Stephen Wu - McDermott Will & Emery


Stephen Wu is a nationally recognized antitrust lawyer who focuses his practice on 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.))
  • Defending 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 contracts (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, 2020 to 2023
  • Chambers USA, Ranked Individual, 2018 to 2023

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  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
  • 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