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Alexis J. Gilman

Phone: +1 202.624.2570
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alexis J. Gilman is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group in the Washington, D.C. office, with significant prior government experience. At Crowell & Moring, Alexis advises and represents clients on a broad range of civil antitrust matters, including compliance counseling and training, premerger HSR notifications, merger reviews, government investigations, and litigation, with a particular focus on representing merging parties and third parties in merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state attorneys general offices. His experience spans a wide-range of industries, including healthcare, retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, distribution, casinos and gaming, and telecommunications. In 2019, based on research with clients and peers, Alexis was selected by Who’s Who Legal for recognition in the category Competition – Future Leaders.

Since joining Crowell, select matters include:

  • Represented AT&T in its successful defense of the DOJ’s suit challenging its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Represented a grocery retailer as third party in an FTC supermarket merger investigation.
  • Represented an office products distributor as third party in an FTC office supplies merger investigation.
  • Representing a healthcare system in connection with potential transaction and FTC investigation.
  • Counseling and training a national transportation-services provider on antitrust compliance issues.

Alexis joined the firm from the Federal Trade Commission, where he led a 30-attorney division and worked on some of the agency's highest-profile matters. From 2014 until 2017, Alexis served as the Assistant Director of the Mergers IV Division in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission, where he had leading roles in and oversaw investigations and litigation in various industries, including hospitals and other healthcare providers, distribution services, supermarkets, funeral homes, casinos and online gaming, retail, and consumer goods. Prior to this position, Alexis served as a Deputy Assistant Director of the Mergers IV Division from 2012-2014, and a Staff Attorney in the division from 2010-2012. While at the FTC, Alexis had leading roles on several high-profile merger investigations and litigation, including Sysco/US Foods, Staples/Office Depot, DraftKings/FanDuel, ProMedica/St. Luke'sDollar Tree/Family Dollar, Albertsons/Safeway, Phoebe Putney/Palmyra, Advocate/NorthShore, Cabell/St. Mary’s, Mountain States/Wellmont Health System, CHS/HMA, Office Depot/OfficeMax, Men's Wearhouse/Jos. A. Bank, Bass Pro/Cabela's, Ahold/Delhaize, Amazon/Whole Foods, SCI/Stewart Enterprises, and Pinnacle/Ameristar, among others.

Prior to joining the FTC, Alexis was an associate in the Antitrust Group of a large U.S.-based law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in U.S. and foreign merger investigations and other civil antitrust matters. He represented pharmaceutical, publishing, retail, chemical, energy, and private equity clients, among others. Select matters included:

  • Pfizer in its $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth.
  • Perrigo in its $808 million acquisition of PBM Products.
  • Apollo Management in connection with its portfolio company's, Hexion Specialty Chemicals', acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s Inks and Adhesives Resins business.
  • Pearson in its $950 million acquisition of Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Reed Elsevier.
  • Pharmacia in its $60 billion acquisition by Pfizer.

Alexis is a frequent speaker at ABA, American Health Lawyers Association, and other organization events. Alexis received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a member of the George Washington International Law Review. He received his B.A. from Williams College.


  • Williams College, B.A. (1996)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2002)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (inactive)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Antitrust, Litigation, and Business Law Sections
  • Member of The American Health Lawyers Association and its Antitrust, Business Law and Governance, and In-House Counsel Practice Groups
  • Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association

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"FTC and DOJ Issue Draft of Long-Anticipated Vertical Merger Guidelines," Antitrust Law Alert (January 15, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Martin J. Mackowski, Akhil Sheth
Client Alert / Newsletter
Illumina's $1.2B Buyout Dies Amid FTC 'Monopolist' Accusation Endpoints News (January 3, 2020)
In the News
Major Antitrust Developments To Watch In 2020 Law360 (January 1, 2020)
In the News
Major Antitrust Development To Watch In 2020 Law360 (January 1, 2020)
In the News
"Digital Competition Reports and Merger Enforcement," CPI Antitrust Chronicle (December 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, Akhil Sheth, Angel Prado, and Eric Fanchiang.
Disruptor Of The Year: The Federal Trade Commission Biopharma Dive (December 9, 2019)
In the News
"Acquisitions Involving Nascent, Potential, and Innovation Competition," Antitrust Enforcement in Tech Mergers, Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2019). Panelist: Alexis J. Gilman.
"Supply Chain Risk Antitrust Concerns," Edison Electric Institute Fall Cybersecurity Law Conference, Juno Beach, FL (November 12, 2019). Panelist: Alexis J. Gilman.
"FTC Orders Consummated Merger To Be Unwound," Antitrust Law Alert (November 12, 2019). Contacts: Lauren B. Patterson, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert / Newsletter
FTC Upholds Ruling Against Prosthetics Deal GCR USA (November 7, 2019)
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