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Steven A. Reed is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Litigation Group. Mr. Reed has more than 20 years of commercial litigation experience, with particular emphasis on high stakes securities, corporate governance, and antitrust litigation. He has represented leading companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, chemical and petroleum, entertainment, finance, insurance, technology, accounting, paper and office products, retail, and transportation. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Reed served from 2009 until 2011 as vice president and deputy general counsel at a global biopharmaceutical company, where he managed the internal lawyers and external law firms that handled the company's litigation, employment, and regulatory law matters, and advised with respect to antitrust, disclosure, governance, and commercial matters. He also sat on a number of interdisciplinary policy and steering committees for the company, including its global compliance and enterprise risk management committees. For more information, view Mr. Reed's biography at


Previously, Mr. Reed was a partner at a boutique litigation firm that he helped to found in 1992, specializing in complex commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels throughout the United States.


Member, Central Board of Trustees for the Settlement Music School


University of Pennsylvania, 1990, J.D.; Franklin & Marshall College, 1987, B.A.

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP handles major government investigations and all other related aspects of cartel defense (including litigation) for executives and companies across a number of industries, including automotive, electronics and transportation. Silicon Valley-based Mark Krotoski was formerly assistant chief of the National Criminal Enforcement Section at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. Other key figures at the firm are Daniel Savrin, who practices in Boston, and Dallas-based David Monteiro. Hill Wellford, Clayton Everett, Willard Tom and Scott Stempel are names to note in Washington DC. Darren Tucker departed for Vinson & Elkins LLP. Philadelphia-based Steven Reed leads the global antitrust practice.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides ‘high-quality and effective representation’ to clients in civil antitrust litigation across a range of sectors, with particular strengths in areas such as financial services, technology and pharmaceuticals. Richard Taffet (New York), Donn Pickett (San Francisco), Gary Adler (New York) , William Cravens (Washington DC) and others are defending Qualcomm against an FTC lawsuit and against follow-on class actions in the US connected with the client’s licensing and chip supply practices. The firm is also representing the client in similar proceedings before the Japan Fair Trade Commission and Taiwan Fair Trade Commission. In another highlight, in 2017, Steven Reed (Philadelphia), Brendan Fee (Philadelphia), Willard Tom (Washington DC) and others assisted Shell Trading and Shipping Company and Shell Trading (US) Company with obtaining a complete dismissal in an MDL concerning alleged collusion among energy companies to manipulate the price of North Sea Brent Crude oil. Darren Tucker joined Vinson & Elkins LLP.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP handles a high volume of HSR and non-US filings, and also provides assistance with merger investigations. In addition, another cornerstone of the practice is the team’s advocacy work in merger-related litigation. In 2017, Harry Robins in New York and Washington DC-based Scott Stempel and David Brenneman acted as antitrust counsel to animal health company Zoetis in its acquisition of Nexvet Biopharma. Brenneman made partner in October 2017. Intercontinental Exchange and Apollo Global Management are among the firm’s other clients. Steven Reed in Philadelphia is the global practice head.

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