Scott Sher Esq.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Sher, Scott

Scott Sher is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Washington, D.C., office, where his practice focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation. He represents clients in connection with antitrust issues that arise throughout the merger and acquisition process, from pre-merger counseling through investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and other foreign regulatory agencies. In addition, Scott has significant experience providing both day-to-day counseling and litigation representation to clients on issues pertaining to intellectual property, joint ventures, pricing and distribution, trade association, and patent pooling matters.  He received his B.A., and B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law.


Mr. Sher is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 56-4th, Antitrust Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions.  discusses the antitrust analysis of mergers and acquisitions, particularly under § 7 of the Clayton Act, the primary federal antitrust statute relating to business consolidations. The portfolio also provides analysis for §§ 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, § 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act and non-U.S. contexts. Transactions addressed in the portfolio include horizontal mergers, non-horizontal transactions and joint ventures. The portfolio examines the merger process, including the elements of merger agreement negotiation, notification to and review
by government authorities, and litigation and relief.