JOSEPH G. KRAUSS
Partner, Washington, D.C.
Joseph Krauss' practice is devoted entirely to the area of antitrust and economic regulation, with a particular
emphasis on merger and acquisition counseling and litigation in all industries, and before federal, state, and
foreign antitrust authorities.
Joe has counseled clients in numerous matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution
issues, Sherman Act, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance. He has represented clients from a number of
industries, including automotive, electric utility, manufacturing, health, natural resources, e-commerce, computer
hardware and software, and telecommunications, before both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and
the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in merger investigations, civil nonmerger investigations,
and in compliance matters before the agencies.
Joe joined Hogan & Hartson in 1999 after serving 11 years at the FTC. During his tenure at the commission, he
served in a variety of capacities, most recently as the assistant director of the Premerger Notification Office in the
Bureau of Competition. Joe also was appointed acting assistant director and deputy assistant director of the
Mergers II Division in the Bureau of Competition where he was responsible for the management and oversight of
investigations of proposed mergers in a number of industries, including computer, chemicals, natural resources,
and automotive parts. Joe has extensive litigation experience, having been involved in a senior capacity in a
number of litigation matters that resulted in FTC orders. His career at the commission included serving two
commissioners as an attorney advisor counseling on matters of antitrust policy and enforcement.
Joe has spoken numerous times on merger enforcement and antitrust policy, including remarks before the
Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Bar of
the City of New York. In addition, he has traveled to Eastern Europe to assist competition agencies there in their
development and enforcement of antitrust law and policy, and has met with numerous representatives of
competition bureaus throughout the world to advise and discuss issues of antitrust enforcement and policy.
Joe is a nongovernmental advisor to the Mergers Working Group of the International Competition
Network (ICN), The ICN is an informal network of antitrust agencies from developed and developing
countries that addresses antitrust enforcement and policy issues of common interest and formulates
proposals for procedural and substantive convergence. He has also been profiled in a number of
prestigious publications, including the most recent Chambers USA, which noted, "Formerly at the
FTC, Joseph Krauss ... gained client commendation for his 'strategically sound' advice and 'strong
negotiation skills with the agencies.'"
Counsel to Carnival Corporation in its successful merger with P&O Princess, pic.
Counsel to General Dynamics Corporation in multiple defense industry investigations.
Counsel to DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and Genera! Motors in the formation and operation of multiple
Counsel to eBay on general antitrust matters.
Counsel to a major utility in a variety of antitrust related issues.
HOGAN & HARTSON PUBLICATIONS
"Issue Six." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
"Issue Five." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (01.31.2007)
"FTC Announces Changes to Jurisdictional Thresholds for Sections 7A and 8 of the Clayton Act."
Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (01.23.2007)
"Issue Four." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (10.12.2006)
"Issue Three." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (06.29.2006)
"Issue Two." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (03.10.2006)
"FTC Announces Changes to HSR Notification Thresholds." Antitrust Update, Hogan &
Hartson LLP (01.19.2006)
"Changes in HSR Reporting Requirements." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (01.04.2006)
"FTC Announces Amendments to HSR Ruies." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP (12.12.2005)
"Inaugural Issue." Life Sciences: Competition & Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
"The Tunney Act: A House Still Standing." The Antitrust Source, ABA (06.01.2007)
"New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report - Issue 6." mergermarket,
"New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report - issue 4." Mergermarket,
"New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report." Mergermarket, (03.21.2006)
"Partial Acquisitions After Dairy Farmers: Got Answers?" Antitrust ABA Section of Antitrust Law
"Merger Process Reforms." The National Law Journal, (03.14.2006)
"Dos and Don'ts of Navigating Antitrust Merger Investigations." The Antitrust Review of the
Americas, Global Competition Review (10.01.2004)
"Antitrust Investigations 501: Successfully Managing Your Relationship with Agency Staff and
Increasing Your Chances for Approval." ACC Docket, Association of Corporate Counsel
Antitrust, Competition, and Consumer Protection
Aerospace and Defense
AREAS OF FOCUS
Civil investigations and Litigation
Mergers and Acquisitions
J.D., Delaware Law School of Widener University,
B.S., University of Delaware, 1978
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Antitrust
Who's Who Legal: The International Who's
Who of Business Lawyers, Competition
Legal Media Group, Guide to the World's Leading
Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, 2005-2006
Chambers USA, Competition and Antitrust
PLC Competition Law, "Recommended"
Competition Lawyer, 2003-2007
Member, Antitrust Law Section, American Bar
Council Member, Antitrust Law Section, American
Nongovernmental Advisor, Mergers Working
Group of the International Competition
Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee,
Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association,
Vice-Chair, Clayton Act Committee, Antitrust
Law Section, American Bar Association,
District of Columbia