Britton D. Davis

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 Counsel Washington, D.C.
bdavis@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2693
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Britton D. Davis is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Antitrust Group. Britton's practice involves counseling clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, including experience in compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, mergers and acquisitions, conduct investigations, and competitor collaborations. Britton has also represented clients in large multi-district class action antitrust litigation matters. Britton's antitrust experience spans several industries, including technology, media and telecommunications, hospitality, retail and consumer products, healthcare, aerospace, energy/natural resources, chemicals, and transportation. Britton represents clients before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and numerous international competition agencies.

Britton's recent merger experience includes:

  • Representation of AT&T in its acquisitions of Time Warner, DIRECTV, Leap Wireless, its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, as well as various purchases of wireless spectrum.
  • Representation of United Technologies in its proposed merger with Raytheon, its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and Goodrich Corp., and its divestiture of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
  • Representation of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in securing antitrust approval in multiple jurisdictions for the divestiture of its Neoprene polychloroprene and glass laminates business lines, as well as numerous other transactions.
  • Representation of TransCanada Pipeline Corporation in its acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group.
  • Representation of Flowers Foods, Inc. in its acquisition of Hostess bread brands and assets.
  • Representation of Coventry Health Care, Inc. in its acquisition by Aetna Inc.
  • Representation of Veolia Environnement SA in its sale of Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. to Star Atlantic Waste Holdings LP.
  • Representation of Liquid Environmental Solutions, one of the largest non-hazardous U.S. wastewater collection, processing, and disposal companies, in its acquisition by Audax Group, a Boston-based private equity group.

Britton’s recent investigation, counseling, and litigation experience includes:

  • Representation of an international airline in a class action litigation involving alleged multi-billion dollar pricing and capacity collusion.
  • Representation of a global hospitality company in a class action litigation involving an alleged conspiracy to eliminate competition for branded keyword search advertising.
  • Counseling clients on premerger notification compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and international merger control regimes, including advising clients on clearance strategy and efforts.
  • Representation of a major wireless telecommunications company in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice into alleged violations of Section I of the Sherman Act.
  • Counseling a variety of clients regarding potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct.
  • Conducting antitrust compliance auditing and training for clients in the United States and abroad.
  • Representation of a Class I freight railroad in multi-district class action litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy related to fuel surcharges.
  • Representation of a health insurer in DOJ investigation of alleged anticompetitive practices.

Britton also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in asylum matters before United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. Britton was also recently trial counsel in NAACP v. Alabama, 2:16-cv-00731 (M.D. AL), seeking to apply Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 to the dilution of African-American votes in state-wide elections for the Alabama Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, and Court of Criminal Appeals. Britton co-chairs the Crowell & Moring LGBT Affinity Group and is also active on the recruiting and summer committees at Crowell & Moring.

Britton received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 2011. While at Boston College, he served as the executive note editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review. Britton graduated from the University of Virginia in 1999, earning his B.A. in foreign affairs and is a board member of the Serpentine Society alumni organization for the university.

Previously, Britton worked in revenue management for Marriott International.



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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland


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Publications

  • "Competition Compliance in the USA," Lexology Getting the Deal Through (April 18, 2019). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Olivier N. Antoine, and Robert B. McNary.
  • "Competition Compliance," Getting the Deal Through (July 1, 2018). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Olivier N. Antoine, and Robert B. McNary.
  • "Competition Compliance," Getting the Deal Through (June 30, 2017). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Olivier N. Antoine, and Robert B. McNary.
  • "Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments," ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2014). Contributor: Britton D. Davis.
  • "With Remedies Agreed, We Can Close Our Deal, Right?" Competition Law360 (October 12, 2012). Co-Authors: Robert A. Lipstein, Michael G. Van Arsdall, and Britton D. Davis.
  • "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure, Playing Smart and Avoiding Stupid Mistakes at Trade Association Meetings," IceWorld Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 2 (Second Quarter 2012). Co-Authors: Daniel A. Sasse and Britton D. Davis.
  • "Lifting the Veil: France's New Crusade," Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Winter 2011). Author: Britton D. Davis.
  • "China's Anti-Monopoly Law: Protectionism or a Great Leap Forward?" Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Spring 2010). Author: Britton D. Davis.


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