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John DeQuedville Briggs Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Briggs has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of antitrust and litigation law

    EASTON, MD, April 13, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John DeQuedville Briggs with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Briggs celebrates many decades' experience in his professional network, and has been widely noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Celebrating 50 years of service as a practicing attorney, Mr. Briggs led the largest antitrust practice in the world and had the vision to open and expand his firm's European antitrust practice in Brussels, which in just a few years became one of Europe's leading competition practices. Thereafter, in 2009, he accepted the challenge of founding and managing the Washington office of the firm of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, serving also as co-chair of that firm's antitrust practice, now considered one of the premier such practices in the United States. Widely known for his expertise in antitrust and competition law and policy as well as complex competition litigation, Mr. Briggs has been chosen to represent scores of the foremost organizations throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe and Scandinavia. He has been engaged as an expert witness in antitrust and competition by law firms and companies in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, California, Texas, and New York on numerous antitrust matters. Headquartered in New York City, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP focuses on counseling businesses in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation.

Mr. Briggs formerly spent 35 years with Howrey LLP in Washington, D.C., beginning in 1973. In this capacity, he rose from associate to partner and served multiple terms as a member of the executive committee and chair of the antitrust practice group. Mr. Briggs also spent a decade as an adjunct professor at The George Washington Law School, beginning in 2009.

Mr. Briggs enjoys a special reputation as a mentor for younger attorneys. During his tenure with Howrey, LLP, he was responsible for helping numerous promising lawyers grow in their roles, many of whom went on to lead the antitrust groups at other respected firms. He has performed a similar role during his current tenure and the younger lawyers with whom he has worked have enjoyed considerable later success.

Mr. Briggs has contributed to the field by authoring scores of published articles and book chapters on the subject of competition law and policy. Additionally, he served as the editor-in-chief for the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law's flagship publication, Antitrust Law Developments. More recently, as a founding editor of The Chesapeake Observer, he has published more than two dozen articles of social, economic, and political commentary.

As a respected member of the community, Mr. Briggs maintains his affiliation with several civic and nonprofit organizations, including the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C., the Harvard Club of New York., the Spee Club of Harvard, the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and the Governor William Bradford Charter. Among his professional memberships, he has been active with the American Bar Association, where he served as the chair of its 10,000-member Section of Antitrust Law. Mr. Briggs has also been elected as a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He also served for more than a decade as a Trustee for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. He has been a member of several Boards and Advisory Boards.

Mr. Briggs is a repeat recipient of the BTI Consulting Group's "All-Star Awards" based on multiple nominations by Fortune 1000 Chief Legal Officers for "client focus, delivery of results, and exceptional understanding of client's business". Mr. Briggs has been recognized by numerous other professional publications highlighting his career, including Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, Chambers USA every year between 2014 and 2017, and as the Best of the Best by D.C. Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. every year between 2004 and 2022. For his military service, he was decorated with the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among others. He was profiled by the Global Competition Review as one of a small number of antitrust lawyers enjoying "A Decade at the Top" He has been a prolific writer on matters of competition law and policy and earned several writing awards.

Mr. Briggs was graduated, cum laude, from Harvard College in 1965, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He thereafter served as an officer in the U.S. Navy between 1966 and 1969, during which time he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He returned and enrolled in the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was graduated with high honors in 1972 and served as the Executive Editor for Law and Policy in International Business, the international law journal of Georgetown University Law Center. Upon graduation Mr. Briggs served as law clerk to the Honorable Frank Murray of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Briggs has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and has handled cases in the United States Supreme Court, nearly all of the various federal appellate circuit courts, and in the federal or state trial courts in nearly half of the states of the United States, as well as before agencies and courts in the European Union.

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