Lisa Fales is chair of Venable's Antitrust Group. Lisa is a litigator, representing Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging businesses in antitrust, advertising, marketing, and regulatory matters. Lisa focuses on antitrust litigation, civil government antitrust investigations, mergers, acquisitions, and antitrust counseling. She also addresses marketing and advertising issues, particularly those relating to advertising content, e-commerce, and online advertising initiatives.
Lisa defends business clients against Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and privately initiated antitrust actions. She has helped clients oppose pending mergers before federal and state antitrust authorities, and has worked with clients to structure asset divestitures. She coordinates with clients and court-appointed monitors to ensure compliance with complex consent orders. Her experience spans the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer products, supermarket, agriculture, defense, oil and gas, satellite broadcast, and broadcast media sectors.
Lisa has repeatedly been recognized for her work by leading industry publications, including Chambers USA, Global Competition Review, National Law Journal, Benchmark Litigation, Law360, Nightingale, and Washington SmartCEO. Under her leadership, Venable has been named to the Global Competition Review's list of Top 100 Antitrust Firms – the GCR 100 – and the publication's annual list of the Top DC Antitrust Practices in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.