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Richard A. Feinstein

Washington, DC

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Areas of Practice



Health Care


Boston College Law School, J.D., 1977

Yale University, B.A., American Studies, 1974


District of Columbia


Richard A. Feinstein's main practice areas include antitrust litigation and counseling.

He rejoined the firm in December 2013 after serving for four years as the Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.  He directed the FTC’s antitrust enforcement activity during a period when approximately 80 enforcement actions were initiated in a wide variety of industries.  Major matters included, among others, two victories in the Supreme Court (involving pay-for-delay and state action), successful challenges to hospital mergers, and Intel and Google consent orders.  He also participated directly in drafting and implementing the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines.

Prior to serving as Bureau Director, Mr. Feinstein was a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office from 2001 to 2009, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil antitrust matters, represented clients before federal and state antitrust agencies, and provided antitrust counseling.

From October 1998 to June 2001, he served as an Assistant Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission, in charge of the Bureau’s Health Care Services and Products Division. The work of that Division focused on antitrust enforcement in the health care industry, including anticompetitive practices and mergers involving health care providers and payers, and anticompetitive conduct in the pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Feinstein has practiced antitrust law for 36 years.  He has broad experience in complex litigation and has served as lead or co-lead counsel in a number of prominent cases, including, for example, FTC v. Mylan Laboratories.

Before initially entering private practice in 1985, Mr. Feinstein worked as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and also served as Acting Deputy Director of the Division’s Office of Policy Planning and as Acting Assistant Chief of the Division’s Energy Section. Mr. Feinstein speaks and writes frequently on antitrust and health care issues.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

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Government Service

Director, Bureau of Competition, United States Federal Trade Commission, 2009-2013
Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition, United States Federal Trade Commission, 1998-2001
Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1977-1985