Ricardo Woolery has experience working on a variety of antitrust and competition-related matters. He has worked for clients across a range of antitrust aspects, including on government investigations involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as on cases involving the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and various state competition statutes. Further, Mr. Woolery has worked on cases across numerous industries, including the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, commodities and mining, and energy industries.

Among others, Mr. Woolery has advised:

  • Glencore Xstrata and its affiliate Pacorini Metals USA (n/k/a Access World USA LLC) in securing the dismissal of state and federal antitrust claims brought by several plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation alleging that Pacorini Metals conspired to manipulate the supply of aluminum to increase its price;
  • Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings, Inc. with the regulatory aspects of Exelon’s US$6.8 billion acquisition of Pepco to create the leading mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility;
  • Glencore Xstrata and its affiliate Pacorini Metals USA (n/k/a Access World USA LLC) in securing the dismissal of federally consolidated antitrust claims alleging a conspiracy to manipulate the supply of zinc to increase its price and monopolize a purported market for London Metal Exchange zinc warehousing services; and
  • Corning Inc. with the antitrust aspects of its US$730 million acquisition of a majority stake in Discovery Labware Inc. from Becton, Dickinson and Company.

In addition, Mr. Woolery has represented pro bono clients on a variety of matters, including landlord-tenant and domestic violence proceedings.

Mr. Woolery returned to Skadden after working as a law clerk from 2015-16 for the Hon. Leslie J. Abrams of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Williams College, 2005


  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia

Ricardo A. Woolery