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Joshua H. Soven

Joshua H. Soven

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Joshua H. Soven is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  Mr. Soven’s practice focuses on government antitrust investigations, antitrust litigation, and counseling on competition issues.

Mr. Soven has served in high-level positions at both U.S. antitrust agencies.  From 2007-2012, Mr. Soven was Chief of the Litigation I Section of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.  In this role, he directed numerous investigations and litigation challenges in the health care, insurance, consumer products, paper, and dairy sectors, including United States v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (E.D. Mich., filed 2010) and the reviews of the UnitedHealth Group/Sierra, InBev/Anheuser-Busch, International Paper/Temple-Inland, Grupo Bimbo/Sara Lee, and Unilever/Alberto Culver transactions.

From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Soven was an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras, where he advised the Chairman on antitrust investigations and enforcement actions in many industries.  At the FTC, Mr. Soven also represented the United States at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Competition Network, and in bilateral meetings with competition agencies in Europe and Asia.

From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Soven served as a Trial Attorney in the Networks and Technology Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department.  In that position, he led many investigations in the software, electronic payment system, and financial services sectors, including United States v. First Data/Concord EFS (D.D.C. 2003).

Mr. Soven is a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and has served as a Lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Soven clerked for Judge Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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