Andre Geverola leads the firm's cartel investigations practice. He was the first Director of Criminal Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, where he supervised antitrust litigation matters across the country and helped formulate critical policies and practices that impact leniency applications, grand jury investigations, and compliance programs. Mr. Geverola brings to his clients a unique perspective in criminal and civil antitrust matters across a number of industries coupled with practical approaches to compliance and risk mitigation.

As Director of Criminal Litigation, Mr. Geverola supervised all cartel litigation 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 health-care-staffing industries.

Mr. Geverola has broad experience in white-collar matters and has coordinated investigations with the DOJ Criminal Division, Civil Division, and various US Attorney's Offices. Additionally, Mr. Geverola 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 criminal and civil litigation and government investigations, focusing on antitrust, FCPA, and fraud matters in a variety of industries, including technology, energy, and manufacturing.

Perspectives

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Advisory
DOJ Procurement Collusion Strike Force Case Results in Prison Time
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Environmental Edge: Climate Change & Regulatory Insights
Not Guilty: Some Lessons from DOJ’s Recent Criminal Antitrust Trials
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Global Competition Review (GCR)
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Antitrust: Cartel (2022)
Antitrust: Merger Control (2022)
The American Lawyer
Midwest Trailblazers (2022)
Global Competition Review
40 Under 40 list (2016)
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Credentials

Education
  • University of Chicago Law School, Editor, Chicago Journal of International Law
  • BS, University of California, San Diego
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
Government & Military Service
  • Director of Criminal Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice
  • Trial Attorney; Assistant Chief in the Chicago office of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice

Activities
  • 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)
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