Cravath represented United Airlines in its framework agreement with Continental Airlines to cooperate extensively, linking their networks and services worldwide. As part of the agreement, Continental plans to join United in the Star Alliance, the most comprehensive airline alliance in the world. The two airlines plan to establish joint ventures allowing them to cooperate with each other, and with other Star Alliance airlines, in international regions and compete more effectively in an increasingly global air travel market. The lawyers involved in the matter were partner George F. Schoen ; associates Cristina M. Amodeo and Andrew B. Gaies; and summer associates Kyle C. Harmon and Nicholas D. Moses. The deal was announced on June 19, 2008.