Antitrust and Competition

Why Cooley

45+ antitrust lawyers in major business and technology centers across the US and internationally

Nearly 350 merger filings for 310 deals globally since 2021, with an aggregate value of more than $250 billion

Successful defense of Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, state attorney general, European Commission, UK Competition and Markets Authority and German FCA antitrust and consumer protection investigations

Track record of success in antitrust litigation, including class actions, multidistrict litigation and disputes among competitors

Deep bench of experienced attorneys includes former leaders of the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, as well as DOJ and FTC staff attorneys and assistant US attorneys

Comprehensive and timely guidance through CooleyREG, our innovative approach that brings together regulatory practitioners from across the firm to help clients navigate every regulatory twist and turn

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With a deal-hungry client base of ultra-high tech companies and specialty pharmaceutical firms … the group boasts impressive agency experience.

Global Competition Review


  • European Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year (2023)
  • The Legal 500 UK: EU and Competition
  • The Legal 500 US: Merger Control
  • Chambers USA: Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers: Antitrust Law
  • Global Competition Review: GCR 100 2024 – Antitrust (Brussels and Washington, DC)

The firm has considerable depth of experience in all aspects of antitrust defense and application. The team provides strategic and practical advice for approaching antitrust matters in the broader business context.

Chambers USA, 2023