Michael Dashefsky is Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Trade Practices Group. For more than two decades, Michael has counseled clients on a wide array of antitrust matters, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and antitrust agencies outside the United States; domestic and international antitrust litigation, including multidistrict class actions; and regulatory inquiries before U.S. and foreign regulators. In addition, Michael has extensive experience as an antitrust enforcer in roles with the DOJ’s Antitrust Division and the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, where he managed some of the agencies’ most significant investigations and litigation. Michael is deeply experienced at handling matters before the federal government as outside counsel and as in-house counsel for a Fortune 200 company. Leveraging this diverse experience, Michael counsels and defends clients with a unique perspective on the inner workings of both antitrust enforcement authorities worldwide and a multinational company, enabling him to develop targeted strategic solutions to meet the needs of each client separately.
Michael represents clients on antitrust matters involving mergers and acquisitions, non-merger investigations and cases, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. In these matters, he represents and advises companies that are before the DOJ, FTC, state antitrust authorities and foreign competition agencies. Specifically, Michael has obtained antitrust approvals for several billion-dollar transactions before U.S. and international competition authorities. Michael also has significant experience in the payments and financial services industries, leading numerous antitrust investigations and litigation.
American Bar Association
Federal Trade Commission — Award for Meritorious Service (1998)
John M. Olin Fellowship
Phi Beta Kappa
The Tax Lawyer — Editor