John C. Christie, Jr.

Retired Partner

Christie, Jr., John C.

John Christie was a partner in the antitrust and competition and litigation practices at WilmerHale until his retirement in 2006.


Mr. Christie's practice focused on antitrust law and litigation, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust preacquisition process and investigations by federal and state antitrust enforcement officials.


  • Christie, John, Christian Breuer and Sarah Harrop. "Regulation: Marriage of Equals?” TransPharma (Spring 2004).
  • Christie, John. "’Jumping the Gun’: Pre Merger Pitfalls.” Pulse of Technology (December 2003).
  • Christie, John, and James Burling. "FTC Recommends Sweeping Changes in the Balance Between Competition and Patent Law.” Hale and Dorr LLP E-Alert (November 5, 2003).

Publications & News


October 10, 2012

Former, Current WilmerHale Partners Elected to American Law Institute

December 30, 2003

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

FTC releases report on intellectual property and antitrust. Circuits disagree over per se treatment of agreements to settle patent infringement suits. FTC clarifies use of monetary remedies in competition cases. ABA publishes updated HSR manual. Personnel changes at both antitrust agencies.

November 5, 2003

FTC Recommends Sweeping Changes in the Balance between Competition and Patent Law

by John Christie and James Burling

July 7, 2003

Spammers Face Increasing Legal Obstacles

by Robert Bisal, Richard A. Johnston and John Christie

April 17, 2003

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

FTC and Bristol-Meyers Squibb settle generic blocking dispute. FTC and DOJ challenge proposed transactions. New FTC procedures for HSR review.

November 8, 2002

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

Department of Justice unravels distribution agreement among competitors. Dispute over two consummated acquisitions settled by software licensing agreement. Merger statistics and new directions.

August 1, 2002

FTC To Host Public Workshop To Explore Whether State Regulation and Private Business Practices Have Anticompetitive Effects on E-Commerce

by John Christie and Wendy Anderson Terry

July 22, 2002

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

Mentor Graphics buys Innoveda, Inc. Annual antitrust spring meeting update. Computer Association settles DOJ dispute. FTC to explore merger best practices.

April 10, 2002

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

The Seventh Circuit harmonizes joint and several liability with the indirect purchaser rule. Court requires disclosure of antitrust analysis shared with third parties before the threat of litigation. FTC and DOJ enter agreement dividing industries for merger review. Appeals court reverses Dulles Airport baggage template decision. Exclusive supply agreement supports antitrust conspiracy counterclaim. Merger filings fall with new rules and economic downturn.

December 1, 2001

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Bulletin

FTC chairman announces hearings to consider antitrust and intellectual property. The DOJ litigates the degree to which a company can influence the activities of a firm it has contracted to acquire prior to the transaction. Recent splits within the FTC lead to no action in two high-profile mergers. DOJ attempts to streamline merger review.

Speaking Engagements

September 29, 2005

Antitrust Modernization Commission Hearings

Washington, DC

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JD, Harvard Law School, 1962

AB, magna cum laude, Brown University, 1959, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


United States Supreme Court

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