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Paul Yde

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Work Department

ACT

Position

Partner

Career

Paul’s practice involves representing parties before the DOJ, FTC, and state attorneys general on the antitrust aspects of M&A, joint ventures, distribution and intellectual property arrangements, and other competitive conduct. He acts as lead counsel on numerous complex matters relating to a variety of industries, including a continuous docket of merger and conduct investigations at the DOJ and FTC. He also litigates antitrust cases before federal and state courts and in federal administrative proceedings. His clients include Novartis, Rexam, United Airlines, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Cengage Learning and Hachette Book Group.

Paul previously held positions in government antitrust enforcement, serving as counsel to two Federal Trade Commissioners and as a litigation attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. Paul has been recognized as a leading US antitrust lawyer by Global Counsel, Chambers Global and International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. He has been active in the leadership of the ABA’s Antitrust Section, and has served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Journal and Antitrust Magazine.

Paul is trained in both law and economics, having received undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics with a specialization in industrial organization (antitrust) economics. Paul received his JD and an MA (economics) from the University of Kansas and a BS (economics) from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted in the District of Columbia and Ohio.


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Domestic and multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations are areas of strength at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where the antitrust team is led by Paul Yde. The group draws work from clients across a wide range of sectors, such as healthcare, financial services and aviation. Yde is the lead adviser to United Airlines in a DOJ investigation and associated civil litigation connected with an alleged conspiracy with other US airlines over price-fixing and seating capacity. Bruce McCulloch, Tom Ensign and of counsel Terry Calvani are among other key individuals, as is recently promoted partner Mary Lehner.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s US team, which is based across Washington DC and New York, operates as part of a worldwide network, making it well positioned in domestic and international antitrust investigations, associated civil litigation and merger reviews. US antitrust practice head Paul Yde and senior associates Hiram Andrews and Craig Minerva are representing United Airlines in both a DOJ investigation and in a related MDL arising from an alleged conspiracy among four domestic airlines to raise prices through restricting seating capacity. In other matters, Bruce McCulloch recently successfully concluded the defense of Vita Group in the polyurethane class action litigation, while counsel Richard Snyder acted for Hachette Book Group in a number of follow-on actions arising from investigations by the DOJ and state attorneys general into e-books price-fixing. Tom Ensign acts for clients from numerous industries, including agriculture, healthcare and private equity. Other recommended individuals are recently promoted partner Mary Lehner and of counsel Terry Calvani. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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Merger control

Within: Leading lawyers

Paul Yde - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Within: Merger control

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s team, under the leadership of Paul Yde, is ‘thorough, reliable and pragmatic’. The ‘insightful and responsiveTom Ensign and Bruce McCulloch are particularly highly regarded. A notable feature of the group is its combined government and private practice experience; recently promoted partner Mary Lehner, of counsel Terry Calvani and senior associates Jan Rybnicek and Justin Stewart-Teitelbaum all held senior roles at the FTC. Recent highlights include Yde and Lehner leading on the global merger control aspects of Rexam’s $7.2bn by Ball Corporation. In another matter, Richard Snyder and counsel Robert Schlossberg were part of a cross-border team which assisted Anheuser-Busch InBev with obtaining multi-jurisdictional clearances of its $108bn acquisition of SABMiller. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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