Chris Brown is a litigation and trial associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Brown represents clients in antitrust litigation and during merger clearance. Mr. Brown has worked on antitrust litigation from the filing of the complaint through discovery, dispositive motions, and trial. He has assisted clients in advocating before the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission regarding antitrust enforcement and merger clearance. His litigation experience includes monopolization, monopsonization, and merger challenges brought by both the government and private litigants. His experience spans across industries, including agricultural products, government contracting, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and manufactured goods. Mr. Brown helps clients navigate complex antitrust issues, including:

  • Merger litigation
  • Monopolization and attempted monopolization
  • Monoposonization
  • Capper-Volstead Act cooperative issues
  • Price-fixing
  • Conspiracy
  • Refusal to deal

Mr. Brown also represents clients during white collar investigations. As part of this role, he has assisted in investigations from the initial identification of a potential problem through counseling clients on addressing the results of the investigation. His work on these matters has included advocacy before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice regarding financial accounting and alleged fraud.

Mr. Brown maintains an active pro bono practice. His work includes successfully reuniting a mother with her separated child in an immigration proceeding and representing tenants. Prior to law school, Mr. Brown worked as a certified public accountant for an international accounting firm.

Mr. Brown’s litigation experience includes representing:

  • EverWatch Corp., a defense contractor, defeating the US Department of Justice’s challenge to Booz Allen Hamilton’s acquisition of EverWatch in a preliminary injunction hearing – United States v. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (D. Md.)
  • United States Sugar Corp., an agricultural products company, defeating the US Department of Justice’s challenge to U.S. Sugar’s acquisition of Imperial Sugar in the US District Court of Delaware – United States v. U.S. Sugar Corp. (D. Del.)
  • Union Pacific Railroad, a Class I railroad, in federal court multi-district litigation alleging price-fixing claims – In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation (No. II) (D.D.C.)
  • Dairy Farmers of America, an agricultural cooperative, in federal court litigation alleging conspiracy and monopsony claims – Sitts et al. v. Dairy Farmers of America (D. Vt.)
  • Ocean Spray, an agricultural cooperative, in federal court litigation alleging monopsony claims – Growers 1-7 et al v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (D. Mass.)
  • MModal LLC, a healthcare technology company, in federal court litigation regarding Walker Process fraud counterclaims – MModal Services Ltd. v. Nuance Communications, Inc. (N.D. Ga.)
  • CoStar Group, a commercial real estate information and analytics company, in federal bankruptcy court litigation regarding break-up fee from abandoned acquisition of RentPath by CoStar

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, Georgetown Law School, 2017
    cum laude
  • BS, American University, 2012
    magna cum laude