Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)

Mark W. Nelson

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mr. Nelson’s practice focuses on U.S. and EU antitrust matters, with an emphasis on merger cases. His U.S. practice background includes extensive merger work and antitrust counseling, and litigation experience in both civil and criminal matters, as well as in FTC administrative proceedings. His European practice involves merger cases at both the EU and Member State levels, and defending actions involving alleged restraints of trade and abuses of dominant position. He has also been actively involved in litigation, investigations, and counseling in matters involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, in particular in the context of patent pools and standards-setting. Mr. Nelson is part of the leadership of the ABA’s Antitrust Section, as Vice-Chair of the Economics Committee. Mr. Nelson joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 2002. He was resident in the Brussels office for three years. Mr. Nelson received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1992 and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1989. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, he served as a law clerk to Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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Leah Brannon, Brian Byrne, Jeremy J. Calsyn, George Cary, Alexis Collins, Daniel P. Culley, Elaine Ewing, David I. Gelfand, Bruce Hoffman, Mark W. Nelson, Kenneth Reinker The US FTC issues commentary on vertical merger enforcement explaining the approach to assessing the competitive effects of vertical mergers


On December 22, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement. This follows the recent issuance of revised Vertical Merger Guidelines published jointly by the FTC and Department of Justice (the “Agencies”) on June 30, 2020. While the (...)


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