Adam J. Biegel - Alston & Bird LLP

Adam J. Biegel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Adam Biegel leads Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., antitrust practice team. He has substantial experience representing clients on antitrust counseling and litigation matters, including those involving government and internal investigations, mergers and joint ventures, pricing and distribution practices, compliance counseling and training, multidistrict litigation and pre-merger reviews under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, particularly in the health care, manufacturing, financial services and chemical sectors. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, and coordinates many cross-border competition matters.

Mr. Biegel has been recognized for his antitrust experience by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers®. He is a longtime member of the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, having served on its governing board and chaired its Corporate Counseling Committee.

He speaks and writes regularly on antitrust topics and has contributed to publications by West, Global Legal Group and the ABA. 

Mr. Biegel served as a law clerk to the Hon. Frank M. Hull, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). 

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Emory UniversityBA 1993University of ChicagoJ.D. 1998
Student Press Law Center Legal Advisory Council Federalist Society American Counsel Association Georgia Academy of Health Attorneys American Health Lawyers Association Federal Bar Association American Bar Association

Case History

Antitrust and Commercial Litigation — Antitrust Counseling and Investigations

Served as lead U.S. antitrust counsel to leading corporations and trade associations in a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, chemicals, consumer products, building products, health insurance, fiber optics, medical devices, hospitals, retail, industrial equipment and sports.
Advised industry coalitions and trade associations on antitrust compliance in connection with regulatory, lobbying, information sharing and standard setting initiatives.
Represented clients in connection with multiple mergers and joint ventures investigated by the DOJ and FTC, including those in the banking, chemical, distribution, packaging, health insurance, hospital, dialysis clinic, pharmaceutical, construction and medical product sectors.
Represented multiple leading retailers and apparel manufacturers on antitrust compliance and state consumer protection matters.
Regularly counsel leading U.S. and global companies on antitrust issues, including Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger requirements and filings, compliance policies and training, compliance reviews, dawn raid protocols, competitor collaborations, exemptions, group purchasing, pricing and distribution practices, interlocking directorates and government investigations.

Part 2 — Represented individuals in criminal antitrust investigations by the DOJ Antitrust Division, including an airline executive in the air cargo cartel investigation and a real estate investor in the foreclosure auction bid-rigging investigation.
Advised one of the largest health care companies in the U.S. on antitrust and public policy issues, including legislative proposals and participation in antitrust agency hearings.
Antitrust Counseling and Investigations — Antitrust Litigation

Represented an international auto parts manufacturer in a multidistrict class action litigation matter alleging price-fixing activity among manufacturers of oil, air and fuel filters. 
Served as special discovery counsel in a rare litigated challenge by the DOJ Antitrust Division to a consummated merger.
Represented an insulation manufacturer in a class action lawsuit alleging improper coordination of pricing activity.
Represented leading pharmaceutical and wireless equipment manufacturers in intellectual property litigation matters involving monopolization claims.
Filed amicus briefs in federal appeals courts on behalf of industry associations in multiple antitrust matters, including three state hospital associations in a physician privileges case, state legislators in a proceeding concerning insurance antitrust exemption and a national health care trade association in an exclusive dealing case.
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  • Represented academic institutions in antitrust lawsuits involving accreditation, physician privileges and medical resident stipends.
    Represented parties involved in antitrust litigation concerning sporting activities, including the allocation of event dates and membership decisions.

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Office Location

The Atlantic Building
950 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1404
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Antitrust Law of the Atlanta Metro Area
Adam J. Biegel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law
Litigation - Antitrust