Daniel J. Howley

Special Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2326

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
  • M&A Clearance & Counseling
  • Grand Jury and Cartel Investigations, Amnesty, and Compliance
  • Litigation
University Duke University, B.S.E., 2002
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2005
Admitted2006, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Dan Howley is special counsel in the Antitrust Group, resident in Washington, D.C. His practice primarily involves counseling clients on antitrust matters, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation involving contractual disputes, business torts, and shareholder class action and derivative claims.

Dan has represented clients in matters involving a wide variety of industries, including software, advertising, steel, paper, food and beverage, chemicals, automobiles, airlines, shipping, insurance, pharmaceuticals, print media, video programming, and financial services. Among his notable representations are:
•Antitrust counsel to Cigna in connection with its $54 billion merger with Anthem Health.
•Nestle USA in connection with a complex multi-district antitrust proceeding involving 92 cases alleging pricing fixing of chocolate confectionaries.
•US Airways in connection with the antitrust review of its $17 billion merger with American Airlines and the related litigation filed by the United States Department of Justice and several state attorneys general.
•AK Steel Holding Corp. in connection with several antitrust class action complaints, alleging a conspiracy among steel manufacturers to reduce output.
•The U.S. Treasury in connection with the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.
•Microsoft Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Yahoo!'s search business and subsequent partnership agreement with Yahoo!.

In connection with the firm's work on the US Airways / American Airlines merger, Cadwalader's antitrust team won the Matter of the Year Award at the 2014 Global Competition Review Awards. Similarly, the firm's work on behalf of Nestle USA in the Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation was nominated for 2015 Litigation of the Year - Cartel Defence.

Dan was named a Rising Star in Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2015). He was also recognized for antitrust in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 US. Dan has authored multiple articles and memos on antitrust topics such as merger litigation strategy and patent reverse payment settlement agreements.

Dan received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Duke University. He previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia; before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia; and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.


• Hon. Garrett E. Brown Jr.
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

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Cadwalader Recognized with Two Awards at The 7th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards Nov 04, 2015

Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by 2015 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine Apr 29, 2015


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Crowley Executive Acquittal in Price Fixing Trial Highlights Importance of Evaluating Legitimate Defenses and Avoiding Costly Plea Agreements May 18, 2015


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Crowley Executive Acquittal in Price Fixing Trial Highlights Importance of Evaluating Legitimate Defenses and Avoiding Costly Plea Agreements
Joseph J. Bial,Daniel J. Howley,Anthony V. Nanni,Charles F. (Rick) Rule,Eric Sega, May 25, 2015
A federal jury’s recent acquittal of a shipping company executive charged with price fixing highlights the challenges and uncertainties the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) faces when defendants force DOJ to prove its case at trial. It also highlights the...

Recent Court and Agency Actions Suggest Increased Antitrust Risk Over Disgorgement, Particularly in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Andrew J. Forman,Daniel J. Howley,Charles F. (Rick) Rule,Eric Sega, May 13, 2015
Recent court and agency rulings highlight important takeaways involving disgorgement in antitrust proceedings. Companies, especially those in the pharmaceutical industry, increasingly should ensure they properly calibrate the potential for disgorgement in their antitrust risk calculus.

Supreme Court’s Holding in Oneok v. Learjet Could Lead to New Risks for Market Participants
Joseph J. Bial,Daniel J. Howley,Gregory K. Lawrence,Thomas Reid Millar,Natalie Mitchell, May 6, 2015
On April 21, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Oneok v. Learjet,1 holding that “Respondents’ state-law antitrust claims are not within the field of matters pre-empted by the Natural Gas Act”2 even though the claimed violations “affected . . . federally regulated wholesale...

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Daniel J. Howley

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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