Leading Antitrust Lawyer Richard Parker Joins Gibson Dunn in D.C.

June 14, 2018

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Richard Parker is joining the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where he will continue his antitrust practice.

“We are delighted to welcome Rich to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Rich is a first-chair antitrust litigator with one of the highest profiles in the industry.  He has deep experience in government and in private practice, and enjoys a richly deserved reputation for excellence.  He is widely recognized as one of the small handful of “destination lawyers” for merger clearance litigation.  His addition will solidify our market position as having one of the leading global antitrust practices – strong across the spectrum of competition matters.”

“Rich is widely regarded as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States,” said Scott Hammond, Antitrust and Competition Practice Group Co-Chair.  “Rich has led numerous high-profile antitrust representations and has more experience litigating merger cases involving the federal antitrust agencies than any other antitrust lawyer practicing today.  We are thrilled to have the country’s go-to antitrust merger litigator join our team.”

“Gibson Dunn is one of the most highly respected law firms in the country, and I couldn’t be more proud to join the team,” said Parker.  “The firm has a stellar antitrust platform with top talent and elite clients, and I look forward to contributing.”

About Rich Parker

Parker is a leading antitrust lawyer who has successfully represented clients before both enforcement agencies and the courts.  As a trial lawyer and an antitrust regulatory lawyer, Parker has been involved in many major antitrust representations, including merger clearance cases, cartel matters, class actions, and government civil investigations.  He has extensive experience representing clients in matters before the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Parker joins the firm from O’Melveny & Myers where he served as co-chair of the Antitrust and Competition Practice.  From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Senior Deputy Director and then as Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.

He received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as the Comment Editor of UCLA Law Review.