Charles E. Crandall IV

Charles E. Crandall IV

Associate, Antitrust/Competition


Charles Crandall focuses his practice on advising clients in connection with antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, litigation and advisory matters. He has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, semiconductors, financial services, consumer products, agriculture, energy, industrial gases, health care and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Crandall regularly represents clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Examples of Mr. Crandall’s transactional representations include:

  • Sprint in its merger with T-Mobile;
  • NCR in its acquisition of Cardtronics;
  • Essendant in its acquisition by Staples;
  • Springleaf Financial in its acquisition of OneMain Financial;
  • Hospira in its acquisition by Pfizer;
  • Stryker Corporation in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of MAKO Surgical Corp.;
  • Solo Cup Company in its acquisition by Dart Container Corporation; and
  • Safety-Kleen in its acquisition by Clean Harbors.

Examples of Mr. Crandall’s litigation representations include:

  • Sprint in defending its merger with T-Mobile at trial in a lawsuit brought by state attorneys general; and
  • EnergySolutions in a trial defending the company against the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit to block EnergySolutions’ proposed acquisition of Waste Control Specialists.

He also has been part of the teams representing SK hynix, CF Industries, Air Products and BlackRock with respect to major transactions.

Mr. Crandall regularly represents clients before the antitrust agencies in a variety of investigational contexts. Additionally, he provides general antitrust counseling, advising clients on a variety of matters, including joint ventures, competitor collaborations, unilateral conduct, and pricing and distribution issues.

Mr. Crandall also has counseled sports leagues and teams, including the National Hockey League on the negotiation of its collective bargaining agreement.



  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2006


  • New York


  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2007)

Charles E. Crandall IV

Associate, Antitrust/Competition