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Michael Antalics

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Michael E. 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.

Mike also has been recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner by Chambers Global, PLI’s Cross-Border Handbook on Leading Competition Lawyers, the Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.


  • 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
  • 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)


  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court


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


  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section


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