National Law Journal Names O’Melveny’s Parker ‘M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer’

September 26, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC — September 26, 2016 — O’Melveny partner Richard Parker is featured in The National Law Journal’s 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers special report. The feature recognizes 50 top practitioners who “have moved the needle in mergers and acquisitions and antitrust law” and “are raising the bar to achieve favorable outcomes for their companies and clients.”

Parker’s profile in the September 26, 2016, feature notes his deep experience, having served as director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission and, since joining O’Melveny, representing clients on more than 15 jury trials involving merger challenges. The article also notes his high-profile representation of US Airways on its merger with American Airlines. 

“That never did go to trial, but we slugged it out with the DOJ to create the largest airline in the world,” he said. 

Regarding the future of the antitrust legal space, Parker told the publication he sees “a greater use of structural presumptions in antitrust enforcement.”

Parker, who is based in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office, is both a trial lawyer and an antitrust regulatory lawyer. He has been involved in many major antitrust representations, including criminal, merger, and government civil investigations, as well as class action litigation. He regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on mergers, conduct investigations, criminal matters, and policy issues.

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Emily Lattal 
O’Melveny & Myers LLP