Richard Falek is a partner in Winston & Strawn's New York Office. Mr. Falek's practice focuses on antitrust and trade regulation issues, particularly mergers and acquisitions requiring Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings, as well as state and foreign filings and approvals.
Mr. Falek has been lead counsel in nearly 100 domestic and multi-national transactions covering myriad industries. These transactions have ranged from those right at the HSR threshold to tens of billions of dollars. Mr. Falek takes a holistic approach, overseeing all aspects of a transaction, beginning with the analysis of potential antitrust issues before the transaction is structured, through the negotiation of asset purchase or similar agreements, and then through the completion of the HSR process and any other regulatory approvals. Mr. Falek’s sole goal is to get the transaction closed with as minimal impact and distractions caused by the regulatory process as possible. He has extensive experience with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state and foreign regulators.
Mr. Falek has also been involved in varied antitrust litigation, both civil and criminal. He also frequently counsels clients on antitrust and trade regulations issues including matters involving the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and state and foreign antitrust laws.
Mr. Falek received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Philosophy and Sociology from the State University of New York - Albany in 1993 where he was Phi Beta Kappa and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.
A list covering transactions from Mr. Falek’s 17+ years of experience is available upon request.