Margaret T. Segall is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on transactional matters, antitrust regulatory approval, government investigations and general antitrust counseling. She has advised a wide variety of clients in diverse industries, including aerospace and aviation, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, consumer products, media, manufacturing and technology.
Ms. Segall recently represented Time Warner on antitrust issues in connection with its $109 billion sale to AT&T, including winning the lawsuit filed by the DOJ seeking to block the merger, which culminated in a six-week trial. Ms. Segall’s other antitrust representations include Mylan N.V.’s $50 billion combination with Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, to form Viatris; Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; Centrica plc’s $3.625 billion divestiture of its North American energy supply, services and trading business (Direct Energy) to NRG Energy; US Foods Hold Corp.’s $1.8 billion acquisition of five operating companies of Services Group of America; Pinnacle Foods Inc.’s $10.9 billion acquisition by Conagra Brands, Inc.; the $205 million acquisition of Pendleton Whisky brand assets by Becle, S.A.B. de C.V., known collectively with its subsidiaries as Jose Cuervo; DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s $4.1 billion sale to NBCUniversal, LLC, a division of Comcast Corporation; Anheuser‑Busch InBev’s $123 billion acquisition of SABMiller and the $12 billion sale of SABMiller’s U.S. and global Miller‑branded businesses to Molson Coors; Alere’s $8 billion acquisition by Abbott Laboratories; Biogen’s $1.25 billion settlement and license agreement with Forward Pharma; Mylan’s $9.9 billion acquisition of Meda and its $5.6 billion acquisition of Abbott Laboratories’ non‑U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business; and H.J. Heinz Company’s $60 billion merger with Kraft Foods Group to create The Kraft Heinz Company.
Ms. Segall has been recognized for her antitrust work by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US. She has also be recognized by Who’s Who Legal, including being named the “Most Highly Regarded Future Leader” in Competition in North America in 2019.
Ms. Segall received an A.B. in History magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2003 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2008. She joined Cravath in 2008 and was elected a partner in 2016.
Updated July 2021