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John DeQuedville Briggs

Occupation: Antitrust and Litigation Partner
Company: Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Born: Concord, Massachusetts

Education:
JD, Georgetown University Law Center (1972)
AB in English and History, Harvard University, Cum Laude (1965)

Bar Admissions:
The District of Columbia Bar; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; Supreme Court of the United States

Career:
Antitrust and Litigation Partner, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (2009-Present)
Co-Chair, Antitrust Group, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (2009-Present)
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School (2009)
Chairman, Antitrust Practice Group, Howrey, LLP (1994-2005)
Partner, Executive Committee Member, Howrey Simon Arnold & White LLP (Formerly Howrey & Simon), WA (2000)
Partner, Howrey & Simon, WA (1979-2000)
Associate, Howrey & Simon, WA (1973-1979)
Law Clerk to Judge Frank J. Murray, United States District Court, Boston, MA (1972-1973)

Military:
Commissioned Officer, United States Navy, Vietnam (1966-1969)

Creative Works:
Author, “Thinking About Things: Societal Respect for The Rule of Law is in Trouble,” Chesapeake Observer (2022); Author, “Thinking About Things Would Anyone Today Actually Fight to Preserve the Union: A Thought Experiment,” Chesapeake Observer (2021); Author, “Thinking About Things: Mr. Magoo as President and the Collapse of the President’s Poll Numbers,” Chesapeake Observer (2021); Author, “Re-designing the American Antitrust Machine-Part I: Treble Damages, Contribution and Claim reduction,” “Douglas H. Ginsburg, an Antitrust Professor on the Bench,” Liber Amicorum, Institute of Competition Law (2018); Author, “Fasten Your Seat Belts: Here Comes the Trump Administration,” Concurrences N° 4-2016 (2016); Author, “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Extraterritoriality and Comity,” The Sedona Conference Journal (2015); Co-author, “Rethinking US Antitrust Policy and Administration: Joining the Rest of the World in the 21st Century,” “William E. Kovacic – An Antitrust Tribute,” Volume II, Institute of Competition Law (2014); Author, “Schrödinger’s Cat and Extraterritoriality,” Antitrust Magazine (2014); Author, “Comments on the Operation of the Antitrust Systems, Private Antitrust Litigation – New Evidence, New Learning” (1988); Executive Editor, Law and Policy in International Business, Georgetown University Law Center, WA (1971-1972); Editor-in-chief, ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Flagship Publication, “Antitrust Law Developments”; Author, “Thinking About Things: Afghanistan, Mr. Biden, and Closing the Circle”; Contributor, Numerous Articles to Professional Journals

Achievements:
Nominated and short-listed for Best Academic Articles Category for his article, “Re-designing the American Antitrust Machine-Part I: Treble Damages, Contribution and Claim reduction,” published in “Douglas H. Ginsburg, an Antitrust Professor on the Bench,” Liber Amicorum, Institute of Competition Law (2018); Nominated and short-listed for the Academic Articles category, General Antitrust for his article, “Rethinking US Antitrust Policy and Administration: Joining the Rest of the World in the 21st Century,” published in “William E. Kovacic – An Antitrust Tribute,” Volume II, Institute of Competition Law (2014)

Awards:
Honoree, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2019–2021); Honoree, The Best of the Best, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2004–2021); Honoree, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (2014-2017); Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2005-2017); Recipient, Concurrences/George Washington University 2015 Writing Award for Best Antitrust Academic Article, Cross-Border Issues for Article, “Schrödinger’s Cat and Extraterritoriality,” Antitrust Magazine (2014); Honoree, One of a Small Number of Antitrust Lawyers Enjoying “A Decade at the Top,” Global Competition Review (2007-2012); Recipient, BTI Client Services “All-Star” Award, BTI Consulting Group (2005-2007); Recipient, Decorated Navy Commendation Medal

Memberships:
Past Chair, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association (ABA); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Member, The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington; Member, The University Club of Washington, D.C.; Member, Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.; Member, General Society of Mayflower Descendants (The Mayflower Society)

Family:
Son of John DeQuedville Briggs and Delia (Ingelhart) Briggs
Married: Mary McReynolds (1/1/1972)
One Child
Three Stepchildren
Eight Grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in American Law – 2005-2006, 14th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Law – 1994-1995, 8th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in the East – 2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the East – 2008, 35th Edition (pub. 2007;
Who’s Who in the East – 2007, 34th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the East – 2006, 33rd Edition (pub. 2005)

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