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Nicholas Putz


Washington, D.C.

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Nicholas Putz


Washington, D.C.

Nick is an associate in the Antitrust practice. He advises clients on a range of antitrust and competition issues while regularly representing them before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission. His practice focuses on merger clearances, agency investigations, and civil litigations.

Nick represents clients in all aspects of the merger review process, including merger clearances before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). He also advises on global merger notification requirements and coordinates antitrust approval efforts in jurisdictions throughout the world. Nick has significant experience representing clients in non-merger antitrust investigations and antitrust litigation matters, with a particular focus on merger litigations and class action litigations at the cutting edge of antitrust and intellectual property. His experience spans dozens of industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, transportation, chemicals, mining, solid waste, entertainment, and food/beverage.

During law school, Nick served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Tort Litigation Section. He was also Production Editor of the Catholic University Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Team.

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Publications: 25 January 2023

FTC announces increase in HSR filing thresholds and changes to HSR premerger filing fees

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced increases to the notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act, which requires premerger notification of certain…

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Publications: 05 January 2023

U.S. antitrust changes signed into law

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Publications: 26 January 2022

HSR filing thresholds increase – size-of-transaction threshold to be USD101.0 million

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Antitrust and Competition


Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2018

Admitted: Bar of the State of Maryland, 2017


JD, magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2017

BA, Economics, Xavier University, 2014

HBA, Philosophy, Politics, and the Public, Xavier University, 2014

Pro-bono experience

  • Litigated prisoner rights issues relating to solitary confinement.

Published work

  • Nicholas Putz, Rebecca Farrington, Daniel Rosenthal, Navigating Icebergs: A Brief Survey of Non-Reportable Transaction Enforcement Around the World, The Antitrust Source (Aug. 2020).