Bilal Sayyed is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition group in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Bilal regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in significant merger, civil and criminal antitrust matters. In addition to his representation of clients in antitrust and competition matters, Bilal represents clients before the FTC in consumer protection investigations.
Bilal previously served as an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris (2001-2004). In that role, he advised the Chairman on matters involving a wide spectrum of industries, including chemical and mining, petroleum and natural gas, healthcare and pharmaceutical, defense and transportation, gaming, various consumer products and retail operations, and professional associations and standard setting organizations. He also teaches antitrust and competition law at George Mason University School of Law (2011-2015).
Recent Representative Antitrust Matters
Infineon Technologies, in the FTC review of its acquisition of International Rectifier.
Zebra Technologies, in the FTC review of its acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business.
Guardian Industries, in the FTC review of the sale of its fiberglass and insulation businesses to Knauf Insulation.
Hess Corporation, in the FTC review of the sale of its retail business to Speedway LLC.
Community Health Systems, Inc., in the FTC review of its acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc.
Murray Energy Corporation, in the FTC review of its acquisition of the NAPP coal mines of CONSOL Energy Inc.
Advance Auto Parts, in the FTC review of its acquisition of CarQuest, an auto parts specialty firm.
Hess Corporation, in the FTC review of the sale of Hess Energy Marketing to Direct Energy Business.
MidOcean Partners, in the DOJ review of its sale of Bushnell Group Holdings, Inc., to Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
NRG Energy, in the DOJ review of its merger with GenOn Energy.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, in the FTC review of its acquisition of Allos Therapeutics, Inc.
Danaher Corporation in the DOJ and DOD review of its Kollmorgen Electro-Optical business to L-3 Communications.
BP, in the FTC review of its sale of its Texas City refinery to Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Constellation Energy, in the DOJ review of its merger with Exelon.
EMS Technologies, in the DOJ and DOD review of its acquisition by Honeywell International.
Exxon Mobil, in the FTC's review of its sale of its Maine terminal and pipeline system to Irving Oil, and in various industry-wide gasoline pricing investigations.
Recent Representative Consumer Protection Matters
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association and Council for Responsible Nutrition, as Amici Curiae, in POM Wonderful v. FTC (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit).
An interested party, as Amici Curiae, in Artie's Auto Body v. The Hartford Fire Insurance Company, a case arising under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut).
A "Software as a Solution" provider, in an FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection investigation of the company's compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
An affiliate network marketing company, in an FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection investigation of its advertising and marketing practices.
Recognized as a "Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (2013, 2014)
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