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Alexis Victoria DeBernardis

Counsel

adebernardis@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2631
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alexis Victoria DeBernardis is a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Antitrust & Competition Group, where her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in a wide range of antitrust issues, including competitor collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Her experience covers several industries, in particular, healthcare providers and payors, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, and financial services.

Representative Matters:

  • Representing a hospital system in a proposed merger.
  • Advising clients regarding potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct in a variety of industries, including healthcare and defense.
  • Representing Humana before the Antitrust Division and in court in its attempted transaction with Aetna and related litigation. 
  • Representing AT&T in connection with several acquisitions, including DIRECTV and TimeWarner.
  • Representing United Technologies in connection with its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.
  • Counseling matters related to potential transactions and competitor collaborations.
  • Representing Clean Harbors in connection with its acquisition of the industrial cleaning services division of Veolia North America.
  • Representing Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan in connection with the formation of FXSpotStream LLC.
  • Representing third-parties before the FTC and DOJ in connection with pending transactions.
  • Representing United Technologies in connection with its $16.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich.
  • Conducting client training on a range of issues, including teaming, competitor communications, and compliance issues.

At the firm, Alexis is a steering committee member of the Women Attorneys' Network, an internal network dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women attorneys through a community platform and professional development opportunities.

Alexis received her juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. She received her B.S. in finance from the University of Florida in 2004. Alexis is admitted in both the District of Columbia and New York.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S. (2004)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2008)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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"New Legislation Eliminates Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity for Health Insurers," Antitrust Law Alert (January 14, 2021). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Connor Ahearn, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert / Newsletter
Gov't Contracts Policies To Watch In 2021 Law360 (January 3, 2021)
Media Mentions
"DOJ Brings First Criminal Charges for Collusion in Labor Markets," Antitrust Law Alert (December 11, 2020). Contacts: Daniel L. Zelenko, Megan L. Wolf, Stefan M. Meisner, Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Brotherly Love: Philadelphia Federal Court Allows Jefferson-Einstein Hospital Union to Move Forward Over Government Objections," Antitrust Law Alert (December 9, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Akhil Sheth
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ's Procurement Collusion Strike Force Amps Up Its Enforcement Ranks," Antitrust Law Alert (November 13, 2020). Contacts: Megan L. Wolf, Daniel L. Zelenko, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Eric Ashby II
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Procurement Collusion Strike Force Brings First Case Against Government Contractor in North Carolina," Antitrust Law Alert (October 27, 2020). Contacts: Megan L. Wolf, Daniel L. Zelenko, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Antitrust in Government Contracts: New Twists on Old Realities," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 20, 2020). Presenters: Shawn R. Johnson, Daniel L. Zelenko, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, and Megan L. Wolf.
Speech/Presentation
"Conversation with the Honorable G. Zachary Terwilliger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia," OOPS 20/20 - Setting Your Sights (October 20, 2020). Moderators: Preston L. Pugh and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.
Speech/Presentation
"FTC and DOJ Issue Final Vertical Merger Guidelines," AHLA Health Law Weekly (August 7, 2020). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, Alexis J. DeBernardis and Shaina Vinayek.
Publication
"Antitrust Division Update Affirms Continued Efforts of Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Antitrust Law Alert (June 24, 2020). Contacts: Daniel L. Zelenko, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Eric Ashby II
Client Alert / Newsletter

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