Joseph (Joe) F. Winterscheid provides legal counsel to clients on US and international antitrust law. From 2009 to 2015, Joe headed the Firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. From 1989 to 1994, he was partner-in-charge of an international law office in Brussels, where his practice focused on representing clients in competition matters before the European Commission and EU Member State competition authorities.

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  • Secured US antitrust clearances for Mars, Incorporated, in connection with its $23 billion acquisition of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and its $2.9 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s pet food business
  • Representation of Coty, Inc., in connection with its $12.5 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s Salon Professional and Retail Hair Color, Cosmetics and Fine Fragrances businesses

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2009 to 2020, Antitrust Law
  • Chambers USA 2016
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group, Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers

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  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, chair of the International Antitrust Committee, vice chair of the corporate Counseling Committee, and member of the Special Task Force on Antitrust and the Global Economy, as well as the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee Task Force


University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1978
University of Notre Dame, BA, summa cum laude, 1975

District of Columbia

Joseph F. Winterscheid

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