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Drake Morgan

Phone: +1 202.624.2813
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Drake Morgan is an Antitrust & Competition Group counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on multijurisdictional merger control, antitrust litigation, and EU law. Drake joined Crowell & Moring having previously practiced in Brussels as an EU competition lawyer, giving him years of experience with the competition laws of the U.S., the European Union, and other antitrust regimes worldwide.

Drake is currently on secondment to District of Columbia Legal Aid as part of Crowell's Loaned Attorney Program. Pursuant to firm ethics policies, he is unable to assist with Crowell matters at this time. He will return to the firm in November.

Drake advises clients in a variety of sectors, with particular experience in the steel and steel products, health insurance, and aviation industries. Drake also has an active pro bono practice, in which he has represented domestic abuse survivors seeking relief from continued harassment by their abusers.

Drake’s recent experience includes:

  • Represented AT&T in its proposed acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Represented Humana in the trial of its proposed acquisition by Aetna.
  • Represented a leading worldwide steel distributor in acquisition by a leading steel producer, obtaining merger control approvals in seven jurisdictions including the U.S., the European Union, Brazil, and China.
  • Represented a leading worldwide steel equipment producer in the acquisition of a significant non-controlling minority shareholding in a competitor. Based on comprehensive multijurisdictional advice, the transaction was structured to permit implementation with the approval of only one merger control authority worldwide.
  • Represented a regional steel distributor in the formation of a joint venture with a leading worldwide steel producer, obtaining European Commission merger approval after a simplified procedure.
  • Advised the subject of a European Commission investigation on the laws and procedures governing follow-on damages litigation in several European and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
  • Provided an expert opinion on comparative antitrust laws governing the collective management of copyrights and related rights.

Drake received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2012 and his B.A. in history from Wesleyan University in 2007. While at George Washington, Drake worked as a law clerk at a litigation firm and interned with the U.S. Department of State.


  • Wesleyan University, B.A. history (2007)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2012) with honors


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, Brussels (B-list)

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