Djordje Petkoski

Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Djordje Petkoski is a partner in the Antitrust Group, where his practice focuses on cartel investigations, complex antitrust litigation, and strategic counseling with an emphasis on antitrust and competition law. Djordje has a broad competition law practice with a focus on criminal antitrust matters. He has represented over a dozen corporate and individual clients in cartel investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and enforcers in other jurisdictions, including as lead counsel for significant corporate clients. He has also served as lead counsel for corporate clients involved in civil class actions that follow Department of Justice investigations. Djordje conducted internal investigations relating to potential criminal violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. international trade laws, environmental laws and obstruction of justice conduct. He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in multi-district and other complex litigation involving a variety of antitrust, RICO, Lanham Act, and other claims. He regularly counsels clients on a variety of antitrust and competition matters and works with clients to design and implement compliance programs and incorporate compliance into corporate strategy. Djordje has written extensively on compliance and antitrust issues, has served as a panelist on these issues at American Bar Association events and has taught classes on compliance and antitrust at the Wharton Business School, including executive education courses attended by Fortune 500 compliance officers and senior risk managers.


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1606 Bulletin

David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Benjamin Gris, Djordje Petkoski The US DoJ and FTC issue a joint statement to outline that they are monitoring markets behaviour during the global health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak


The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has, at least temporarily, reshaped the way that many companies do business. Nevertheless, companies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with the antitrust laws and understand that the U.S. antitrust agencies will continue to scrutinize their behavior (...)

Jessica K. Delbaum, John Skinner, David A. Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, John Cove The US DoJ announces new policy to consider the existence of effective antitrust compliance programs at the charging stage of criminal antitrust investigations


The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (Division) finally will consider the existence of effective antitrust compliance programs at the charging stage of criminal antitrust investigations, opening up the possibility that cartel participants could avoid prosecution even if they (...)

Arjun Chandran, David A. Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, Jessica K. Delbaum, Wayne Dale Collins The US FTC files an administrative complaint challenging a proposed acquisition in the market for third-party paid referral services for senior living facilities and enters into a proposed consent decree (Red Venture / Bankrate)


This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On November 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint challenging Red Ventures’ proposed acquisition of Bankrate. The FTC alleged that the deal (...)

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