Gibson Dunn Adds Antitrust Partner Sophia Vandergrift in Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Sophia Vandergrift has joined the firm as a partner.  Vandergrift, formerly with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, will continue her antitrust practice at Gibson Dunn.

“Sophie is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our antitrust practice is extremely busy.  With her experience at the FTC and in private practice, Sophie will add additional depth and experience in areas where we are seeing increased demand.”

“We are excited to have Sophie join us,” said Stephen Weissman, a D.C. partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  “She is an excellent lawyer, and her government experience and strong credentials will complement our antitrust practice.  Her versatility as a lawyer fits with the Gibson Dunn model of having well-rounded antitrust lawyers who can handle it all from counseling to investigations to litigation.”

“Joining Gibson Dunn and its premier antitrust practice was a natural next step in my career,” said Vandergrift.  “I was drawn to the firm’s collaborative and teamwork-oriented approach, and I very much look forward to working with my new colleagues in delivering to our clients top-notch antitrust counseling.”

About Sophia Vandergrift

Vandergrift’s practice focuses on antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations, merger clearance and counselling on a broad range of competition issues.  Before joining Sullivan & Cromwell in 2019, Vandergrift was a member of the Mergers IV Division of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.  During her seven years at the FTC, she handled numerous matters involving merger challenges and served as a lead attorney on a variety of high-profile merger investigations.  While in government, Vandergrift also served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the General Crimes Division.

Vandergrift graduated magna cum laude in 2011 from the Washington University School of Law, where she served as the notes editor of the Washington University Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.