With more than 20 years of experience in antitrust and competition law, Peter Love's practice primarily focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. His transactional work has encompassed counseling clients at every stage of a deal, from premerger planning through regulatory filings; U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state agency investigations; Congressional inquiries; and litigation; as well as post-closing investigations. Peter also has provided antitrust counsel to a variety of companies on nonmerger competition issues, such as tying, exclusive dealing, loyalty discounts, and other unilateral conduct issues.
Peter has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, broadcasting, semiconductors, and telecommunications. He recently served as antitrust counsel to J.M. Huber in the sale of its Silica business to Evonik Industries, Sierra Wireless in its acquisition of Numerex Corporation, Linear Technology in its $14.8 billion sale to Analog Devices, and Randstad Holding in its acquisition of Monster Worldwide.
Peter's publications include articles on DOJ and FTC promises to aggressively protect competition in the defense industry and on the consent decree DOJ reached with ABI and Modelo. He is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and has served on the Merger Process Reform and Merger Guidelines Revisions task forces of the ABA's Antitrust Section.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. with honors 1993); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. with honors 1989)
- California and District of Columbia
Recommended by The Legal 500 US for merger control (2016-2017)