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Thomas A. Donovan

Thomas Donovan practices primarily in the areas of antitrust and commercial litigation, as well as antitrust counseling. He represents companies in merger clearance proceedings, as well as in civil antitrust litigation and criminal antitrust investigations. His experience includes both the defense and prosecution of private treble damage actions alleging monopolization, contracts and conspiracies in restraint of trade, price discrimination, denial of access to transportation and other essential facilities and other antitrust violations, as well as the evaluation and defense of mergers and acquisitions under the antitrust laws. He has also defended against criminal prosecutions alleging antitrust, environmental, fraud and other white collar offenses. Thomas also provides antitrust counseling on a wide range of issues including pricing, joint ventures, market foreclosure issues and compliance programs.

In addition to his work on antitrust issues, Thomas represents clients in other commercial litigation and provides advice in product distribution relationships.

Thomas has been with K&L Gates since 1975. Prior to joining the firm, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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  • "Extension Of The HSR Waiting Period Increases Acquirer Risk," Law360, 15 October 2021
  • Antitrust Resurrected - With a Fury, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Update, July 1999
  • Getting a Green Light: Navigating the Federal Antitrust Laws on Mergers and Acquisitions, published by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, 22 April 1998
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