Kristen Limarzi, Former Chief of the Appellate Section of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, Joins Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. Office

October 15, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Kristen Limarzi has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.  She previously served as the Chief of the Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  At Gibson Dunn, Limarzi will focus on investigations, litigation and counseling on antitrust merger and conduct matters, as well as appellate and civil litigation.

“Kristen will be a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “As Chief of the Appellate Section of DOJ’s Antitrust Division, Kristen has played a central role in the most significant civil and criminal antitrust cases in recent years.  She has a stellar reputation for her intellect, breadth of antitrust knowledge, judgment and ability to work collaboratively across agencies.  She is widely respected both within and outside government, and will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”

“We are thrilled to have Kristen join us,” said Scott Hammond, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  “She is a gifted writer and oral advocate and is widely respected within the Department of Justice and beyond.  With experience spanning the full breadth of antitrust matters and an emphasis on litigation, government civil and criminal investigations, and regulatory appeals, Kristen will provide invaluable insight and judgment to Gibson Dunn’s clients.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Limarzi.  “The firm is home to a leading antitrust practice, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to enhance and promote the firm’s reputation as an antitrust powerhouse.”

About Kristen Limarzi

Over the last decade, Limarzi has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  In 2013, she was named Chief of the Appellate Section where she led a team of a dozen attorneys in appellate litigation in civil and criminal enforcement actions and participation as amicus curiae in private antitrust actions.  Kristen advised Division leadership and investigative teams on merger matters involving novel antitrust issues across a variety of industries.  She has been involved in every civil non-merger matter and all of the most complex criminal cases the Division has litigated in the last decade.  She also, in conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, represented the United States in antitrust cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and oversaw the representation of the United States’ interests in regulatory appeals from the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Surface Transportation Board and has advised the Office of the Solicitor General on the interplay between competition and intellectual property laws.

Limarzi received her law degree, magna cum laude, in 2002 from Georgetown Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.  She clerked for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2002 to 2003.