Kristen Limarzi is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she is a member of the Appellate and Constitutional Law and Antitrust and Competition Groups. Her practice focuses on investigations, litigation, and counseling on antitrust merger and conduct matters, as well as appellate and civil litigation.
Ms. Limarzi previously served as the Chief of the Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where she led a team of more than a dozen professionals litigating appeals in the Division’s civil and criminal enforcement actions and participating as amicus curiae in private antitrust actions. Ms. Limarzi advised Division leadership and investigative teams on merger matters involving novel antitrust issues across a variety of industries. She was involved in every civil non-merger matter and all of the most complex criminal cases the Division litigated in the last decade. In conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, Ms. Limarzi represented the United States in antitrust cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, and she advised the Office of the Solicitor General on the interplay between competition and intellectual property laws. She also 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. Ms. Limarzi twice received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.
Ms. Limarzi clerked for Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2002 to 2003. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, in 2002 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Limarzi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Swarthmore College in 1997.
Ms. Limarzi is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.
Georgetown University - 2002 Juris Doctor
Swarthmore College - 1997 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar