Justin Hedge's practice spans the full range of antitrust matters including mergers and acquisitions, criminal and civil investigations, litigation, compliance, and day-to-day counseling. He regularly represents clients in matters before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission and he has significant experience assisting clients through the US and foreign antitrust clearance process for transactions. Mr. Hedge's practice also includes defense of price fixing, monopolization, and other antitrust claims in private litigation.

Mr. Hedge has represented clients in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, food service, forest products, entertainment, chemicals, automotive parts, private equity, and financial services.

Mr. Hedge is active in the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and currently serves in the leadership of the Section as a Vice-Chair on the Unilateral Conduct Committee.

Mr. Hedge also maintains an active pro bono docket in the DC and Virginia state courts, including first-chair trial matters. Prior to joining the firm, he interned as a law clerk for Judge Reggie B. Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Patricia A. Broderick of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

Experience

  • AMC Entertainment Inc. in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Carmike Cinemas.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in its US$640 million joint venture with SK Global Chemicals for the manufacture of high-performance polyethylene products.
  • General Electric Co. in its US$1.775 billion acquisition of Milestone Aviation Group, a Dublin-based helicopter lessor.
  • Unilever in connection with its US$3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culvers’ hair care business investigated by DOJ.
  • Intel Corp. in connection with its US$7.68 billion purchase of security software firm McAfee. Transaction cleared in the U.S. by the FTC without a second request and with Phase I commitments in the European Union.

  • AMC Entertainment, Inc. in its US$172 million acquisition of the Starplex Cinemas.
  • General Electric Co. and NBC Universal in connection with the formation of the Comcast-NBCU joint venture investigated by DOJ, FCC, and various state attorneys general.

Recognition

Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" for Antitrust Litigation (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2007, cum laude
  • BA, Colby College, 2003, cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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