Antitrust & Competition

Uniquely positioned to help high-tech companies with all of their antitrust needs, including M&A deals, joint ventures, IP licensing and distribution practices

Why Cooley
  • 40+ antitrust lawyers in major business and technology centers across the US and internationally 
  • 60+ merger filings in 2015 with an aggregate value of $27+ billion 
  • Defense of eight second requests in last two years 
  • Successful defense of DOJ, FTC and state attorney general antitrust and consumer protection investigations 
  • Track record of success in antitrust litigation 
  • Full EU and UK competition law capability from our London office 
  • Two former Assistant Directors of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, as well as FTC staff attorneys  
  • Former Acting Associate Attorney General of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the Antitrust Division, former DOJ Antitrust Division Deputy Director of Operations, as well as DOJ staff attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys 
  • Former senior official from the UK Office of Fair Trading
  • Two partners named to Global Competition Review’s 40 Under 40 list of the top antitrust lawyers worldwide


Recognition

  • Client Choice Awards: Competition & Antitrust – DC 
  • Legal 500: Antitrust: Merger Control
  • Chambers USA: Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers: Antitrust
  • Global Competition Review GCR100: Antitrust

With a deal-hungry client base of ultra-high tech companies and specialty pharmaceutical firms…the group boasts impressive agency experience. Global Competition Review
Excellent in handling complex global M&A deals– Legal 500

Case in Point

Cooley lands complete victory for Patheon, a global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, in prolonged litigation pursued by Procaps.

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Group Contacts
Jacqueline Grise Partner, Washington, DC
Howard Morse Partner, Washington, DC
Becket McGrath Partner, London
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Marc G. Schildkraut Partner, Washington, DC
Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair, San Diego
Mike Klisch Partner, Washington, DC
Beatriz Mejia Partner, San Francisco
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Mazda Antia Partner, San Diego
Christina Zhang Partner-in-Charge - Shanghai
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