Eddie Hasdoo is an antitrust and competition lawyer who represents clients in competitively sensitive transactions, government investigations, and litigation. He has handled matters in a variety of industries, including health care, agriculture, aerospace, real estate services, financial instruments, emerging technologies, and consumer retail goods. He also regularly advises clients on antitrust compliance policies and strategic business decisions.
Eddie's transactional experience spans all stages and aspects of a deal, from premerger planning through closing. He has successfully guided merging clients through investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and international antitrust agencies. He has worked on a number of complex cross-border transactions, including a successful $38 billion merger-of-equals that involved obtaining merger control clearances in the United States and several other jurisdictions around the globe.
Eddie has experience litigating cases in federal court. He has defended clients involved in government investigations, class action litigation, and business-to-business disputes. These matters have involved claims of price-fixing, market allocation, monopolization, no-poach agreements, and unfair trade practices. He has also defended cases around the country involving claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Eddie maintains an active pro bono litigation practice, having recently obtained a favorable asylum decision for the widowed matriarch of a family that fled persecution in El Salvador.
Eddie is currently a vice chair of the Economics Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. He has contributed to many antitrust publications, webinars, and in-person panels during his career.
- September 2018
Contributor, "Health Care Networks and Managed Care: Antitrust Aspects of Integration and Exclusion" Treatise, Bloomberg Law / BNA Health Law & Business Series Portfolio
- February 2015
Embracing Nuance: A Review of Antitrust Authorities' Carefully Crafted Consent Agreements
- The University of Chicago (J.D. with honors 2014); DePaul University (B.A. 2009)
- Illinois and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois
- "Rising Star," Illinois Super Lawyers (2020-2022)
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Winter 2012-Spring 2013)