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James Fishkin

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Positions:

Partner, Dechert LLP Washington, D.C.

Experience & Areas of Interest:

James A. Fishkin combines both government and private sector experience within his practice, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions covering a wide range of industries, including supermarket chains and other retailers, consumer and food product manufacturers, internet-based firms, chemical and industrial gas firms, and healthcare firms. He has been a key participant in several of the most significant litigated antitrust cases in the last two decades that have set important precedents,Mr. Fishkin has also played key roles in securing unconditional clearances for many high-profile mergers.

Prior to entering private practice in 2002, Mr. Fishkin spent 15 years at the FTC where he had a distinguished career and acquired a deep understanding of complex antitrust and litigation issues. Mr. Fishkin was the lead attorney on many high profile merger investigations, including some of the most significant antitrust matters of the period. Such investigations resulted in successful litigation, major settlements or terminated mergers.Â

Education:

  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1983, with distinction, Phi Beta KappaÂ
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1986, Note and Comment Editor of theIowa Law ReviewÂ
   
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