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Megan Gerking
Megan Gerking
Washington +1 202 662 5181 mgerking@cov.com Download V-card

Megan Gerking represents clients in civil and criminal antitrust government investigations, and complex commercial litigation and antitrust disputes. Ms. Gerking advises clients on a variety of competition issues, including acquisitions and regulatory compliance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

From 2012-2014, Ms. Gerking was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where she prosecuted criminal violations of the federal antitrust laws, including international cartel cases and related offenses. Ms. Gerking prosecuted the first individual to ever be formally extradited to the United States on an antitrust charge. Ms. Gerking was also a member of the prosecution team investigating price fixing, bid rigging, and market allocation in the automotive parts industry and she negotiated numerous plea agreements with corporate entities and individuals.

  • Representing a publicly traded company in U.S. Department of Justice grand jury investigation.
  • Successfully represented publicly-traded company in obtaining merger review clearance before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Representing a major international bank in multidistrict class action litigation involving antitrust, market manipulation and other federal and state law claims.
  • Represented components manufacturer in grand jury investigation in which no action was taken against our client.
  • Represented third party before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission in connection with civil investigation of a high-profile proposed merger.

Pro Bono

  • Advising coalition of selective colleges and universities on potential antitrust implications of acting collectively to increase socioeconomic diversity among their student bodies.
  • Successfully petitioned DC Housing Authority to place client and her family in a healthier living environment.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section, Trial Attorney (2012-2014)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, Press Assistant (2007-2008)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Honors Paralegal (2006-2007)
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (2013)
  • Recognized by the U.S. Attorney General as an Outstanding Mentor (2014)