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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

1301 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., 20004, USA
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Work +1 202 879 5000
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Mark Kovner

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Work +1 202-389-5129
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Antitrust

Position

Mark has more than 29 years’ experience representing clients in complex government antitrust investigations and litigations. He has cleared many hundreds of challenging horizontal and vertical merger transactions through U.S. and foreign clearance processes, expeditiously and most often without the need for any remedies. He focuses in particular on consumer products, high technology, software, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and defense industries. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught Antitrust Law since 2001.

Member

Board of Directors, Washington Council of Lawyers (a pro bono bar association).

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989; Brandeis University, B.A., 1986.


United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently advised Bain Capital and its portfolio companies on the antitrust aspects of a number of strategic transactions, and Blackstone appointed the group to handle its partnership with its portfolio company Alight and Wipro. Out of Washington DC, Mark Kovner, Jeffrey Ayer and Marin Boney advised Boeing on its acquisition of KLX and its proposed takeover of Millennium Space Systems. Also notable is Matthew Reilly, who was part of the team which guided Spectrum Brands through the sale of its battery and lighting business to Energizer. In New York, Ian John led advice to Charter Communications regarding its creation of a 50/50 operating platform partnership with Comcast. Katherine Rocco and Peter McCormack are also contacts to note in New York. Key names in Chicago include James Mutchnik and Luke Ruse, who are defending Citadel Securities as a third party in a DOJ investigation into the announced purchase of NEX by CME.

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