Patrick J. Pascarella’s experience ranges from antitrust litigation, to counseling and compliance, to representing clients before enforcement and regulatory agencies. In addition to his law firm experience, Pat has served as a government enforcer as well as in-house at a Fortune 10 company. And he has counseled clients in a multitude of industries including telecommunications, content and media, e-commerce, publishing, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, sports, cement, weapon systems, and ice cream.
Pat has represented clients in numerous landmark antitrust cases. He also has defended some of the largest mergers in U.S. history, as well as designed pre-merger planning processes that enabled his clients to expedite the capture of merger-related synergies. Working at the cross-roads of competition policy and economics, Pat also assists clients in regulatory and legislative arenas.
Prior to joining the firm, Pat was a partner in the Cleveland, Ohio office of a national law firm where he was Chair of its Antitrust and Competition Law Group. Prior to that, he was Chief Antitrust Counsel at AT&T. Pat began his career at an international antitrust law firm in Washington, D.C. and later served with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
While at the Department of Justice, Pat oversaw merger reviews, litigation, and investigations. Pat also served as the liaison between the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission on competition law and economic issues. Pat received special commendations for his work at the Department of Justice from the President and Attorney General of the United States.
- *Prosecuted a Noerr sham litigation action in federal district court on behalf of a major international telecommunications firm.
- *Defended an international network infrastructure provider in a text-messaging price-fixing lawsuit in the Southern District of New York.
- *Dismissed on motion a conspiracy and attempt to monopolize lawsuit in the Northern District of Ohio involving government contractors.
- *Successfully defended regional sports governing body against conspiracy and monopolization charges in federal district court.
- *Unanimous jury verdict rejecting tying and monopolization claims in California state court.
- The National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D. (1983) with honors
- The Ohio State University, B.A. (1980) with high honors
- District of Columbia (1985)
- Ohio (1983)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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