Craig G. Falls

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Craig G. Falls

Partner

Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3373 | +1 202 261 3333

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Craig G. Falls helps companies obtain antitrust clearances for mergers and acquisitions, and defends transactions in litigation when necessary. He also advises companies on how to structure their joint ventures, licensing arrangements, and other commercial agreements to minimize antitrust risk, and has represented companies in conduct investigations by antitrust enforcers and in Sherman Act litigation brought by private plaintiffs. Craig has served clients in a wide variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail and internet, supermarkets, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and energy.

Mr. Falls regularly counsels clients and has published frequently on questions concerning the application of antitrust law to distribution agreements, pricing practices, and other relationships between companies operating at different levels of the supply chain. He also has an active pro bono practice, which includes representing the homeless and victims of human trafficking, and helping to obtain a trial victory for plaintiffs challenging Wisconsin’s photo identification voter law.

Experience

Litigated Merger Challenges

  • United States v. AB Electrolux and General Electric Company 
  • United States v. National CineMedia
  • FTC v. Whole Foods Markets, Inc.
  • United States et. al. v. Dean Foods

HSR Merger Review and Second Requests

  • Eurovia/Lane Construction
  • Kellogg/RxBar
  • Berry Global/Clopay Plastics
  • Danone/WhiteWave
  • Cardinal Health/Harvard Drug
  • Lightower/Fibertech
  • Albertsons/Safeway
  • Landmark/Ross Aviation
  • OfficeMax/Office Depot
  • Monster/HotJobs
  • Travelport/Worldspan
  • Dow/Rohm & Haas
  • Aetna/Prodigy

Private Antitrust Litigation

  • In re OPANA® ER Antitrust Litig.
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litig.
  • American Airlines Inc. v. Travelport Limited, et. al.
Education
  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., 1995
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2006
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Memberships
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • Vice-Chair, Unilateral Conduct Committee (2016 - present)
    • Vice-Chair, Distribution & Franchising Committee (2013 - 2016) 
    • Coordinator, Young Lawyer Representative Program (2012 - 2013)
    • Technology and Financial Resources Task Force (2011 - 2012)
    • Young Lawyer Representative, Communications & Digital Technology Industries Committee (2010 - 2011)
Speaking Engagements
  • Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018 — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (April 16, 2018)

Partner Craig G. Falls speaks at PLI's Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2018 program on a panel titled "Evolving Standards on Resale Price Maintenance, Tying and Other Vertical Restraints".
To view the full agenda and list of speakers, please visit the official event page

  • Joint Ventures-Keeping Competitor Collaborations Compliant — ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017, Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017)

Joint ventures are critical components of the pharma, technology, telecom, and energy industries, among others. JVs can take many forms and raise questions regarding partial ownership, information sharing, efficiencies analysis, non-compete terms, and potential competition. This panel explores these issues and identify third rails and areas of sensitivity for counseling attorneys. Partner Craig G. Falls speaks on this panel titled "Joint Ventures-Keeping Competitor Collaborations Compliant" at the 65th ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.

  • Clarifying Liability in Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies — ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2016, Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2016)

Craig G. Falls moderates this panel in which the key legal, economic, and evidentiary issues affecting liability in hub-and-spoke cases and the various analytical approaches will be discussed.
For more information, visit the ABA website.

  • Basics of Practicing Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law In High-Technology and Telecommunications Industries (July 26, 2011)

Craig Falls is the panel moderator at the ABA Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Committee, ABASAL Communications & Digital Technology Industries Committee and ABASAL Corporate Counseling Committee’s Program Teleconference