A former lawyer in the Mergers IV Division of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Christopher J. Abbott provides best-in-class advice to corporate clients engaged in high-stakes transactions, antitrust class actions, and civil and criminal conduct investigations. His experience across all aspects of antitrust law allows him to see around corners, and his practical approach enables him to distil complex issues into actionable business advice.

Mr. Abbott counsels companies through all stages of the deal-making process, from initial antitrust risk assessments to substantive advocacy before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in support of merger clearance. Clients rely on his ability to assess the compliance and antitrust implications of day-to-day business decisions.

Healthcare, technology, agriculture, and gaming industry clients benefit from Mr. Abbott’s breadth of antitrust litigation experience. He leverages his years of experience in both government and private practice to guide them through significant class and direct actions, including parallel civil and criminal government investigations.

Mr. Abbott focuses his pro bono practice on obtaining Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan interpreters and their families, as well as assisting indigent tenants in disputes with landlords.