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Mark Meador has had a wide-ranging career handling intricate antitrust matters for the federal government, clients, and legislators. His expertise spans antitrust compliance, merger reviews, strategic communications, coalition management, and regulatory and legislative advocacy.

Mark began his career as an enforcer at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, in the Healthcare Division, where he led and participated in complex investigations across the entire healthcare sector. After a detail from FTC to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mark joined Paul Weiss in 2016. While at Paul Weiss, Mark represented parties appearing before federal and state antitrust enforcers, including in merger, civil, and criminal investigations. Mark also provided ongoing antitrust compliance advice to several clients, and was deeply involved multiple matters relating to Big Tech.

In 2019, Mark joined the DOJ’s Antitrust Division in the Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section. At DOJ, Mark again led and participated in multiple investigations of high-profile mergers, including the Division’s successful challenge of Visa/Plaid. While at DOJ, Mark began his second detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee, working for ranking member Mike Lee. Sen. Lee later hired Mark directly to serve as his Deputy Chief Counsel for Antitrust & Competition Policy. While in the Senate, Mark was the senior minority staffer for antitrust policy and legislation, advising on oversight of federal enforcers and overseeing twenty-one subcommittee hearings covering some of the most high-profile antitrust matters of our time. Mark played a pivotal role in the preparation and review of several landmark antitrust bills, including several reforms passed into law in 2022.

Since forming Kressin Meador with Brandon, Mark has continued to engage with cutting-edge antitrust issues. In private practice, his clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of industries, including agriculture, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology, insurance, grocery and retail, manufacturing, telecom, and journalism. Mark’s unique experience enables him to advise not only on antitrust compliance and litigation, drawing on his experience as a former enforcer, but also on the policy dimensions of offensive and defensive antitrust strategies. Clients turn to Mark to handle their most complex antitrust matters.



J.D., University of Houston Law Center

A.B., University of Chicago


District of Columbia

Texas (inactive)

Supreme Court of the United States

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