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Connor Ahearn

Associate


Connor Ahearn is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Group. Connor’s practice involves counseling clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, identifying and coordinating foreign merger control filings, and evaluating and advising on competitive issues associate with mergers, acquisitions, and competitor collaborations.

Connor’s recent experiences include:

  • Representing United Technologies in connection with its $135 billion merger with The Raytheon Company, which The Deal named its 2020 "Deal of the Year," its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, and its $16.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich.
  • Advising DuPont De Nemours on international merger control notification obligations. 
  • Representing Gwinnett Health System in its merger with Northside Hospital.
  • Representing United Technologies in its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.

Before attending law school, Connor worked in federal government affairs, helping non-profits, higher education institutions, and businesses navigate Congress and federal agencies in order to advance their goals.

Connor received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was on the editorial board of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Connor double majored in economics and government at the College of William and Mary, where he graduated cum laude.

Connor is an active member of the Crowell & Moring LGBT Affinity Group

Education

  • College of William & Mary, B.A. (2010) cum laude
  • University of Virginia, J.D. (2017)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds," Antitrust Law Alert (January 24, 2022). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Connor Ahearn, Kate M. Watkins, Ashley (Lee) McMahon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FTC Plans to Impose Prior Approval Requirements for Future Transactions," Antitrust Law Alert (October 27, 2021). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Olivier N. Antoine, Alexis J. Gilman, Connor Ahearn, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Illumina/Grail – FTC’s First Vertical Merger Challenge in Decades," Administrative Law Alert (April 5, 2021). Contacts: Connor Ahearn, Alexis J. Gilman, Karel Bourgeois, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Rosa M. Morales
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds," Administrative Law Alert (February 2, 2021). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Ashley (Lee) McMahon, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New Legislation Eliminates Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity for Health Insurers," Antitrust Law Alert (January 14, 2021). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FTC Announces Resumption of Early Termination for HSR Filings," Antitrust Law Alert (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds," Antitrust Law Alert (January 28, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (February 22, 2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds," Antitrust Law Alert (February 19, 2019). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Not So Fast: New FTC Guidance Means More Hospital Mergers Will Require HSR Filings Before Closing," Antitrust Law Alert (November 1, 2018). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert / Newsletter

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