Evan N. Schlom


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Evan Schlom is a seasoned litigator and counselor with broad experience representing individuals and corporations in civil, criminal, regulatory, and political matters.

His antitrust and competition practice focuses on government merger and non-merger investigations, complex antitrust litigation, and counseling clients on competition-related issues. On the regulatory side, his experience includes drafting advocacy presentations, analyzing antitrust implications of potential mergers, preparing witnesses for interviews and depositions, and crafting strategic responses to government subpoenas and civil demands. On the litigation side, Evan has drafted dispositive motions, discovery requests, and discovery responses multiple Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2 lawsuits. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on issues relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act), including drafting filings and negotiating antitrust provisions in transaction agreements.


Corporate & Government Experience

  • Policy Analyst, White House


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of California


  • University of Southern California, J.D.: Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science and Hispanic Studies: cum laude

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Neil W. Bason, US Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • Advising a major technology firm on legal and political issues related to new encryption products.
  • Successfully defended a major consumer goods manufacturer in a multi-year non-merger antitrust investigation.
  • Represented a major food company in antitrust class action litigation and related criminal investigations.
  • Advised companies in the technology, energy, healthcare, biotech, entertainment, consumer goods, leisure, home furnishings, and manufacturing industries on regulatory issues related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented a major health plan in both civil and criminal fraud investigations.

Alerts and Publications

Prompted by Sweeping Executive Order on Competition, New Leadership at US Antitrust Agencies to Launch Review of Merger Guidelines; Similar Initiatives in Europe and China May Signal Greater Convergence in Enforcement Across Jurisdictions

July 26, 2021

Unanimous Supreme Court Affirms Injunction Barring NCAA Rules that Limit Education-Related Compensation to Student Athletes

June 30, 2021

Biden Executive Order Sets the Table for Industry Cybersecurity Reform

May 17, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That FTC Cannot Sue for Monetary Relief: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

April 26, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Unveils Broad New Proposed Antitrust Legislation

February 8, 2021

FTC Adjusts New 2021 HSR Reporting Thresholds Downward

February 3, 2021

Data Security and Privacy Predictions for 2021: 6 Issues to Watch

January 28, 2021

New COVID-19 Relief Package Revives and Expands Paycheck Protection Program

December 30, 2020

New Strings Attached? SBA Requires PPP Recipients to Re-Prove Need for $2 Million+ Loans

November 4, 2020

New York Files First Charges Under Data Security Regulation

July 30, 2020

Survey of Global Artificial Intelligence Regulation: An Evolving and Varied Landscape

June 17, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness: The SBA’s Application Form Includes New Guidance and Details

May 20, 2020

Main Street Lending Program Expands Eligibility and Terms

April 30, 2020

US$484 Billion in New Funds for CARES Act Small Business Loans and Health Care Programs

April 24, 2020

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

April 14, 2020

Indictment of Chinese Military Hackers for Equifax Breach Highlights Important Data Security Lessons

February 11, 2020

What’s Next in Data Security and Privacy? 6 Trends to Watch in 2020

January 21, 2020

New Suit Against Spyware-Maker Demonstrates One Company’s Offensive Strategy Against Cyber Attacks

November 5, 2019

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