Steven Levitsky

Antitrust Counseling and Merger Clearance


Steven Levitsky is an antitrust lawyer with more than 30 years experience at leading international firms like Shea & Gould, LeBoeuf Lamb (and Dewey & LeBoeuf), and DLA Piper. He has advised General Counsel and Board Members on mergers, joint ventures, antitrust compliance, and antitrust counseling.

Steve has been included in antitrust “Super Lawyers” every year starting in 2002. He has won writing awards; written three books and over 75 articles; been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals; is frequently quoted in the legal media; and has spoken at international antitrust conferences in New York, Washington, Chicago, Bermuda, Mumbai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

He has led the antitrust clearances for over 200 transactions, including at least 15, where the transaction value was over $10 billion. In one international merger valued at $16 billion, he supervised the global antitrust clearances in 75 countries. He also led several "3-to-2" mergers, as well as many disputed mergers involving second requests and complex econometric evidence.

He has litigated prominent antitrust cases, including the insurance antitrust litigation cases and pharmaceutical "pay-for-delay" cases, and was a member of the FTC v. Steris litigation team, which completely defeated the government's attempt to block an international merger.

Steve has a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and Philosophy from Johns Hopkins and a law degree from McGill, where he was a special lecturer at McGill Medical School. He is also an award-winning portrait photographer who specializes in dog portraits.