Alexis Gilman is an Antitrust Partner at Crowell & Moring focusing on counseling and representing clients in antitrust merger investigations and litigation, particularly in the healthcare, retail, food & beverage, consumer products, distribution, technology, liquor/spirits, private equity, and gaming/casino industries, with experience in Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, foreign merger-control filings, and trade association counseling. Alexis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal in the category Competition – Future Leaders – Partners in 2019 and 2020, as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500 in the category Antitrust: Merger Control in 2020, and by Best Lawyers in America 2021 for Antitrust. One of the most important considerations in planning and evaluating a merger or acquisition—both in terms of timing and certainty of closing—is securing clearances from antitrust enforcers. And now, in the United States and other jurisdictions, there are loud calls for greater antitrust scrutiny of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures across many sectors of the economy. Understanding the merger-review process and antitrust analysis is more important than ever. This webinar will provide an overview of the merger-review process and antitrust merger analysis in the U.S., with insights about how antitrust agencies evaluate transactions, the factors that lead to greater scrutiny by antitrust enforcers, and potential defenses and mitigating factors.
Merger meaning An agreement generated by two companies to unite them into one. Merger refers to combining two or more companies, organizations, or