Overview

Peter McCormack is an Antitrust & Competition partner in Kirkland's New York office. Mr. McCormack advises a variety of public company and private equity clients on all aspects of antitrust matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business combinations, and has over a decade of experience representing clients on antitrust transactional matters and other critical business issues investigated by the federal, state and international antitrust and competition authorities. Mr. McCormack regularly appears before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general in connection with merger reviews and civil antitrust investigations, and counsels clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions on issues relating to antitrust filings, substantive risk and strategy. Mr. McCormack also has experience representing clients in private antitrust litigation, including substantial antitrust pre-trial, trial and arbitration experience prior to his concentration on antitrust merger matters.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Co-author, “Prepare For Antitrust Scrutiny Of PIPEs, Partial Acquisitions,” Law360 (June 29, 2020)

Author, “INSIGHT: Planning for Government Antitrust Merger Litigation During and After the Pandemic,” Bloomberg Law (April 17, 2020)

Recognition

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. — Antitrust: Merger Control, 2018–2020

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

  • Albany Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2010

    Managing Editor, Albany Law Review

  • Villanova UniversityB.A., History & Spanish; Business Minorcum laude2007