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Luke van Houwelingen

Phone: +1 202.624.2583
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Luke van Houwelingen is a litigator in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Antitrust Group. Luke represents clients in transportation, health care, and other industries in antitrust and other complex civil litigation and arbitration.

Luke currently represents clients in several major antitrust litigations, including a Class 1 railroad in defense of Sherman Act Section 1 multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix fuel surcharges; a major U.S. airline defending Section 1 claims alleging a conspiracy to restrict capacity for domestic air travel; and a large global hospitality company in lawsuits by a putative consumer class and a downstream online travel agency alleging collusion to restrict online keyword search advertising.

Luke's other recent matters include:

  • Representing a Class I railroad in defeating class certification on remand from the D.C. Circuit’s opinion vacating the district court’s prior ruling certifying the class, as part of its defense of a multi-district class action antitrust litigation alleging conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices.
  • Securing summary judgment for Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc., the nation’s largest distributor of medical and surgical supplies, in defense of litigation alleging unlawful tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing under Sherman Act § 1, Clayton Act § 3, and Kansas state law. Luke also represented Owens & Minor in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the District of Kansas’s grant of summary judgment for Owens & Minor and its co-defendant, dismissing all claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for DuPont in defense of antitrust counterclaims brought by Kolon Industries for monopolization and attempted monopolization under Sherman Act Section 2. The Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment on the eve of the trial for DuPont and dismissed Kolon's counterclaims with prejudice.
  • Securing an arbitration award for a Class I railroad for breach and repudiation of a long-term transportation contract from an owner of coal-fired power plants.
  • Securing dismissal with prejudice for an online retailer of putative class action claims brought by "brick-and-mortar" bookstores alleging Sherman Act Sections 1 and 2 violations related to e-books.
  • Representing a leading server manufacturer as a plaintiff in DRAM chip price-fixing litigation to recover overcharges caused by an international cartel.  

Luke is also active in pro bono matters, with an emphasis on disability rights and special education litigation, and has been honored for his pro bono work with Crowell & Moring's George Bailey pro bono award..

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Luke clerked for the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan  of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Luke received his J.D. from Georgetown Law Center in 2007, graduating cum laude. Luke received a bachelor of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2002.


  • Manhattan School of Music, B.Mus. (2002)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2007) cum laude


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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