Megan E. Gerking is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice, where she focuses on government-facing antitrust matters. Ms. Gerking has extensive experience representing companies in civil and criminal antitrust government investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state enforcers, as well as in all phases of the merger review process before U.S. and foreign competition authorities.
She counsels clients on a variety of competition law issues, including antitrust compliance, trade association and industry consortium activities, joint conduct, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and distribution practices, and regulatory compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. She frequently works with clients to develop and administer antitrust compliance programs and routinely conducts compliance training for corporate employees. Ms. Gerking has experience representing clients across a broad range of industries, including media, telecom, financial services, consumer products , aviation, higher education, manufacturing, agriculture, and life sciences. Ms. Gerking has also defended clients in complex federal antitrust and commercial litigation.
Ms. Gerking previously served as a trial attorney for the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where she investigated and prosecuted federal antitrust violations and international cartel cases. While at the Antitrust Division, she prosecuted the first individual extradited to the U.S. on an antitrust charge. Ms. Gerking earned the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for her work investigating and prosecuting international price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market-allocation conspiracies by automotive-parts suppliers. While at the DOJ, Ms. Gerking received from the Attorney General the DOJ’s Outstanding Mentor Award.
Most recently, Ms. Gerking was an associate at a major international law firm where she guided clients through government and internal investigations. Ms. Gerking also obtained regulatory approvals for clients in several high-profile merger investigations across various industries including media, aviation, consumer products, and telecom.
Before attending law school, Ms. Gerking worked in the DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs, where she assisted the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division in all media matters and served as a spokesperson with national media. She also worked as a paralegal for the Antitrust Division, supporting trial attorneys investigating and prosecuting corporations and individuals for violations of the criminal antitrust laws.
Ms. Gerking is currently an editor of The Antitrust Source. Ms. Gerking received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she served on the editorial board for The Tax Lawyer. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan.Show More