Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr. is chair of Fried Frank's Antitrust Department. While resident in the Washington, DC office, he divides his time between the Washington, DC and New York offices.
Mr. Nigro's practice is focused on investigations and litigation under federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws, including criminal grand jury proceedings. He frequently handles matters relating to the clearance of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity transactions, unfair and deceptive trade practices and advertising. He also specializes in antitrust compliance counseling and training. Mr. Nigro regularly appears before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and Congressional offices.
Mr. Nigro previously served as Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he managed the Bureau's merger and anticompetitive practices investigations and litigation. While at the Commission, he supervised and participated in hundreds of matters involving a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare, defense, aerospace, music, tobacco, chemicals, retail, consumer products, food, supermarkets, energy, communications, media, and high technology, among others. He also regularly briefed Congressional offices on antitrust matters.
Mr. Nigro is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on a variety of antitrust and competition topics. He serves on the Board of Editors of Antitrust Report, was a Co-Editor of Competition and Public Policy, was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Competition Law360, was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Telecom Antitrust Handbook and author of Resolution Without Litigation in The Merger Review Process.