ALLEN P. GRUNES
Grunes is an antitrust lawyer whose practice includes advising clients
on mergers and acquisitions, providing counseling on non-merger matters,
and representing clients in federal court, before the federal antitrust
agencies and before Congress. He has extensive experience in a range of
industries, including media and entertainment, telecommunications, and
the high-tech sector.
Grunes spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division, where he led many merger and civil non-merger
investigations in radio, television, newspapers, motion pictures, and
other industries. He was part of the litigation team in a number of
important cases brought by the United States, including United States v. Alex. Brown & Sons (NASDAQ Market Makers) and United States v. National Association of Realtors. He and Maurice Stucke briefed and argued government’s application to participate in class action settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation (Wal-Mart Litigation).
Mr. Grunes writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He has also provided analysis for the media, including Bloomberg, CQ Weekly, Law360, Main Justice, the New York Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Grunes currently serves as Chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Bar
Association of the District of Columbia. He serves on the Advisory Boards of
the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Institute
for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of
graduate of Dartmouth College and Rutgers-Camden School of Law, with
an LL.M. from New York University, Mr. Grunes was included in Thomson Reuters’ 2016 list of
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Ohio and
Represented the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in opposition to the proposed Sysco/US Foods merger before the Federal Trade Commission.
Advocated against Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable before Congress, the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.
Represented Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC in its acquisition
of the Sportsman Channel and related
properties from InterMedia Partners, LP.
Represented Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of
Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, in
connection with the sale of the hospital to Banner
Represented Warner Music Group in connection with the Universal/EMI merger before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission.
against AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile for an
informal coalition of companies seeking to preserve a competitive mobile
a class of temporary nurses in federal antitrust litigation against a
state-wide hospital association and several individual hospitals in
Lube Distributions Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of KRG Capital
Partners in the sale of Petro-Choice, the largest distributor of
consumable commercial, industrial and passenger vehicle lubricants in
the Mid-Atlantic and Upper Midwest regions of the U.S, to Greenbriar
Graham Packaging Company, L.P., a portfolio company of Blackstone
Capital Group, in a $568 million strategic acquisition of another
manufacturer and supplier of technology-based, customized blow molded
plastic containers for the branded food and beverage, household,
personal care/specialty and automotive lubricants product categories.
an amicus brief on behalf of Intellectual Ventures Management and
individual inventors in the U.S. Supreme Court in the Microsoft
Corporation v. i4i Limited Partnership patent case.
an individual in an international criminal antitrust investigation
brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and European authorities in
the freight-forwarding industry.