Michael E. Antalics

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Mike Antalics leverages his more than two decades of experience at the Federal Trade Commission to guide clients through the merger clearance process at the Department of Justice and FTC. Mike also frequently represents companies in federal court against the FTC, DOJ or in class action litigation, and provides advice in civil and antitrust investigations.

While at the FTC, Mike served as Deputy Director in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition and Assistant Director for both Mergers and Non-Merger Litigation divisions. He successfully litigated numerous significant cases, including the drug wholesaler merger litigation, involving the four largest drug wholesalers in the United States; the Ticor Title Insurance Company price fixing case, involving the six largest title insurance companies; and the Intel case, involving alleged anticompetitive practices of the largest semiconductor manufacturer. Mike twice received the Brandeis Award given to the FTC’s outstanding litigator, and three times was awarded the Team Award for litigation team efforts.


Honors & Awards

  • Brandeis Award, for FTC’s outstanding litigator (1994, for Ticor Title Insurance Co.; and 1998, for Drug Wholesaler litigation)
  • Paul Rand Dixon (Law Enforcement) Award, for outstanding contributions to the agency’s law enforcement mission (1988 and 1992)
  • Team Award (1996, for Rite Aid/Revco merger; 1998, for Drug Wholesaler litigation; and 2000, for Intel litigation)
  • Distinguished Service Award, the FTC’s highest award, for career contributions (2001)
  • Superior Service Award, for sustained outstanding achievement (1986)
  • Meritorious Service Award, for significant accomplishments in a major antitrust matter (1981)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Supreme Court


  • George Washington University, J.D., 1978: with honors; member, George Washington University Law Review
  • University of Scranton, B.A., 1973

Professional Activities


  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section


  • Numerous seminars, including American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and International Bar Association


  • “Developments in International Cartel Enforcement and Leniency Agreements: 2008 to 2009,” Antitrust Review of the Americas 2010, published by Global Competition Review (2009)
  • “Developments in International Leniency Agreements: 2007 to 2008,” Antitrust Review of the Americas 2009, published by Global Competition Review (2008)

At O'Melveny:

  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, in numerous acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Honeywell International Inc., in mergers and other matters before the FTC
  • Samsung Electronics Corporation, in regulatory and other matters
  • Evonic Degussa, in matters before DOJ and in federal court
  • Microsemi Corporation, in various acquisitions and matters in federal court
  • Triton Coal, in federal court, in its acquisition by Arch Coal
  • Northwest Airlines, in its merger with Delta Air Lines
  • US Airways Group, Inc., in its merger with American Airlines
  • Verizon Communications, in its acquisition of MCI
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation, in matters before the FTC
  • Warner Bros Entertainment, in its joint venture with CBS creating The CW Television Network

At the FTC:

  • Litigated FTC v. Cardinal Health, Inc., et al., 12 F. Supp. 2d 34 (D.D.C. 1998) (preliminary injunction granted, blocking two separate mergers of drug wholesalers) 
  • Litigated Intel Corporation (complaint issued on June 8, 1998) (order prohibiting challenged conduct issued on Aug. 6, 1999) 
  • Litigated FTC v. Ticor Title Insurance Company, et al., 112 F.T.C. 344 (1989) (order prohibiting price fixing), rev’d, 922 F.2d 1122 (3d Cir. 1991), rev’d and remanded, 504 U.S. 621 (1992), Comm’n dec. aff’d, 998 F.2d 1129 (3d Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1190 (1994) 
  • Directed investigation of America Online, Inc. - Time Warner Inc. (Dec. 14, 2000) (Internet open access order)
  • Directed investigation of Dell Computer Corporation, 121 F.T.C. 616 (1996) (order prohibiting abuse of standard setting process) 
  • Directed investigation in CD MAP, (May 10, 2000) (orders prohibiting five major music distributors from engaging in illegal conduct relating to minimum advertised price policies) 
  • Supervised and directed litigation in Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. v. FTC (Oct. 14, 1998) (order prohibiting coercion of manufacturers to refuse to deal with discounters), aff’d, 221 F.3d 928 (7th Cir. 2000) 
  • Supervised and directed litigation in Hoechst Marion Roussel and Andrx Corporation (complaint issued on Mar. 16, 2000) (settlement accepted by Commission on April 2, 2001) (order prohibiting payment of money to keep generic manufacturer from entering the market)