McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

Joel R. Grosberg

McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Joel R. Grosberg is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on defending mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, state antitrust authorities, foreign competition authorities, as well as antitrust litigation. Joel has significant experience in the high tech, chemical, health care and life sciences industries. His experience includes counseling on matters related to pricing and distribution practices and other competition related matters. Joel was ranked as a leading antitrust lawyer in The Legal 500 United States. Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery, Joel was an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, where he handled a full range of antitrust matters involving the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, chemical, automotive parts, plastics, toy and paper industries. Joel is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the District of Columbia.


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1480 Bulletin

Joel R. Grosberg, Jon B. Dubrow, Gregory E. Heltzer The US DoJ announces antitrust civil process changes for the pendency of COVID-19 events and confirms that the HSR review process will be significantly impacted


With COVID-19-related closures rolling in daily, you may have questions about the operating status of the federal government’s antitrust enforcement agencies. Currently, the HSR review process does not seem to be significantly impacted, although the agencies will not grant a request for early (...)

Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Anthony S. Ferrara The US FTC files an administrative complaint challenging consummated acquisition and non-reportable transactions in the body-worn camera market (Axon / Safariland)


FTC CHALLENGES AXON’S CONSUMMATED ACQUISITION OF BODY-WORN CAMERA COMPETITOR* The US antitrust regulators continue to challenge consummated transactions. On January 3, 2020, the FTC filed an administrative complaint against Axon Enterprise, Inc., challenging its consummated acquisition of (...)

Matt Evola, Joel R. Grosberg The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholds a district Court decision finding a merger in the video distribution sector unlikely to harm competition (AT&T / Time Warner)


“[T]here is no need to opine on the proper legal standards for evaluating vertical mergers because, on appeal, neither party challenges the legal standards the district court applied.” —U.S. Circuit Judge Judith W. Rogers, United States v. AT&T Inc. Antitrust practitioners and business (...)

Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg The US DoJ Assistant Attorney General announces merger investigations reforms seeking to resolve most merger investigation within six months of filing


Today, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced a series of reforms with the express goal to resolve most merger investigations within six months of filing. The reforms seek to place the burden of faster reviews not only on the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), (...)

David Goldman, Gregory E. Heltzer, Joel R. Grosberg The US DoJ requires minor conduct remedies before approving a vertical merger affecting the market for petroleum needle coke (GrafTech / Seadrift)


McDermott Will & Emery lawyers succeeded in obtaining the necessary antitrust approval for clients Seadrift Coke L.P. (Seadrift), the world’s second largest petroleum-based needle coke producer, and C/G Electrodes LLC (C/G), a U.S.-based graphite electrode producer, which have been acquired (...)

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