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John Playforth

John Playforth is a litigator in the firm’s Washington office. John specializes in defending financial institutions, corporations, and sports leagues in high-stakes antitrust litigations and has extensive experience representing defendants in antitrust class actions and complex, multi-district litigations.

On March 28, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission jointly filed a Statement of Interest on behalf of the United States in the case of Cornish-Adebiyi v. Caesars Entertainment, 1:23-CV-02536 (D.N.J. Mar. 28, 2024). 

In the Statement, the agencies express their disagreement with two legal arguments asserted by the