Andrew G. Berg Chairs the Global Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation Practice and advises clients on litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and other antitrust and competition-related matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), state attorneys general, and in private litigation. Andrew’s practice includes a full range of antitrust transactional and mergers and acquisitions experience, including Hart-Scott-Rodino filings at the FTC and DOJ, and related merger analysis issues. He also counsels and litigates unfair and deceptive trade practice matters involving advertising, marketing, and financial and credit practices. Andrew represents clients in every aspect of FTC and DOJ investigations, inquiries and litigation. At the FTC, this includes pre-complaint investigations, discovery and investigational hearings, complaint recommendations before the Bureau Directors’ offices and the Commissioners’ offices, and enforcement litigation in both federal and administrative law courts. At the DOJ, this includes complaint recommendations before the Assistant Attorney General. His practice also involves interfacing with congressional and other federal regulatory agencies on issues relating to law enforcement and public policy issues at the FTC and DOJ and on related trade regulation issues.
Andrew has represented clients in a large number of industry sectors during his twenty-nine years in private sector law practice in the antitrust and trade regulation areas. He has represented clients in nearly every industry sector that falls within the FTC’s and the DOJ Antitrust Division’s law enforcement jurisdictions.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew practiced law as a partner in the Washington, D.C. offices of three national law firms. He also has served as Senior Attorney Advisor to a Federal Trade Commissioner where he formulated policy and voting recommendations on FTC enforcement and regulatory matters and prepared Commission adjudicatory opinions and congressional testimony. Before joining the FTC in 1983, he was in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concentrating in antitrust, trade regulation, and government regulation matters. Andrew has authored numerous law review articles and has participated in many professional panels examining current antitrust and mergers and acquisitions-related issues, as well as deceptive and unfair practices issues.