Parker Erkmann joined Dow Lohnes as an Associate in 2004 after spending three and a half years at the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section. Mr. Erkmann's antitrust experience includes both merger, civil non-merger and criminal matters involving the airline, broadcast, cable television, newspaper, satellite television, video programming, regional sports programming, telecommunications, communications equipment, and education industries.
Mr. Erkmann has represented clients in connection with investigations initiated by both the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division. Mr. Erkmann regularly advises clients about how to minimize the antitrust risks arising from competitor collaborations, joint ventures, acquisitions and other transactions.
In addition to his antirust practice, Mr. Erkmann handles general commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Erkmann served as the primary litigator defending a client in a complex contract dispute, winning the case at the summary judgment stage.
Mr. Erkmann also has extensive experience advising investors and U.S. air carriers about compliance with the Department of Transportation's foreign ownership rules. Mr. Erkmann did much of the background work that led to DOT's issuance of the "Hawaiian Letter" that clarified the application of the foreign ownership rules to hedge funds and private equity investors.
Mr. Erkmann graduated from the University of Michigan Law School where he served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review. He clerked for Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.
Memberships and Activities
Law Clerk - Alaska Supreme Court, Chief Justice Dana Fabe