About Meghan Rissmiller
Meghan is a partner in our antitrust, competition and trade practice, based in Washington, DC. Meghan has been representing clients in merger and non-merger investigations for over a decade before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Meghan understands complex and high-stakes antitrust issues and can explain technical products to regulators. In addition, clients value Meghan’s ability to view US antitrust matters with an international lens.
Meghan is experienced in counseling clients on a wide range of antitrust issues, including competitor collaborations, joint ventures, all aspects of vertical relationships, and contractual arrangements. She has also litigated antitrust cases in federal court and administrative actions.
She has significant experience in a variety of industries with a particular emphasis on technology, media and telecommunications; retail and consumer goods; chemicals; and manufacturing. Of her many skills, Meghan is best known for her ability to become fully immersed in her clients’ businesses and for providing highly tailored and thoughtful commercial advice.
Meghan is a leader in the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law through her role as a Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Early in her career, Meghan clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Meghan is active in the firm’s law school and judicial clerk recruiting process. In addition, she is a member of Freshfields’ diversity committee, was co-head of the African-American Attorney Affinity Network at her prior firm, and was a 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) fellow.
Meghan is consistently recognized for her work and client service by leading industry publications including Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Lawdragon 500.
Meghan’s experience includes advising:
- eBay on its $295mn acquisition of TCGplayer.
- Ericsson on its $6bn acquisition of Vonage and its divestiture of its internet of things and connected vehicle cloud business to Aeris.
- Verizon in its $5bn sale of Verizon Media Group to Apollo.
- Aerojet Rocketdyne in its proposed $4.4bn sale to Lockheed Martin.
- A chemical company on its divestiture of its kaolin clay business to KaMin, Inc.; its $1.2bn divestiture of its pigments business to Sun Chemical Company/DIC; and its $2.7bn water and paper chemicals transaction with Solenis.
- JD Sports on its $495mn acquisition of DTLR Villa and its $325mn acquisition of Shoe Palace.
- Western Union on the $910mn sale of its B2B global payments business to Goldfinch Partners and The Baupost Group.
- Amcor plc on its $6.8bn acquisition of Bemis Company.
- Change Healthcare on its $3.4bn JV with McKesson Technology Solutions.
- Orbital Sciences Corporation on its $5bn merger of equals with Alliant Techsystems (ATK).
- Clients across industries on various antitrust issues, including issues related to pricing, vertical agreements, joint ventures, information sharing, and consumer protection.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
- B.A., College of William & Mary, magna cum laude, 2003
- Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
- Vice Chair (former), Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
- Vice Chair (former), Pricing Conduct Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
- Editor (former), The Antitrust Source, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
- District of Columbia
- State of Maryland
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Awards and recognition
- Thought Leaders Global Elite - Competition - Under 45 - Who’s Who Legal 2023
- Recognized in the 2022 edition of Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America – Antitrust M&A, Investigations
- Competition Future Leader – Who’s Who Legal 2019 – 2022