Bilal Sayyed represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in significant merger, civil and criminal antitrust matters. A significant portion of his practice involves representing investment funds on antitrust and, in particular, Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act compliance matters. Bilal also represents clients before the FTC in consumer protection investigations.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Bilal was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and Kirkland & Ellis. He previously served as an Attorney Advisor to FTC Chairman Timothy J. Muris from 2001 to 2004. In that role, Bilal advised the Chairman on matters involving a wide spectrum of industries, including chemical and mining, petroleum and natural gas, health care and pharmaceutical, defense and transportation, gaming, various consumer products and retail operations, and professional associations and standard setting organizations.
Bilal has taught antitrust and competition law at the George Mason University School of Law since 2011. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (2018), Chambers USA (2017), Legal 500 US (2017), and Super Lawyers (2013-2017).
Bilal received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.