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Norm Armstrong co-chairs the firm’s global Antitrust Practice Group.  His practice focuses on antitrust litigation, complex transactions, antitrust counseling, and government civil and criminal investigations. Norm represents foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of antitrust matters, as well as consumer protection issues such as false advertising and data privacy.

As a former Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition, Norm has broad experience with antitrust matters. At the FTC, he led three divisions that investigated mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and anticompetitive conduct in an array of industries. These included casinos, chemicals, consumer goods, entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, retail and technology. Norm also supervised all oil and gas investigations, served as co-chair of the President’s Oil and Price Fraud Working Group, and briefed members of Congress on related issues.

Norm co-chairs the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of antitrust and litigation topics.

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Credentials

B.A., University of Virginia

J.D., Howard University

News

In the News · Source: Global Competition Review

October 7, 2014
FTC veteran Armstrong joins King & Spalding

In the News · Source: Law360

October 6, 2014
King & Spalding Hires FTC Official For Antitrust Group In DC

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Matters

Advised Carmike Cinemas in the DOJ's investigation into its sales to AMC Theatres.

Successfully represented Forterra Building Products, a portfolio company of LoneStar Funds, in the formation of a joint venture. The transaction was cleared by the FTC without divestitures.

Represented several of the largest healthcare systems in their acquisitions in front of the FTC and in litigations brought by the DOJ.

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Advised Carmike Cinemas in the DOJ's investigation into its sales to AMC Theatres.

Successfully represented Forterra Building Products, a portfolio company of LoneStar Funds, in the formation of a joint venture. The transaction was cleared by the FTC without divestitures.

Represented several of the largest healthcare systems in their acquisitions in front of the FTC and in litigations brought by the DOJ.

Successfully represented Bass Pro Group in its defense of an FTC investigation into its acquisition of Fishing holdings LLC.

News

In the News · Source: Global Competition Review

October 7, 2014
FTC veteran Armstrong joins King & Spalding

In the News · Source: Law360

October 6, 2014
King & Spalding Hires FTC Official For Antitrust Group In DC

View all

Matters

Advised Carmike Cinemas in the DOJ's investigation into its sales to AMC Theatres.

Successfully represented Forterra Building Products, a portfolio company of LoneStar Funds, in the formation of a joint venture. The transaction was cleared by the FTC without divestitures.

Represented several of the largest healthcare systems in their acquisitions in front of the FTC and in litigations brought by the DOJ.

See more
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Close

Matters

Advised Carmike Cinemas in the DOJ's investigation into its sales to AMC Theatres.

Successfully represented Forterra Building Products, a portfolio company of LoneStar Funds, in the formation of a joint venture. The transaction was cleared by the FTC without divestitures.

Represented several of the largest healthcare systems in their acquisitions in front of the FTC and in litigations brought by the DOJ.

Successfully represented Bass Pro Group in its defense of an FTC investigation into its acquisition of Fishing holdings LLC.

News

In the News · Source: Global Competition Review

October 7, 2014
FTC veteran Armstrong joins King & Spalding

In the News · Source: Law360

October 6, 2014
King & Spalding Hires FTC Official For Antitrust Group In DC

View all

Credentials

B.A., University of Virginia

J.D., Howard University