Ehson Kashfipour is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Kashfipour represents clients in antitrust and competition matters and advises on compliance with international trade controls. He has experience in merger clearance and conduct investigations before the US Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and other antitrust enforcers. Mr. Kashfipour has represented clients in both civil and criminal litigation. He works closely with experts to prepare and present antitrust and economic analyses. Mr. Kashfipour also interfaces with government regulators, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the US Commerce Department, in connection with trade controls compliance and enforcement matters.

Mr. Kashfipour maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in litigation and other proceedings relating to immigrant rights, criminal defense, and more.

Mr. Kashfipour earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was a Levy Scholar and a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He also holds an MBA with a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. Prior to law school, Mr. Kashfipour was a management consultant at a global consulting firm.

Mr. Kashfipour’s experience includes representing:

  • A generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict litigation involving allegations of price fixing and other anticompetitive conduct
  • Abcam on antitrust clearance of its US$340 million acquisition of BioVision
  • AMD on antitrust clearance of its US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx 
  • Cerner on international trade matters in its US$28.3 billion acquisition by Oracle
  • EverWatch in defeating DOJ’s motion for a preliminary injunction challenging its acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Madison Dearborn Partners on international trade matters in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of MoneyGram
  • MGM on antitrust clearance of its US$8.5 billion acquisition by a multi-national technology company
  • Okta on antitrust clearance of its US$6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0
  • VillageMD on antitrust clearance of its US$5.2 billion acquisition by Walgreens

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    magna cum laude
  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
    Palmer Scholar
  • BS, University of Maryland
    summa cum laude