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Senior Federal Trade Commission Lawyer Alexis Gilman Joins Crowell & Moring as Antitrust Partner

Washington – September 25, 2017: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that Alexis Gilman, a former Assistant Director at the Federal Trade Commission, will join the firm's Washington office as a partner in its global Antitrust Group. With seven years of government experience reviewing high-profile mergers across a range of industries, he will advise clients on antitrust matters, including merger enforcement, government investigations, and litigation. Overall, Gilman possesses 15 years of government and private practice antitrust experience.

"Alexis' government leadership and insight into the Federal Trade Commission's merger review process will be a great asset to our clients," said Angela B. Styles, chair of Crowell & Moring. "We are excited to welcome Alexis aboard. His experience will further strengthen the firm's already deep Antitrust Group bench."

Gilman served all of his seven years at the FTC in the Bureau of Competition, which enforces the nation's antitrust laws. As Assistant Director (2014-2017), he oversaw a 33-lawyer division responsible for the investigation and litigation of potentially anticompetitive transactions across a broad range of industries, including the health care, food and beverage, distribution, consumer goods, and retail sectors. He worked on numerous high-profile merger investigations and litigations, including Sysco/US Foods, DraftKings/FanDuel, Advocate/NorthShore, Staples/Office Depot, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, and Albertsons/Safeway. As Assistant Director, he advised Bureau of Competition leadership and FTC Commissioners on merger investigations and litigation. Gilman previously served as a Deputy Assistant Director and as a Staff Attorney in the Mergers IV Division at the Commission. Before his government service, he spent nearly eight years in the antitrust practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he represented pharmaceutical, chemical, and private equity clients, among others. 

Gilman's practice will focus on the health care industry, particularly hospitals, as well as the retail and food and beverage sectors.

"Alexis brings a wealth of experience handling significant antitrust investigations and litigations, in particular in the health care industry, which is highly complementary to our already strong health care capabilities," said Shari Ross Lahlou, co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Group. "Given the increasing consolidation in the health care industry, his experience with mergers and acquisitions involving hospitals and other health care providers will be of great value to clients navigating this realm."

Gilman's arrival marks the second significant hire for the Antitrust Group in recent months. In August, Juan A. Arteaga, the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement at DOJ's Antitrust Division, joined the firm in New York as a partner in the Antitrust Group.

"I'm excited to be joining Crowell & Moring and its Antitrust Group," Gilman said. "The firm is well known for its sophisticated antitrust work on high-profile matters, and for being one of the few firms with recent antitrust merger litigation experience. Crowell & Moring's broad and deep health care platform was also a great fit with my health care provider-merger antitrust experience. But perhaps most importantly, the firm has tremendously talented lawyers working in an exceptionally collegial and collaborative environment."

Gilman received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Williams College. He is a recipient of the FTC's Janet D. Steiger Team Award on three occasions.

About Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group

Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group is recognized as one of the leading practices in the United States and around the world. Clients engage the firm to help navigate their most complex competition law issues, including: international merger control; private damages actions; cartel investigations and litigation; government investigations; and counseling and compliance. The group's approximately 80 lawyers routinely represent industry-leading companies in some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in recent history – including successful DOJ clearance of AT&T's $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV, one of the 20 largest transactions of all time – as well as in both affirmative recovery and defense-side antitrust litigation. The firm's antitrust litigators have achieved major results, including ongoing defense of United Airlines, DuPont, CSX, leading health care distributor Owens & Minor, and Blue Cross plans, as well as the recovery of more than a billion dollars for antitrust clients including Oracle, General Motors, and Motorola.  

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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