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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 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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"Managing Expectations: FTC Cautions Against Reliance on the Failing Firm Defense," Antitrust Law Alert (May 29, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Antitrust for Collaborations and Transactions in the Time of COVID-19," American Health Law Association (May 7, 2020). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman and Alexis V. DeBernardis.
Publication
"DOJ & FTC Facilitate Lawful Collaborations to Respond to COVID-19," Antitrust Law Alert (March 25, 2020). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Antitrust Division Assistant Criminal Chief and USPS IG Special Agent Talk Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 4, 2020). Contacts: Gail D. Zirkelbach, Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"WMATA OIG Announces Partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 20, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Eric Ashby II
Client Alert / Newsletter
"What Will the New Year Bring for Government Contractors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 29, 2020). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
Speech/Presentation
"Senior DOJ Official Discloses Uptick in Referrals to Antitrust Division’s New Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 27, 2020). Contacts: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Gail D. Zirkelbach
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ’s New Procurement Collusion Strike Force: What it Means for Contractors and How to Manage this Emerging Antitrust Enforcement Risk," McLean, VA (December 10, 2019). Presenters: Shawn R. Johnson, David B. Robbins, Gail D. Zirkelbach, and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.
Speech/Presentation
Crowell & Moring Launches Procurement Collusion Strike Force Response Team (Dec.09.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Talks Procurement Fraud, Compliance and DOJ’s New Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 6, 2019). Contacts: Gail D. Zirkelbach, Paul M. Rosen, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter

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