Mark L. Kovner

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Mr. Kovner represents clients in complex government antitrust investigations and litigations. He has cleared hundreds of challenging transactions through the HSR process, expeditiously and most often without the need for any remedies. Named a “National Litigation Star” for antitrust by Benchmark Litigation (2016), Mr. Kovner is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading antitrust practitioners by Chambers & Partners USA; The Best Lawyers in America; Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists. Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide “Best of the Best USA 2013” named Mr. Kovner one of the 30 best lawyers in US antitrust. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell. Global Competition Review awarded the complex Teva Pharmaceuticals/Allergan merger clearance, handled by Mr. Kovner and the Kirkland team, as its 2016 Merger Control Matter of the Year - Americas. Mr. Kovner is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught Antitrust Law since 2001, and he sits on the Board of Directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers, a pro bono bar association.

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