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Orrick’s Antitrust Watch blog is a one-stop resource to help practitioners and in-house counsel weed through the daily avalanche of news, and also to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on major developments in antitrust and competition law. We encourage and look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions on topics you would like us to cover.

About Us

We developed this blog to help companies navigate the growing and complex challenges of international competition laws. Understanding the latest developments in addressing these challenges can mean the difference between capitalizing on a strategic opportunity and facing a substantial damages claim or, in some jurisdictions, risking criminal liability.

Our lawyers have been at the forefront of antitrust and competition law for decades, and we have helped shape modern antitrust law in groundbreaking decisions in the United States, Europe and Asia. We routinely handle high-stakes litigation for iconic companies. We are known for our expertise in representing clients accused of participating in cartels, and also advising on and litigating monopolization and abuse of dominance issues as well as issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. In the transactional area, we have represented dozens of leading companies in obtaining pre-merger clearance.

Our Team

Our practice includes more than 30 antitrust and competition lawyers and professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia. Many of our lawyers have served in the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission, as well as in the European Commission and national competition agencies such as the UK’s Office of Fair Trading. Our practice and lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the field by trusted arbiters such as Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and Global Competition Review, among others.


If you have any questions about the Antitrust Watch blog or about Orrick’s Antitrust and Competition practice in general, please contact a member of our Editorial Board:

Douglas LahnborgDouglas Lahnborg
Patrick HubertPatrick Hubert
Washington, D.C.
Jonathan DirenfeldJonathan Direnfeld
Washington, D.C.
Howard UllmanHoward Ullman
Of Counsel
San Francisco

Contributing Authors

Ellen Caro Senior Associate San Francisco
Russell Cohen Partner San Francisco
Jonathan Direnfeld Partner Washington, D.C.
Elena Kamenir Associate Washington, D.C.
Emily Luken Managing Associate Washington, D.C.
Garret Rasmussen Partner Washington, D.C.
Rob Reznick Partner Washington, D.C.
James Tierney Partner Washington, D.C.
Howard Ullman Of Counsel San Francisco
Marie-Laure Combet Partner* Paris
Saira Henry Senior Associate London
Patrick Hubert Partner Paris
Malik Idri Senior Associate Paris
Douglas Lahnborg Partner London, Brussels
Boris Marschall Professional Support Lawyer Brussels
Pietro Merlino Partner Rome
Matt Rose Senior Associate London
Julius Schradin Associate Düsseldorf
Shinsuke Yakura Partner Tokyo
Shelley Zhang Partner Beijing