For 16 years, Michael Gleason has been involved in some of the most significant transactions to recently come before the antitrust agencies. He counsels clients on antitrust matters before U.S. and international enforcement agencies, including cross-border M&A transactions and government investigations, as well as antitrust litigation.
Michael has represented a variety of clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state, and international antitrust enforcers and has extensive experience in a range of industries, including agriculture, health care (providers and payers), pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software, tech platforms, chemicals, mining, aerospace and defense, commodities, and food products, among others. His transactional work includes counseling clients at every stage of a deal, including premerger planning, regulatory filings, investigations, litigation, as well as post-closing investigations. Michael also frequently advises clients on a variety of antitrust issues, including competitor and vertical collaborations, information sharing, distribution arrangements, licensing, and single-firm conduct. Representative clients include Aetna, PinnacleHealth, Penn State Hershey, Nutrien, Monster Beverage, Parker Hannifin Corporation, and Roper Technologies, among others.