Parker Erkmann is a member in Dow Lohnes’ Litigation Group where his practice focuses on antitrust, competition and regulatory issues in the aviation and communication industries. Parker joined Dow Lohnes after spending three years at the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Parker’s antitrust experience includes both merger, civil non-merger and criminal matters involving the airline, broadcast, cable television, video programming, telecommunications, and higher education industries. His experience includes investigations initiated by both the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division as well as private litigation. Parker regularly advises clients about how to minimize the antitrust risks arising from competitor collaborations, joint ventures, acquisitions and other transactions, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
In addition to antitrust matters, Parker represents aviation clients before the Department of Transportation on a variety of regulatory issues, including the acquisition of slots and foreign route authorities, enforcement proceedings and compliance matters.
Parker also represents clients in litigation in arbitrations, trial courts and appellate courts.