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Matthew J. Reilly

1155 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:  (202) 636-5566
Fax:  (202) 636-5502
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Matthew J. Reilly is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department.  Mr. Reilly’s practice focuses on a wide range of antitrust matters, including antitrust litigation, complex transactions and antitrust counseling, and government investigations. 

Mr. Reilly is a former Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Bureau of Competition.  In this role, he served for five years as the head of the FTC’s Mergers IV division, where he led numerous investigations and oversaw the FTC’s litigation efforts in industries such as hospitals, supermarkets and other retailers, and a variety of consumer products.  Previously Mr. Reilly served as Deputy Assistant Director for the FTC’s Mergers I division, overseeing investigations and litigation involving mergers in industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, over-the-counter products, defense, aerospace, industrial goods, energy, consumer goods and food products.  As one of the federal government’s leading trial lawyers for more than a decade, Mr. Reilly served as first-chair litigator representing the FTC in numerous high-profile antitrust trials.  Mr. Reilly most recently led the FTC’s investigations and served as the lead litigator for the FTC in OSF Healthcare/Rockford Memorial Hospital, ProMedica/St. Luke’s, Phoebe Putney/Palmyra, Inova/Prince William, and Whole Foods/Wild Oats.  Among many other awards received during his tenure at the FTC, Mr. Reilly was awarded the FTC’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award, as recognition for numerous successes in high-profile litigations.  Mr. Reilly is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of substantive antitrust and litigation topics. 

Mr. Reilly earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, his M.A. from Duke University, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, in 1991, where he graduated first in his class and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Colby College in 1988, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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•  Georgetown University Law Center, 1995 J.D.
cum laude
•  Duke University Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, 1991 M.A.
•  Colby College, 1988 B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa

•  Litigation
•  Antitrust
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
•  Asia Litigation
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