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Darren Tucker
Darren Tucker
Partner — Antitrust
Partner — Antitrust

Darren Tucker

Darren Tucker
Washington, D.C.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20037

start quote symbolMy practice deals with some of the most cutting-edge antitrust issues in the world. My work requires that I advocate for clients in complex matters where the law is often unsettled. I enjoy that challenge and I'm always working to find creative solutions for the companies I represent.end quote symbol
Darren Tucker

Experience Highlights

  • Represented Sinclair in its $1.8 billion acquisition by HollyFrontier

  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. in a $6 billion merger of equals with Whiting Petroleum Corporation creating Chord Energy in 2022

  • Represented Plains All American in connection with its Permian Basin Joint Venture with Oryx Midstream

  • Represented Google in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit

  • Represented a leading U.S. internet services company in global dominance investigations and counseling matters

  • Represented a leading health care system with obtaining FTC approval for multiple acquisitions and joint ventures in the same metro area

  • Represented clients on competition enforcement issues related to standard essential patents, big data, pricing algorithms, and the intersection of privacy and antitrust


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1998
  • The College of William and Mary, B.A., 1995
  • From 2009–2013, Darren served as an attorney advisor to Commissioners Joshua D. Wright and J. Thomas Rosch at the FTC. In that role, Darren advised on all aspects of the FTC’s competition mission, including staff enforcement recommendations, litigation strategy, and policy matters. He also drafted official opinions, statements, speeches, articles, and testimony. Notable matters on which Darren worked while at the FTC include the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines; the North Carolina Dental, Realcomp, ProMedica, and Polypore adjudicative proceedings; the Express Scripts/Medco merger; and the 2011 Accountable Care Organization enforcement policy. This experience allows Darren to provide valuable insights to clients regarding competition enforcement and policy issues.
  • Clerkship to Judge Edmund Ludwig of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1998–1999)
  • Chambers USA, Antitrust (District of Columbia), 2020–2024
  • Legal 500 U.S., Antitrust: Cartel, 2016, 2017, and 2019–2024; Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense, 2016–2017 and 2019–2023; Antitrust: Merger Control, 2016–2017 and 2019–2024
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Selected to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), 2018–2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC)Antitrust Law (Washington), 2019–2024
  • Recognized as a “Future Leader” for being one of the top antitrust lawyers under the age of 45, Global Competition Review and Who’s Who Legal, 2017
  • Recognized, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law (2017)
  • Nominee: Concurrences’ Antitrust Writing Award (2014, 2015 and 2021)
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, 2021
  • Adjunct Professor: Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University (Fall Semester 2017)
  • Editorial Chair: ABA Antitrust Source (2009–2015)
  • Member: Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board (2011–2016)
  • Leadership: ABA Section of Antitrust Law Publications Officer (2006–2022); currently serves as Finance Officer (2022–2024)
  • District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Circuit U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court