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Christopher Lynch


Christopher Lynch

Antitrust & Competition
New York

Advises clients on competition law aspects of M&A, litigation, non-merger conduct investigations, regulatory proceedings and antitrust risk counseling.

Chris helps clients formulate their antitrust clearance strategies for their most complex transactions. He also represents clients in high-profile antitrust litigations. In addition, Chris advises clients in a variety of non-merger conduct investigations and competition-related regulatory proceedings.

He counsels clients across a wide range of industries, and has a particular focus on telecommunications, media, technology, advertising, privacy and internet-related issues.

Experience highlights

M&A-Related Antitrust
  • IHS Markit on its $44 billion all-stock merger with S&P Global
  • Taboola on the DOJ approval of its proposed merger with Outbrain
  • Charles Schwab on its $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade
  • NBCUniversal on its joint venture with Warner Bros. regarding marketing and distribution of physical home media
  • Services Group of America on the $1.8 billion sale of its five operating companies, collectively known as SGA’s Food Group of Companies, to US Foods
  • Aetna on its $77 billion acquisition by CVS Health
  • NBCUniversal on its $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
  • Comcast on its $37 billion joint venture with NBCUniversal
  • Comcast and NBCUniversal in defending against attempted monopolization claims regarding regional sports networks
  • Comcast in defending against monopolization claims regarding local cable advertising
  • Comcast in defending against class certification and expert challenges in lawsuits challenging the territorial broadcasting rules of the NHL and MLB
  • Comcast in defending in an FCC trial regarding alleged discrimination in carriage decisions
  • Non-public civil and criminal investigations relating to alleged antitrust violations
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J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Notes Editor, Virginia Law Review
B.A., Economics, Wesleyan University
Law Clerk, Hon. John D. Bates, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2007-2008
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2015-present
  • Associate, 2008-2015
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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