Thomas Dillickrath joined Sheppard Mullin in 2019. He is special counsel in the antitrust and competition practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Thomas Dillickrath focuses on antitrust litigation and merger investigations. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Deputy Chief Trial Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Bureau of Competition. During his time at the FTC, he litigated antitrust cases brought by the FTC involving mergers and acquisitions and other business practices affecting U.S. consumers. Thomas Dillickrath also was the lead trial attorney on several merger cases where the parties abandoned the transaction prior to trial. Prior to joining the FTC, Thomas Dillickrath was a partner in the antitrust practice groups at two international law firms, where he worked with clients and competition agencies globally on a wide variety of high profile antitrust matters, from litigation and appeals to merger clearances and other government investigations. In mergers and investigations, he represented clients before domestic and foreign competition agencies and across a wide band of industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, consumer goods, airlines, high tech and telecommunications. Thomas Dillickrath advocates for clients before U.S. and foreign courts and competition agencies across the globe, including investigations and third-party matters. He has also represented clients in investigations of possible cartel and bid-rigging activities. He also works with clients to prevent them from going to court. He conducts internal antitrust audits and investigations for multinational corporations, and has developed antitrust compliance programs and presented antitrust training for clients in the U.S. and abroad.