James W. Lowe



JIM LOWE is an experienced antitrust lawyer who focuses his practice on merger and civil and criminal non-merger investigations. He is a skilled oral advocate and advocates for his clients at federal and state agencies and in trial court and appellate litigation. He regularly provides counseling on antitrust and related issues regarding distribution, licensing and transactions. Jim has experience working with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Departments of Commerce, Transportation, Defense and Education, among other state and federal agencies. He regularly represents entities with competitive concerns about proposed transactions.

Jim’s clients are in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, forest products, building materials, paper, airlines, railroads, telecommunications and financial services. In addition to antitrust, he has practiced in the areas of communications and transportation law, and general litigation. Jim has extensive experience in complex case management.

Prior to joining Sidley, Jim practiced at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. with a prominent antitrust litigation practice. While there, he gained recognition as a leader in his field by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Jim was also listed in the 2006–2008 and 2011–2017 editions of Who’s Who Legal and was selected by his peers in the 2010–2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of antitrust law. He was also selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in 2011–2017. Jim spent the first four years of his legal career as an attorney at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust/Competition, 2) Transportation, 3) Antitrust and Unfair Competition, 4) Antitrust Counseling, 5) Antitrust Government Investigations, 6) Antitrust Legislative and Policy Projects and 7) Merger Clearances
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.,1989)
Education Yale University (B.A.,1985)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association,New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwlowe/
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