Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 2004
B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
Richard H. Cunningham is Of Counsel at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Denver office. Rich’s practice focuses on a wide range of antitrust matters, including antitrust litigation, complex transactions and antitrust counseling, and government investigations.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2013, Rich served as Senior Trial Counsel in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. At the FTC, Rich served on the litigation/trial team in FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., 502 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.D.C. 2007), FTC v. LabCorp, 2011 WL 1235310 (C .D. Cal. 2011), In the Matter of ProMedica Health System, Inc., FTC Dkt. No. 9346 (2011), and FTC v. OSF Healthcare System, 2012 WL 1134731 (N.D. Il. 2012). Rich’s work at the FTC also included leading investigations that uncovered antitrust violations that were resolved by consent decree (i.e., formal settlement). Rich has been involved with matters in a wide-variety of industries, including healthcare services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vehicle rental, internet services, retail products, and laboratory services and equipment.
During 2008 and 2009, Rich served on a detail assignment as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Raised in Huntington, West Virginia, Rich received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Rich served as the Notes Editor of the Law and Policy in International Business Journal and as a legal intern in the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Pro Se Unit of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Rich is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Virginia State Bar and has been admitted to practice before numerous federal courts.
Rich is married, has two children, and resides in Denver.
- Defenses of Hospital Mergers in Concentrated Markets, co-authored with Jeffrey H. Perry, Antitrust, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 2013.
- What’s Pull Through Doing in My Relevant Product Market? Proper (and Improper) Product Market Definition in FTC v. LabCorp, co-authored with Jonathan Klarfeld, (2011).