Stephen Wu - Antitrust Litigation Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Stephen Wu has nearly twenty-five years’ experience in defending antitrust litigation in federal courts around the country, defending mergers and acquisitions before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and State Attorneys General and counseling clients on antitrust compliance issues.

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  • Obtained favorable settlement for Geisinger Health in the DOJ’s challenge to its partial interest acquisition of Evangelical Community Hospital (United States v. Evangelical Community Hospital, et al., (M.D. Pa.)
  • Obtained favorable settlement for The Permanente Medical Group in a case involving federal and state antitrust and unfair competition claims brought by a competing health system (NorthBay Healthcare Group v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plans, et al., (N.D. Cal.))
  • Obtained summary judgement for Southern Illinois Healthcare, the largest health systems in southern Illinois, in antitrust litigation brought by a competing ambulatory surgery center based on allegedly exclusive contracts, a ruling that was affirmed by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Marion Healthcare LLC v. Southern Illinois Healthcare, et al., (S.D. Ill.))

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  • BTI Consulting, M&A Client Service All-Stars, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Antitrust, 2021 to 2024
  • Chambers USA, 2018-2024

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  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, member and frequent speaker
  • American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Developments, contributing author
  • American Health Lawyers Association’s Antitrust Practice Group, frequent speaker
  • Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, Law Foundation, board member


George Washington University Law School, JD, 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA/BS, 1996


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan