counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Rich Snyder is a counsel in the antitrust, competition and trade group, based in Washington, DC. Rich is an antitrust litigation and regulatory subject matter expert with industry focus in consumer products and media and significant experience in Latin America competition law. Rich represents clients in civil antitrust litigation in both federal and state court, including cartel follow-on damages litigation, commercial antitrust litigation and merger litigation. He regularly handles mergers before the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, as well as foreign authorities. Rich often works on mergers that require merger control authorisation and strategy in 10 or more jurisdictions. He defends clients in criminal and civil antitrust investigations that include price-fixing grand jury investigations, including representing leniency applicants. Rich also defends companies in civil behavioural investigations, including his involvement in the DOJ’s eBooks investigation that resulted in the filing of US v. Apple.
Rich earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003 and his BA from Stanford University in 1995. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, and before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.