Elliot Silver, Goodwin Procter LLP Partner, practices Antitrust and Competition Law

Elliot Silver

Elliot Silver
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4373

Elliot Silver is a partner in Goodwin’s Antitrust and Competition practice and concentrates his legal practice on antitrust transactional, litigation and advisory matters, as well as issues pertaining to all aspects of sports law.

In addition, as an attorney accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Elliot helps members of the military obtain veteran’s benefits.

Professional Experience

On the transactional side, Elliot represents clients from a diverse range of industries including agriculture, medical devices, aerospace and defense, hospitals, and insurance in connection with high-profile transactions and civil investigations before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. His representations include:

  • iRobot Corporation in its proposed acquisition by Amazon.com, Inc. for approximately $1.7 billion
  • Ritchie Bros. in its acquisition of IAA, Inc. for $7.3 billion
  • Numerous significant transactions in the Life Sciences sector, including Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its definitive agreement to be acquired by AstraZeneca, AVROBIO in its definitive merger agreement to combine with Tectonic Therapeutic, Nimbus Therapeutics in its sale of Allosteric Tyk2 Inhibitor Program to Takeda, TCR² Therapeutics in its acquisition by Adaptimmune Therapeutics, Haystack Oncology in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Quest Diagnostics, Concert Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Sun Pharmaceutical, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. in its acquisition by Collegium Pharmaceutical, and ReViral Limited in its acquisition by Pfizer. 
  • Centene Corporation in its acquisitions of Magellan Health, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Health Net, Inc. and Fidelis Care, and others*
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its merger with The Dow Chemical Company in an all-stock merger of equals*
  • Essendant Inc. in its acquisition by Staples Inc.*
  • Stryker Corporation in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of Wright Medical Group, K2M, Inc. and Entellus Medical*
  • Hospira, Inc. in its acquisition by Pfizer Inc.*
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health System in its merger with Barnabas Health*
  • XL Group in its acquisition of Catlin Group Limited*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

In addition to transactional matters, Elliot advises clients in antitrust litigation and investigations, including HarperCollins in DOJ and state attorneys general investigations and private class action litigation regarding the sale of e-books, a high-tech company in a DOJ investigation into alleged hiring practices, Domfoam International Inc. and Valle Foam Industries in a multidistrict price-fixing class action litigation, and multiple companies in connection with civil investigative demands and third-party subpoenas.

Elliot also has counseled professional sports leagues and teams on a variety of sports law matters. He has advised the National Hockey League in the negotiation, drafting, and administration of its collective bargaining agreement, including arbitration proceedings, and has advised the league on antitrust, intellectual property, and other legal and business issues.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Elliot worked in the Antitrust group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.




NYU School of Law


Duke University



  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Recognition & Awards

Elliot was named a DC Rising Star by The National Law Journal and a Competition & Antitrust Future Star by Financier Worldwide in 2020.


Elliot’s publications include:

Elliot’s speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, “Mergers: One merger, many clearances – managing parallel reviews,” GCR Live: Law Leaders Global 2024, February 1, 2024