Education

  • Wesleyan University, B.A. history (2007)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2012) with honors

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Brussels
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Drake Morgan

Counsel
dmorgan@crowell.com
+1.202.624.2813

Drake Morgan is an Antitrust & Competition Group counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, multijurisdictional merger control, and EU law. Drake is a member of Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Digital Markets Working Group and Digital Platforms Sub-Team. Drake joined Crowell & Moring having previously practiced in Brussels as an EU competition lawyer, giving him years of experience with the competition laws of the U.S., the European Union, and other antitrust regimes worldwide.

Drake advises clients in a variety of sectors, having particular experience with digital platforms and in network industries including telecommunications and transportation. Drake also has an active pro bono practice, in which he has litigated landlord-tenant cases, provided advice and litigation assistance to voting rights organizations, and represented domestic abuse survivors seeking relief from continued harassment by their abusers. During 2018, Drake served as Crowell & Moring’s Loaned Associate to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where he represented tenants in D.C. Superior Court and before administrative agencies.

Drake currently represents a major U.S. airline defending Section 1 claims alleging a conspiracy to restrict capacity for domestic air travel; claimants seeking damages in the Netherlands for a conspiracy to fix the price of trucks throughout Europe; a Class I railroad in merger proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board; and a habeas petitioner in the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking to overturn his conviction.

Drake’s recent experience includes:

  • Represented AT&T in the trial of its acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Represented Humana in the trial of its proposed acquisition by Aetna.
  • Represented a leading worldwide steel distributor in acquisition by a leading steel producer, obtaining merger control approvals in seven jurisdictions including the U.S., the European Union, Brazil, and China.
  • Represented a leading worldwide steel equipment producer in the acquisition of a significant non-controlling minority shareholding in a competitor. Based on comprehensive multijurisdictional advice, the transaction was structured to permit implementation with the approval of only one merger control authority worldwide.
  • Represented a regional steel distributor in the formation of a joint venture with a leading worldwide steel producer, obtaining European Commission merger approval after a simplified procedure.
  • Advised the subject of a European Commission investigation on the laws and procedures governing follow-on damages litigation in several European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
  • Provided an expert opinion on comparative antitrust laws governing the collective management of copyrights and related rights.

Drake received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2012 and his B.A. in history from Wesleyan University in 2007. While at George Washington, Drake worked as a law clerk at a litigation firm and interned with the U.S. Department of State.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; New York; Brussels (B-list); U.S. District Court, District of Columbia



Publications

  • "United States," Digital Competition 2021, Lexology Getting the Deal Through (2020). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Alexis J. Gilman, Lisa Kimmel, Angel Prado, Jeane A. Thomas, and Drake Morgan.
  • "The European Union," Chambers Global Practice Guide: Merger Control 2014 (February 2014). Authors: Porter Elliott and Drake Morgan.


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Firm News & Announcements

January 2, 2020 Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions
February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"