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 has experience in complex white collar criminal cases relating to antitrust conspiracies, in internal investigations and in preparing and implementing 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 restaurant and fast casual chains, taverns, and other businesses in the hospitality industry. He advises them on a variety of corporate, licensing, commercial, employment, intellectual property, trademark, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil litigation matters.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.
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