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Luke van Houwelingen


Luke van Houwelingen is a litigator in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Antitrust & Competition 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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"New Litigation Frontiers, Brought to You by COVID," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2021 (January 13, 2021). Contributors: Allyson McKinstry, Luke van Houwelingen, and Chalana Damron
Global Competition Review Ranks Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust & Competition Group in "GCR 100" (December 18, 2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"How to Navigate Supply Chain Disputes in a Pandemic," Litigation Alert (May 19, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, Bryan Brewer, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Interruption: Preparing for Future Commercial Disputes," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 7, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, and Mara Rose Lieber.
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Planning for Resumed Performance in the Wake of Disruption," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 29, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, and Mara Rose Lieber.
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Termination or Suspension of Contract Performance?," Litigation Alert (April 27, 2020). Contacts: John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, Emily Alban
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Interruption and Commercial Contracts: The Anatomy of the Dispute," Litigation Alert (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Allocating Limited Supply," Litigation Alert (April 20, 2020). Contacts: Luke van Houwelingen, Scott L. Winkelman, Helen O. Ogunyanwo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Does COVID-19 Excuse Non-Performance of a Contract," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 2, 2020). Presenters: Renée Delphin-Rodriguez, Mark A. Klapow, and Luke van Houwelingen.
"Business Disruption and Commercial Contracts (Part 5): Once Force Majeure Is Asserted, What Are Our Rights And Obligations?," Litigation Alert (April 1, 2020). Contacts: Bryan Brewer, Mark A. Klapow, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter

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