Paul Cuomo is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice and serves as Deputy Partner in Charge of the firm's Washington office.
Mr. Cuomo advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, with an emphasis on U.S. and international merger reviews, and is one of only a handful of U.S.-based lawyers to appear in person before the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) in connection with a merger review. According to Legal 500 (2017), “Cuomo is often singled out for his ‘keen intelligence and many years of antitrust experience’, which allow him to ‘quickly apply law to new facts and provide well reasoned, easy to understand legal advice.’”
Mr. Cuomo has handled transactions valued at $100 billion and has received U.S. and foreign antitrust clearances across a wide variety of industries, including oilfield products and services, metals, electric and natural gas transmission and distribution, mining and forestry equipment and services, software, pulp and paper, general industrial manufacturing and various chemical products.
In addition to working with clients to secure antitrust clearances for transactions, Mr. Cuomo has represented third parties in opposition to transactions, and he provides risk arbitrage advice.
Outside of the merger area, Mr. Cuomo regularly advises Fortune 500 and smaller companies on the antitrust issues associated with their day-to-day business practices and represents companies in civil non-merger and criminal grand jury investigations and antitrust litigation.
In addition, he serves as Antitrust Compliance Officer for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), a 9,000+ member association of manufacturers, retailers and distributors of musical instruments and products, under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Outside of his antitrust practice, Mr. Cuomo represents clients in general commercial matters including matters involving trade secrets, contractual disputes and other issues.