Matthew Tabas

Matthew Tabas

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia

Matt Tabas has extensive experience handling clients' most complex antitrust issues. His practice focuses on government reviews of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, civil government investigations, and antitrust counseling. In particular, he has represented clients in all phases of merger clearance, before the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state antitrust enforcement authorities, as well as before federal courts in litigated challenges by the government. He also frequently represents clients in high-stakes civil antitrust litigation. Mr. Tabas regularly represents clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, medical devices, technology, media and entertainment, telecommunications, semiconductors, consumer products, food, and retail. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tabas served as a Counsel to the Director in the FTC's Bureau of Competition where he advised two Bureau of Competition Directors on antitrust issues affecting the healthcare, life sciences, technology, and chemical industries. Mr. Tabas also worked as an attorney in the Mergers IV Division of the FTC, investigating and analyzing combinations in the retail, healthcare, and funeral home industries. Among other assignments, he led investigations into the mergers of healthcare providers and played an integral role in the trial teams that successfully challenged several high profile mergers. While at the FTC, Mr. Tabas also participated in a staff exchange with Canada's Competition Bureau, where he worked as a Competition Law Officer in the Competition Bureau's Mergers Branch.


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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

  • Partner
    Jan 2022 ∼ Present 10 months
  • Senior Associate
    Jan 2019 ∼ Jan 2022 2 years
  • Associate
    Nov 2015* ∼ Jan 2019 3 years
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