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Nathaniel Asker

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Antitrust and Competition


Mr. Asker is an antitrust and competition partner.  His practice focuses on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and represents clients before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. He has advised clients in a range of industries, including technology and software, aerospace and defense, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, and financial services, among others.


Mr. Asker currently serves on the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a member of the Antitrust Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also on the Editorial Board of The Antitrust Source, the online journal of the ABA Antitrust Section, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.


Mr. Asker received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, in 2005 and his BA from the University of Virginia, distinguished major, in 2000.

United States: Antitrust

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Nathaniel Asker - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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At Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York-based partner Nathaniel Asker is the main contact in the US, following former global chair Bernard Nigro’s appointment as deputy assistant attorney general at the DOJ. Tobias Caspary, who divides time between London and Frankfurt, is the key EU partner. Asker works closely with Caspary on all antitrust aspects of US and cross-border transactions. In 2017, highlights included acting as antitrust counsel to Coach in its $2.4bn acquisition of Kate Spade & Company, and advising Knight Transportation on its merger with Swift Transportation. Associate Aleksandr Livshits in New York is highly regarded.

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