Robert Pringle of Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office has been named the 2010 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year as selected by the California State Bar Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section. The honor was announced Wednesday by Paul Griffin, a partner in the firm and member of the section’s executive committee.
Pringle, who is also a partner in the firm, will be honored at a gala dinner in October following the Golden State Institute, which is a series of antitrust and unfair competition seminars presented by the section.
The award has been offered each year since 1991 and, according to a press release, honors “the most prominent, respected and successful attorneys in terms of impact on the profession, and one who exemplifies the highest standards of collegiality, professionalism and commitment to the practice.”
Griffin added: “”Bob is truly an outstanding antitrust attorney who has had an exceptional career. He is very deserving of this honor, which, over the years, has become a ‘lifetime achievement’ award and is described by some as the equivalent of being inducted into the California ‘Antitrust Hall of Fame.”
Gene Crew won the award in 2009.