Allen Grunes


Allen Grunes is an antitrust lawyer whose practice includes advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, providing counseling on non-merger matters, and representing clients in federal court, before the federal antitrust agencies and before Congress. He has extensive experience in a range of industries, including media and entertainment, telecommunications, and the high-tech sector. He was named as a “Washington D.C. Super Lawyer” for 2013.

Grunes spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he led many merger and civil non-merger investigations in radio, television, newspapers, motion pictures, and other industries. He was part of the litigation team in a number of important cases brought by the United States, including United States v. Alex. Brown & Sons (NASDAQ Market Makers) and United States v. National Association of Realtors. He and Maurice Stucke briefed and argued government’s application to participate in class action settlement in In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation (Wal-Mart Litigation).

Grunes currently serves as Chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and is on the Advisory Boards of the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Rutgers-Camden School of Law, and holds an LL.M. from New York University. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Grunes was a Shareholder in the Washington D.C. office of an AmLaw 200 law firm.