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Matthew Kent is co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team and a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group who specializes in bet-the-company antitrust litigation and counselling. Matthew and his team have recovered nearly $1 billion in settlements for clients.


Matthew prosecutes and defends global price-fixing cartels for Fortune 100 companies and has deep experience with the competition issues at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.


He advises clients on antitrust issues related to joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, including filings under the HSR Act and international premerger notification regimes. Matthew assists clients with substantive merger reviews by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign competition authorities in a host of industries. He also provides ongoing antitrust counseling to clients that enables clients to minimize antitrust risk while achieving their business objectives.


Matthew has been recognized for his antitrust acumen by Georgia Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. For over a decade, he has been active in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law, previously serving three-year terms as co-chair of the Unilateral Conduct Committee and co-chair of the Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee. He was recently appointed to the Antitrust Section’s Reserve Task Force. He is active in the State Bar of Georgia’s Antitrust section and writes regularly on antitrust topics.



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Matthew D. Kent - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Antitrust - Georgia

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