Phil Proger practices antitrust law with emphasis on matters before U.S. and international enforcement agencies, including mergers and cartel investigations, as well as antitrust litigation.
He has extensive experience advising on antitrust issues in a broad range of industries. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations conducted simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions and defended those clients in follow-on class actions and non-U.S. damage actions. He also has handled numerous investigations by antitrust enforcement agencies involving mergers and nonmerger conduct (including conduct involving licensing, patent settlements, and refusals to deal).
Phil was named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2016, one of the few antitrust lawyers to be so honored. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (2003-2006), Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law (1998-1999), and Co-Chair of the ABA's 2008 Transition Report to the new Administration on antitrust enforcement. He is a frequent writer and speaker on antitrust topics and has testified before Congress (Senate and House of Representatives), the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Modernization Commission, and the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the advisory boards of BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report and The M&A Lawyer, and the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Bayer acquires consumer care business of U.S.-based Merck for $14.2 billion
Aetna acquires managed health care company Coventry Health Care for $8.7 billion
Certain Hostess bread brands and bakeries acquired by Flowers Foods for $355 million
Honors & Distinctions
Dealmaker of the Year, The American Lawyer (2016)
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group survey (2009)
Listed among leading antitrust and competition law practitioners in: Chambers USA (2004-2015), Chambers Global (2009-2016), Legal 500 US (2007-2015), Best Lawyers in America (2007-2016), Washington DC Super Lawyers (2007-2016), and The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers (1998-2015)