Peter Todaro secures antitrust clearance for high-value mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions for clients in the United States and globally.

Leveraging more than 25 years of experience and a sophisticated understanding of the evolving Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules, Mr. Todaro deftly guides clients through all stages of US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) merger clearance.

Mr. Todaro counsels clients on the full spectrum of antitrust and competition issues that arise during the course of a transaction.

A cornerstone of the HSR bar, Mr. Todaro forges trusted relationships across the antitrust community and actively participates in the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. In addition to his work outside the firm, Mr. Todaro also serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Before joining Latham, he taught antitrust law as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of another international law firm.

Mr. Todaro’s experience includes representing:

  • Endeavor Group Holdings on the US$1.2 billion acquisition of OpenBet, a sports betting company, from Scientific Games
  • Endeavor Group Holdings in selling IMG Academy, a sports education institution, to BPEA EQT
  • L’Oréal in acquiring Aēsop, an Australia-based luxury beauty brand, from Natura & Co.
  • The Carlyle Group in its US$4.2 billion acquisition of ManTech
  • The Carlyle Group and Paradigm Precision in connection with Paradigm’s sale to a new investor group 
  • Titan Acquisition Holdings, The Carlyle Group, and Stellex Capital Management in the completed sale of Titan to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds
  • Drizly in its US$1.1 billion acquisition by Uber
  • Callaway on its merger with Topgolf Entertainment Group
  • Hyundai Motors in its acquisition of Boston Dynamics 
  • Bunge Limited in obtaining global merger control clearance in more than 40 jurisdictions for its planned US$34 billion merger with Viterra
  • Authentic Brands Group in acquiring Boardriders, a global action sports and lifestyle company, from Oaktree Capital Management
  • Virgin Orbit in its de-SPAC merger with NextGen Acquisition Corp. II
  • Harley Davidson in LiveWire’s US$1.77 billion deSPAC merger with AEA-Bridges Impact Corp
  • The Houston Rockets in acquiring AT&T SportsNet Southwest with the Houston Astros 
  • DXC Technology in its US$5 billion sale of its US State and Local Health and Human Services business to Veritas Capital
  • Magellan Midstream Partners in its US$18.8 billion acquisition by ONEOK in a cash-and-stock transaction
  • Vencer Energy in its US$2.15 billion sale of assets to Civitas Resources
  • SK Capital in acquiring Milestone Environmental Services, a carbon sequestration company 
  • HIG Capital in acquiring:
    • Ascent Global Logistics, a logistics and supply chain company 
    • RBmedia, an audiobook publisher and digital distributor 
  • Optical Telecommunications, a fiber broadband telecommunications services provider, in a majority stake sale to Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • NeoGames, a Luxembourg-based end-to-end iLottery and iGaming solutions provider, in its sale to Aristocrat Leisure 
  • Syneos Health, a biopharmaceutical solutions organization, in its sale to a consortium of private investment firm affiliates composed of Elliott Investment Management, Patient Square Capital, and Veritas Capital

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1996
    Order of the Coif
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1992