William Kolasky is a partner in the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a former chair of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
Mr. Kolasky has been practicing antitrust law in Washington DC for over 35 years and served a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. While at Justice, he was one of the architects of the International Competition Network, a network of over 100 competition authorities worldwide designed to promote great international cooperation and convergence among those authorities.
Mr. Kolasky's practice extends across the full range of antitrust litigation and counseling. He regularly represents clients in antitrust litigation before courts all over the country. He also represents clients in criminal and civil investigations before both the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. He has secured antitrust clearance from the two agencies for more than 100 mergers and acquisitions, and has coordinated merger reviews in multiple other jurisdictions around the world. He also regularly counsels clients about antitrust aspects of a wide variety of business arrangements from joint ventures to distribution arrangement.