Partner Kevin E. Grady has been elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in a vote that took place on August 8th at the Annual Meeting of the ABA in Chicago. Mr. Grady will serve as Vice Chair of the Section for 2001-02; in addition, under the bylaws of the Section, he will automatically become Chair–Elect for 2002-03 and Chair of the Section for 2003-04.
Mr. Grady commented on the appointment, stating "I am particularly honored by the future opportunity to chair the Section of Antitrust Law during a time of increased awareness and focus on competition issues both domestically and internationally." Grady also noted the "humbling aspect of preparing to lead the nine thousand members of one of the most highly respected sections within the ABA." The official, unanimous nomination took place in April, and was voted upon at the Section of Antitrust Law meeting earlier this month.
Mr. Grady served as Finance Officer of the Antitrust Section during 2000-01, having served a prior two-year term as Publications Officer of the Section. He is former Chair of the Section's Health Care Committee and former vice-chair of the Section's Franchise Committee. He has also served as a member of the Council of the Section.
Kevin E. Grady is a partner in Alston & Bird LLP’s Antitrust and Investigations group, resident in the Atlanta office. He concentrates his practice on counseling and litigating competition and trade regulation matters in a variety of industries. Mr. Grady has served on various national and state antitrust advisory groups. He is past-president of the American Counsel Association and served as a trustee of Vanderbilt University. Mr. Grady is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers.
Alston & Bird's Antitrust and Investigations Group includes a traditional trade regulation practice, federal and state court litigation, the important areas of corporate compliance programs and internal investigations; and representation of both individuals and corporations in criminal prosecutions and investigations. Recent litigation engagements have included coordination of the defense of a Fortune 100 corporation with respect to multi-jurisdictional, federal and state, civil and criminal antitrust claims; representation of a major telecommunications company in consumer class actions in several states; antitrust cases in the health care industry; and representation of plaintiffs (individually and as class members) in both antitrust and other federal question litigation. Alston & Bird was retained as lead counsel in three antitrust cases decided by the United States Supreme Court.