Andre Geverola leads the firm's cartel investigations practice. He was the first and is the most recent Director of Criminal Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he supervised all criminal litigation matters across the country and helped formulate critical policies and practices that impact leniency applications, grand jury investigations, and litigation. Mr. Geverola brings to his clients a unique perspective in antitrust and white-collar matters across a number of industries coupled with practical approaches to compliance and risk mitigation.
As Director of Criminal Litigation, Mr. Geverola supervised all criminal cartel matters for the Antitrust Division, including:
- Labor markets: Mr. Geverola conducted the Division's first criminal "no-poach" investigation after the issuance of the 2016 DOJ-FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals, and supervised the Division's first labor-market cases.
- Financial markets: Mr. Geverola supervised cases involving a variety of financial instruments, including foreign-currency exchange.
- Government contracting: Mr. Geverola supervised cases involving fraud and collusion in federal and state contracting under the Division's Procurement Collusion Strike Force.
- Food and agriculture: Mr. Geverola supervised cases in the packaged-seafood and broiler-chicken industries.
- Health care and pharmaceuticals: Mr. Geverola supervised cases in the generic pharmaceuticals and cancer-treatment industries.
In addition, Mr. Geverola was instrumental in formulating Antitrust Division policies and practices concerning leniency, compliance, deferred prosecutions, and litigation. Mr. Geverola has coordinated investigations with the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Civil Division, and various US Attorney's Offices, and has worked with and trained antitrust enforcement agencies across the globe, including Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
Earlier in his career at the Antitrust Division, Mr. Geverola worked as a trial attorney and then as Assistant Chief in the Antitrust Division’s Chicago Office. In these roles, he led numerous investigations and prosecutions of antitrust, fraud, and related offenses, and was responsible for the most significant corporate criminal cases in the history of the office.
Prior to the Antitrust Division, Mr. Geverola practiced at another top international law firm, where he represented clients in litigation and government investigations, focusing on antitrust, FCPA, and fraud matters in a variety of industries, including technology, energy, and manufacturing.
Admitted only in IL; practicing law in DC during the pendency of his application for admission to the DC Bar and under the supervision of lawyers of the firm who are members in good standing of the DC Bar
- University of Chicago Law School, Editor, Chicago Journal of International Law
- BS, University of California, San Diego
- Director of Criminal Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice
- Member, ABA Antitrust Section, International Cartel Task Force (2021)
- Co-author, DOJ Investigations chapter, ABA International Antitrust Cartel Handbook (2019)
- Visiting International Enforcer, Japan Fair Trade Commission (2014)