Wayne Dale Collins

Shearman & Sterling (Washington), Shearman & Sterling (New York)

Wayne Dale Collins has almost 40 years of experience in antitrust law as a government policy maker, a law school faculty member, and a private practitioner. Although he works in all aspects of competition law, Mr. Collins focuses primarily on the defense of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures before competition agencies throughout the world. He is also actively involved in a number of antitrust litigations in the United States as well as investigations conducted by the European Commission and other agencies. Mr. Collins joined Shearman & Sterling in 1978. In 1981, he resigned from the firm to serve as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. Thereafter, Mr. Collins served as a special assistant and later as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division under William F. Baxter. He returned to the firm in 1983. He is an adjunct professor of law at both New York University School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Yale Law School, where he has taught the main antitrust course as well as several specialized antitrust courses. Mr. Collins is active in scholarly programs regarding the design and implementation of competition law. He conceived and served as editor-in-chief of Issues in Competition Law and Policy, a three-volume treatise that comprehensively surveys the issues facing modern competition law in the United States, Europe and around the world. As well as lecturing in the United States, Mr. Collins has lectured at the invitation of the Chinese and Russian governments in Beijing and Moscow and at academic conferences around the world.


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Arjun Chandran, David A. Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, Jessica K. Delbaum, Wayne Dale Collins The US FTC files a complaint challenging a proposed acquisition (Red Venture / Bankrate)


On November 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint challenging Red Ventures’ proposed acquisition of Bankrate. The FTC alleged that the deal likely would have lessened competition in the market for thirdparty paid referral services for senior living facilities—even though Red (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Wayne Dale Collins The US Federal Trade Commission revises and raises the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976


The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has revised and, once again, raised the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The HSR Act may require that parties to proposed stock or asset acquisitions exceeding certain thresholds file (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Jessica K. Delbaum, Kelly Karapeytan, Kenneth S. Prince, Lisl J. Dunlop, Wayne Dale Collins The US FTC fines company for failing to file a premerger notification and observe the statutory waiting period (Biglari)


Passive Investors Beware: Recent FTC Fine Affirms Narrow Scope of HSR Exemption * In fining Biglari Holdings $850,000 for failing to file a premerger notification and observe the statutory waiting period in connection with its 2011 purchase of shares of Cracker Barrel, the FTC affirmed that it (...)

Kenneth S. Prince, Wayne Dale Collins The US District Court for the Northern District of California rules that the second-largest software company can proceed with its proposed bid despite DoJ’s legal challenge (Oracle / Peoplesoft)


On September 9, 2004, a federal judge ruled that Oracle, the nation’s second-largest software company, could proceed with its hostile bid for PeopleSoft, handing the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) a significant defeat in a legal challenge to a corporate merger. DOJ had sought to block Oracle’s (...)

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