Cynthia Richman is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office. She currently practices in the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
Ms. Richman has experience handling a wide variety of antitrust matters. Her practice includes representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice in connection with merger and acquisition matters and other government investigations. Some recent merger matters include representing Intel Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Wind River and its formation of a flash memory joint venture with STMicroelectronics; representing Applied Materials in its acquisition of Brooks Software; and representing United Defense in its acquisition by BAE Systems.
Ms. Richman's antitrust experience also includes defending companies before state and federal courts, including appellate courts, in matters alleging a range of antitrust-based claims, such as price-fixing, tying, bundling, and other single-firm conduct theories. In addition, Ms. Richman has experience representing clients in international cartel matters and antitrust-related grand jury investigations – including amnesty applications – in the United States and the European Union. Ms. Richman's representations have spanned a broad range of industries, such as microprocessors and other high-technology products, airlines, retail food services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, defense, travel, and music.
Ms. Richman also has represented clients in general litigation and appellate matters. She was part of the team that convinced the D.C. Circuit to vacate a rule promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission that restricted the number of subscribers cable companies can serve. Comcast Corp. v. FCC, 569 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2009).
Ms. Richman is the Associate Editor of the Antitrust Report, the quarterly U.S. law periodical published by Matthew Bender and Lexis/Nexis. She also serves as an editor of Von Kalinowski’s Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation: Desk Edition.
Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Ms. Richman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received her law degree magna cum laude in 2002 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Ms. Richman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1998.
Ms. Richman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.