John DeQ Briggs

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP, Washington, DC

John is Co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Axinn Veltrop and Managing Partner of the firm’s DC office. He has been engaged in all aspects of antitrust law for more than 30 years, with a focus in recent years on cartels and private treble damage class actions. John has been lead counsel for many companies on both sides of the Atlantic in hundreds of mergers, class actions, private antitrust litigations, cartel matters, and other commercial litigations. He has also done a considerable amount of work at the intersection of competition law and intellectual property law. John teaches international competition law at George Washington Law School, served as Chairman of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law for 1995-1996, and was Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group at Howrey, LLP for more than a decade. He received the BTI Client Service “All-Star” award based on repeat nominations by Fortune 1000 company chief legal officers for “client focus, delivery of results and exceptional understanding of clients’ business.” John served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.