Bilal Sayyed 

Counsel – Washington
T.+1 202 862-2266
700 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington , DC 20001 V-CARD

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.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Piedmont Natural Gas in the regulatory review of its pending sale to Duke Energy
  • Represented Infineon Technologies in the FTC review of its acquisition of International Rectifier
  • Represented Zebra Technologies in the FTC review of its acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business
  • Represented Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in the FTC review of its acquisition of Allos Pharmaceuticals
  • Represented Guardian Industries in the FTC review of the sale of its fiberglass and insulation businesses to Knauf Insulation
  • Represented Hess Corporation in the FTC review of the sale of its retail business to Speedway LLC
  • Represented Community Health Systems, Inc., in the FTC review of its acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc.
  • Represented Murray Energy Corporation in the FTC review of its acquisition of the NAPP coal mines of CONSOL Energy Inc.
  • Represented Advance Auto Parts in the FTC review of its acquisition of Carquest, an auto parts specialty firm
  • Represented Hess Corporation in the FTC review of the sale of Hess Energy Marketing to Direct Energy Business
  • Represented MidOcean Partners in the DOJ review of its sale of Bushnell Group Holdings, Inc. to Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
  • Represented Northwest Airlines in the DOJ review of its merger with Delta
  • Represented ExxonMobil in the FTC’s industry-wide investigation of gasoline prices after Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita, gasoline prices in the Pacific Northwest, and in its sale of terminal assets to Irving Oil
Bilal Sayyed 

Practice Areas


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • George Mason University
  • Case Western Reserve University


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