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Kenneth Ewing



Partner & Team Leader, Antitrust Practice, Steptoe and Johnson

Washington, D.C.

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Kenneth P. Ewing advises clients in a variety of industries regarding the antitrust laws of the United States and the European Union.  He regularly advises US and foreign clients about the antitrust implications of proposed mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, often working closely with colleagues in Steptoe’s Brussels office.  Mr. Ewing regularly counsels clients about other kinds of business initiatives such as long-term, exclusive or reciprocal supply or distribution arrangements, responses to industry de-regulation, and antitrust compliance programs.  He also handles defenses of US and multi-jurisdicational cartel investigations and civil damages suits, as well as civil investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, and administrative litigation regarding mergers in regulated industries. 

Mr. Ewing’s practice has given him substantial experience in industries as diverse as air transportation, pharmaceuticals, various industrial chemicals, travel reservation systems, ocean cruises, express package delivery services, gas and oil pipelines, medical equipment, construction equipment, telecommunications, and electricity.

Mr Ewing is active in the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, having held leadership positions on its Books & Treatises Committee, the editorial board for the flagship treatise Antitrust Law Developments (6th), and the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.  Mr Ewing also serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.  Mr. Ewing is a member of the International Competition Network's group of US advisors.

Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Mr. Ewing worked as a Visiting Foreign Associate in the Düsseldorf office of the German law firm Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, where he helped advise German, French and US clients about German and European Union antitrust laws regarding joint ventures, mergers and licensing agreements. 


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991, Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review, Winner of the 1991 Hessel Yntema Award

  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1987


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