we have steadily increased a number of our attorneys, and diversified the practice areas we cover, based upon the requests from our clients as well as prediction about the trends of our clients’ needs. Today, we have offices in Tokyo and Osaka with 30 lawyers and 20 support staff in total, and our practice has expanded to encompass almost all areas of the law, including cross-border transactions, take-over defense and patent litigation. We are proud of the efforts we have made in order to adjust instantly and flexibly to the rapid changes in society, and appreciate all the support from our clients, over the last nearly half-century.

The business environments surrounding Japan and the wider Asian region have changed drastically over the decades. When Daiichi Law Office was founded, we could not have imagined today’s rapid development of the Asian economies. Now, we are advising Chinese and Indian companies that are investing in Japan on Japanese financial and securities regulations. The business activities of our clients routinely involve crossing borders, and the dissemination of information technologies will accelerate as time goes on. We are intensely aware of the importance of keeping up with these and other changes, and are sincerely committed to ensuring provision of the highest quality of legal services for our clients.

As our name “Daiichi” suggests, we will strive to continue to be your “first choice” counsel.

We greatly appreciate your continued support.


Andreas Grünwald

Leaders in Law endorses Andreas Grünwald as our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Andreas please use the contact information provided above.

Andreas Grünwald is a partner in the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group, and head of Morrison & Foerster’s German antitrust practice. He covers a wide range of antitrust and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector.

Based in our Berlin and Brussels offices, Mr. Grünwald provides antitrust advice on M&A strategy, represents public and private corporations in merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, and he has notable experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional merger filings involving European, U.S., and Asian authorities. He also advises on other transactional matters such as sector-specific permit requirements as they often arise in regulated industries.

Mr. Grünwald also counsels his clients on a wide range of operational issues, for example on abuse of dominance issues, information exchange, vertical agreements, antitrust compliance, and internal investigations. Moreover, his practice includes antitrust litigation, specifically with regard to cartel damage claims, where he represents clients in German courts and advises on the application of German law in relation to cross-border cartels.

Mr. Grünwald’s regulatory practice is primarily focused on the TMT sector, where he advises clients on matters such as licensing requirements, access regulation, spectrum issues, platform regulation, youth protection, and price regulation under German and EU laws. This again includes representation before regulatory agencies (e.g., the German Federal Network Agency) and in court, and the development of public policy strategies. Mr. Grünwald also has extensive experience in handling multi-jurisdictional regulatory projects for TMT clients, e.g. providers of telecoms or internet services.

Mr. Grünwald teaches media and competition law at the University of Münster; he served, among other things, as expert consultant to the Council of Europe and the European Commission; and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP). He studied law in Würzburg and Münster (Dr. iur.); was a research fellow (1996-2000) with Professor Dr. Bernd Holznagel at the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) in Münster; a visiting scholar at the Communications Media Center of New York Law School (1998); and an international fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (1999).

Firm Overview:

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Our name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that we do. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

But the Morrison & Foerster name tells only part of our story. In the 1970s, when teletype was used to send overseas cables, the firm purposely chose “mofo” as our teletype address. The nickname stuck, and we later decided to use it as our domain name.

In many ways, the MoFo nickname is an affectionate reminder that while we are very serious about our clients’ work, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We collaborate across a global network of 16 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. We also represent investment funds and startup companies, and over the years have supported many in their growth and development as leading industry players and household brands.

Morrison & Foerster stands out for its commitment to client service. The BTI Consulting Group’s Client Relationship Scorecard regularly includes us on its prestigious list of “Power Elite” law firms, based on the results of interviews with general counsel and other decision-makers at more than 500 leading companies.

Jeffrey M. Goldstein

Goldstein Law Firm is one of only four national franchise law firms in the country that represents exclusively franchisees and dealers. Jeff Goldstein’s practice covers prolific and myriad commercial complex litigation matters, and Jeff is regularly sought out by franchisees and dealers from foreign countries (e.g., UAE, South America, United Kingdom) to represent them in disputes with United States franchisors and suppliers.

Mr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the top franchise litigators for franchisees and dealers, and has extensive experience in representing clients in state and federal courts in cases involving fraud allegations, FTC violations, RICO claims, antitrust conspiracies, encroachment, unfair trade practices, violations of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unreasonable restrictive covenants not-to-compete, and wrongful terminations. Mr. Goldstein also has an active practice in state and federal appeals cases as well as Mediations and Arbitrations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Goldstein’s franchise attorney practice includes counseling and advising clients in negotiating settlements in franchise, dealer and distribution disputes. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients across the United States in almost every leading franchise system, with a specialization in hotel and restaurant franchises.

After graduating from law school, Jeff began his career at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition. After leaving the federal government, Jeff joined the Antitrust Litigation Departments of two of the largest corporate law firms in the world, Skadden, Arps and Morgan, Lewis in Washington, DC. Jeff then moved to Philadelphia where he was a Partner at Spector, Gadon Rosen, a litigation boutique in downtown Philadelphia.

Mr. Goldstein also has served as counsel to many national independent franchisee associations. In addition, Jeff Goldstein has served as an expert witness in several federal court franchise cases, and served as an exclusive member of a panel of franchise legal experts advising academics and businessmen including investment bankers.

Mr. Goldstein graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University with dual degrees in Philosophy and Economics in 1979. In 1983, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, where he also simultaneously received his Masters Degree in Economics. Jeff Goldstein regularly writes scholarly articles on distribution, economics and franchising, and has taught law at George Washington University Business School and Boston University as adjunct faculty.

Mr. Goldstein is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Goldstein also has Bar memberships in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Goldstein has also has been admitted to practice specifically or through Pro Hac Vice admission to the following federal courts: U.S. District Court Alabama, U.S. District Court Arizona; U.S. District Court California; U.S. District Court Colorado; U.S. District Court District of Columbia; U.S. District Court Florida; U.S. District Court Georgia; U.S. District Court Illinois; U.S. District Court Maryland; U.S. District Court Massachusetts; U.S. District Court Minnesota; U.S. District Court New Jersey; U.S. District Court New York, Eastern District; U.S. District Court New York, Southern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Eastern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Western District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Middle District; U.S. District Court Tennessee; U.S. District Court Texas; U.S. District Court Virginia, Eastern District.