Richie Falek, a partner in Winston’s New York office, has been lead antitrust counsel in hundreds of domestic and multinational transactions covering myriad industries including numerous multi-billion dollar transactions. He has closed transactions representing more than US$1 trillion in value. Richie’s primary goal is to get transactions closed with as little impact and distraction caused by the antitrust process as possible. He takes a holistic approach, overseeing all aspects of a transaction, beginning with the analysis of potential antitrust issues before the transaction is structured, through the negotiation of asset purchase or similar agreements, and then through the completion of the Hart-Scott-Rodino process and any other regulatory approvals. He has extensive experience with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state and foreign regulators.