Webcast: A Discussion of the Draft DOJ-FTC Merger Guidelines

September 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn antitrust practitioners discuss the proposed changes to the DOJ-FTC Merger Guidelines, along with potential implications for the HSR merger review process. The speakers also share practical advice and considerations for M&A going forward.

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Christopher M. Wilson is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group of Gibson Dunn. Mr. Wilson assists clients in navigating DOJ, FTC, and international competition authority investigations as well as private party litigation involving complex antitrust and consumer protection issues. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Wilson served in the Antitrust Division of the DOJ where he investigated and litigated high-profile merger matters.

Kristen Limarzi is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group of Gibson Dunn. Her practice focuses on representing clients in merger and non-merger investigations before the DOJ, FTC, and foreign antitrust enforcers. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Limarzi served as a top enforcement official in the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, where she was a member of the small team of attorneys and economists from the Antitrust Division and the FTC that revised the Horizontal Merger Guidelines in 2010.

Zoë Hutchinson is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group of Gibson Dunn. Ms. Hutchinson’s practice focuses on counseling clients on antitrust risk in proposed mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. She has counseled clients across multiple industries including healthcare and life sciences, oil & energy, waste, technology and social media, and consumer goods.


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