Sheppard Mullin (Washington)

Joseph Antel

Sheppard Mullin (Washington)

Joe Antel represents clients in antitrust and competition matters involving merger reviews, civil and criminal government investigations, and antitrust litigation. He has represented parties in a variety of industries, including aerospace, information technology, consumer goods, waste management, manufacturing, retail, health care, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Joe’s recent experience includes representing Marathon Petroleum in connection with its $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor. Before joining Jones Day, he practiced antitrust law at a boutique firm in New York, representing clients in a number of high-profile mergers and litigations, including advising Ball Corporation in its $6.85 billion acquisition of Rexam and obtaining summary judgment for Stanley Black & Decker in a Section 1 litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to entering private practice, Joe served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s office where he litigated New York v. Actavis plc, et al., a Section 2 "product hopping" case. While at the AG’s office he was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award in recognition of superior service on behalf of the People of the State of New York. Joe is active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, volunteering at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center, which provides free legal information to unrepresented landlords and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia.


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David R. Garcia, Joseph Antel The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit questions the implications of "Certificate of Need" laws for market competition (Tiwari / Friedlander)


Sixth Circuit Questions Efficacy of State “Certificate of Need” Laws, Question Whether Reduces Competition The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal recently voiced skepticism of Kentucky’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) laws while simultaneously ruling that they met the Fourteenth Amendment’s “rational (...)

John D. Carroll, Leo Caseria, Malika Levarlet, Joseph Antel The US FTC announces its return to the prior merger regime which requires approval from the FTC before closing future transactions affecting any relevant market


Back to the “Good Old Days”: FTC Announces Return to Prior Merger Approval Regime* FTC announces that its merger enforcement orders will once again require prior approval before the subject firm can make a future acquisition affecting any relevant market for which a violation was alleged. On (...)

Bruce McDonald, Julia E. McEvoy, Joseph Antel The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia orders a defendant in private antitrust litigation to divest a manufacturing plant following a competitor’s merger challenge (Steves & Sons / Jeld-Wen / CMI)


A federal district court has ordered a defendant in private antitrust litigation to divest a manufacturing plant following a competitor’s merger challenge. Although the decision is certain to be appealed, it may embolden customers or competitors wishing to challenge a transaction and create new (...)

Bruce McDonald, Michael A. Gleason, Joseph Antel, Matthew Harper The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia requires divestiture in a long-consummated merger (Steves & Sons / Jeld-Wen / CMI)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Congratulations! Your deal navigated through antitrust review, you closed the transaction, and you are making your way through the three-year integration plan. (...)

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