Mike Cowie has handled strategic projects for some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. Most recently, Mr. Cowie led the antitrust work for CVS Health on its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, the largest healthcare deal ever. The Justice Department approved the deal despite heavy opposition raising vertical foreclosure concerns. Mr. Cowie’s advice builds upon insights gained while directing investigations for the government. Mr. Cowie served in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition as Assistant Director, where he managed a 25-attorney team responsible for antitrust merger investigations, and as the FTC’s Senior Litigation Counsel. The FTC awarded Mr. Cowie several honors, including the FTC’s Meritorious Service and Superior Service awards, and selected him to represent the FTC in its Merger Investigation Best Practices Initiative.
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On Jan. 18, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced a joint initiative to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their merger guidelines. The initiative is likely to further ratchet up merger enforcement with the most significant impact on digital mergers, mergers (...)