Grunes, Allen P.

Co-founder, The Konkurrenz Group

U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Allen Grunes concentrates on antitrust issues, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. He represents clients in federal court, before the federal and state antitrust agencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Congress and also provides counsel on civil non-merger matters. He has extensive experience in a range of industries, including media and entertainment, telecommunications and the high-tech sector.
Before returning to Brownstein, Allen co-founded The Konkurrenz Group where he advised small businesses, Fortune 500 firms, consumer advocacy groups and labor organizations on issues of competition law and policy.
Allen’s prior experience also includes 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.

Allen writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He also provided analysis for media, including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Communications Daily, the Associated Press and Law360.

Previous Experience

Co-founder, The Konkurrenz Group

U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

  • LL.M., 1986, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., 1983, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
  • A.B., 1979, Dartmouth College
  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, 2019


Immediate Past President, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Advisory Board, American Antitrust Institute

Advisory Board, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section