Neal R. Stoll
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Neal R. Stoll represents clients in connection with investigations conducted by the staff of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; Part 2 investigations conducted by the staffs of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Consumer Protection; and Part 3 administrative proceedings and appeals. He also has federal trial and appellate experience in cases involving monopolization, distribution practices, the Robinson-Patman Act and acquisitions.
Mr. Stoll counsels clients on antitrust issues stemming from mergers and acquisitions. For example, he represented BlackRock, Inc. in its $20 billion acquisition of Barclays Global Investors; Chevron Corporation in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Atlas Energy Inc.; Ecolab Inc. in its $8.1 billion acquisition of Nalco Holdings Company; Pactiv Corporation in its $6 billion acquisition by Reynolds Group Holdings Limited; CF Industries Holdings Inc. with its exchange offer for Terra Industries Inc. and CF Industries Holdings Inc. regarding Agrium Inc.’s unsolicited exchange offer; The Coca-Cola Company in its proposed acquisition of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited; M&F Worldwide Corp. in its acquisition of John H. Harland Company; The May Department Store Company in connection with its merger with Federated Department Stores, Inc.; Guidant Corporation in connection with its proposed acquisitions by Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific; Caesars Entertainment, Inc. in connection with its merger with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.; and TRW Inc. in connection with its merger with Northrop Grumman Corporation. He also was lead counsel in United States v. The Gillette Company (acquisition of Parker Pen Ltd.), and United States v. Rank Organisation Plc (acquisition of Deluxe Film Laboratories). In addition, he has handled the antitrust matters relating to acquisitions and dispositions for The Milton Hershey Trust, MacAndrews & Forbes Group Incorporated, Revlon Group Incorporated and Ball Corporation.
Mr. Stoll also advises corporate clients on other antitrust and consumer protection matters, including compliance programs and advice regarding the implementation of proposed business plans. He has advised a number of consumer product companies in connection with the implementation of marketing and promotional business plans.
Mr. Stoll has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State and City Bar Associations, and has co-authored a treatise and more than 360 articles on antitrust and trade regulation matters. He repeatedly has been included in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, he was selected for inclusion in Leaders in Their Field 2006.
J.D., Fordham University, 1973 (Member, Fordham Law Review)
B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1970
Co-author, “New HSR Rules Create Filing Requirements for Most Non-Corporate Entities,” The M&A Lawyer (May 2005)
Co-author, “U.S. Antitrust Laws, Merger Control Worldwide” (M. Dabbah & P. Lasok eds., Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Co-author, “Markets? We Don’t Need No Stinking Markets! The FTC and Market Definition,” The Antitrust Bulletin (Fall 2004)
Co-author, “Trade Regulation” monthly column for the New York Law Journal (1981-Present)
Co-author, “Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act” (1980, 2000, 2008)