FacultyFaculty/Author Profile

Hartmut Schneider

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Hartmut Schneider is a US and German-qualified lawyer who practices antitrust law primarily before US agencies and courts. He has extensive experience in securing merger clearance for transactions in a diverse range of industries. He also regularly counsels clients on legal issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, as well as on the compliance of joint ventures, other horizontal cooperation agreements and vertical distribution agreements with the antitrust laws.

Before relocating to Washington in 2005, Mr. Schneider worked in the Antitrust and Competition Department of the firm's Brussels and Berlin offices, as well as in the New York office. In addition to his US antitrust law expertise, Mr. Schneider has significant experience in EC and German competition law.


Regulatory and Government Affairs
        Antitrust and Competition
        European Union Regulatory Group


LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 2000

Second State Exam, Berlin, Court of Appeals, 1999

Doctorate in Law, University of Freiburg, 1997

First State Exam, University of Freiburg, 1996

Licence en droit, University of Paris X - Nanterre, 1993

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia





Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a top-rated antitrust litigation lawyer in 2016 by Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Global Competition Review's Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists
  • Recognized for antitrust in The Legal 500 (United States) (2012-2016) 
  • Listed in the 2014 edition of Expert Guides as a leading economist in Washington DC in the area of Competition/Antitrust Law

Professional Activities

Mr. Schneider currently serves as a Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Intellectual Property Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Chair of the Spring Meeting (2013-2015), as a Member of the Section's Long Range Planning and Nominating Committees, and as the Assistant to the Chair of the Section.

  • twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2019 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.

© 2019 PLI PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE. All rights reserved. The PLI logo is a service mark of PLI.