Dennis S. Schmelzer focuses his practice on antitrust and regulatory matters. He guides clients through all phases of merger reviews and investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), state attorneys general, and international competition and regulatory authorities. Mr. Schmelzer also has considerable experience with civil litigation, including advising clients through multidistrict class action proceedings and defending clients at trial. Mr. Schmelzer handles matters across a wide range of industries, including aviation, consumer and commercial electronics, energy, food products, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, and travel. Based on a decade of experience, Mr. Schmelzer has been listed as a Rising Star for Antitrust Litigation in Washington, DC by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2015 through 2019. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Schmelzer served as an associate at two other international law firms.