Chris Fitzpatrick | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Chris Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate Global Regulatory


Chris Fitzpatrick
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events

Chris Fitzpatrick is an antitrust litigator with experience handling domestic and cross-border competition disputes. He represents clients in all stages of litigation and advises companies on antitrust risk.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Chris was an antitrust associate with the D.C. office of another international law firm, where he represented clients in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, international ocean shipping, automotive parts, and the financial sector. Chris began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Brenda Sannes of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and then to the Honorable Michael Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In addition to antitrust matters, Chris maintains an ongoing pro bono practice representing veterans in applications for medical retirement benefits before various service-branch administrative boards.

In law school, Chris was a Senior Editor on the board of the Cornell Law Review.

Representative experience

FTC v. Louisiana Children's Medical Center et al.

Represented LCMC in successful litigation concerning whether its acquisition of certain healthcare assets needed to be reported under the HSR Act

FTC v. Meta Platforms Inc. and Within Unlimited, Inc.

Represented Within in defense of litigation to block its acquisition by Meta

United States v. UnitedHealth Group Inc. et al.

Represented UnitedHealth in defense of litigation to enjoin its acquisition of Change Healthcare

Represent a global pharmaceutical company in MDL alleging antitrust conspiracy claims

Defended a multinational beverage company in an antitrust MDL involving the coffee industry, against claims brought by competitors, consumer classes, and other plaintiffs*

Represented an international ocean shipping company in antitrust and contract matters related to cartel claims*

Represented an international auto parts firm in negotiations concerning potential antitrust claims*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Juris Doctor, Cornell Law School, Magna Cum Laude, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, Magna Cum Laude, 2013
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • ABA, Section of Antitrust Law