Long experience with antitrust law at the agencies, in the courtroom and on the Hill. Authority on mergers and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Respected strategist who understands the importance of government relations and public relations strategies in high-profile matters.
Allen Grunes skillfully navigates the full spectrum of competition law issues. From proactively analyzing mergers and acquisitions to guiding clients through the antitrust review process, he provides experienced antitrust counsel. At Brownstein, he often assists clients in developing government relations and public relations strategies in high-profile matters. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and small businesses, consumer advocacy groups and labor unions.
Allen previously spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 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 U.S. v. Alex Brown & Sons. In private practice, he has worked as special counsel for the State of Ohio and has served as class counsel for a class of temporary nurses in Arizona. He is a recent past president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and a member of the Barristers.
Clients aren’t the only ones who value his insight. Allen is a respected thought leader frequently speaking and writing on antitrust topics. He provides analysis for media, including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Communications Daily, the Associated Press and Law360.