Farrell Malone advises market-leading companies on the antitrust aspects of complex, high stakes mergers and acquisitions in the US and worldwide.

Mr. Malone leverages nearly two decades’ experience across a broad spectrum of highly scrutinized industries to guide clients through:

  • Global merger review processes
  • Antitrust investigations and enforcement
  • Follow-on litigation

Drawing on his extensive economics background, Mr. Malone helps clients navigate the transactional complexities inherent in US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviews and investigations.

Mr. Malone seamlessly integrates with his Latham M&A colleagues and in-house deal teams to mitigate antitrust risk from deal inception to deal close and address any post-closing issues. He has driven strategy for some of the highest profile global deals in recent years and helps clients maintain antitrust compliance across the full scope of their business.

Mr. Malone’s substantial international practice involves coordinating strategy for merger clearance in major jurisdictions worldwide, including Europe, Brazil, China, and India, among others. Mr. Malone has three years’ experience practicing competition law in Brussels, Belgium.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Malone is a member of the Training and Career Enhancement Committee, which serves to train the next generation of Latham lawyers.

Mr. Malone’s experience includes advising:

Merger Control

  • American Airlines on alliances and international joint businesses
  • EssilorLuxottica on:
    • Its US$6 billion acquisition of GrandVision
    • Acquiring US-based lab network Walman
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on multiple matters, including its:
    • US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx, winning clearances in 11 jurisdictions, including China
    • US$1.9 billion acquisition of Pensando Systems
  • Novelis on its US$2.8 billion acquisition of Aleris
  • Agrium on its US$36 billion merger of equals with PotashCorp
  • Nissan on acquiring a US$2.2 billion controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, winning 14 unconditional clearances globally
  • FXI Holdings, a One Rock Capital portfolio company, on acquiring Innocor
  • CoStar on multiple matters, including its:
    • US$250 million acquisition of Homesnap, an online and mobile real estate software platform
    • Acquisition of Homes.com, a residential property listing and marketing portal
  • Ka’ena Corporation, including US subsidiary Mint Mobile, on its sale to T-Mobile US
  • Astorg Partners on selling Laboratoire HRA Pharma to Perrigo
  • Syneos Health on its US$7.1 billion sale to a consortium of private investment firms, including Elliott Investment Management, Patient Square Capital, and Veritas Capital
  • The London Stock Exchange on its US$1.1 billion sale of BETA+ to Clearlake Group and Motive Partners
  • Globally active private equity clients on multiple transactions including One Rock Capital, Blackstone, Blue Road, Oaktree Capital, One Equity Partners, ArcLight Capital, and E2P

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Dean's List
  • MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Georgetown University
    cum laude