Christopher M. Wilson is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
Mr. Wilson assists clients in navigating DOJ, FTC, and international competition authority investigations as well as private party litigation involving complex antitrust and consumer protection issues, including matters implicating the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the FTC Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process, as well as international and state competition statutes. His experience crosses multiple industries, including health insurance, transportation, telecommunications, technology, energy, agriculture, and biotechnology, and his particular areas of focus include merger enforcement, interlocking directorates, joint ventures, compliance programs, and employee “no-poach” agreements. He is also well-versed in cross-border investigations involving the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia, among other jurisdictions.
Mr. Wilson is also active in the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, serving as Vice Chair of the Transportation & Energy Industries Committee. He is also a member of the Section’s Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee, and is a frequent participant in ABA webcasts and presentations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wilson was a trial attorney in the Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section of the U.S. Department of Justice – Antitrust Division. During his tenure, Mr. Wilson played a prominent role in numerous high-profile matters, and he received the Antitrust Division’s Award of Distinction on two separate occasions. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Wilson was an associate in Gibson Dunn’s Dallas office.
He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and was an editor on the Columbia Business Law Review. He holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University.
Mr. Wilson is admitted to practice in California, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
Professional Activities and Publications
Mr. Wilson currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Transportation & Energy Industries Committee. He is also an Editor of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Health Care Chronicle and Antitrust Laws & Trade Regulation: Desk Edition (published by LexisNexis). He has also been published in numerous antitrust newsletters and publications.
His representative publications and speaking engagements include:
Columbia University - 2009 Juris Doctor
New York University - 2002 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar