Adam J. Biegel

Adam J. Biegel

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2011

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Antitrust Law
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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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  • The Atlantic Building
    950 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20004-1404
  • University of Chicago, J.D., graduated 1998
  • Emory University, BA, graduated 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, United States
  • District of Columbia, United States
  • American Bar Association - Co-Chair, Committee Operations Committee
  • American Counsel Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Federalist Society - Executive Committee of Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group
  • Georgia Academy of Health Attorneys - Member
  • Student Press Law Center Legal Advisory Council - Member
Federal Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals

Alston & Bird LLP
Washington, District of Columbia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

128 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Antitrust Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Antitrust, Washington, D.C. (2023)
  • Antitrust Law, Atlanta (2015)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Antitrust Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19

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.
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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. Read more:

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