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Drake Morgan


Drake Morgan is an Antitrust & Competition Group counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, multijurisdictional merger control, and EU law. Drake is a member of Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Digital Markets Working Group and Digital Platforms Sub-Team. 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 advises clients in a variety of sectors, having particular experience with digital platforms and in network industries including telecommunications and transportation. Drake also has an active pro bono practice, in which he has litigated landlord-tenant cases, provided advice and litigation assistance to voting rights organizations, and represented domestic abuse survivors seeking relief from continued harassment by their abusers. During 2018, Drake served as Crowell & Moring’s Loaned Associate to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where he represented tenants in D.C. Superior Court and before administrative agencies.

Drake currently represents a major U.S. airline defending Section 1 claims alleging a conspiracy to restrict capacity for domestic air travel; claimants seeking damages in the Netherlands for a conspiracy to fix the price of trucks throughout Europe; a Class I railroad in merger proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board; and a habeas petitioner in the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking to overturn his conviction.

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


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Antitrust and Competition

Litigation & Trial


European Competition Law

Civil Antitrust Litigation

Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions

Antitrust Counseling Practice

Health Care Antitrust Practice

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  • Represented AT&T in the trial of its 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.
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Press Coverage
"Progressives Stake Out Aggressive Position in New Merger Legislation," Antitrust Law 'In The News' (March 21, 2022). Contacts: Drake Morgan, Shira Liu, Rachel Lesser, Olivier N. Antoine, Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E
Client Alert / Newsletter
"House Antitrust Reform Bills Could Restrict How the Largest Online Platforms Do Business and Influence Future Enforcement Trends," Antitrust Law Alert (June 29, 2021). Contacts: Drake Morgan, Rachel Lesser, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E
Client Alert / Newsletter
"United States," Digital Competition 2021, Lexology Getting the Deal Through (2020). Authors: Britton D. Davis, Alexis J. Gilman, Lisa Kimmel, Angel Prado, Jeane A. Thomas, and Drake Morgan.
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions (January 2, 2020)
Firm News / Announcement
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (February 22, 2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"The European Union," Chambers Global Practice Guide: Merger Control 2014 (February 2014). Authors: Porter Elliott and Drake Morgan.

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