Thomas S.Rucker (Tommy)


Washington + 1.202.879.3477

Tommy Rucker assists clients with addressing antitrust and competition issues related to merger reviews, compliance, government investigations, and other regulatory issues. He has experience in premerger counseling, including compliance with Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger requirements, and has also guided clients through several Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations.

Tommy has represented clients in many industries, including technology, financial products, heavy machinery, and health care.

Tommy is a member of the LGBT Bar Association of DC and the National LGBT Bar Association.


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