Allen P. Grunes

Mr. Grunes is an antitrust lawyer in Brownstein’s DC office who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and represents clients before the federal and state antitrust agencies and Congress.  He has experience in a range of industries including media and entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, and the high-tech sector.  He previously spent more than a decade at the USDOJ Antitrust Division.

Mr. Grunes is co-author of Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press).  He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Antitrust Institute and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a law degree from Rutgers University, and a master of laws degree from New York University.

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