December 22, 2021 / Media Mention

Sunkist Growers Inc. partnership with Porter Wright highlighted in Vanguard feature


Lawrence P. Schnapp, Vice President – Law and General Counsel of Sunkist Growers Inc., spoke to his partnership with Porter Wright's Antitrust team and partner Don Barnes in the Winter 2022 Edition of Vanguard

From Vanguard, Neil Cote reporting:

"Schnapp often relies upon a Columbus, Ohio-based law firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, to ensure Sunkist is up to date on antitrust compliance. His go-to lawyer there is senior partner Donald M. Barnes, whose associations include chairmanship of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Antitrust Subcommittee. For nearly 40 years, Barnes has honed his antitrust acumen and assisted Sunkist in structuring antitrust-compliant models that expand marketing opportunities and increase member returns.

"'Over the past 15 years, the Porter Wright antitrust team has built a strong, trustworthy partnership with Sunkist as it successfully resolved various antitrust issues confronting the cooperative and its citrus grower members,' say Barnes and his colleague Jay Levine. 'Sunkist is indeed fortunate to have the insightful leadership of Lawrence Schnapp at the helm of all legal affairs throughout the organization. It is our privilege and pleasure to continue Porter Wright’s legacy.'"