Neal R. Stoll



Antitrust and Competition

New York

T: +1.212.735.3660

F: 1.917.777.3660


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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.

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New York


J.D., Fordham University, 1973 (Member, Fordham Law Review)

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1970


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