Thomas E. Carter

Senior Associate

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Washington, D.C.

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  • Represented National Oilwell Varco in its 2018 acquisition of Vallourec S.A.’s drilling products division. The DOJ cleared the transaction without conditions after a 2-month investigation.
  • Represented RealPage, Inc. in its 2017 acquisition of multifamily software assets from The Rainmaker Group. The DOJ cleared the transaction without conditions after issuance of a Second Request and an 8-month investigation.
  • Represented a major automotive parts company as part of an extensive internal investigation to identify and contain risk from potential anticompetitive conduct.

While at the Antitrust Division, Mr. Carter was involved in several investigation, litigation, and trial teams that:

  • Challenged Tribune Publishing’s attempted acquisition of Freedom Communications. The court granted a Temporary Restraining Order and Freedom was sold to a different buyer. United States v. Tribune Publishing Co., No. 2:16-cv-01822-AB-PJW (C.D. Cal. Mar. 18, 2016).
  • Challenged Electrolux’s proposed acquisition of General Electric Appliances. The parties abandoned the deal after four weeks of trial.
  • Challenged American Express’ merchant anti-steering rules under the Sherman Act. After a seven-week trial, the court issued an injunction barring enforcement of the rules. United States v. Am. Express Co., No. 1:10-cv-04496-NGG-RER (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 30, 2015).
  • Challenged the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. A few weeks before trial, the merging parties agreed to divest certain assets under a Consent Decree.
  • Examined proposed mergers and potentially anticompetitive conduct in a variety of industries.