James Dean practices in the antitrust and energy regulatory areas and serves as vice-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group. As part of his antitrust practice, Mr. Dean advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and trade association activities. He has represented numerous clients in responding to government investigations and as both plaintiffs and defendants in private antitrust litigation. Mr. Dean also regularly handles issues related to pre-merger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and foreign merger control regimes.
Mr. Dean also has significant experience with energy regulatory matters. He advises both regulated utilities and financial investors on the federal and state regulation of both natural gas and electricity, including market restructuring issues, obtaining regulatory approval for energy-related transactions, and rate filings.