Wesley R. Powell is a partner in the Litigation Department, a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Practice Group. Mr. Powell's practice focuses on complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on antitrust litigation and counseling and disputes arising out of merger and acquisition agreements. His antitrust experience includes litigations, mergers, government investigations and counseling clients, and he regularly appears in federal court and before the antitrust enforcement agencies in connection with those matters. His litigation and antitrust experience spans a range of industries, including asset management, consumer goods, defense, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, payment cards, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation and technology, among others. Mr. Powell also has represented clients in corporate governance, employment, First Amendment, restructuring, securities, and other general commercial litigation matters.
Chambers USA (2007-present) ranks Wes among the leading individuals practicing Antitrust Law in New York. He is also recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer and litigator in Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States: Volume III Litigation, New York Super Lawyers and Lawdragon. Additionally, Wes was recently named “LGBT+ Equality Lawyer of the Year” at the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: USA 2019.
Wes is past Chair of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association.