Gordon Lang represents clients in criminal and civil antitrust litigation, in matters before the federal antitrust and other enforcement agencies, in white-collar criminal cases and investigations, class actions, and other complex civil litigation. He is the team leader of the firm’s Antitrust, Regulatory and Unfair Trade Practices group and was appointed as a non-governmental advisor for the United States at the 2014 International Competition Network Cartel Workshop. He recently represented an individual in the U.S. House of Representative’s impeachment investigation.
I am a former Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer and represent clients in the full range of antitrust matters: criminal investigations and cases (including those involving alleged international cartels), class actions and other civil litigation, merger and non-merger investigations before federal and state enforcement agencies, internal compliance and counseling. My clients have included industrial and transportation concerns (such as MOL Logistics (Japan)), media companies (such as Gannett Co., Inc. and Stephens Media), tech firms (such as TDK Corporation), construction firms, government contractors, and service providers and consumer products firms.
Consistent with the enforcement trend, much of my criminal antitrust practice focuses on the representation of foreign-based companies in a variety of industries who have allegedly participated in international cartels. I also represent U.S. companies and individuals in national and local criminal matters. I’ve successfully taken corporations through the DOJ’s leniency program.
My civil litigation practice includes the defense of class action matters involving price-fixing and related claims, monopolization claims under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, anti-merger claims under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, and Robinson-Patman price-discrimination allegations. I’ve successfully defended clients in a number of cases involving the Newspaper Preservation Act.
I represent U.S. and non-U.S. clients in merger investigations (including second request investigations) and non-merger investigations before federal and state antitrust and other enforcement agencies.
Many times the most important work is in the planning. I work with clients to evaluate the antitrust issues involved in potential business matters and courses of conduct and find a strategy and solution to achieve their objectives. And to help clients avoid or evaluate potential problems, I provide antitrust training and conduct internal antitrust compliance investigations.
The future will bring a continued government focus on international cartels and merger challenges. The courts, government enforcers, and the business community will grapple with the application of antitrust principles to evolving businesses and markets. We are already seeing a host of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on various industries and the economy as a whole, and some of the effects will be long-lived.
CQ Roll Call | February 22, 2021
Antitrust practice leader and Washington, D.C. Complex Commercial Disputes partner Gordy Lang is quoted in this article on a new law designed to prevent employers from retaliating against antitrust whistleblowers.
CQ Roll Call | June 23, 2020
Washington, DC, Complex Commercial Disputes partner Gordon Lang, who leads the firm’s Antitrust, Regulatory and Unfair Trade Practices team, is quoted on the likelihood of Congress reauthorizing a leniency program for antitrust probes and why some large companies may at times be reluctant to come forward for fear of unnecessarily exposing themselves to civil liability risks.
Law360 | August 09, 2019
This story highlights Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.
American Lawyer | August 09, 2019
The Deal | August 06, 2019
The following stories highlight Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.
Law360 | August 05, 2019
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