Joseph D.Antel (Joe)


Washington + 1.202.879.3651

Joe Antel represents clients in antitrust and competition matters involving merger reviews, civil and criminal government investigations, and antitrust litigation. He has represented parties in a variety of industries, including aerospace, information technology, consumer goods, waste management, manufacturing, retail, health care, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas.

Joe's recent experience includes representing Marathon Petroleum in connection with its $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor. Before joining Jones Day, he practiced antitrust law at a boutique firm in New York, representing clients in a number of high-profile mergers and litigations, including advising Ball Corporation in its $6.85 billion acquisition of Rexam and obtaining summary judgment for Stanley Black & Decker in a Section 1 litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to entering private practice, Joe served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's office where he litigated New York v. Actavis plc, et al., a Section 2 "product hopping" case. While at the AG's office he was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award in recognition of superior service on behalf of the People of the State of New York.

Joe is active in the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, volunteering at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center, which provides free legal information to unrepresented landlords and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia.


  • Advertising firm resolves DOJ investigation into alleged cartel activitiesJones Day represented a company facing investigation by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division regarding alleged cartel activity in the advertising industry.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Marathon Petroleum acquires Andeavor in deal valued at $23.3 billionJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) to create a leading U.S. refining, marketing, and midstream company.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
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