Axinn announced that trial lawyer Denise Plunkett joined the firm’s Antitrust Group as partner in New York on January 1. Denise has served as lead trial counsel in well over a dozen jury trials and brings more than 25 years of experience handling high-profile antitrust matters and other high-stakes commercial disputes to the firm.
“We are pleased to start the New Year on such a positive note with Denise’s arrival,” said John Harkrider, Co-Chair of Axinn’s Antitrust Group and a founding partner of the firm. “Her successful record with high-stakes antitrust litigations, and complex trial experience, will be significant assets to our team.”
Plunkett joins the firm from Ballard Spahr, where she was a Co-Managing Partner of the New York office, head of the Payments Industry Group, and leader of the firm’s women’s initiative. Notably, Plunkett has a successful history of representing Mastercard in some of its most significant antitrust and commercial cases, including challenges to its currency conversion and chargeback practices, and a recent federal jury trial win concerning the termination of a Mastercard membership. She also has advised players in the pharmaceutical industry in multi-billion dollar antitrust and commercialization disputes and license agreement negotiations.