Global Competition Review, October 2011 — Bingham’s Boston antitrust practice was ranked in the Elite category by Global Competition Review, who said the practice “is widely considered to be the best in the city.” The ranking noted that with partners Bill Berkowitz and Thane Scott, the firm’s Boston antitrust roots date back to the 1960s and ’70s, when former antitrust division official and current of counsel Jack Curtin joined the practice. With close to 20 lawyers spending the majority of their time on antitrust issues, Bingham’s antitrust practice is the largest in Boston and covers the gamut of antitrust issues, including price-fixing investigations, vertical restraints, litigation and compliance work. “I don’t think there’s anything we haven’t done as far as the particular niches,” Berkowitz said. The practice’s strength has been, and continues to be, the automotive and sports industries, but it also handles major cases for clients in the healthcare, biotechnology and financial services sectors. Bingham has acted for various carmakers, including Nissan, Mitsubishi, General Motors and BMW (including helping BMW and Nissan back their way out of a case alleging a cartel for automotive imports in Canada). The firm also won a victory for mattress maker Tempur-Pedic in a resale price maintenance case, and has handled antitrust and other issues for the Boston Red Sox and the Kraft family, which owns the New England Patriots.