Steven C. Sunshine is a Partner and Head of Global Antitrust and Competition Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He represents clients in connection with antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, litigation, counseling and grand jury investigations. He regularly appears before courts in connection with antitrust civil matters and before the U.S. and European antitrust authorities. Mr. Sunshine has led antitrust representations in numerous M&A transactions, including Sprint/T-Mobile; HPE/Cray; Visa/Plaid; DoorDash/Caviar; Intel/Apple; NXP/Qualcomm; Embraer/Boeing; Becton Dickinson/C.R. Bard; Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent; Intel/Mobileye; Cardinal/Medtronics; Yahoo!/Verizon; HP/Samsung sale of printers; Broadcom/Avago; Plum Creek/Weyerhaeuser; Freescale/NXP; Anheuser-Busch/Grupo Modelo; Sprint/Clearwire; Air Products/Evonik; SanDisk/Western Digital; Southwest/AirTran; Gilead/Pharmasett; SanDisk/ Fusion-io; Rite-Aid/Envision; Cisco/Tandberg; Exelon/Constellation and Pepco; Duke/Progress Energy; Corning/Becton Dickinson Labware; Valeant/Allergan, Medicis and Bausch & Lomb; Jet Aviation/General Dynamics; Actavis/Forest and Warner Chilcott; Rockwood/Elementis; and De Beers/Louis Vuitton. Mr. Sunshine is recognized as a leading antitrust practitioner and is repeatedly listed in Best of the Best USA as one of the top competition lawyers in the world and in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He also was named to the 2018 Lawdragon Hall of Fame, which recognizes past members of the Lawdragon 500 who have made remarkable contribu­tions as leaders in their field. He was named by The National Law Journal as a 2020 Winning Litigator and previously as one of the publication’s Trailblazers, honoring lawyers who have advanced their legal practice areas through the use of innovative strategies. He regularly is selected for inclusion in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal and The Best Lawyers in America, and named as a leading lawyer by Legal 500. Mr. Sunshine repeatedly has been named as a Law360 MVP in the competition category (including 2020), a Litigator of the Week by The Am Law Litigation Daily and a finalist for Global Competition Review’s Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. The Financial Times report on U.S. Innovative Lawyers recognized his work on Sprint v. AT&T as a Standout litigation matter. He also has been repeatedly cited as a Star by LMG Life Sciences.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust.

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Winner, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Intellectual Property.

Winner, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Unilateral Conduct.

Nominee, 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

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