Philip Bartz is the Leader of the United States Antitrust and Competition Practice at the firm, and focuses on the defense of antitrust class actions, complex commercial litigation, defense of federal and state investigations, and antitrust advice. During the course of his career, he has handled major antitrust litigation, represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, and provided counseling with respect to antitrust compliance. Mr. Bartz has also represented clients in matters involving the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bartz was the head of the antitrust group of an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has held senior level positions in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Federal Programs Branch of the Division, which litigates on behalf of approximately 100 federal agencies. Before entering public service, he was the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm. In addition, Mr. Bartz clerked for The Honorable Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware.