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Alexis Victoria DeBernardis

Phone: +1 202.624.2631
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alexis Victoria DeBernardis is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Antitrust Group, where her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in a wide range of antitrust issues, including competitor collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Her experience covers several industries, in particular, healthcare providers and payors, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, and financial services.

Representative Matters:

  • Representing a hospital system in a proposed merger.
  • Advising clients regarding potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct in a variety of industries, including healthcare and defense.
  • Representing Humana before the Antitrust Division and in court in its attempted transaction with Aetna and related litigation. 
  • Representing AT&T in connection with several acquisitions, including DIRECTV and TimeWarner.
  • Representing United Technologies in connection with its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.
  • Counseling matters related to potential transactions and competitor collaborations.
  • Representing Clean Harbors in connection with its acquisition of the industrial cleaning services division of Veolia North America.
  • Representing Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan in connection with the formation of FXSpotStream LLC.
  • Representing third-parties before the FTC and DOJ in connection with pending transactions.
  • Representing United Technologies in connection with its $16.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich.
  • Conducting client training on a range of issues, including teaming, competitor communications, and compliance issues.

At the firm, Alexis is a steering committee member of the Women Attorneys' Network, an internal network dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women attorneys through a community platform and professional development opportunities.

Alexis received her juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. She received her B.S. in finance from the University of Florida in 2004. Alexis is admitted in both the District of Columbia and New York.


  • University of Florida, B.S. (2004)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2008)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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"DOJ’s New Procurement Collusion Strike Force: What it Means for Contractors and How to Manage this Emerging Antitrust Enforcement Risk," McLean, VA (December 10, 2019). Presenters: Shawn R. Johnson, David B. Robbins, Gail D. Zirkelbach, and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.
Crowell & Moring Launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team (Dec.09.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Talks Procurement Fraud, Compliance and DOJ’s New Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 6, 2019). Contacts: Gail D. Zirkelbach, Paul M. Rosen, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Announces Antitrust Strike Force Focused on Public Procurements," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 6, 2019). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Daniel L. Zelenko, Gail D. Zirkelbach, David B. Robbins, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Sep.20.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Multi-Agency Report Emphasizes Importance of Competition in Health Care," AHLA Antitrust Advisor, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (February 2019). Authors: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis and Akhil Sheth.
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel (Jan.03.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Oct.15.2018)
Firm News / Announcement
"COPAs: A Way Around Federal Antitrust Enforcement to Get Your Hospital Merger Through?," AHLA Connections (May 2018). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.

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