Craig Falls


Washington, D.C.

Craig Falls helps companies obtain antitrust clearances for mergers and defends companies in exclusionary conduct litigation and investigations.

Craig has cleared the way for high-profile and highly scrutinized mergers and defended such transactions in litigation when challenged by enforcers. Complementing his merger work, Craig also represents companies in exclusionary conduct investigations and related litigation brought by antitrust enforcers, rival companies, and classes of consumers.

Craig has been on the front lines of cutting-edge antitrust issues, including scrutiny of asset managers under the “common ownership” theory, investigations of patent assertion entities, scrutiny of e-commerce business models, and challenges to pharmaceutical licenses and patent settlements.

He regularly provides antitrust counseling, helping companies structure their joint ventures, licensing arrangements, and other commercial agreements to achieve their business goals at minimized antitrust risk. Craig has published frequently on questions concerning the application of antitrust law to vertical restraints, pricing practices and other relationships between companies operating at different levels of the supply chain.

Craig serves clients in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, energy, transportation, consumer packaged goods, and retail.

Passionate about pro bono work, Craig focuses on representing the interests of those experiencing homelessness and protects D.C. neighbors facing eviction. He has also represented victims of human trafficking and helped to obtain a trial victory for plaintiffs challenging Wisconsin’s photo identification voter law.

  • Litigated Merger Challenges

    • United States v. AB Electrolux and General Electric Company
    • United States v. National CineMedia
    • FTC v. Whole Foods Markets, Inc.
    • United States et. al. v. Dean Foods

    HSR Merger Review and Second Requests

    • Ipsen Pharma/Albireo Pharma
    • Ipsen Pharma/Epizyme
    • Superior Plus/Certarus
    • Superior Plus/Kiva Energy
    • Intrinsic/Vicarious Robotics
    • Eurovia/Lane Construction
    • Kellogg/RxBar
    • Berry Global/Clopay Plastics
    • Danone/WhiteWave
    • Cardinal Health/Harvard Drug
    • Lightower/Fibertech
    • Albertsons/Safeway
    • Landmark/Ross Aviation
    • OfficeMax/Office Depot
    • Monster/HotJobs
    • Travelport/Worldspan
    • Dow/Rohm & Haas
    • Aetna/Prodigy

    Private Antitrust Litigation

    • In re OPANA® ER Antitrust Litig.
    • In re Urethane Antitrust Litig.
    • American Airlines Inc. v. Travelport Limited, et. al.
    • FTC v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et. al.