Richard Cunningham

Richard H. Cunningham is Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Denver, Colorado office. Mr. Cunningham’s practice focuses on a wide range of antitrust and consumer protection matters, including government investigations, client counseling, and litigation. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Cunningham served as Senior Trial Counsel in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. At the FTC, Mr. Cunningham was a senior member of multiple litigation/trial teams, including in FTC v. OSF Healthcare System, FTC v. ProMedica, FTC v. LabCorp, and FTC v. Inova Health System, and was a member of the trial team in the landmark FTC v. Whole Foods merger enforcement case. Mr. Cunningham also led high-profile FTC investigations that resulted in consent decrees/settlements, including DaVita/Gambro, Thermo Electron/Fisher Scientific, and Agilent/Varian. Mr. Cunningham received several awards during his tenure at the FTC, including the Director’s Award in 2008 and 2010 for exceptional contributions to the Bureau of Competition. Mr. Cunningham regularly assists clients navigating FTC and Department of Justice investigations involving complex antitrust and consumer protection issues, including matters implicating the FTC Act, COPPA, the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process.

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