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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Rachel Adcox is “an outstanding lawyer" who is "unequivocal and clear in her thoughts”, according to sources. She is an "excellent defence lawyer" in multidistrict and criminal antitrust litigation.


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 among 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 also earned her a nomination for Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence.

In 2018, Rachel was tapped by Tyson Foods to lead its defence of two major treble-damage class action litigations, alleging industry-wide conspiracies to raise prices through coordinated output reductions in broiler chickens and pork. In 2019, Rachel achieved further success in the auto parts class action by winning full dismissal of two separate cases, first against the client’s non-US parent company, and then against its US subsidiary. Rachel is also co-lead counsel defending a Blue Cross insurance plan against market allocation allegations in the largest antitrust class action case in the US.

Rachel is a trusted adviser and advocate in international cartel and compliance matters before international enforcers such as the US Department of Justice, the European Commission, the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Prior to joining Axinn, she was a trial attorney at the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice.

Rachel is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation; and a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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