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Alexis J. Gilman

Phone: +1 202.624.2570
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alexis J. Gilman is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group in the Washington, D.C. office, with significant prior government experience. At Crowell & Moring, Alexis advises and represents clients on a broad range of civil antitrust matters, including compliance counseling and training, premerger HSR notifications, merger reviews, government investigations, and litigation, with a particular focus on representing merging parties and third parties in merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state attorneys general offices. His experience spans a wide-range of industries, including healthcare, retail, consumer goods, food and beverage, distribution, casinos and gaming, and telecommunications. In 2019, based on research with clients and peers, Alexis was selected by Who’s Who Legal for recognition in the category Competition – Future Leaders.

Since joining Crowell, select matters include:

  • Represented AT&T in its successful defense of the DOJ’s suit challenging its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Represented a grocery retailer as third party in an FTC supermarket merger investigation.
  • Represented an office products distributor as third party in an FTC office supplies merger investigation.
  • Representing a healthcare system in connection with potential transaction and FTC investigation.
  • Counseling and training a national transportation-services provider on antitrust compliance issues.

Alexis joined the firm from the Federal Trade Commission, where he led a 30-attorney division and worked on some of the agency's highest-profile matters. From 2014 until 2017, Alexis served as the Assistant Director of the Mergers IV Division in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission, where he had leading roles in and oversaw investigations and litigation in various industries, including hospitals and other healthcare providers, distribution services, supermarkets, funeral homes, casinos and online gaming, retail, and consumer goods. Prior to this position, Alexis served as a Deputy Assistant Director of the Mergers IV Division from 2012-2014, and a Staff Attorney in the division from 2010-2012. While at the FTC, Alexis had leading roles on several high-profile merger investigations and litigation, including Sysco/US Foods, Staples/Office Depot, DraftKings/FanDuel, ProMedica/St. Luke'sDollar Tree/Family Dollar, Albertsons/Safeway, Phoebe Putney/Palmyra, Advocate/NorthShore, Cabell/St. Mary’s, Mountain States/Wellmont Health System, CHS/HMA, Office Depot/OfficeMax, Men's Wearhouse/Jos. A. Bank, Bass Pro/Cabela's, Ahold/Delhaize, Amazon/Whole Foods, SCI/Stewart Enterprises, and Pinnacle/Ameristar, among others.

Prior to joining the FTC, Alexis was an associate in the Antitrust Group of a large U.S.-based law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in U.S. and foreign merger investigations and other civil antitrust matters. He represented pharmaceutical, publishing, retail, chemical, energy, and private equity clients, among others. Select matters included:

  • Pfizer in its $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth.
  • Perrigo in its $808 million acquisition of PBM Products.
  • Apollo Management in connection with its portfolio company's, Hexion Specialty Chemicals', acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s Inks and Adhesives Resins business.
  • Pearson in its $950 million acquisition of Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Reed Elsevier.
  • Pharmacia in its $60 billion acquisition by Pfizer.

Alexis is a frequent speaker at ABA, American Health Lawyers Association, and other organization events. Alexis received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a member of the George Washington International Law Review. He received his B.A. from Williams College.


  • Williams College, B.A. (1996)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2002)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts (inactive)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Antitrust, Litigation, and Business Law Sections
  • Member of The American Health Lawyers Association and its Antitrust, Business Law and Governance, and In-House Counsel Practice Groups
  • Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association

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"INSIGHT: The FTC Tech Task Force-Are Lawsuits On The Horizon?," Bloomberg Law (September 13, 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, and Akhil Sheth.
"INSIGHT: The FTC Tech Task Force—Answers To Important Questions (Part 1)," Bloomberg Law (September 10, 2019). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, and Akhil Sheth.
Google, Facebook Face Multiple Risks From New State Probes The Information (September 9, 2019)
In the News
"Top 10 Antitrust Issues in CPG Mergers," Retail Leader (August 18, 2019). Co-Author: Alexis J. Gilman.
Unclear If DOJ, FTC Have Clearance To Investigate Specific Big Tech Companies: Antitrust Lawyer (video clip) CNBC (July 24, 2019)
In the News
"Antitrust Hot Topics in Government Enforcement: Health Care Transactions, Conduct Matters, and Policy," 2019 AHLA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (June 25, 2019). Moderator: Alexis J. Gilman.
FTC Demands Could Mean Months-Long Delay For Roche-Spark Deal BioPharma Dive (June 12, 2019)
In the News
FTC Tribunal Orders Unwinding Of Prosthetics Merger Global Competition Review (May 9, 2019)
In the News
FTC Judge Upholds Unraveling Of Microprocessor Prosthetic Knee Firms Deal MedTech Drive (May 8, 2019)
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“Antitrust Hot Topics in Health Care Transactions.” 2019 AHLA Health Care Transactions Conference, Nashville, TN (May 1, 2019). Moderator: Alexis J. Gilman.

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