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Alexis Victoria DeBernardis

Counsel


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

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.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S. (2004)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2008) Member of the Moot Court Board

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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Practices

Antitrust Investigations

Supply Chain Management

Antitrust and Competition

Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions

Antitrust Counseling Practice

Health Care Antitrust Practice

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  • Representing pharmacy benefit manager in connection with FTC's 6(b) study.
  • Counseling healthcare providers on potential acquisitions, partnerships, and other transactions.
  • Represented AT&T in the sale of its Crunchyroll business.
  • Represented Novant Health in its $5 billion acquisition of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital acquisition in North Carolina history.
  • Advising clients regarding potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct in a variety of industries, including healthcare and defense.
  • Represented key third party in DOJ’s litigation against Google LLC alleging monopolization.
  • Represented Humana before the Antitrust Division and in court in its attempted $37 billion transaction with Aetna and related litigation.
  • Represented a third party in the DOJ’s investigation and litigation of Aon's proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson.
  • Represented AT&T in connection with several transactions, including the acquisition of DIRECTV and TimeWarner.
  • Represented a Georgia health care system in obtaining FTC clearance of its merger with another system, including advising on compliance with the FTC’s second request.
  • Represented third party witness in the DOJ’s federal lawsuit to block the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger.
  • Represented United Technologies in connection with its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.
  • Various counseling matters related to potential transactions and competitor collaborations.
  • Represented a third party in the private litigation regarding insulin pricing.
  • Represented Clean Harbors in connection with its acquisition of the industrial cleaning services division of Veolia North America.
  • Represented pharmacy benefit manager in connection with FTC investigation.
  • Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan in connection with the formation of FXSpotStream LLC.
  • Representing healthcare payers and providers before the FTC and DOJ in connection with pending transactions and investigations.
  • Represented United Technologies in connection with its $16.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich.
  • Conducting client training on various antitrust best practices, including teaming arrangements, merger review, competitor communications, and compliance issues.
"DOJ’s PCSF Expands to Include EPA and Depts. of Transportation, Energy & Interior," Antitrust Law Alert (November 17, 2022). Contact: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (August 18, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Procurement Collusion Strike Force Nabs Another Military Contractor in Bid Rigging Scheme," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 27, 2022). Contacts: Stephen M. Byers, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Agustin D. Orozco, Cherie J. Owen
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Procurement Fraud and the False Claims Act," Back Together Again for OOPS 2022, Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022). Speakers: Stephen Byers, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Brian Tully McLaughlin, and Agustin Orozco.
Speech/Presentation
"Health Care Antitrust Under the Biden Administration," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (May 11, 2022). Speakers: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis and Alexis J. Gilman.
Speech/Presentation
"What’s Really Behind Those High Prices – Supply Shortage or Unlawful Collusion? DOJ Launches New Probe into Collusion in Supply Chain," Antitrust Law Alert (February 18, 2022). Contacts: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Megan L. Wolf, Daniel L. Zelenko, Ryan C. Tisch, Lyndsay A. Gorton
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supply Chain Webinar Series: Antitrust Risk Areas," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2022). Speakers: Ryan C. Tisch, Megan L. Wolf, and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.
Speech/Presentation
Data-Driven Scrutiny Of Federal Deals May Yield False Flags Law360 (May 10, 2021)
Press Coverage
"Antitrust Division Praises Early Success And Heralds New Endeavors For Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Westlaw (April 16, 2021). Authors: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, and Eric Ashby II.
Publication
"GSA Bid Rigging Case Nets Another Guilty Plea," Antitrust Law Alert (April 9, 2021). Contacts: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Megan L. Wolf, Shawn R. Johnson, Daniel L. Zelenko
Client Alert / Newsletter

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