Brent Justus > McGuireWoods LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
2001 K STREET N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1040
United States


Brent operates a broad antitrust practice, with a particular focus on cartel defense, litigation, and merger clearances. He served as the co-chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA’s Antitrust Section and currently serves as the co-chair of the Section’s Trial Practice Committee. He is also an editor of the three-volume State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (Fifth) published by the ABA Antitrust Section, serves on the Board of the Business Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, and is a past chair of the Antitrust Section of the Virginia State Bar.


Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018-present

Vice-Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2020-2021

Co-Chair, Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2017-present

President, 2011-2012, Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Section, Virginia State Bar

President, 2009-2012, Rebuilding Together of Richmond

Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Federalist Society

Lawyer Rankings

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

McGuireWoods LLP regularly defends corporations, trade associations and individuals in follow-on treble damage civil litigation and multi-district class actions which concerns allegations of price fixing to exclusive dealing and no-poach agreements. Mark Kinghorn chairs the firm’s practice and is based in North Carolina. Chicago-based Amy Manning is a key attorney who handles criminal and civil antitrust matters particularly in the life sciences, healthcare, and transportation sectors. In Richmond, Howard Feller focuses on antitrust litigation and investigations and Brent Justus has a broad antitrust practice, focusing particularly on cartel defense and litigation covering vertical conspiracies and boycotts among other claims. In Chicago, Angelo Russo handles both criminal and civil litigation across federal and state courts especially for healthcare and life sciences clients, while Sarah Zielinski assists clients with antitrust compliance and representation in complex litigation, investigations, and competitor lawsuits.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

The cartel team at McGuireWoods LLP handles national and international cartel investigations, guiding clients thorough all phases of investigations as well as follow-on litigation. The firm routinely represents individual executives and private companies in high-profile criminal investigations and civil and criminal defense proceedings. Mark Kinghorn, based in Charlotte, chairs the firm’s antitrust regulatory practice, while Amy Manning leads on the litigation side, defending companies and senior executives in DOJ investigations, in addition to handling leniency applications and civil litigations. Angelo Russo is an experienced antitrust litigator with an emphasis on government enforcement and private cartel litigation, while Sarah Zielinski advises on antitrust and consumer protection issues. In Richmond, Brent Justus has a broad antitrust practice with a focus on cartel litigation before federal courts. Unless otherwise specified, lawyers are based in Chicago.