Areas of Practice
Languages
  • German
  • French
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991, Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review, Winner of the 1991 Hessel Yntema Award
  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1987
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1991-1992
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Kenneth P. Ewing

Partner
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6264
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

 

Ken Ewing defends companies and individuals in US and multi-jurisdictional criminal cartel investigations and related civil damages suits and civil investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division. Mr. Ewing also handles class action and other civil antitrust suits in US courts. His clients appreciate his forward-thinking approach and his ability to translate complex legal and factual situations into concrete choices that help clients make the best possible decisions for their businesses. His global practice includes clients based in Asia (particularly Japan and Korea), Europe, and North America, where he routinely coordinates cartel defenses and mergers with co-counsel in multiple jurisdictions in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Mr. Ewing also advises clients about the antitrust implications of proposed mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He counsels clients about other kinds of business initiatives, such as long-term, exclusive or reciprocal supply or distribution arrangements, responses to industry de-regulation, and antitrust compliance programs. His industry experience includes electronics components, auto parts, plastics and various industrial chemicals, air transportation, food, pharmaceuticals, travel reservation systems, express package delivery services, gas and oil pipelines, electricity, medical equipment, construction equipment, and telecommunications.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of Japanese auto parts maker in ongoing DOJ investigation of multi-national cartel
  • Defense of individuals in various DOJ investigations of international cartels, including DRAMs and certain auto parts
  • Defense of DOJ and EC investigations and civil damages claims in In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, 4:13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.): Counsel for LG Chem, Ltd.
  • Advice on response to various civil investigative demands for evidence in DOJ investigations of mergers involving competitors: Japanese aerospace equipment manufacturer
  • Defense of civil damages claims in Matthew Edwards et al. v. National Milk Producers Federation et al., 4:11-cv-04766 (N.D. Cal.) and First Impressions Salon, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation et al., 3:13-cv-00454-NJR-SCW (S.D. Ill.): Counsel to National Milk Producers Federation
  • Advice on multinational joint venture of Japanese and German industrial machinery manufacturers: Counsel to Japanese manufacturer
  • Defense of civil damages claims in AFMS LLC v. United Parcel Service Co. and FedEx Corp., 2:10-cv-05830-JGB-AJW (C.D. Cal.): Counsel for FedEx Corp.
  • Advice on international strategic alliance joint venture between Japan Airlines / American Airlines: Counsel to Japan Airlines
  • Prosecution of civil monopolization claims in Mitsubishi Heavy Indus. v. General Electric Co., No. 5:10-cv-05087 (W.D. Ark.): Counsel to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Advice on various acquisitions and joint ventures, including FedEx / U.S. Postal Service, FedEx / Kinko’s, FedEx / TowerGroup, FedEx / Watkins Motor Lines, and FedEx / GENCO Distribution: Counsel to Federal Express Corp.
  • Defense of DOJ and EC investigations and civil damages claims in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1775 (E.D.N.Y.) and In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1912 (N.D. Cal.): Counsel to Japan Airlines
  • Advice re civil damages claims in In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1899 (E.D. Tenn.): Counsel to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Association, Inc.
  • Advice on sale of business line in Rockwood Holdings / Elementis: Counsel to Elementis, Inc.

Noteworthy

  • National Law Journal's "Trailblazers in Antitrust," 2016
  • Chambers USA, Antitrust (DC), 2009-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust Law, 2015-2017
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2007, 2013-2017
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Competition, 2010, 2013
  • Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/Economists, 2010
  • Legal 500 US, Antitrust, 2009 

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Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, MLex
  • Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • International Law and Practice, American Bar Association
  • US Advisor, International Competition Network