Anjali Patel is an associate in Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Patel advises clients on a broad spectrum of antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions, litigation, counseling and compliance.

Ms. Patel has experience representing clients in all aspects of Hart-Scott-Rodino practice and has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions reviewed by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Examples of these transactions include:

  • Ecolab in its acquisition of Permian Mud Service;
  • Marubeni in its acquisition of Gavilon;
  • CME in a joint venture with McGraw-Hill involving Dow Jones Indexes and S&P Indices;
  • PRISM Group in its acquisition by Sabre Airline Solutions;
  • Southwest Airlines in its acquisition of AirTran Airways;
  • RRI Energy in its merger with Mirant to become GenOn Energy;
  • OPI in its acquisition by Coty;
  • Tandberg in its acquisition by Cisco Systems; and
  • Sprint in its opposition to AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile.

Ms. Patel’s experience also includes representing clients involved in national and global antitrust litigations and class actions involving allegations of monopolization, price-fixing and cartel behavior. Examples of these representations include:

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in various U.S. antitrust class action litigations relating to air cargo shipping services and passenger air transportation; and
  • De Beers in various U.S. antitrust litigations relating to gem and rough diamonds.

In addition, Ms. Patel has represented pro bono clients on a variety of matters, including appeals from denials of Social Security disability benefits, nonprofit corporate governance, applications for tax-exempt status and serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in domestic custody disputes.

Ms. Patel currently serves on the firm’s Associates’ Committee and participates in the firm’s mentoring program for new associates.



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2005


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Anjali B. Patel