Philip Bartz is co-leader of the firm’s Antitrust, Franchise and Consumer Law Group and focuses on antitrust litigation, including 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 counseled Fortune 500 clients regarding antitrust litigation matters related to merger and acquisitions, distribution channel issues and antitrust compliance. Mr. Bartz has also represented clients in matters involving the federal antitrust enforcement agencies.
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 transaction and litigation firm. In addition, Mr. Bartz clerked for The Honorable Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware.