|Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Andre P. Barlow is a Partner focusing on all aspects of Antitrust, Hospitality and International Trade Law.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Barlow has extensive experience in antitrust enforcement matters before the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state enforcement agencies, as well as in complex commercial litigation involving the federal and state antitrust laws and other commercial matters.
Mr. Barlow is experienced in merger, grand jury, and other government investigations, and provides counseling and representation with respect to allegations of conspiracy, monopoly, tying, exclusive dealing, unfair competition, vertical and horizontal arrangements, unilateral conduct, Robinson Patman matters, price discrimination matters, potential mergers and joint ventures, and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Mr. Barlow’s antitrust litigation experience includes monopolization, Robinson Patman, price discrimination, and exclusive dealing cases.
Mr. Barlow represents clients in investigations by federal and state antitrust regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on issues related to mergers, and premerger notifications both inside and outside the United States. Mr. Barlow also advises clients in complex white collar criminal cases relating to antitrust conspiracies. Mr. Barlow has experience in internal investigations and advising on compliance programs.
In addition, Mr. Barlow provides antitrust and regulatory advice and counseling to risk arbitrage managers of various institutional investors and investment fund managers, considering strategic investments and sophisticated trading strategies in the securities of publicly traded companies that are parties to either hostile or friendly merger, tender offer, or spin-off transactions, or re-capitalization participants.
Mr. Barlow also addresses the needs of a number of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, retail stores and other businesses in the hospitality industry. He has commercial, employment, intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, landlord & tenant, and civil litigation experience. Mr. Barlow is also experienced in trust & estate planning, administration, and litigation issues related to will and trust contests and breach of fiduciary duty. He has experience drafting wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and charitable trusts. He also provides administrative services including probating estates, preparing accountings, and advising fiduciaries.
In addition, he also represents domestic and international clients with respect to antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
Mr. Barlow was formerly a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. While with the Antitrust Division, he conducted all aspects of antitrust merger and conduct investigations, including deposing target individuals, interviewing potential witnesses and industry participants, and preparing case recommendations to the Assistant Attorney General.
Prior to his tenure with the Antitrust Division, Mr. Barlow served as an economist at the Foreign Agricultural Service of the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Barlow is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust.
- J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1997
- George Washington Law Review
- M.A., George Mason University, 1995
- B.A., West Virginia University, 1993
- Scrutiny After the Fact: LEGAL TIMES (co-authored), 2005.
- Avoiding Summary Judgment in Antitrust Conspiracy Cases: Is the Seventh Circuit Pro-Enforcement?, THE SEDONA CONFERENCE, (co-authored), 2003.
- Federal Trade Commission Targeting Consummated Mergers: CORPORATE COUNSELING REPORT, Newsletter of the Corporate Counseling Committee, 2002.
- Cruising for a Bruising: An Analysis of Proposed Cruise Line Mergers, THE DAILY DEAL (co-authored), 2002.
- Loss of Retirement Benefits After Corporate Sale Does Not Violate ERISA, 65 GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 764, April-June, 1997