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Makan Delrahim

Latham & Watkins (Washington)

Makan Delrahim joined Latham & Watkins in April 2022 as an antitrust and competition partner in the Century City and Washington, D.C. offices of the firm. He draws on more than a decade of government experience to skillfully help clients across the full spectrum of industries and institutions navigate : merger control procedures, complex commercial transactions, regulatory and government compliance issues, government investigations, including congressional inquiries. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division overseeing International and Appellate (2003–2005), a Commissioner on the Antitrust Modernization Commission (2004–2007), and as antitrust counsel and later as Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the US Senate Judiciary Committee (2000–2003). He is adjunct lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Makan Delrahim, Kelly Smith Fayne, Katherine Rocco, Joshua N. Holian, Niall Lynch, Elizabeth Prewitt, Nitesh Daryanani, Karen Keun-Yong Kim, Carla Rita Palma The US Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit applies the functional framework for analyzing the ownership structures of private equity firms to hold that a company cannot conspire with an entity it owns and controls and with which it does not compete (OJ Commerce / Kidkraft / Ikea)


This article has been nominated for the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. PE firms with non-competitor, majority-owned portfolio companies will face reduced risks of antitrust liability under Section 1 of the Sherman Act in the (...)

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