Lisa Jose Fales is chair of Venable's Antitrust Group. Lisa defends clients in antitrust investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general, and in antitrust class action cases. She brings 30 years of experience and strategic insights to defending clients in government antitrust investigations, both civil conduct and merger investigations. Lisa is part of a talented Venable team with a lengthy and successful track record of defending clients in complex multidistrict class actions.
Lisa has been recognized for her antitrust 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 for five consecutive years.
General counsels of major companies rely on Lisa for the full range of their antitrust needs, including strategic counseling, internal investigations, and compliance. She also works with clients to structure mergers and asset divestitures, shepherd proposed mergers through the FTC and DOJ, and oppose mergers under review by the antitrust enforcement authorities.
She recently served as the antitrust advisor to a special master, a former federal judge, overseeing a highly complex court-ordered plant and asset divestiture, resulting from years of contentious private litigation, the first such privately ordered divestiture.
Her experience spans consumer products and services, and the healthcare, pharmaceutical, supermarket, agriculture, defense, oil and gas, satellite broadcast, and broadcast media sectors, among others.