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Puja Patel


New York

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Puja Patel


New York

Puja is an associate in the Antitrust practice group, advising clients on a range of antitrust and competition issues. Her practice concentrates on antitrust clearance of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation and non-merger antitrust investigations. 

Puja advises clients on all aspects of the merger review process, including Second Request investigations before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, antitrust risk assessments, SPA aspects, multi-jurisdictional filing analysis, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance. She also has significant experience in representing clients in complex antitrust litigation matters, from fact and expert discovery, pleadings and motions, to settlement strategy. Puja has worked on dozens of complex cross-border matters in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, technology, airlines, industrials, and food/agriculture.

Puja currently serves as Co-Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Agriculture and Food Committee and an Executive Member of the NYSBA Antitrust Section. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration, reproductive justice, and criminal justice matters.

News & insights


News: 29 JUNE 2021

Recent FTC Chair Appointment and Legislative Developments Signal Increased Antitrust Enforcement in the U.S.

The appointment of Lina Khan as Chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission is the latest in a series of developments – including investigations, legislative proposals for overhauls large and small,…

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Publications: 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Hart-Scott-Rodino filing thresholds decrease for the first time in over a decade in the U.S.

HSR filing thresholds decrease for the first time in over a decade – size-of-transaction threshold to be USD92.0 million

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Overview of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019

Publications: 21 JULY 2020

Overview of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) recently issued their Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 (the “Report”). This…

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Publications: 31 JANUARY 2020

FTC announces increased HSR thresholds – size-of-transaction threshold to be USD94.0 million

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

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2015

Admitted: United States District Courts

Eastern District of New York, 2018 
Southern District of New York, 2018 


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014

B.S., New York University, 2011 

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