Michael Egge is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He is a leading antitrust lawyer advising clients on competition law matters in the United States and around the globe, including merger control and cartel issues. He has served as Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office, Vice Chair of Latham’s Global Litigation & Trial Department, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice.
Mr. Egge helps global market-leading companies navigate competition enforcement matters in Washington and every other major antitrust jurisdiction in the world. Specifically, he handles:
- Merger control investigations
- Cartel investigations
- Joint ventures and other competitor collaborations
- Enforcement and litigation challenges to a company’s core business model
Mr. Egge has significant experience representing clients in investigation and enforcement matters brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, and enforcement authorities in more than two dozen countries, including the EU, China, Brazil, and Mexico.
He draws on nearly three decades of experience, including three years in Latham’s Brussels office (2012-2015), and four years as global competition counsel at The Coca-Cola Company (1998-2002).
He excels at analyzing clients’ business models and priorities in almost any industry and defending them in high-stakes, high-pressure situations before complex regulatory regimes.
He is consistently recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by industry publications including Chambers and The Legal 500.
Mr. Egge regularly holds leadership positions in the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association. He also regularly writes and speaks about antitrust and competition topics, including as contributing editor on competition law for Latin Lawyer (2008-present).