Anisa A. Somani

Anisa A. Somani

Associate, Antitrust/Competition

Bio

Anisa Somani represents clients in antitrust aspects of a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, conduct investigations and counseling. Ms. Somani regularly represents clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. In recognition of her work, she was named one of Best Lawyers’ 2023 Ones to Watch in America.

Notable examples of Ms. Somani’s representations include:

  • Sabre Corporation in the Justice Department’s challenge to its proposed acquisition of FareLogix;
  • Sprint in securing Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission clearance regarding its $59 billion merger with T-Mobile;
  • Microsoft Corporation with the antitrust aspects of its $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance Communications, Inc.;
  • Sabre Corporation in securing the favorable verdict of an antitrust lawsuit brought by US Airways challenging provisions in US Airways’ contract with Sabre as exclusionary in violation of the Sherman Act;
  • Intel in its acquisition $15.3 billion of Mobileye;
  • HP Inc. in securing unconditional U.S. approval of its $1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s printer business;
  • Actavis in suits defending patent settlements relating to Lidoderm;
  • NXP in its proposed, but terminated, $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm;
  • Performance Food Group Company, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group L.P., in its proposed, but terminated, acquisition of 11 distribution centers from US Foods Inc. and Sysco Corporation; and
  • Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings, Inc. with the regulatory aspects of Exelon’s $6.8 billion acquisition of Pepco.

Ms. Somani also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in connection with voting rights and Social Security disability cases.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2013 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, William and Mary Law Review)
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2005

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia

Anisa A. Somani

Associate, Antitrust/Competition
anisa.somani@skadden.com