C. Fairley Spillman > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Fairley Spillman’s practice focuses on complex antitrust and unfair competition matters. She represents companies in private antitrust litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation. She also represents clients in connection with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust conduct and merger investigations and related litigation. Her counseling work includes structuring joint ventures and other transactions to minimize antitrust risk, merger integration planning, and activities of trade associations and frequently includes matters involving energy and health care industry clients. Ms. Spillman also has substantial expertise in issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She has litigated and advised clients regarding a variety of actions of the federal government, particularly with respect to energy and transportation issues, including motor carrier safety and has represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including in contested proceedings.

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Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association.


B.A., Duke University, magna cum laude, 1981; J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1984

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP sports an antitrust and competition practice that encompasses the representation of companies from a variety of industries in both class actions and multi-district litigation. Corey Roush heads the department with extensive experience in the antitrust space with regular involvement in bet-the-company cases. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, technology, and consumer goods are among the sectors handled by Haidee L. Schwartz, while the expertise of C. Fairley Spillman extends to the intersection of antitrust with intellectual property. All mentioned attorneys are based in Washington DC.