Joseph M. Rancour

Joseph M. Rancour

Counsel, Antitrust/Competition
Joe Rancour represents clients in connection with antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, counseling and litigation.


Mr. Rancour has experience across a variety of industries, including semiconductors, technology platforms, telecommunications, medical devices, life sciences, chemicals and financial exchanges. He regularly represents clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Examples of Mr. Rancour’s M&A representations include:

  • Sprint in its merger with T-Mobile;
  • CME Group in its acquisition of NEX;
  • Intel in its acquisition of Mobileye, sale of Wind River to TPG and spin-out of the Intel Security business (McAfee);
  • NXP in its proposed acquisition by Qualcomm;
  • Cardinal Health in its acquisition of Medtronic’s Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses;
  • Nokia in its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent;
  • Freescale in its acquisition by NXP;
  • Merck KGaA in its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich; and
  • Corning in its acquisition of Becton Dickinson’s Discovery Labware.

Examples of Mr. Rancour’s litigation representations include:

  • Sprint in defending its merger with T-Mobile at trial in a lawsuit brought by state attorneys general;
  • representing Sprint in its challenge to AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile; and
  • representing Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a multi-defendant antitrust class action.

Mr. Rancour also has represented clients in pro bono matters, including Social Security disability and estate planning.



  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2010 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2007 (With High Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • District of Columbia

Joseph M. Rancour