About Us

David Balto

Email: david.balto@dcantitrustlaw.com

David Balto has practiced antitrust law for over 30 years in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and in private practice.

David Balto

David Balto has over 15 years of government antitrust experience as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and in several senior level positions at the Federal Trade Commission. David Balto was the Policy Director of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission (1998-2001) and attorney advisor to Chairman Robert Pitofsky (1995-1997). In these positions, he was a senior advisor in all aspects of the FTC's merger and non- merger enforcement program. He helped litigate the challenges to the Staples/Office Depot, Drug Wholesalers, and Heinz/Beechnut mergers, the Intel monopolization case, and the challenges to anticompetitive conduct by several pharmaceutical companies.

David Balto is nationally known for his expertise in competition policy and is a prolific author on antitrust, consumer protection, financial services, intellectual property, and health care competition.

David is a Program Fellow in the Health Policy Program of the New America Foundation. View his profile.

Matthew Lane

Email: matt.lane@dcantitrustlaw.com

Matthew Lane received his J.D., cum laude, from University of Florida in 2013 and his BS in Business Administration, cum laude, from University of Florida in 2005. Mr. Lane’s studies at UF Levin College of Law focused on intellectual property and the intersection of competition law and intellectual property law.

Mr. Lane has authored two papers: State Sponsored Cartels: How the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine Could Force Courts to Aid in Cartel Enforcement and Patent Wars: How the Government Can Best Address Anticompetitive Patent Accumulation by Updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. Mr. Lane also received a certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of Florida’s Program in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Lane participated in the Journal of Technology Law & Policy, where he was a galleys editor.