Kirkland Welcomes Antitrust Partner Andrea Agathoklis Murino

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea Agathoklis Murino has joined the Firm as a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Group. Ms. Murino will be based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

“Andrea is a talented antitrust attorney and leader in the legal community with an impressive record representing clients in successful clearances for proposed transactions, merger litigation and other antitrust and competition matters,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “Her arrival bolsters our strong antitrust team, and will help us continue to meet clients’ needs for sophisticated competition counsel on their complex mergers and acquisitions.”

Ms. Murino has private and public sector experience securing clearances for proposed transactions before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and international competition law enforcement agencies. She has successfully represented hundreds of clients through all aspects of transaction-related investigations, including high-profile Second Requests and dozens of intensive public and non-public investigations. She also has experience representing clients in merger litigation, consumer protection matters and numerous other competition matters, including dominant firm conduct, competitor collaborations, and distribution practices. Her clients include companies in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, telecommunications, medical devices, consumer products, hospitality, real estate and retail industries.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 U.S. and Who’s Who Legal Competition have recognised her as a top lawyer. She is active in the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law, presently serving as an editor of Antitrust Magazine. As a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Ms. Murino has led webinars to educate lawyers on developments at the intersection of healthcare and antitrust law.

Ms. Murino joins Kirkland from Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was co-chair of the Antitrust & Competition Practice. Previously, she was an attorney advisor to former FTC Chairman and Commissioner William Kovacic, and served as a counsel to two assistant attorneys general for antitrust at the Department of Justice.

Ms. Murino holds a law degree from The George Washington University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from American University.

Hogan Lovells offers key insight on global laws in new guide

Hogan Lovells’ global antitrust and competition team have partnered with Global Competition Review to create GCR’s recently published Private Litigation Guide.

The guide examines the leading issues of the day for antitrust and competition litigation, including answers to pressing questions focused on 13 different countries, allowing the reader to easily compare issues across various jurisdictions.

“Litigating antitrust or competition claims has become a global matter, requiring coordination across jurisdictions. Counsel and their clients increasingly need to understand litigation rules and procedures in a variety of countries and the differing ways courts may approach key issues,” said partners Nicholas Heaton and Benjamin Holt, who served as editors for the guide. “The landscape is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace.”

In addition to Heaton and Holt serving as editors for the guide, 10 Hogan Lovells lawyers and one law clerk authored country-specific chapters.

They include:

  • England & Wales (Heaton and counsel Paul Chaplin)
  • Germany (Partner Kim Lars Mehrbrey, counsel Lisa Hofmeister, and senior associate Sophia Jaeger)
  • Mexico (Partner Omar Guerrero Rodriguez, associate Martin Michaus Fernández, and law clerk Ana Paula Zorilla)
  • Netherlands (Partner Klaas Bisschop and senior associate Sanne Bouwers)
  • United States (Holt)

With a team of 135 lawyers in 17 countries, alongside its focus on antitrust and competition litigation, Hogan Lovells’ antitrust team assists clients with multinational mergers and joint ventures; cartel, abuse of dominance, and restrictive practice cases; and other investigations. Our antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice offers practical support and advice, as well as government agency insight, as our lawyers have worked at the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the UK competition authority.