Daniel K. Oakes
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Daniel Oakes's practice is focused on criminal antitrust investigation, merger analysis, antitrust counseling and antitrust litigation. Dan has worked on responding to government merger investigations, including coordination of responses to several second requests and civil investigative demands by the FTC and DOJ.  He has also represented foreign clients in international cartel investigations before the DOJ, the Canadian Competition Bureau and European Commission.  

Prior to attending law school, Dan worked as a managing analyst for an economic litigation consulting firm.  During his work, he consulted on mergers and antitrust matters involving allegations of attempted monopolization, vertical restraints, price fixing, and market allocation as well as damages estimation.  His consulting experience touched several industries including high technology composites, supermarkets, newspapers, spirits and movie theaters.  

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law and Young Lawyers Division


  • Completed internships at both the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), assisted in pre-merger investigations, evaluated Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and aided the investigation of Section 2 claims in the technology sector.


  • In February of 2018, Axinn was nominated for Global Competition Review “Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence” for its work on behalf of Nishikawa Rubber Company in the Auto Parts litigation.  This award recognizes “creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages.”
  • First place – American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law 2010 Writing Competition

Thought Leadership


  • JD, with Honors – The George Washington University Law School (2011) Honors: Public Contracts Law Journal
  • BA – Brigham Young University (2005)


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court District of Columbia