Nathaniel L. Asker is a partner in the antitrust department, in Fried Frank’s New York office. Mr. Asker focuses on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and represents clients before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. Nathaniel Asker advises public companies, private equity firms, and their portfolio companies on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. His clients come from a range of industries, including technology and software, consumer products, aerospace and defense, industrials, pharmaceuticals, and financial services, among others. Mr. Asker is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Antitrust, where he has been described as "absolutely outstanding,” “very strong analytically,” and “a top-notch antitrust lawyer” who is “extraordinarily responsive and, more importantly, very thoughtful in his responses.” According to Chambers, sources also reported that Mr. Asker is "knowledgeable about the subject matter, has contacts at the regulators and is excellent at client communication.” Mr. Asker was also selected as a “Future Leader” by Who’s Who Legal: Competition and is recognized by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Antitrust: Merger Control. Mr. Asker has authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in publications including Concurrences, the M&A Lawyer, Competition Law International, and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He is also a co-author of Fried Frank’s Antitrust & Competition Law Alert®, which reports on significant developments in antitrust and competition law. Mr. Asker currently serves on the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a member of the Antitrust Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also on the Editorial Board of The Antitrust Source, the online journal of the ABA Antitrust Section, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

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