Thomas Lang combines his unique experience in government, private practice, and academia to solve complex antitrust and competition law problems for clients. Tom’s experience in antitrust law has led to his appointment to senior leadership positions in the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association. He has previously served as chair of the Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee, vice chair of the Trial Practice Committee, and is currently vice chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee. Tom has taught an antitrust law course at Cornell Law School and is a frequent speaker and legal writer on a wide variety of antitrust issues ranging from hospital merger analysis to employee non-compete agreements. During his time as a Senior Litigation Counsel in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, Tom led FTC trial teams in several high profile FTC merger matters including challenges to mergers in the health care, gasoline refining, and supermarket industries.
Tom draws on his broad and deep antitrust experience to deftly advise domestic and international companies across the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition law issues. His experience includes navigating international price-fixing cases, allegations of predatory or discriminatory pricing, monopolization claims, class actions, multi-district litigation, state court indirect purchaser litigation, and civil and criminal investigations by the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Before launching his legal career, Tom was a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. He also served for 15 years as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves and Army National Guard, rising to the rank of Major.
Tom was recognized in 2021 and the five years immediately preceding as a Washington D.C. “Super Lawyer” in the area of Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He was a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Cornell Law School in 2008. Tom is recipient of FTC’s Janet D. Steiger Award in 2008 and FTC’s Meritorious Service Award in 2007.
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Cornell Law School J.D. (1995)
Georgetown University M.A. (1992) National Security Studies
Princeton University A.B. (1988) Politics
District of Columbia (1996)
New York (1996)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association
Compliance and Ethics Committee, Antitrust Law Section, Vice Chairman (2015-Present)
Trial Practice Committee, Antitrust Law Section, Vice Chairman (2012-2015)
Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee, Antitrust Law Section, Chairman (2009-2012), Vice Chairman (2006-2009)
Books & Treatises Committee, Antitrust Law Section, Vice Chairman (2003-2006)
International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Member
American Health Lawyers Association, Member
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