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Dechert LLP
United States
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James A. Fishkin combines both government and private sector experience within his antitrust practice, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions covering a wide range of industries, including supermarket chains and other retailers, consumer and food product manufacturers, internet-based firms, chemical and industrial gas firms, and healthcare firms.


Antitrust Section, American Bar Association


The University of Iowa, B.A., 1983, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1986, Note and Comment Editor of the Iowa Law Review and author of “Nix v. Williams: An Analysis of the Preponderance Standard for the Inevitable Discovery Exception,” 70 Iowa Law Review 1369 (1985) (cited by an appellate court and discussed and cited in several law review articles and books)

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United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Dechert LLP advises clients throughout complex merger review processes, including FTC and DOJ challenges and consent orders, as well as representing in merger litigation. Alongside its existing strength in healthcare, the firm also regularly advises clients in retail, energy, and private equity, as well as handling cross-border merger proceedings in collaboration with its global platform. Former FTC assistant director Mike Cowie specializes in government investigations and challenges in the health care and life sciences space, and now co-heads the team alongside Philadelphia-based Steven Bizar. James A Fishkin handles reviews and merger litigation, and is particularly strong in the retail sector, while up-and-coming Rani Habash advises clients throughout pre-merger risk assessments, negotiations with counterparties, and DOJ and FTC investigations, with notable clients including CVS Health and Aetna. Counsel Gregory Luib is also noted for his representation of clients in FTC and DOJ merger investigations. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.