Rachel Adcox is renowned as “an excellent defence lawyer” who is “really excellent and active” in cartel matters in particular.
Peers and clients say:
"Rachel is very bright with unequivocal and clear thoughts."
"An outstanding lawyer."
"She is an enthusiastic lawyer who seeks to be at the top of the profession and is good at spotting issues and suggesting solutions."
Whether successfully leading clients through complex multidistrict litigation cases or negotiating criminal fine reductions in the hundreds of millions of dollars, Rachel Adcox is a standout amongst antitrust practitioners. Her “creative, strategic and innovative” litigation skills have twice been recognised by Global Competition Review, most recently with a 2019 nomination for Litigator of the Year. In 2018, her work as lead counsel for multiple companies in the auto parts class action earned her a nomination for Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence.
The scope and significance of Ms Adcox’s work is the best illustration of the trust that major corporations place in her skill and judgement. Beginning in 2018, she was tapped by Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) to lead its defence of three major treble-damage class action litigations, alleging industry-wide conspiracies to raise prices of broiler chickens, pork and turkey. In 2019, Ms Adcox achieved further success in the auto parts MDL by winning full dismissal of two separate cases, first against the client’s non-US parent company, and then against its US subsidiary. She is also currently lead counsel for RelayHealth, a subsidiary of McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), in a treble-damages class action alleging a conspiracy to monopolise electronic prescribing; and leads Alvogen’s defence of price-fixing allegations in the sprawling generic pharmaceuticals MDL.
Behind the scenes, Ms Adcox is a trusted confidential adviser and advocate, including in cartel and compliance matters before international enforcers. Prior to joining Axinn, she was a trial attorney at the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice.